Participant Info

July- Sept 3 Sept 4 – Dec 2 Dec 3 – Jan 16 Walkup
Marathon $65 $85 $95 $100
Half Marathon $55 $65 $75 $80
Shrimp and Grits 5k $20 $25 $30 $35
Bike Ride $30 $30 $30 $40

Prices do not include registration processing fee.

Awards and Medals

All finishers in the 5k, Half and Full Marathon will receive a medal when completing their race.

Awards will be presented to the top three overall finishers male and female, the top masters male and female, the top grand masters male and female, and the top five finishers male and female in the following age categories:

Marathon

18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over

Half marathon

19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over

5K

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over

If you do not stay around for the awards ceremony, there will be a $15 shipping and handling charge if you wish to have it mailed to you.

Please check back late fall for a list of awards!

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH

  • 11:00am – 8:00pm – Packet Pick-up/Late Registration/Health and Fitness Expo –  Burke Middle High School
  • 3:30pm – Youth Marathon – Burke Middle High School Area
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm -Pre-Race Dinner and Entertainment – Burke Middle High School

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH

  • 6:30am – Packet pickup and late registration  – Half & Full Marathon – Burke Middle High School/5k – North Charleston High School
  • 8:00 am – Marathon & Half Marathon Begins – downtown by Burke Middle High School
  • 8:15 am – Shrimp & Grits 5k – by North Charleston High School
  • 9:30am – Awards and Finish Line Entertainment & Celebration – by North Charleston High School/East Montague Business District area

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

  • 8:30am – Bike Ride (30 or 62 miles)  – Course TBD
  • Times and locations are subject to change. 

Hotels

By booking your rooms with one of our hotel partners, you are supporting the Youth Endowment for the Arts (YEA). Each of the below participating hotels will give back $5 to the YEA for each room night booked. Please click on a hotel below to link to our hotel booking service – T3 Travel.

New hotels will be added periodically as they partner with us.

Directions/Parking/Shuttle

Burke Middle High School will host:

  • Packet-Pick Up
  • Pre-Race Dinner
  • Health & Fitness Expo
  • Youth Marathon
  • Half and Full Marathon start
  • Half and Full Marathon parking

Directions to Charleston Marathon Expo Area at Burke Middle High School at 244 President St. Charleston, SC 29403:

  • I-26 East to End
  • Merge on to US-17 S/Septima Clark Pkwy
  • Cross Rutledge Ave and merge right on to Line St.
  • Take 1st right on to Ashely Ave
  • Take the  3rd left on to Fishburne St. and the school will be on the right
  • Follow signs for parking

North Charleston High School will host:

  • Shrimp and Grits 5k Start and Finish
  • Half and Full Marathon Finish
  • Post-Race Celebration

Directions to North Charleston High School at 244 President St. Charleston, SC 29403:

  • Take Interstate 526 E towards Mt. Pleasant
  • Take exit 19 to merge onto N Rhett Ave/State Rd S-10-60 
  • Turn left onto North Blvd
  • Cross over Durant Ave to stay on North Blvd
  • Take the 2nd left onto E Montague Ave/State Rd S-10-62
  • School will be immediately on the right

PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE DIRECTIONS BASED ON THE BEST ROUTE FOR PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURES. We will update this as we get closer to the race with more specific information on changes in directions for road closings and the specific parking areas.  

Parking

There is plenty of free surface parking available at the Charleston Marathon Expo area at Burke Middle High School in Charleston for the Half and the Full Marathon and at North Charleston High School in North Charleston for 5k participants. The Charleston Marathon strongly suggests parking there at the start and we will be providing shuttles to Marathon and Half Marathon participants after the race, but you must reserve these in advance when you register. Walk-up shuttle space will be very limited!!

Parking at North Charleston High School will be designated first for 5k participants, and there will be limited spots for spectators. There will be street parking available, and parking areas in North Charleston that we will designate as we get closer to the race. 

Shuttles

Shuttles will be provided to registered participants at a discounted rate of $2 for a transfer from the finish to the start.  Additional transfers are available for $3 in advance and $5 walk-up. Walk-up shuttle space will be VERY LIMITED, so please purchase in advance. You can purchase the shuttle transfer when you register or if you are unsure of your plans, you can always purchase them as an add on by logging in to your registration account. Shuttles will be provided as follows on Saturday, January 19, 2012 leaving from North Charleston High School:

11am-4pm: Charleston Marathon Expo Area/Finish line to downtown/Start line. Will run every half hour (or until full).

Race Results

Results from 2012 (link to  RMS)

Charleston Area Info

Welcome, Y’all!

With accolades such as “”best-mannered city” in the U.S. and “America’s most friendly city,” and finally in 2011 – `Condé Naste Travelers “Top City in the United States and Fodor’s “21 Places to go in 2012”- it’s not a surprise that Charleston is one of the most visited city in the US.

Charleston is the second largest city in South Carolina, and the city is brimming with rich history, tradition and Southern charm.

This beautiful city is known as the “Holy City” because of the prevalence of churches on the low-lying city skyline.

Located on a peninsula where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet as they flow into the Atlantic Ocean, this quintessential city tucked into the coastline is characterized by mild winters and hot summers. Charleston is a major tourist destination due to its prominent art, music, food and fashion scenes, and since its establishment over 300 years ago, the historic areas of the city remain intact and as beautiful and picturesque as ever, leaving visitors with an old world feel.

Charleston is more than one of the country’s most beloved cities, its home to five beautifully distinct beach towns, each with its own distinctive character, flavor and magic – Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island.   Just like the area beaches, the neighborhoods and towns surrounding the City of Charleston – City of North Charleston, James Island, John’s Island, Daniel Island, Mt. Pleasant, and West Ashely – each offer their own unique vibe and attractions and are worthy of a visit.

With so many things to do and see, we hope that you will make an extended vacation around your participation in the Charleston Marathon. Here are some helpful links to help you plan your vacation to the Lowcontry!

Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureaulink

City of Charlestonlink

City of North Charlestonlink

Conde Naste Traveler Guide to Charlestonlink

Fodor’s 21 Places to Go in 2012link

Local Weather

Charleston has a humid subtropical climate, with mild winters, hot, humid summers, and significant rainfall all year long.

In January, the average high is 59˚F and average low is 38˚F.

This makes for perfect running weather! Dress in layers, and we will have clothing drops in the first few miles of the course.  We promise perfect weather when you cross over the finish line!

Please check the weather up to the hour before race day.

Current 10 Day Forecast