Oak Island Lighthouse 10K Run

8th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse 10K Run

Press Release

February 3, 2006 Oak Island, North Carolina (NC) - Tennis shoes, shorts, tank tops and sunscreen will be the uniform of the day during the 8th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse 10K Run and Walk and the 1st Annual 5K Oak Island Lighthouse 5K Run and Walk. The run/walks will be held on Saturday, April 22nd beginning at 8:30am.

Race day registration will be held at the N.C. Baptist Assembly from 6:30am-8:00 am. After registering participants will be bussed to the start area at the Brunswick County Airport. Buses will depart the N.C. Baptist Assembly at 7:00am, 7:30 am, and 8:00 am. Pre-registration will also be available Friday, April 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Chamber office at 4841 Long Beach Road, Southport. Registration fee is $20 and includes a race shirt. Active Military registration fee is $15 and includes a race shirt.

The 10K course begins with a slight incline and decline while crossing the Oak Island Bridge. The remainder of the route is flat asphalt as it winds around a tree-lined residential area before crossing at Barbee Blvd. To Ocean Drive and Caswell Beach Road. The Oak Island Lighthouse will beckon runners and walkers home on the last section of the race with the finish line at the N.C. Baptist Assembly.

The 5K course begins near the Caswell Beach Town Hall sharing the 10K course with exhilarating views of the Atlantic Ocean as it follows the Caswell Beach Road with the Oak Island Lighthouse beaconing runners to the finish at the NC Baptist Assembly.

In 2005, Shawn Evans, Southport, NC crossed the finish line in 32:49 minutes to take home 1st Place overall male and Suzanne Tulsevy, Oak Island, NC finished in 41:38 minutes for 1st Place overall female.

Oak Island Lighthouse prints by renowned artist Ricky Evans will be given to the top three runners overall male/female and top three runners in each age group. Age brackets are divided as such: 18 and under; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70+.

The Wilmington Roadrunners will be on hand for expert technical assistance. For more information or registration forms contact race sponsor Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce at 4841 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461; call 910-457-6964 or visit our Web site at www.lighthouse10k.com.

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