Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
4.5
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
4.5
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
4.3
Register now for the Run Oak Island and get away to beautiful Coastal North Carolina over the long 3-day Presidents Weekend! This is the second of 4 races in the BAM Series (#BigAssMedals Series) located on the lower Brunswick County Islands. Come earn your first in a fantastic set of … MORE
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    bjrobinette FIRST-TIMER '19

    The race is run mostly parallel to the beach but because of dunes and buildings, you never really see it. I did go to the beach the day before the … MORE

    The race is run mostly parallel to the beach but because of dunes and buildings, you never really see it. I did go to the beach the day before the race and it was a nice, clean beach.

    The course was flat except for having to go over a bridge twice. The medals are large (the do call it the Big Ass Medal Series) but the shirts weren’t tech shirts. They were nice t-shirts, but regular t-shirts all the same.

    The organizers did do a great job with email updates leading up to the race. Post race you got a bottle of water, a banana, a beer, and your choice of bbq or pizza. I will say the bbq was pretty good. Parking near the start/finish line was plentiful and easy.

    Overall, not a bad race if you don’t require lots of bells and whistles. The island itself was nice and had a couple of good places to eat.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    TinyTerror FIRST-TIMER '18

    In February, I ran the Run Oak Island 5K in Oak Island, NC. Although I ran the 5K, the race also offered a half and full marathon. It is a … MORE

    In February, I ran the Run Oak Island 5K in Oak Island, NC. Although I ran the 5K, the race also offered a half and full marathon. It is a part of the BAM (Big Ass Medals) series, which includes three other races on the NC coast. This was my first time running a race in that series, and I was very impressed. The medals and swag are great- the medals are beautiful, and even the 5K has a finisher’s medal. The 5K finisher’s medal is not as big as the half marathon, but it is better and more colorful than many of my marathon medals. The shirts are colorful and soft cotton.

    The 5K course itself was great- fairly no frills, but we had two aid stations. It was well marked and had plenty of volunteers. The starting times were staggered that people did not run into each other, which I liked, and all the races started on time. The after party had pizza and barbeque for refreshments, along with post-race beer.

    This race was on President’s Day weekend, and with many people having that Monday off work, it’s a great destination race to visit North Carolina for. The weather during that time of year is perfect for a half or full marathon and great if you are coming from a colder climate and want a break from the weather.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
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    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    juliemfarlow REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Beautiful scenery, water stops every couple miles, pretty flat but the bridge was a welcome challenge!! Had several runners coaching along the way which was awesome. Paul really encouraged me … MORE

    Beautiful scenery, water stops every couple miles, pretty flat but the bridge was a welcome challenge!! Had several runners coaching along the way which was awesome. Paul really encouraged me (he was the 2 hour pacesetter) abd I finished with my best time ever!!!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    oibeachweddings FIRST-TIMER '18

    I loved another great CRP 5K at the beach! You can't beat a course with a view of the ocean! But you can beat your personal record and I did! … MORE

    I loved another great CRP 5K at the beach! You can’t beat a course with a view of the ocean! But you can beat your personal record and I did!
    I can’t wait for the next one!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    indigo4081 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Small event, ~500+ runners. Well-organized. Easy route, with very minimal turns. Enjoyed the view of sunrise over the ocean, then the view of the ocean along the first 5 miles … MORE

    Small event, ~500+ runners. Well-organized. Easy route, with very minimal turns. Enjoyed the view of sunrise over the ocean, then the view of the ocean along the first 5 miles was breath-taking. Very family-friendly run.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    tcole FIRST-TIMER '16

    The medals are as advertised (SWEET) Track is fast but the overpass will catch you off guard! Weather was nice considering the cold and wind Need more port a johns!!!!!! … MORE

    The medals are as advertised (SWEET)
    Track is fast but the overpass will catch you off guard!
    Weather was nice considering the cold and wind
    Need more port a johns!!!!!!
    A hot beverage and food option would have made it nicer. I appreciate the foo/drink sponsors but beer and pizza for that morning should not have been the only option.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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