• Saturday, April 18th 7:30 AM

Runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages and abilities can explore the scenic coastal landscape of Oak Island while enjoying an invigorating dose of activity at the Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk. This annual event features a variety of courses that can range from a 1-mile fun run or walk to a full half marathon, which allows active visitors of all ages to get out and explore in a lightly competitive and all-around fun environment.

The event launches from the Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field in the town of Southport, and interested runners and walkers will have their pick from a half marathon course, a 10k trek, a 5k trek, and a one-mile run, jog or stroll. Regardless of course, after the race, all participants will be treated to a post-race celebration that includes hula hoop and flip flop fling contents, a Mr. Longitude and Miss Longitude contest, and other competitions with cash prizes. Folks can register online before the event, and special discounts are available for kids ages 6-15, military personnel, and law enforcement members. A great outing for everyone in the family, the Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk is a fun way to explore the town while enjoying an invigorating excursion around the neighborhood.