Run Oak Island 2024

Run Oak Island 2024

  • Matt Gladden
  • 02/4/24

Nestled along the coast of North Carolina, the Oak Island Marathon on February 17, 2024 offers a diverse array of running experiences, inviting both locals and visiting runners to embrace the spirit of endurance and community. From the family-friendly 1-mile run to the ultimate challenge of the Ultra Marathon, each distance encapsulates the vibrant essence of Oak Island's coastal charm.

1 Mile Run:

A Family Affair The 1-mile run sets the stage for a family-oriented event, reflecting the inclusive and welcoming nature of Oak Island. This distance fosters a sense of community and togetherness, making Oak Island an ideal place to call home for families and individuals of all ages.



5K Run:

Coastal Serenity The 5K run showcases the beach's natural beauty and coastal allure, offering a scenic journey through Oak Island's picturesque streets and ocean views. There is zero elevation in this run, minimal turns, and 1 full mile of ocean front views!

10K Run:

The 10K route hasn't been mapped out just yet, but they have confirmed that there will be NO elevation and abundant ocean views, ensuring it will be a fantastic race to run!

Half Marathon:

Totally flat route and you get to see the lighthouse?  Count us in! The half marathon immerses runners in Oak Island's coastal allure, featuring the iconic lighthouse and panoramic coastal views.  They offer two routes- the East side of the island and the West side of the island.


Full Marathon:

The full marathon offers participants a journey through both the East and West sides of Oak Island.  You'll run to the lighthouse and the arboretum while watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean! If you're thinking about moving to Oak Island or making it your next vacation home locale, this is a great way to explore the island!



Ultra Marathon:

The ultra marathon challenges runners to push beyond their perceived boundaries, embodying the adventurous and resilient spirit that defines Oak Island's community. You'll get to run the route of the full marathon plus an additional detour at the lighthouse!  You also earn extra swag for completing the Ultra Marathon!


Registration Details:

Register for race day here!  Ticket costs are $25 for the 1 Mile, $50 for the 5K, $90 for the East Island Half Marathon, $80 for the West Island Half Marathon, $109 for the Full Marathon, and $115 for the Ultra Marathon.  The 10K registration is full as of 2/3/24, so there are no further race spots for this distance.


Run Oak Island 2024 celebrates the essence of endurance, community, and the vibrant coastal lifestyle that defines Oak Island. Each distance offers challenge, resilience, and beautiful scenery, making Oak Island an enticing destination for both locals and visiting runners. Whether you're a seasoned athlete seeking a new challenge or a potential homebuyer drawn to the coastal allure, we invite you to experience the enduring spirit of Oak Island firsthand and consider making this coastal paradise your home. Connect with us to learn more about the real estate opportunities in this vibrant community, and embark on a journey of discovery and possibility. 

The Andy Bovender Team at Compass Wilmington is here for all of your Oak Island and Southport real estate needs!  Contact us today start the conversation, 910.310.0204!

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