A 25-year-old man died Saturday during the Oak Island Lighthouse Run on Saturday, according to the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, which held the race.
His name has not been released, but he was a member of the military on active duty from out of state, Town Manager David Kelly said.
Oak Island Police Capt. Tony Burke said the man died while participating in the Oak Island Lighthouse Run’s half-marathon event, which began at 8 a.m.
Burke said the man’s body has been sent for autopsy and his family has been notified.