North Carolina > Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run for Food Half Marathon & 5K
Ocean Isle Beach, NC • Saturday, January 5, 2013 • Course Map
Run as a benefit for the South Brunswick Interchurch Council Food
Pantry here in southeastern North Carolina, a non-denominational
nonprofit organization that distributes food and assistance to those in
need in the Ocean Isle Beach and surrounding areas, the Ocean Isle
Beach Bridge Run For Food saw more than 500 runners cross the finish
line at the race's 2012 running, with an estimated 292 runners in the
race's half marathon alone.
The race begins on West 3rd Street in Ocean Isle Beach, and takes
runners on an out-and-back course that crosses the Odell Williamson
Bridge over the intracoastal waterway twice, once over to the mainland
and then back again over to Ocean Isle Beach. The bridge portion of the
race route offers by far its biggest uphill and downhill stretch; the
remainder of the race's 13.1 miles feature largely fast and flat paved
roads through the Ocean Isle Beach area.
Runners start the race at 9:00 AM at the starting line on West 3rd
Street, and get a chance to see both the calm, peaceful waters of the
Intracoastal waterway over the bridge as well as the waves crashing
against the shore in from the Atlantic Ocean, during the stretches of
the run along Ocean Isle Beach.
Weather & Climate
Nestled along North Carolina's southern coastline, just over 40 miles
northeast of South Carolina's Myrtle Beach and roughly 40 miles
southwest of Wilmington, the town of Ocean Isle Beach typically sees
mild to cool and sometimes cold weather conditions in the mid-winter
season, and its heaviest precipitation of the winter during the month
the race is held.
In January, the area's average monthly temperatures
range between 56°F and 33°F -- on the day of the race (Jan. 5), the average high is 56°F and the average low is 33°F -- while precipitation
amounts average just over 4.6 inches for the month.
View the race route map for the Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run Half Marathon
To reserve your spot in the winter 2013 running of either race distance at the Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run for Food, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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