Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013

29th Annual Maritime Classic Set for November 9

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The 29th Annual Maritime Classic Road Race will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2013 on Bald Head Island. For the first time this year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Old Baldy Foundation for their Fresnel Lens fundraising campaign.

The race courses feature a one-mile fun run, 5k and a US Track and Field certified 10k and is managed by the Wilmington Road Runners. Early registration for off-island runners is $50 and includes round-trip ferry passage, race entry fee and T-shirt. Early registration for on-island runners is $35 and includes entry fee and T-shirt. Entries must be postmarked by November 1 to qualify. Race day registration is $55 for off-island runners and $40 for on-island runners. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site for runners and spectators.

Bald Head Island Limited Property Management is offering a Runner’s Retreat Discount for November 8 and 9 featuring 20% off select accommodations. For reservations, call 800-432-RENT or visit www.BaldHeadIsland.com.

Click here to learn more about the Maritime Classic Road Race or to download a registration form.

The Old Baldy Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the Old Baldy Lighthouse, the only remaining of three lighthouses that have stood on Bald Head Island. In 2009, the Old Baldy Foundation acquired the first order Fresnel Lens that was originally housed in the Cape Fear Lighthouse (once located on the southeastern tip of the island) more than 100 years ago. When the Cape Fear Lighthouse was demolished in 1958, the lens was salvaged and eventually ended up in an antique shop in Wilmington. The Old Baldy Foundation is raising funds to restore the glass portions of the lens and to build a new building to permanently store and display the lens to the public.