OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) - The 15th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse Run and Walk was held on Saturday, April 20 at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell. Despite the chilly and rainy weather, the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce reports a record high 735 registered runners, an 18 perecent increase compared to last year.
The Oak Island Lighthouse Run has three divisions -- 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) and a half-marathon (13.1 miles). Overall male and female winners in the 5K division were Grant Hufham, age 15, from Southport, NC with a run time of 17:08, and Bailey Johnson, age 13 from Southport, NC with a run time of 21:57.
Overall male and female winners in the 10K division were Alec Brookes, Age 32 from St. John’s, Canada with a time of 38:12, and Suzanne Tulsey, age 38, from Oak Island with a run time of 39:03.