Run Oak Island 2022

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    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

    Massive – Artistic – 3D – Finisher medals for all participants in the #BigAssMedal Race Series!  The full marathon medal is 8″ wide, the half marathon medal is 6″ wide and the 5K medal is 4″ wide all with the same design (each race distance in the upper right corner).  They are 3 dimensional and designed right here in beautiful North Carolina!



    Back by popular demand is the buttery soft finisher tshirt.  These come in sizes Adult XS – XXL (based on inventory and availability).  No additional charge for the tshirt – it’s included with your registration in 2022.


    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

    This is Presidents Day weekend which makes a perfect 3 day weekend to travel to the beautiful North Carolina Coast.  Offering a Full Marathon, 2 different Half Marathons, 5K and 1 Mile we have something for the entire family, flat courses and unbelievable finisher swag.

    • Worry free registration with deferrals, refunds, race transfers and a covid safety plan.  View more on our FAQ’s page!
    • Register early and save a bunch of money, one of the most affordable races available when you register early!
    • An after party to remember – beer garden, bbq, music and more.  Hurry up and finish to enjoy!
    • MASSIVE finisher medals – truly some of the most unique and amazing medals you’ll ever see!
    • Marathon finisher jackets for all of the participants in the full marathon
    • This course is phenomenal.  As flat as you get with the only elevation being a beautiful bridge near the end of the Full Marathon and West Half Marathon course.  Ocean views, a lighthouse and all completely on the island!
    • A race for EVERYONE!  Full Marathon, TWO half marathons (East & West courses), 5K & 1 Mile provide a fun island course for everyone to enjoy!




    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

    Run Oak Island is part of the BAM! Race Series (BAM is short for Big. Ass. Medals.)  2022 will be the 9th year for this series that started in 2014 with Run Sunset Beach being the very first event for Coastal Race Productions. While the bling might catch your eye, race day and our team will keep you coming back for more!  We hope you’ll join us to earn your own Big Ass Medal!

    NOTE: You do NOT have to run all 4 events in the series (although we’d love you to!) You can participate in just 1 individual event and you will earn all the swag (medal/shirt/etc..) from that event weekend.

    So, why do we call it the BAM! Series?  Well, everyone calls it that because these finisher medals (that everyone earns) are massive!  Even the 5K finishers earn a 4″ medal, the half marathon medals are 6″ and the Oak Island Full Marathon medal is 8″ wide!  In 2022, you can display them together to make a huge vertical image with them stacked on top of each other (see below)

    If you choose to run any combination of 5K, half marathon, full marathon or virtual event with us at each of the 4 BAM races in a calendar year – you’ll earn some extra swag!  In 2021, we included an extra large challenge medal but for 2022, we’ll be creating something different.  We have a really nice long sleeve performance tech shirt for everyone in the challenge.  Check it out below!

    The BAM Series includes 4 races:
    Run Holden Beach (1/29) l Run Oak Island (2/19) l Run Sunset Beach (4/30) l Run Ocean Isle Beach (10/22)

    Here are all of your 2022 BAM medals displayed on a medal rack (available for purchase) when you register online!

    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

    If you can’t make it to the race on race day – you can choose to run these events virtual.  This page will explain:
    – What is a virtual race?
    – How to sign up for a virtual race?
    – How to complete a virtual race?
    – Can I switch to virtual if I’m already registered for the in-person event?
    – And a few other FAQ’s.


    What is a Virtual Race?

    A virtual race is when you run the event on your own time – where ever you want.  While we can’t wrap up the after party and ship you the beer and bbq, we will ship you your swag items in the mail after the event.


    How to sign up for Virtual?

    This is super easy.  Just head over to the registration page and find the registration distance you want to sign up with that also says “Virtual”.  So if you want to run the half marathon virtually – select “Virtual Half Marathon”.


    How To Complete A Virtual Race?

    This is on the honor system.  Run anywhere/anytime, no need to send us proof or log your miles online.  Everyone that is registered for virtual will get the swag (medal & giveaway) shipped to your door within 2 weeks after the race.


    Can I Switch To Virtual If I’m Registered For The In-Person Race?

    Yes, but there are deadlines and a small $15 processing fee to cover the shipping/handling. If you’ve signed up to be at the race but for any reason you can’t make it and want to switch or “transfer” your race to a virtual race, here are a couple of things to keep in mind:

    #1)  It must be done no less than 7 days in advance before the event.

    #2)  You must manage this yourself by logging into your RunSignUp account and choosing the “Event Transfer” option and choose the “Virtual” option for your distance and race.  Again, keep in mind there will be an online processing fee to make any changes.


    FAQ’s & Policies:

    Please keep in mind, these are our policies and they may differ from another virtual race company.  We think you will find our options very accommodating to you as a runner and we ask that you please read them carefully.  We are a small company and cannot make any special exceptions

    This is something that you must register for separately and the following registration policies apply.  

    • Must be registered for the virtual option in order to receive race packet by mail.
    • If you are registered to run in a race and cannot attend, all of the registration policies on our FAQ page still  apply to you.  The only way to run a race virtually and receive your packet in the mail is if you are registered under the virtual option.

    • You may transfer to the virtual option up to 7 days prior to an event.  You will manage this through your personal RunSignUp account and there is a $15.00 processing fee. CLICK HERE to login.

    • Packets will not be available for pick up race weekend.  Even if you come to the race for any reason, or send family/friends to pick up your packet, we will not hand out any bibs, shirts, medals, or other swag items for any virtuals during a race weekend.

    • ALL virtual packets will be mailed within 2 weeks of the race. 
    • We will only ship packets to those who are actually registered for the virtual option. (Cut off for this is 7days prior to the each event)

    *If you decide to come to the race instead of run it virtually.  You must manage this through your RunSignUp account 7 days prior to the event.  You will have to pay the difference in price as well as a $15.00 processing fee but we would love to have you join us!  It’s so much more fun to run with friends! ?


    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

    Expo & Packet Pick-Up:

    Friday February 18th, 2022 

    2:00 – 7:00pm 

    Oak Island Moose Lodge – 4239 Long Beach Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461

    We highly recommend you make arrangements to pick up on Friday at the Expo.  If you cannot, bibs will be availabe race morning at Middleton Park (start/finish line area).  Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your race start if picking up race morning.  No Race Bibs will be mailed.

    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!


    Plan to arrive about 45-60 minutes before your race. It can take a while with the extra traffic, getting parked, walking to the start line & warming up – you don’t want to be rushed.. Just leave a little extra early.


    Most parking is between 46th & 50th St. on Oak Island Dr.  We will have several volunteers along the road assisting with the parking in approved areas – please follow their direction.  You will want to come onto the island and use the following address: 4601 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465

    It is ok to park on the side of the road as long as all 4 tires are off of the road, you are not blocking any driveways or roadways.

     Updated Start Times:

    • 6:45 – Full Marathon & East Half Marthon with the Elite Heat starting right at 6:45 and everyone else following directly behind them.
    • 7:00 – West Half Marathon with the Elite Heat starting right at 7:00 and everyone else following immediately.
    • 7:30 – 5K with the Elite Heat starting right at 7:15 and everyone else following immediately.
    • 8:30 – 1 Mile will all start together.  This is not timed but everyone received a finisher medal and will finish under the same arch as all other races.


    During Race:

    Safety is our #1 priority.  While we work with local authorities and DOT to shut down as many roads as possible, a portion of the courses are open to vehicles so it’s important to be aware.  We discourage headphones and no dogs, bicycles or scooters are allowed per USATF sanctioning and anyone without an official race bib will be asked to leave the course.  Follow our directional signs, volunteers and law enforcement – they know the course and where you need to be running.  

    Post Race:

    We will have a DJ playing some good tunes and at this time we still hope to be able to serve Beer & BBQ.  Awards for Top 3 Overall Female/Male, Top 3 Overall Female/Male Masters, as well as age groups (every 5 years) for Full Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Female/Male runners.

    *Must pick up award while at the event – we do not ship them!


    Important Reminders:

    No ID = No Beer

    Arrive early – you don’t want to miss your start

    Overall Awards are by gun time and Age Group Awards are by chip time.

    Bring your bib and pre-race hydration

    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

    RaceJoy App – Free!

    Do you run with your phone?  Want free up-to-date tracking of exactly where you are on course?  Family/Friends can track you and send you audio cheers.  Hear important race information in real time and get audio cues as you pass key areas.

    This is a free app in the apple and android store that you can download.  Once you have it on your phone, it will walk you through setting it up if you’re a runner or spectator.  We’ve paid for everyone in our event to use it so you don’t have to!

    *Available for the Full & Half Marathons Only!

    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

    1 Incredible Full Marathon, 2 Half Marathons (East & West), a 5K and a “Beach Ball 1 Miler” fun run.

    Run Oak Island Full Marathon:  This course will be the same as in previous years.  Stunning marsh views, out around the lighthouse, 13+ miles of beachfront running (on the road) and over the intracoastal waterway bridge is your only elevation (65′) around mile 23.  Here is your course map with turn-by-turn directions and an elevation chart.


    “East Course” Half Marathon:  Starting with the Full Marathon at 6:45 am, the “East Course” will take runners on a flat all island course with stunning views of the marsh, through a golf community, out to the lighthouse, beachfront for 6+ miles (on the road) and back to the finish.  A super flat & fast course with unbelievable views!  Basically take the first half of the full marathon course.


    “West Course” Half Marathon:  Starting later in the day, the west course is our original half marathon course on Oak Island.  Taking runners beachfront (on the road) for the first 5.5 miles you have some spectacular views.  Then you’ll head over the intercoastal waterway bridge at mile 9 and head back to the finish.  It’s still one of the flattest courses you’ll find and one of the largest in the area – you’re sure to love it!


    Run Oak Island 5K:  An incredibly flat and fast 3.1 miles on the island gives you about 1.5 miles of beachfront running (on the road) before bringing you back to the finish.

    Run Oak Island 1 Mile:  A fun out and back race so that anyone in the family can be involved in the day.  This is not a timed event and it is not a certified exact mile as our other races are.  But it’s a safe and fun ~1 mile event where everyone will still earn a fun medal – It’s the “Beach Ball Miler”!

    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!


    Need direction to Race Day Parking & Start/Finish Line – Click Here


    There are many great accommodations on and around the island. I would recommend contacting the local chamber of commerce.

    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

    Volunteers are loved by all!  We would be thrilled to have you join our race day team.  Waterstops, Intersection Cheerleaders, handing out our HUGE medals, amoung many other things.  We rely on some key non-profits that we partner with locally but we could always use some extra support.  If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please Register Here.  

    Thank You!

    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

    Coastal Race Productions support a number of Non-Profits throughout Brunswick County as well as the American Red Cross!  Please consider making a donation today!

    To make a donation CLICK HERE – Thank you!

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    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

    Results for previous Run Oak Island events as well as current Run Oak Island Results and Course Records are listed below.



    Full Marathon Course Record:

    Male:  Brian Zickefoose  2:28:28 (2017)

    Female:  Emmie Tozier  3:00:40 (2022)

    Half Marathon Course Record:

    Male:  Benjamin Kassel  1:13:59 (2022)

    Female:  Shari Eberhard  1:19:41 (2019)

    5K Course Record:

    Male:  Gage Hicks  17:18 (2022)

    Female:  Amy Castle  18:21 (2020)

    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!

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    REGISTRATION is open for Run Oak Island – February 19th, 2022 – CLICK HERE to register for the race!


    We partner with a professional Timing Company that will provide accurate results.  These will be available to print on race day and online immediately.

    Overall awards are placed by Gun Time – be sure to get to the very front of the corral.

    Age group awards are placed by Chip Time – meaning you can start near the back and your official start time won’t be until you cross the start line.  This also means that it’s possible for someone behind you to have a faster time and place higher.


    Certified Course:

    Every Coastal Race Productions event is certified with USATF and measured for accuracy.  If you are hopeful for a state or national record, please give us a heads up so that we’re expecting it and can take proper actions to fill out the paperwork needed for your submission.



    Military, Students & Teachers – Yes!
    Are you a member of a race club or group – contact us for club discounts.
    Use our contact form  – click here


    Are Dogs Allowed:

    No.  All of our courses are USATF certified and our events are sanctioned – dogs are not allowed for safety reasons.  If you have a 4 legged running companion for medical reasons, you can file a request through the USATF ADA Committee (which takes 4-6 weeks) by clicking here and if they approve, they will provide you documentation that you will then need to provide to us.  Here is a direct link to the form you’ll need to fill out.


    Register Offline:

    We really prefer for you to register online if at all possible – it’s quick and easy with the link at the top of the page.


    Can I walk:

    Absolutely! Our 1 Mile and 5K races have no time limit and our Full & “West” Half Marathon time limit is 7 hours – plenty of time to walk most of the course if you’d like.


    Age Restrictions:

    We have no age restrictions however we do ask for parent or guardian signatures on all minors under 18 years of age.


    Course Support:

    The full marathon will have 16 different water stops along the route and the half marathon will have 8 different water stops along the 13.1 mile course. All stops have water and Gatorade. There is 1 water stop along the 5K course as well.  Volunteers from Non-Profits across Brunswick County are assisting on the course for directions, as well as at the finish line and all of the water stops. Signage is marked on the ground, over 100 directional signs, and a biker will lead both courses.  We have 8′ flag mile markers for every mile on both the 5K and Half Marathon. Post race nourishment includes bananas, gatorade, pizza and beer! You’re going to LOVE running a Coastal Race Productions event!



    We do provide race day photos and our awesome photographer tries to get some of everyone!  If you see her please thank her for all of the awesome FREE photos to enjoy!  These will all be uploaded to our Facebook page please feel free to tag yourself and share with your friends and family.


    Registration Policy:

    We currently do not allow for refunds on our events.  You may read more about this on our FAQ page.


    Event Transfer:

    If you want to change from one distance to another distance at the same race on the same weekend, we allow you to do this yourself prior to any Coastal Race Productions event.  This cutoff to switch is typically the final week leading up to a race and based upon availability in that event.  You will manage this through your RunSignUp account and there is a $15 processing fee.  Need Help?  Click Here for a tutorial on how to edit this.


    Bib Exchange/Transfer:

    You can transfer your bib to another runner prior to a race. You must login to your RunSignUp account and initiate this bib exchange by placing their name and email in.  The recipient will receive an email to accept the bib, pay a $15 processing fee and sign our online waiver.  Whether you gift it to them or they pay you for it on this side is up to you.  Need Help?  Click Here and look for “Transfer to Another Runner” for a tutorial on how to edit this.


    General FAQ’S:

    Visit our General FAQ’s page for answer’s to all of your questions regarding Coastal Race Events.

    *Please note:
    Anyone on the course without a race bib will be asked to leave the course.
    Anyone running with a dog unless you have the required USATF paper work will be asked to leave the course.
    Companion riders on bicycles are not allowed and will be asked to leave the course.
    These are all due to insurance regulations and are grounds for disqualification – It is for the safety of ALL participants.