Lighthouse 5K Series Returns to Corolla

June 2, 2023

There’s no shortage of athletic activities to enjoy in Corolla. If you especially enjoy running, you may be interested in a popular annual event held during the summer months. The Lighthouse 5K Series, sponsored by Brindley Beach Vacations, celebrates its twelfth year in Corolla and runners and walkers of all ages are invited to join the fun.

Pack your best running or walking shoes and comfortable clothing to suit the weather. The Lighthouse 5K series happens on Wednesdays from June through mid-September, and takes participants around the beautiful sights of Historic Corolla. As you walk or run, you’ll see Corolla Light, Whalehead, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, among other landmarks of Currituck County. All registered entrants receive an event t-shirt, a finisher medallion, and a chip timer to record your progress. It’s a great way to see the highlights of the Northern Outer Banks and enjoy the warm temperatures and fresh air!

Here’s what you need to know about the Lighthouse 5K Series:

  • Each race begins at 8 am, with pre-registered check-in between 6:50 – 7:50 am at Whalehead, which is the location of the start/finish line. You can also register day of race in this time period. Online registration is available.
  • The dates for this year’s series are: June 7, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30, September 6, and September 13.
  • Registration fees for 2023 are:
    • Adults – $38
    • Active Duty Military/Veterans – $35
    • Teens aged 13-17 – $35
    • Children 12 and under – $30
  • Walkers and strollers are permitted during the event, as are service dogs. Non-service dogs are not allowed during the races.

In addition to finisher medallions distributed after the event, awards are given to the top three overall male and female runners, the first place male and female Masters runner (over 40), and the first place male and female Youth runner (under 14).

For more information on this event, visit the OBX Running Company’s website or call/text 252-489-8239. Be sure also to download our free Corolla OBX App for more events happening this summer!