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
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 at the Old Baldy Lighthouse during registration.
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Your packet will be mailed on August 3rd.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Old Baldy Lighthouse
101 Lighthouse Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
5:00 PM – Registration Opens
6:00 PM – 10K Start
6:15 PM – Registration Closes
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 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.
Registration & Pricing
10K, 5K, or 1 Mile Race (Ages 12 & Under)
Through April 17 — $35
April 18 through July 12 — $40
July 13 through August 9 — $45
10K, 5K, or 1 Mile Race (Ages 13 & Over)
Through April 17 — $45
April 18 through July 12 — $50
July 13 through August 9 — $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
**** Option to purchase ferry ticket with registration ENDS after August 5th ***
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 be mailed on August 3rd.