Old Baldy Run for the Light

Bald Head Island, NC
August 4

When & Where

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Old Baldy Lighthouse
101 Lighthouse Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC 28461

Distances

5K  –  TIMED
10K  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

6:00 PM  –  10K Start
6:30 PM  –  5K Start
6:35 PM  –  1 Mile Start

2019 Run for the Light Photos

2019 Run for the Light Results

The Run for the Light course is a scenic run near coastal dunes and through the maritime forest on Bald Head Island, NC. Enjoy the sweeping views while running at dusk toward the light of The Old Baldy Lighthouse. Make your participation in this race an entire day trip your whole family can enjoy by taking part in an afternoon festival celebrating National Lighthouse Day featuring games, crafts, music, bbq, beer and more! The festival will be taking place on the lighthouse grounds, the start and finishing site for The Run for the Light. This event is perfect to showcase one of North Carolina’s most beautiful beaches and historic sites– it will be one to mark off your bucket list! All proceeds from The Run for Light go towards the mission of The Old Baldy Foundation.

About the Cause

The Run for the Light is a fundraiser for The Old Baldy Foundation, a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization. The mission of the Old Baldy Foundation is the historic preservation and maintenance of the Old Baldy Lighthouse, North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse, and historical education and outreach of the rich maritime history of the Cape Fear Region. The lighthouse was in a state of disrepair when this organization formed in the 1980s. With our foundations’ stewardship, the lighthouse stands well maintained at over 200 years old and has become a beloved cultural treasure for the Cape Fear Region and state.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

10K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

*** ALL 10K & 5K FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL ***

Race Swag

Race Shirts will be available to all participants, but specific sizing is guaranteed to those who register by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 12th, 2019. The shirts are available in Youth S-M and Adult Unisex S-XXL cut sizes. Be sure to claim your shirt size today by registering!

SWAG BAG: All participants will receive a reusable blag includes a FREE beer card  and FREE Old Baldy Lighthouse admission.

MEDALS: All 10K & 5K finishers will receive a Medal!

The Run for the Light course is a scenic run near coastal dunes and through the maritime forest on Bald Head Island, NC. The whole course features an all-asphalt surface, with splits and water at the 1-, 3- and 5-mile marks. This event is perfect to showcase some of North Carolina’s most beautiful beaches and beach cities – it will be one to mark off your bucket list!

This race course is also stroller friendly! However, dogs are not allowed on this course so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.

Schedule & Parking Info

Packet Pickup Information

Registrations on July 31st and Prior:
Pick up your race packet & ferry ticket (if purchased) on the ground level of Deep Point Marina.
Times: 9:00 – 10:45 AM & 2:00 – 3:45 PM

Deep Point Marina
1301 Ferry Rd SE
Southport, NC 28461

Registrations on August 1st and later:

Pickup your race packet at the Old Baldy Lighthouse before the start of the race.
Times: 5:00 – 5:45 PM

Sunday, August 4, 2018

Old Baldy Lighthouse
101 Lighthouse Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC  28461

5:00 PM  –  Registration Opens
5:45 PM  –  Registration Closes
6:00 PM  –  10K Start
6:30 PM  –  5K Start
6:35 PM  –  1 Mile Start
7:30 PM  –  Awards

Race Day Parking & Ferry Travel

To get to Bald Head Island, you must travel by ferry from Deep Point Marina in Southport, NC. Book your ticket at www.baldheadislandferry.com or purchase with your race registration. The ferry runs every hour, and upon arrival on the island the race start is a 5 min. walk, or you can book a tram ride via the website above.

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Questions About the Event?

REGISTRATION & PRICING

Any Race – WITH Ferry Ticket  (Ages 12 & Under)
Through April 17  —  $46
April 18 through July 12  —  $51
July 13 through August 1  —  $56

Any Race – WITH Ferry Ticket (Ages 13 & Over)
Through April 17  —  $62
April 18 through July 12  —  $67
July 13 through August 1  —  $72

Any Race – NO Ferry Ticket (Ages 12 & Under)
Through April 17  —  $35
April 18 through July 12  —  $40
July 13 through Race Day  —  $45

Any Race – NO Ferry Ticket (Ages 13 & Over)
Through April 17  —  $45
April 18 through July 12  —  $50
July 13 through Race Day  —  $55

PLEASE NOTE: Option to purchase ferry ticket with registration ENDS after August 1

2019 SPONSORS

John & Kim Gottshall

FAQ & GUIDELINES

Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group.
We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.