Old Baldy Run for the Light

Bald Head Island, NC
August 5

When & Where

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Old Baldy Lighthouse &
Smith Island Museum
101 Lighthouse Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC 28461

Distances

5K Run  –  TIMED
10K Run – TIMED
1 Mile Run  –  FUN RUN

Start Times

7:00 PM  –  10K Race Start
7:10 PM  –  5K Race Start
7:20 PM – 1 Mile Fun Run Start

2018 Run for the Light Photos

2018 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 enjoying 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 to 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. All proceeds from the race go to the continued work of the Old Baldy Foundation.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

10K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

1 Mile Awards
• All participants in the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a Participation Ribbon

ALL 5K and 10K runners will receive a signature finisher’s medal at the end of the race!

2018 5K & 10K Finisher Medal Design

Race Swag

 Race Shirt sizes are limited – claim yours by registering NOW! Shirts are available in Youth S-L & Adult Unisex S-XXL cut sizes, and are a Cotton/Polyester blend. 5K & 10K participants will receive an awesome medal at the finish line.

Participants will also receive a swag bag with 1 FREE entry for the Old Baldy lighthouse, 1 FREE beer from Iron Clad Brewery, head lamp, snacks & more!

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!

Schedule & Parking Info

Packet Pickup Info

 

• Registration that included a ferry ticket:
Check in and pick up your race packet & ferry ticket on the ground level of Deep Point Marina in Southport, PRIOR to your ferry ride on race day. Please plan your ferry travel around these times.

Times: 9:00 – 10:45 AM & 3:00 – 4:45 PM

• Registration that does NOT include a ferry ticket: Check in and register onsite at the Old Baldy Lighthouse where you will receive your race packet.

Time: 4:00PM – 6:45PM

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Old Baldy Lighthouse
& Smith Island Museum
101 Lighthouse Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC  28461

4:00 PM  –  Registration Opens
6:45 PM  –  Registration Closes
7:00 PM  –  10K Run Starts
7:10 PM  –  5K Run Starts
7:20 PM  –  1 Mile Fun Run Starts
8:30 PM  –  Awards

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Race Day Parking

To get to Bald Head Island, you must travel by ferry from Deep Point Marina in Southport, NC. Plan your ferry trip at www.baldheadislandferry.com. The ferry departs every hour and takes approximately 20 mins.

Upon arrival on Bald Head Island, Old Baldy and the race start is a 5 minute walk. You can also book a tram ride to Old Baldy via the website above. There is ample parking at Deep Point Marina. Please plan on arrive at Deep Point Marina 30 mins. prior to your ferry departure to allow time for parking and race packet pickup if applicable.

If you select a registration that includes a ferry ticket, you will check in and pick up your race packet at Deep Point Marina, prior to your ferry ride.

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REGISTRATION & PRICING

All Races, Entry WITH Ferry Ticket – Age 12 & Under
Through April 15 – $46
April 16 through June 30 – $51
July 1 through August 1 – $56

All Races, Entry WITH Ferry Ticket – Age 13 & Over
Through April 15 – $62
April 16 through June 30 – $67
July 1 through August 1 – $72

All Races, Entry ONLY – Age 12 & Under
Through April 15 – $35
April 16 through June 30 – $40
July 1 through Race Day – $45

All Races, Entry ONLY – Age 13 & Over
Through April 15 – $45
April 16 through June 30 – $50
July 1 through Race Day – $55

2018 RACE SPONSORS

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.

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