Charleston Marathon® • January 12, 2019

Event Details

Please note: The information below is a reflection of the 2018 event. Updated information for the 2019 Charleston Marathon® coming soon!

  • Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Start: Near Joe Riley Stadium at 330 Fishburne St. Charleston, SC 29403
  • Finish: Near North Charleston High School at 4720 Jenkins Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
  • Route: The Charleston Marathon® is scenic 26.2-mile run that will showcase the beauty and the history of the Lowcountry, starting in downtown Charleston and ending in North Charleston.
  • Course Entertainment – Music and performance groups from our local schools and community will dot the course to keep you moving!
  • Pace Groups – We have a great group of volunteers who will be pacers for the marathon. We plan to offer the following pace groups: 3:00 | 3:15 | 3:30 | 3:45 | 4:00 | 4:15 | 4:30 | 4:45 | 5:00 | 5:15 | 5:30. If you would like to run in a pace group, please find the pace group leader holding the sign with your desired pace in the coral when lining up to start the race!
  • Aid Stations: See below for a list of marathon aid stations and their supplies (subject to change):
    Stop # Distance Aid Station Overview
    1 1.8m

    Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

    2 3.6m

    Water, Sports Drink, Clothes Drop

    3 5.5m

    Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

    4 7.8m

    Water, Sports Drink, Gu

    5 9.8m

    Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

    6 12m Water, Sports Drink
    7 14.7m

    Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

    8 16.5m Water, Sports Drink
    9 18.1m

    Water, Sports Drink, First Aid, Gu

    10 20.1m Water, Sports Drink
    11 21.5m

    Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

    12 23.2m Water
    13 24.5m

    Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

    14 25.7m Water
  • Porta-Potties:  There will be porta-Potties at every Aid-Station.  There will also be indoor bathrooms at the start and finish with additional Porta-Potties and hand washing stations.
  • Minor First Aid: We will have minor first aid kits at a few Aid Stations along the course.  These will be self-serve.
  • Support: There will be ham radio, medical, police and EMS personnel throughout the course, as well as dozens of course volunteers  keeping our participants and spectators safe!
  • Time Limit: The course has a 6 hour limit. Marathon participants must be able to run or speed walk the first 8 miles of the course no slower than a rate of 4 mph to exit the City of Charleston by 10:00 am (2 hours). This will be strictly enforced by local authorities, for the health and safety of our participants, as the course will then be opened to traffic. Note: All runners must finish the full marathon within the 6 hour time limit in order to receive an official time and a finisher’s medal. 

Marathon Course

Take a virtual ride along the 2018 marathon race course