Run Oak Island 2020
Feb. 15 2020
- Medals & Shirts
- Everything Race Day
- Course Maps
- Packet Pickup
- Planing Your Trip
- Am I Registered?
REGISTRATION is now open for Run Oak Island – February 15th, 2020. This is Presidents Day Weekend and a great 3 day weekend to travel to the beautiful North Carolina Coast. Offering a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and 1 Mile we have something for the entire family.
RACE START TIMES:
- 6:45 am – Full Marathon & “East” Half Marathon
- 7:00 am – “West” Half Marathon
- 7:15 am – 5K
- 8:30 am – 1 Mile
The Full Marathon has a 7 hour cut off time of 1:45 and the “West” Half Marathon has the same cut off time of 1:45pm.
We ask that if you’re running the “East” Half Marathon, you’re able to complete in 3.5 hours (10:15am)
If you have any trouble registering, please click here.
Massive “suncatcher” style medals and soft comfy shirts you will LOVE!
The shirts are tri-blend and come in both men’s and women’s cuts. The front design showcases the Oak Island Lighthouse that the marathon goes around at mile 8.5. The women’s cut is more of a fitted style while the men’s is more loose fitting similar to a unisex style.
The medals are MASSIVE. 9″ Full Marathon. 7″ Half Marathon, 5″ 5K & 3″ 1 Mile medals stay true to the “Big Ass Medal” race series while bringing a unique “suncatcher” see through effect to the medals. They are given with a suction cup for you to hang these medal on a window at home or the office. Take a look at some of our pictures below to see what they’ll look like.
Plan to arrive for parking no later than 6:00AM for the Full Marathon, Half Marathons and 5K. Be sure to bring your pre-race hydration of choice and show up a little early – race day packet pickup begins at 5:30am near the start line here: 133 SE 48th St, Oak Island, NC 28465
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.
The full marathon and “East” Half Marathon start at 6:45am, the “West” half marathon start at 7:00am, the 5K starts at 7:15am and the Beach Ball Miler starts at 8:30am. All of the events start and finish at the same place on Dolphin Dr. in front of Middleton Park. You want to make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get parked and warmed up.
Saftey 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. Follow our directional signs, volunteers and law enforcement – they know the course and where you need to be running. Use every water stop to stay hydrated on the course and have fun, we’ll see you at the finish line!
Hang around a while. We’ll have the DJ playing your favorite tunes, post race food, beer and games – plus 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. Bring a chair if you’d like, signs to cheer on others and enjoy the after party with us! *Must be present to receive awards – we do not ship them!
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
1 Incredible Full Marathon, 2 Half Marathons (East & West), a 5K and a “Beach Ball 1 Miler” fun run.
The West half marathon course will be the same as years past and is shown correctly below.
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.
*NOT CERTIFIED OR TIMED*
From 2-7pm on Friday February 14th. We STRONGLY urge you to show up during this time on Friday if at all possible. If you absolutely cannot make it during this time, we will allow packets to be picked up the morning of the race by our start/finish line but please show up extra early!
On Friday, our expo and packet pickup will be located at the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Center located at 3003 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465 Click Here for directions. We will have several vendors here and you’ll be able to pickup your bib and hat. We will be taking late registration for any events that are not sold out.
If there is no way you can make it on Friday, please consider having a family member or friend pick it up for you. If you have no other option you MUST come extra early on Saturday – plan at least 1 hour for parking and picking up your packet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have no age restrictions however we do ask for parent or guardian signatures on all minors under 18 years of age.
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.
You may manage this 100% on your own through your RunSignUp account. There is a processing fee online for any refunds to be issued and we provide the following options based on how far in advance you make the request.
More than 60 days from event: 75% Refund
30-59 days from event: 50% Refund
Less that 30 days from event: No Refund
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.
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.
Visit our General FAQ’s page for answer’s to all of your questions regarding Coastal Race Events.
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.
Make the most of 2020! Whether you’ve set a new goal, tackling a new distance or want to push for that PR we are here to help you! Let our Certifed Running Coach write a training plan specifically for you! We are here to help you achieve your goals! Jump on over to RunCRP to learn more!
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.
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!
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: Rhea Deroian 3:14:47 (2019)
Half Marathon Course Record:
Male: Matthew Fowler 1:17:31 (2019)
Female: Shari Eberhard 1:19:41 (2019)
5K Course Record:
Male: Stephen Sandoval 19:59 (2019)
Female: Suzanne Tulsey 20:37 (2019)