Run Ocean Isle Beach 2019

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    Oct. 26 2019

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    Race Details

    Run Ocean Isle Beach 2019 showcases an amazing finisher medal and super soft shirts for all finishers.  See the medal you’ll earn below – it features an old pirate ship being overtaken by a mythical over-sized octopus and a spinning flag at the top.  The half marathon medal is 7.5″ while the 5K is 4.5″ – both massive and fitting perfectly with our traditional Big Ass Medal theme.

    While we don’t have our final shirt design to show you, it will be just like our soft tri-blend shirts you’ve loved from previous races with a fun pirate themed design.


    For directions to the start/finish line area you can use the address:  8 East 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.  Be sure to bring your pre-race hydration of choice and show up a little early – we recommend about 60 minutes prior to your start time however packet pickup and checkin opens at 5:30am.


    Parking will be near the start/finish line and various lots on the Island.  It is ok to park on the side of the road as long as all 4 tires are off of the road.

    Start Time:

    The Half Marathon starts at 7:00am with the 5K start immediately following (approximately 7:15am) and the 1Mile at 8:30am.  *Please note that all half marathon and 5K runners must be across the bridge no later than 6:30am.

    During Race:

    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 course is open to vehicles so it’s important to be aware.  We discourage headphones and no dogs 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!

    Post Race:

    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 male and female as well as age groups (every 5 years) for both the 5K and Half Marathon male and female 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!

    Important Reminders:

    No ID = No Beer

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

    Bring your bib and pre-race hydration

    The half marathon takes runners immediately over the intracoastal waterway bridge as the suns rising over the ocean.  Take in an amazing sight before running about 4 miles on the mainland through some quint little beach communities.  Head back over the bridge onto the island for some flat and fast miles.  Run down both ends of the island in a safe closed course before finishing with a cold beverage and a fun after party to enjoy with your friends.  And that beach is only 1 block away for you to relax on.
    The 5K is really flat and fast down the East end of the island finishing in the same after party area.
    The 1 Mile is a completely closed out and back course safe for all ages.



    Friday October 25th, 2019  2:00 – 7:00pm


    Brick Landing 

    1882 Goose Creek Road Southwest, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

    We will have VERY limited time for packet pickup the morning of the race between 5:15 – 6:30am on October 26th, Saturday morning near the STart/Finish Line.  We strongly urge you to pick up on Friday if at all possible.  If there is no way you can make it on Friday, please consider having a family member or friend pick it up for you all they will need is your bib number.  If you have no other option you MUST come extra early on Saturday – plan at least 1 hour for getting over the bridge, parking and picking up your packet.

    Note:  We do not hold the race start if you’re late to pickup your packet.  We also don’t allow late starts at this race due to logistical and traffic concerns as the bridge will close prior to the race start.


     We partner with a professional Timing Company that will provide accurate results.

    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 sanctioned and 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:

    Yes! Our 1 Mile and 5K races have no time limit and our half marathon time limit is 3.5 hours (16 min miles) – 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 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.We will have a truck monitoring the route with water and acting as a “SAG” wagon. Volunteers from the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol 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.There are over 20 portajohns/toilets at the start finish line and 2 that you pass twice on the half marathon course so 4 potty breaks on the total.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:

    You may manage this 100% on your own through your RunSignUp account.  There is a $6 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

    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: Race bibs must be worn on the front and be visible at all times.  If anyone is on the course without a bib you will be asked to leave the course.  If you are running with a companion that does not have a bib you will both be asked to leave the course.  No companion bicycles, skooters or unregistered runners/walkers allowed. Anyone running with a dog unless you have the required USATF paper work 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 2019!  Whether you’ve set a new goal, tackling a new distance or want to push for that new PR we are here to help you!  Let our Certifed RunningCoach write a training plan specifically for you!  We are here to help you achieve your goals!  Jump on over to RunCRP to learn more!



    We LOVE volunteers!  You could earn a future free race entry with us or a donation to a local non-profit just for volunteering on race day!  Plus, you’ll have a ton of fun!  Click below to see different volunteer needs we have and get involved.


    Click Here For 2019 Run Ocean Isle Beach Results

    Archived Results –  Click Here


    Ocean Isle Beach Records

    Half Marathon

    Male: Evan Darm 1:16:07 (2017)
    Female: Nicole Esplin 1:27:43 (2015)


    Male: Eric Allers 18:40.08 (2018)
    Female: Sarah Allers 21:01.95 (2018)