Join the Old Baldy Foundation as we celebrate National Lighthouse Day over the weekend of August 7th-9th, 2020! Our annual National Lighthouse Day Weekend Celebration featuring fun for all ages, including food, spirits, the Run for the Light 5k/10k, and Duck Race are planned along with other festivities!
Saturday, August 8th @ 2pm
Annual Old Baldy Duck Race
Adopt a duck for $10 or 11 ducks for only $100 for your chance to win $500 and support the Old Baldy Lighthouse. The ducks will race down the Bald Head Creek on Saturday, August 8th at 2 pm and the owner of the winning duck will win $500! Duck owners do not need to be present at the race to win, we will contact the winner and arrange to get you the prize!
Keep a lookout on the island for our volunteers selling ducks or adopt on online!
Sunday, August 9th @ 6pm
National Lighthouse Day Festival and Run for the 5k, 10k and One Mile Fun Run!
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.