Run Ocean Isle Beach 2021

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    Oct. 23 2021

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    We are working on the medal and tshirt designs and will make an announcement as soon as we have them.

    All FINISHERS (and participants that pre-register to run "virtual") will receive the finisher medal and tshirt for the race.

    The tshirt will be butter soft tri-blend shirts with this year's race designs.  The medal will be a unique Freedom5K finisher medal for 2021 (design to be announced soon).


    Designated parking is near the start/finish area and we'll have parking volunteers and our team will assist you in parking at approved locations a short walk to the start line.


    Start Time

    The 5K starts at 7:00am sharp so don’t be late.  You want to make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get parked before the start of either race.


    During Race:

    Saftey is our #1 priority.  While we work with local authorities and NCDOT to shut down as many roads as possible, a portion of the course is open to vehicles so it's important to be aware of your surroundings.

    • We discourage headphones - but they are allowed
    • No dogs are allowed per USATF sanctioning - unless ADA approved and appropriate forms are filed with USATF
    • Follow our directional signs, volunteers and law enforcement - they know the course and where you need to be running.
    • Use our water stops to stay hydrated 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 overall and age groups (every 5 years) for the 5K.



    We host the awards ceremony right in the park.  5K awards typically start around 1 hour after the start of the 5K event.  We create unique large wooden plaques and coasters for our awards as a unique keepsake.

    • Overall awards are given for top 3 male and female in the 5K
    • Masters awards are given for top 3 male and female (40+) in the 5K
    • Age Group awards are given for top 3 male and female (every 5 years) in the 5K


    Important Reminders:

    • Arrive early - late starts are NOT allowed.
    • Bring your bib and pre-race hydration.
    • Wear your bib on the outside of all clothes for accurate timing.
    • Be aware of your surroundings.
    • Thank a volunteer, they are donating time to ensure a fun and safe run.
    • Have Fun!!

    Packet Pickup 

    We will not have a race day packet pickup.  All packets must be either picked up on Friday July 2nd or you can choose during checkout to have us ship your packet (bib only) for an additional fee.

    Packet pickup will be held on Friday 7/2 from 3pm - 7pm at the Mulberry Park in Shallotte.

    We have several FAQ's listed here.  If you don't find your answers here, we have a more in-depth FAQ page here on our website that applies to all races.



     We partner with a professional Timing Company that will provide accurate results.  Shout out to Scott with SVE


    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.  Our full marathon (at Oak Island) is also a Boston Marathon qualifier.



    • 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:

    Aid:  There is 1 water stop along the 5K course with water and Gatorade.

    Support:  We will have a truck monitoring the route with water and acting as a “SAG” wagon if you need assistance. Volunteers from several different local non-profits are assisting on the course for directions, as well as at the finish line and all of the water stops.

    Signage:  We are known for our fun and encouraging on-course signage to keep you on course.  We have tape marked on the ground, tons of directional signs, and a biker will lead the race.  We have 8′ flag mile markers for every mile on the 5K.

    Potty Breaks:  There are over 10 portajohns/toilets at the start/finish line.

    Finish Line:  Post race, we'll have bananas, water and more.

    You’re going to LOVE running a Coastal Race Productions event!



    We do provide race day photos and our amazing 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 from the original race date.  If the race is cancelled or postponed for any reason due to weather, pandemic, war or another reason out of our hands; refunds are processed from the original race date following the same timeline as follows:

     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:  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.

    Volunteers are loved by all!  We would be thrilled to have you join our race day team.  Waterstops, cheer stations, 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 use our volunteer page here to contact us.

    Do you have a local non-profit wanting to fundraise through our events?  Contact us to find out how we pay our volunteers and offer other ways to fundraise at Coastal Race events!


    We support several local non-profits.  100% of any donations made directly support these local groups that help volunteer at the race.  You can make donations online here

    We will have results posted after the race online.  This is the first year for the event so there are no previous results to look at online.

    Not sure if you're registered?  You can check right here

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