Old Baldy Run for the Light

Bald Head Island, NC & VIRTUAL RACE
September 6

When & Where

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Old Baldy Lighthouse
101 Lighthouse Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
– or –
Race virtually Aug. 7th – Sep. 7th!

Distances

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

Start Times

6:00 PM  –  10K Start
6:30 PM  –  5K Start
6:35 PM  –  1 Mile Start
VIRTUAL OPTION AVAILABLE TOO!

2020 Run for the Light Photos

2020 Run for the Light Results

UPDATE: While the race will go on, the 2020 event will no longer be a part of National Lighthouse Day due to COVID-19 constraints. Thanks for you patience and understanding.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Awards are for In-Person Race Participants ONLY

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

(Will be similar to 2019 Shirt Design)

Race Swag

Shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 17, 2020. The shirts are available in Youth S-L and Adult Unisex S-XXL cut sizes. Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

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

MEDALS: All 5K & 10K race participants will receive one at the finish line!

Participating virtually?
Race packets will start being mailed on August 3rd.

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

There is NO pre-race day Packet Pickup. All bibs & swag items must be picked up on Sunday. 

Registrations INCLUDING a Ferry Ticket
Deep Point Marina
1301 Ferry Rd SE
Southport, NC 28461
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM   or   2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Registrations WITHOUT a Ferry Ticket
Please pickup at the race start/finish line at the Old Baldy Lighthouse.
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Virtual Participants: Packets will be mailed to you.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

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

5:00 PM  –  Packet Pickup Opens *
6:00 PM  –  10K Start
6:15 PM  –  Packet Pickup Closes
6:30 PM  –  5K Start
6:35 PM  –  1 Mile Start
7:30 PM  –  Awards

* Please Note: There is NO Day of Registration *

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 at a discount 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.

Want to Volunteer or Sponsor?

Questions About the Event?

REGISTRATION & PRICING

10K, 5K, or 1 Mile Race  (Ages 12 & Under)
Through April 17  —  $35
April 18 through July 12  —  $40
July 13 through September 6  —  $45

10K, 5K, or 1 Mile Race (Ages 13 & Over)
Through April 17  —  $45
April 18 through July 12  —  $50
July 13 through September 6  —  $55

Virtual Race  (Ages 12 & Under)
Through July 12  —  $40
July 13 through August 4  —  $45

Virtual Race  (Ages 13 & Over)
Through July 12  —  $50
July 13 through August 4  —  $55

Discounted Ferry Ticket to Bald Head
Childen (12 & Under)  —  $11
Adults (13 & Over)  —  $16

PLEASE NOTE: The LAST DAY to purchase ferry ticket with your registration is September 2nd.

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.