9th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse 5K & 10K Run and Walk

Lighthouse 10k & 5K Set For April

Press Release

March 22, 2007 Oak Island, North Carolina (NC) - Tennis shoes, shorts, tank tops and sunscreen will be the uniform of the day during the 9th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse 5K & 10K Run and Walk. The run/walk will be held on Saturday, April 14 beginning at 8:30 am.

Race day registration will be held at the N.C. Baptist Assembly from 6:30 am-8:00 am. After registering, participants will be bussed to the start area at the Brunswick County Airport for the 10K and Caswell Beach Town Hall for the 5K. Buses will depart the N.C. Baptist Assembly at 7:00 am, 7:30 am and 8:00 am. Pre-registration will also be available Friday, April 13th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Chamber office at 4841 Long Beach Road, Southport. The Early Registration fee is $20 up to March 21st. Registration after March 21st is $25.00. The first 500 participants will receive an official race T-Shirt or Tank-top designed by Ricky Evans.

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 is a flat asphalt route which takes you on a scenic tour that includes breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Oak Island Lighthouse. Point to point race.

In 2006 winners of the 10K were as followed, Derek Feton, Holly Springs, NC crossed the finish line in 33:06 minutes to take home 1st Place overall male and Suzanne Tulseny, Oak Island, NC finished in 42:23 minutes for 1st Place overall female.

In 2006 the Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk added a 5K race to the event. The first annual 5K winner was Michael Kepley, of Boone, NC crossing the finish line in 18:37. Top female in the 5K went to Morgan Turner, of Boger City at a time of 20:41.

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: 14 and under; 15-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; and 65+.

The Wilmington Roadrunners will be on hand to tally the results. 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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