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Lighthouse Run Kicks Off April 21st

Oak Island Lighthouse Run & WalkMarch 29, 2012 - Oak Island, NC - The 13th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk will be held Saturday, April 21st kicking off at 8:00am from the N.C. Baptist Assembly @ Fort Caswell. The Annual event has grown each year with a record participation last year of 534 people and estimated economic impact over $128,000.

A great family event, the Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk showcases the beautiful beach communities of Oak Island and Caswell Beach. The 10k (6.2 miles) & 5k (3.1 miles) start just outside the gate at the N.C. Baptist Assembly @ Fort Caswell. These scenic routes will run parallel with the beachfront in Caswell Beach turning around and passing the Oak Island Lighthouse just before the finish line inside the gates at the N.C. Baptist Assembly.

New for 2012, run organizers, Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, have added a 1/2 marathon to the event. The 1/2 marathon course will run parallel with the beachfronts in Caswell Beach & Oak Island, traveling through the holly tree lined streets of the Yaupon Beach section of Oak Island, crossing over, under and back over the G.V. Barbee Bridge, winding through the Oak Island Golf Course area, then out Caswell Beach Road passing the Oak Island Lighthouse just before the finish line inside the N.C. Baptist Assembly.

The Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk will use ChronoTrack Tag Timing. The race number tags will have timing tags embedded and as the participants cross the line their times will be recorded. The disposable timing tags are convenient for the runners and reduce the chance for placement errors.

Oak Island Lighthouse Run & WalkEach year, Ricky Evans, Art @ 211/The Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport donates an original design featuring the Oak Island Lighthouse which will be used on the t-shirt and on the 240 print awards given to the winners in all three events. Those that finish the 1/2 marathon will also receive a finisher award, a medal featuring the runís new logo. Print awards are presented to top three runners overall Male & Female; top three runners Male & Female in 12 age brackets and Overall Male & Female Active Military.

To register for the Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk go to www.lighthouse10k.com, stop by or mail your registration to the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center at 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport. Race Packet Pickup and Registration will be held on April 20th from 5pm-7pm @ The Chamber Welcome Center or on Saturday, April 21st from 6:00am-7:30am @ N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell. Entry fee is $25.00 per person for the 5k or 10k and $40 pre-register $45 race day for the 1/2 marathon.

Pictures courtesy of Secure Digital Photography


 


 


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