Run Oak Island is a Full Marathon, Half Marathon (East & West Course), 5K, 1 Mile event that showcases this beautiful island in Southeast North Carolina.

The Full Marathon starts at 6:45am as you weave your way along the marsh, around a golf community and through the beautiful Arboretum! Turn-around in front of the lighthouse, 12 miles of beach front running and beautiful views from the top of the ICW bridge.

This year we have Two Half Marathon options for you to choose from. Half Marathon East will start at 6:45am along with the Full Marathon and run the eastern portion with beautiful views and no elevation going over a bridge – the Half Marathon will be FAST! Half Marathon West will start at 8:30 and run the second half of the Full Marathon Course and includes lots of beach front running and beautiful views from the ICW bridge. If you choose Half Marathon West you will also have the ability to compete in the 5K which starts at 7:00am.

ALL Finishers will receive a beautiful “Sun-Catcher” Style medal that you will be proud to display either on your wall or in your window. Participants also receive a “Running Trucker” hat. This is part of the #BigAssMedal race series so the full marathon medal is over 8″, the half marathon medal is about 7″, the 5K medal is over 4″ and the Beach Ball Miler is a cute 3″ medal. The runner trucker hats are really nice one-size-fits most style but if you’ve grown to love our soft shirts, you can still purchase them.