Run Ocean Isle Beach 2018
- $30 - 1 Mile Registration
- $40 - 5K Registration
- $75 - Half Marathon Registration
Oct. 27 2018
- Everything Race Day
- Course Maps
- Packet Pickup
- Planing Your Trip
- Get Involved
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As you come over the bridge onto the island of Ocean Isle Beach, NC we will have volunteers directing you to the best place to park. Port-a-johns are located near the start/finish line (East 2nd Street). Be sure to bring your pre-race hydration of choice and show up a little early – we recommend about 5:30 or 6:00am however packet pickup and checkin opens at 5:30am.
The half marathon starts at 7:00am sharp so don’t be late. The 5K starts at 7:15 (same place as the half marathon (on East 2nd Street). You want to make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get over the bridge and parked before the start of either race as one lane of the bridge will be shut down and traffic slow!
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!
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 both the 5K and Half Marathon. Bring a chair if you’d like, signs to cheer on others and enjoy the after party with us!
No ID = No Beer
Arrive early – you don’t want to miss your start
Bring your bib and pre-race hydration
MAPS COMING VERY SOON!
We have been making several changes to our course to make it more runner friendly and less impact on vehicular traffic. We aim to close absolutely as much of the course for you as possible.
The route takes you immediately over the bridge onto the mainland, through 2 nice beachy communities and back onto the island. You’ll run down toward the West end of the island before heading back to run the entire East end of the island. With several beach views and many closed sections of the course, you will love the experience at the Ocean Isle Beach half marathon.
We will host a packet pickup on Friday October 26th from 3pm – 7pm at the Ocean Isle Beach Museum located on the island at 21 E. 2nd Street Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. Click Here for directions
We will have limited time for packet pickup the morning before the race between 5:30 – 6:45am on October 27th Saturday morning so we strongly urge you to pick up on Friday if at all possible.
Need directions to the Start/Finish Line – Click Here
Directions to parking? Use the directions above and as soon as you come over the bridge, we will have directional volunteers to help you with this.
There are many great amenities on and around the island. I would recommend contacting the local chamber of commerce.
There are a couple of great hotels on the island that we’d recommend: The Islander Inn and The Ocean Isle Inn – both are within walking distance to the start line.
Military, Students & Teachers – Yes!
Are you a member of a race club or group – contact us for club discounts.
Use our contact form please – click here
There is ample parking around the start/finish line on the island of Ocean Isle Beach – click here for directions. You will be able to park in grass areas or on the side of the road (just be sure you are parallel to the road and all 4 tires are off the road).
Strollers & Handicap Accessible
Due to USATF sanctioning and insurance, jogging strollers are not allowed on course. We are a handicap accessible course, however, we do not have any special divisions in awards for this.
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.
We have no age restrictions however we do ask for parent or guardian signatures on all minors under 18 years of age.
The half marathon will have 8 different water stops along the 13.1 mile course. All stops have water and an electrolyte drink (Either Gatorade or Gnarly Nutrition which is also a drink). There are 2 water stops along the 5K course.
We will have a truck monitoring the route with water and acting as a “SAG” wagon.
Volunteers from the Ocean Isle Turtle Patrol and the Museum 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. You’re going to LOVE running a Coastal Race Productions event!
In an effort to be more runner friendly we have changed our registration policies and you are able to manage them yourself! Please visit our General FAQ’s page for answer’s to all of your questions regarding our registration and refund policies for all Coastal Race Events.
Visit our General FAQ’s page for answer’s to all of your questions regarding Coastal Race Events.
Ok runners, time to get your butt in gear and conquer this course. It has a steep grade climb right at the beginning X2 but then you’re flat the rest of the run. Take it easy getting loose and don’t hurt yourself on the bridge. Stride it out as you get back onto the island with the flat run and be sure to use all of the waterstops. Be as encouraging to other runners as you pass them coming back East on the island. And we’ll be at the finish line congratulating you with others.
Looking for a training plan, a group run at the coast or someone to help tailor a coaching program for you and be your accountability partner in your journey? 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, 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 contact form by clicking here.
You can donate durring registration or you can do so here – it’s very much appreciated by our amazing friends and volunteers at the local Turtle Patrol.
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