If you were registered for Run Ocean Isle Beach on 10/24/2020 you received an email regarding the cancellation of this event on Tuesday (8/25/2020) around 5:15 pm (if you didn’t, check your spam or junk folder for @CoastalRaceProductins.com). The email that was sent included:
1) Important news regarding the status of the race (Cancelled/Virtual).
2) Our extensive efforts to make this race happen.
3) What we are doing for you.
Race Cancelled (Now Virtual Only):
Your race directors are the absolute last people on earth that want to cancel a race. We work really hard for months leading up to an event to plan and produce a great race experience for you. And I’m sure by now, many of you are really sick of seeing races get cancelled. But after much discussion and planning, we will not have our permit granted due to local and state mandates allowing a maximum of 25 people to gather in one place at a time.
Our Efforts To Make It Happen:
We wanted to give you a little insight into the plans we had in place:
– An entire drive-thru packet pickup planned.
– We adjusted our route around the recent hurricane damage in the area.
– Created an 800′ long start and finisher corral to physically distance participants with an “Elite Heat” gun start and chip timing for everyone else.
– Changed how water stops would operate and we were going to require half marathon participants to carry hydration.
– Enforcing masks prior and post race and rearranging our post race plans.
We want you to know that we tried absolutely everything we could to try and put on this event.
What We’re Going To Do For Participants:
Everyone gets their swag (Medal, Hat, Bib). We will host our drive thru packet pickup as planned on 10/23 (New location nearby to be announced). If you don’t pick up your items on this day, our team will be packing and shipping all items the following day to be shipped out on Monday 10/26.
*If you come to pickup your items and you are running in the area, please take pictures of your virtual run, be sure to tag @CoastalRace on Instagram and use #RunOIB on all social media.
**Please use caution on the far west end of the island as there is extensive hurricane damage AND PLEASE don’t run over the bridge. It has low sides and is not safe to run over without traffic control like we have during our events.
In addition, all participants will receive 30% OFF ANY of our future races with a unique code emailed to them. This is good for all of the following races that are planned and approved:
*This is a one-time use 30% off unique code for 1 person into one of the races listed below. This code does not work on bundles of multiple races. This code will expire on September 30th, 2020.
★ BFF Pink Ribbon Run (9/26/2020) – 10K, 5K, 1 Mile
★ Calabash Turkey Trot (11/26/2020) – 10K, 5K, 1 Mile
★ Wilmington Historic Half & 5K (12/5/2020) – Half Marathon, 5K
2021 Race Season:
★ Run Oak Island (2/13/2021) – Full & Half Marathon, 5K, 1 Mile
★ Run Sunset Beach (3/27/2021) – Half Marathon, 5K, 1 Mile
★ Run Holden Beach (5/1/2021) Half Marathon, 5K, 1 Mile
★ Run Ocean Isle (10/23/2021) – Half Marathon, 5K, 1 Mile