Running and Walking

Bald Head Island, NC 28461
(910) 457-3900

March 21, 2020  Badwater Cape Fear is a 50K/51.4-mile ultra running race. It features a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads of Bald Head Island. This will be followed by 19 or 39 miles of running on the east beach of the island as well as the wild and secluded...more about Badwater Cape Fear

Oak Island Recreation Department
3003 E. Oak Island Dr.
Oak island, NC 2846
(910) 278-4747

February 15, 2020  The Run Oak Island event will begin at 6:45 AM and will include a 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon races as well as a 1-mile fun run/walk, which will begin at 9:00 AM. Runners will earn the first piece of the World's Largest Race Series Medal in the...more about Run Oak Island

Franklin Square Park
Howe and E. West Sts.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 279-4616

April 10-11, 2020  Cancelled for 2020  On Easter weekend come out and welcome spring in style at the Southport Spring Festival, a tradition for more than 25 years. Running from 10 AM until 5 PM on Friday and 10 AM until 4 PM on Saturday, this festival features a wide variety of...more about Southport Spring Festival & Azalea Sale


5 Star Race Productions, LLC Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head Sports, Fitness and Parks5 Star Race Productions, LLC Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head Sports, Fitness and Parks5 Star Race Productions, LLC Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head Sports, Fitness and Parks5 Star Race Productions, LLC Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head Sports, Fitness and Parks5 Star Race Productions, LLC Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head Sports, Fitness and Parks
Brunswick Forest
Leland, NC
(910) 398-5539

January 2021 Races have been cancelled  The Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K & 5K at Brunswick Forest will take you through the pretty neighborhoods and on the paved running trails in BEAUTIFUL Brunswick forest. There will be individual and 4 person team entry categories as well as a Beethoven costume contest. All...more about 5 Star Race Productions, LLC

Spring Lake Park
Pine Rd.
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461
(910) 363-4294

September 5-30, 2020   Sponsored by the Southport Rotary Club, Go Jump in the Lake is a 5K race which begins and ends at Spring Lake in Boiling Spring Lakes. And, yes, you can jump in the lake after the finish. This year's event will be held virtually, and includes a...more about Go Jump in the Lake

Old Baldy Foundation
Bald Head Island, NC
(910) 457-7481

August 4, 2019   The Maritime Classic features a 1-mile fun run and a 5K and 10K footrace along some of the most scenic byways in the region, ranging through dense maritime forest, open meadow and through a manicured golf and beach community. Runners will receive, race shirt, headlamp, snacks, a free...more about Maritime Classic Run for the Light

Middleton Park Extension
133 SE 48th St
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 457-6964
(800) 457-6964

April 2020 - Postponed until Saturday, November 14, 2020 The free festivities start on Friday from 5 PM until 8:30 PM at Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration. The Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk is a fun and enjoyable event for all fitness levels. The run courses showcase the best scenery on the North Carolina...more about Oak Island Lighthouse 1/2 Marathon 10K/5K Run/Walk


49th St. SE
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 278-5518

Even if you are a mere spectator sitting in the bleachers, you will enjoy watching the creativity and athletic ability displayed at this skate park designed by the youth of Oak Island. The 140-foot by 60-foot skate park contains combinations of quarter pipes, half pipes, banks, a street spine, a fly...more about Kevin Bell Skate Park


Government Complex
20 Referendum Drive
Bolivia, NC 28422
(910) 253-2670
(800) 222-4790

Brunswick County sponsors an adult men's league, adult women's league, and adult co-ed league. The co-ed league consists of a recreational league and a competitive league. It plays a regular season that begins in early June and ends in August. Teams play on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Lockwood Folly....more about Brunswick County Parks and Recreation

3003 E. Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 278-5518

Dixie Youth Softball, a league for girls, is divided into appropriate age groups for girls ages: 6 to 8, 9 to 10, 11 to 12, and 13 to 15. Teams play in a supportive and fun environment against other county teams. Practices are held on the softball field in Smith Park....more about Oak Island Recreation Department

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