Directions / Parking / Shuttles

Directions/Parking/Shuttle

Click to see Diagram of Expo Area/Marathon and Half Start and Parking:
Charleston Marathon Expo & Start & Parking 2014

Burke Middle High School (244 President St. Charleston, SC) will host:

Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Packet-Pick Up/Late Registration
  • Pre-Race Dinner
  • Health & Fitness Expo
  • Youth Marathon (will start in the courtyard between Burke Middle & HS)

All the above will take place in the Burke HS Gymnasium and Cafeteria accessed by the West Entrance. Please park in the West Entrance parking lot or on the streets near Burke HS. 

Directions to Charleston Marathon Expo Area at Burke Middle High School:

  • 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
  • Parking is on the right once you pass the school.
***PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE PARKING AREA AT THE EXPO FROM 3:30 PM TO 4:15 PM ON FRIDAY AS THE ROADS  SURROUNDING BURKE MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL AND HAGOOD STADIUM WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE YOUTH MARATHON (PRESIDENT ST. SOUTH CROSSING FISHBURNE ST. TO LINE ST, WEST TO HAGOOD AVE., NORTH TO CONGRESS, EAST TO PARKWOOD, SOUTH TO SUMPTER AND BACK SOUTH ON PRESIDENT ST.)  YOU WILL NEED TO FIND STREET PARKING DURING THIS TIME AND WALK TO THE EXPO.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Half and Full Marathon late registration/start (exact location is Fishburne St W of Hagood Ave.)
  • Half and Full Marathon parking
  • Shuttle Drop-off and Spectator Shuttle (8-9am after race start)

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014:

If you need to access Burke Middle HS for late registration or packet pick up:

  • I-26 East to End
  • Merge on to US-17 S/Septima Clark Pkwy
  • Slight right on to Spring St.
  • Turn right on to Hagood Ave.
  • Turn right on to Fishburne St.
  • Turn left into Burke Middle HS parking lot
If you just need to park and walk to the start line:
  • I-26 East to End
  • Merge on to US-17 S/Septima Clark Pkwy
  • Slight right on to Spring St.
  • Turn right on to President St.
  • Turn left on to Line St. to access the parking area on the right

Full/Half Runners are encouraged to take a shuttle from the finish back to the start to avoid parking issues in North Charleston. 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. The Charleston Marathon strongly suggests parking there at the start as there will be limited parking in N. Charleston. We will be providing shuttles to Marathon and Half Marathon participants after the race. If you haven’t registered yet – we recommend purchasing these with your registration.  

Please parks at Burke HS (#1 & #2) if you need late registration or packet pick-up and use the MUSC overflow lot across from Joe Riley Stadium (#3). PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT ACROSS FROM BURKE MIDDLE HS. 
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North Charleston High School will host:

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

Directions to North Charleston High School for 5k Parking at 1087 East Montague Ave., North Charleston, SC:

  • Take Interstate 526
  • Take exit 19 and turn right 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
  • Cross over the railroad tracks and the first right will be the parking lot for the school.

Once this lot is full, vehicles will have to circle back to North Blvd, to Durant, to Chateau Avenue to access parking on the North Side of East Montague.

Parking at North Charleston High School will be designated first for 5k participants!

North Charleston Parking Advisory:

Be advised if you park a car overnight and get blocked in an area closed due to the race, you will not be able to move your car until after the last runners head towards the finish, possibly as late as 2:30 pm.  Public Parking lots are located at the corner of Empire and Virginia, O’Hear and Empire,  O’Hear and Garco Street, Chateau and Stone’s Alley and plenty of street parking is available along the North Side of East Montague on Empire, O’Hear and Chateau. To avoid parking in an area that will be blocked due to the marathon follow these directions:

Directions to North Charleston High School/Finish area for Spectators:

  • Take Interstate 526
  • Take exit 19 and turn right onto N Rhett Ave/State Rd S-10-60 
  • Turn left onto Braddock Ave.
  • Cross over the railroad tracks and then make a slight right on to Chateau Ave.
  • Follow Chateau to street parking and public parking lots off of Empire ave or Stone’s Alley

or

  • Take Interstate 526
  • Take exit 20 and turn right onto Virginia Ave.
  • Turn right onto Empire Ave to access available street parking and public parking lots

Cars that park on the south side of East Montague along Cougar Way, O’Hear Ave, Delsey St, Colie Morse, Crawford St., Bethany St. or Alamo St., etc., will be blocked in due to the marathon once the 5k is finished.  DO NOT PARK THERE FOR THE 5K UNLESS YOU PLAN TO PARK THERE THE ENTIRE DAY! 

Click to see Diagram of Expo Area/Marathon and Half Start and Parking:
N. Charleston Finish Line area 2014

SHUTTLE

Shuttles will run from 10am-4pm from the finish to the parking area at the start. Participants receive one discounted shuttle pass for $2 and can by additional shuttle tickets for family/friends for $3. 

There will also be a spectator shuttle for those wanting to see the start and then get transferred to the finish line. It will run from 8am-9am. The cost is $3. 

Each transfer requires a shuttle ticket.