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.
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 – 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.
Packet Pickup Information
Registration WITH a Ferry Ticket:
Pick up your race packet AND ferry ticket on the ground level of Deep Point Marina in Southport.
Times: 9:00 – 10:45 AM & 2:00 – 3:45 PM
Registration WITHOUT a Ferry Ticket:
Pick up your race packet at the Old Baldy Lighthouse before the race starts. Times: 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Schedule for Sunday, August 4, 2019
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.
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
**** Option to purchase ferry ticket with registration ENDS after August 1 ***
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 & 5Kfinishers will receive a Medal!