Now entering its 36th year, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon starts and finishes in beautiful East Beach Village. Along the way, you'll enjoy spectacular views of maritime forests, marshes, and grand homes, as you run throughout the Island community. The only thing more wonderful than the scenery is the moment when you cross the finish line, after completing your full or half marathon!
Frequently Asked Questions: Download 2012 FAQ Guide
Volunteers: Information regarding volunteers for the 2013 race will be coming this summer.
New for 2013: Course time limit of 7 hours.
Now available, the 2013 Marathon Packages include your entry fee for the marathon or half marathon at time of booking. Reserve your package today and enjoy the ultimate Marathon experience!
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
Package rates in The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort starting from $939. (Based on one half and one full marathon runner sharing an ocean view guestroom, other options available). View The Sanctuary for more information on this beautiful property.
Kiawah Island's Villas and Homes
Package rates in Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Villas & Homes starting from $529. (Based on one half and one full marathon runner sharing a one bedroom scenic view villa, other options available). The package can be custom built for any number of runners and non-runners in your party. Call us today for the best selection of accommodations - call: (800) 576-1570 and ask for the reservations department. * Package rates vary based on type of accommodations, number of runners, and which event(s). Taxes & service charge are additional. Marathon entry fees are non-refundable. Marathon entry(s) will be cancelled upon room/package cancellation.
A limited number of entries are available for the 2013 Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon and Half marathon. When race registration is at maximum capacity the race registration will automatically close; however, race management will make every attempt to give at least 72 hours before our anticipated closing to our followers on our Facebook page (Kiawah Island Marathon)
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Anyone found participating with another person's number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathons.
Entry fees includes: long sleeve race shirt; finishers medal; course support; food, beer and entertainment at the finish line party; complimentary shuttle for off island runners (from off island parking area); complimentary race course shuttle for spectators.
Age minimums: Half - 14 years old | Full - 18 years old
*Age groups are for both men and women
The Kiawah Island Marathon has a tradition of extending the challenge of the full and half marathon to people with disabilities.
Push Rim Wheelchair Division
Open class for men and women who use wheelchairs in sport. Please register through the on-line method of registration and please email a member of the Marathon office at mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and further information will be provided.
Mobility Impaired Runners
Individuals with permanent disabilities that affect ambulation and who would like to register in order to be put in this class for race result purposes, please register as usual and then contact email@example.com. A member of the Race Administration office will contact you and give further information.
The Kiawah Island Marathon is sanctioned by the USATF and listed as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Official marathon results will be mailed shortly following the event to the Boston Athletic Association. USATF#SC02031BS.
Temperatures vary greatly this time of year, averaging from 40 to 60 degrees.
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From (CHS) Charleston, SC International Airport
From (MYR) Myrtle Beach, SC International Airport
From (SAV) Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon
1 Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone: (843) 768-2780
Fax: (843) 768-6022