• Saturday, April 11th 8:00 AM

Enjoy an on-foot exploration of the heart of Southport while meeting and mingling with active locals and visitors alike at this event that corresponds with the annual Southport Spring Festival. The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis 5k Run and Walk is a lightly competitive run / walk to the finish line that winds through the heart of town, and presents plenty of stunning waterfront and area views along the way.

The race starts at 8 a.m. at the centrally located Waterfront Park, which is in the heart of the downtown area. From there, participants will take off on an easy-going run, jog or walk through the streets of the downtown area, passing a variety of historical landmarks, beloved attractions, and plenty of coastal scenery while en route. The course also ends at the Waterfront Park, where awards will be given, and where participants can relax and enjoy the setting as well as a little community spirit. Open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, and sponsored by the Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club, the race is a great way to get up early and enjoy the stunning Southport landscape, while pitching in for a local, worthy organization, and enjoying a little active outdoor fun along the way.