Thank you so much for participating in the Run Oak Island event with us on Saturday February 17th – we have some important information to share so PLEASE READ the below information.


  • Pre-race packet pickup information
  • Food Bank Food Drive
  • Parking on Race Day
  • What To Expect Race Day
  • Awards/Results



WHERE: St. James Community Center (Address: 4136 Southport-Supply Rd SE, St James, NC 28461)

WHEN: Friday 2/16 2PM – 7PM

Bring Canned Tuna or Canned Chicken
Many local runners or frequent participants with CRP have helped us support the local food insecure families in our local community through our Miles For Meals program where we host a food drive at all local races. All non-perishable food donations are appreciated and this race they have specifically asked for canned Tuna & Chicken. Thank YOU for your support!

Q) Are any bibs being shipped?
A) We did not ship bibs for this event this year, all must be picked up in person.

Q) Can someone else pick up my packet on Friday?
A) Yes.

Q) Is there another option to pick up my bib?
A) Emergency Only Pickup Available Race Morning. You’ll want to plan to arrive no less than 90 minutes prior to your event start if you plan to pickup race morning. Please try to make it on Friday if at all possible though.


We’ve secured several parking locations for participants and will have a parking team assisting you in getting parked quickly. Click Here for directions to parking or use the address: 4601 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465. A full diagram of parking locations will be sent next week.

The start & finish line is in the same place on Dolphin Dr. between 46th & 49th St. next to Middleton Park. Click Here for directions to the start line.

Start Times & Schedule:

6:45 AM – Ultra, Full Marathon & East Half Marathon
7:00 AM – West Half Marathon & 10K
7:20 AM – 5K
8:30 AM – 1 Mile


  • Can I Switch To Virtual: Yes, this is considered an “Event Transfer”. If you login to your RunSignUp account, select this race, then select “Event Transfer” you will see the option to switch to virtual. There will be a small fee charged that also includes shipping.
  • Can I Switch Distances: Yes, this is also considered an “Event Transfer”. Login to your RunSignUp account, select this race and then select “Event Transfer”. Select the event you want to switch to and depending on the change, there may be a small fee charged.
  • Is the 10K Sold Out: Yes, we do our best to estimate and order medals but to ensure everyone receives the finisher medal, we do set a participant cap on the events.
  • T-shirts & Sizing: We guarantee the shirt size you selected online. We will do our best to provide a shirt swap opportunity at packet pickup based on availability. Tshirts are sponsored by Hamilton Realty Group.
  • No Late Starts: We do not allow late starts at this event due to traffic being opened up and course logistics.
  • Corral Etiquette: Do your best to line up in the corral based on your pace.  Pacers will be lined up in the corral 10 minutes prior to the start for the half and full marathons to help you with this.
  • Pace Groups: Pacers in the Full & East Half Marathon are here to help you achieve your goals. They can comfortably run at their pace so find them before your race and introduce yourself if you’d like to run with them!
  • Elite Heat: No need to email us.  If you run a sub 3hr marathon, sub 1:25 half marathon, sub 42 min 10K, or a sub 20 min 5K – we’re going to be making announcements 15 minutes prior to the start of each race calling for elites to make their way into the start corral. Please go to the front for our gun start. *Overall awards are done by gun time!
  • Portable Toilets: These are located in the park and several on-course.
  • Hydration On Course: We have water & Gatorade roughly every 2-3 miles on the courses
  • Awards: We have some really cool age group pins and custom medal ribbons as well as overall and masters awards wooden awards.  These will be handed out on the stage during the awards ceremony. Every 5 yrs for age group awards & 40+ for masters are all by chip time – these are on the back of your bib tracking when you start and finish.  Overall awards are given by gun time based on the start of the race.
  • Results: These will be live online during the event and updated automatically as you cross the finish line.  CLICK HERE to see the results page (the same page will be updated on race day). So on your phone, just go to and you will see your time before you even get out of the finisher chute.
  • Beer & BBQ:  You will have tickets on your bib good for one beer and one BBQ. *No ID = No Beer
  • RaceJoy Enabled:  If you run with your phone, be sure to download the “RaceJoy” app and search for “Run Oak Island” to allow runner tracking. Spectators and friends can track you online, send you cheers, and you’ll receive audio cues along the course. This is paid for by the race and free to you as the runner.
  • Course Signs: We have hundreds of signs on course, duct-taped arrows on the road, and over 100 volunteers, police, and staff out on the course to help you.  Here are a few signs to keep an eye out for near the start of the race!
  • Race Day Photos: We have photographers at the finish line and on the race course. These are provided for FREE to all participants on Facebook. Sponsored By: Fuel Chiropractic


If you have additional questions not answered in the post above, please refer to the race website, our FAQ page, or even try our new AI Bot that we’re training on our website here – it’s almost human and can answer many of your race day questions – but you can also always email us if you can’t find your answers online.
Simply email:

Thanks For Joining Us At Run Oak Island!
– Dave, Race Director