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Pre-Race Information

Changing Races and Deferring

Changing Races

Once registered, based on availability, you have the option to change from one race to another.

 

Through Wednesday, December 10: $35 change fee, change races here.
December 11 and December 12: $45 change fee, in person at On Island Packet Pick-up.
Race Day: No race registration and no changes allowed.

Deferment 2013 to 2014

If you were a registered runner for the 2013 marathon or half marathon and have a valid deferred status, contact the race office at Kiawah_Marathon@KiawahResort.com early 2014. Entry to 2014 is not automatic. Every runner must sign a 2014 Liability Waiver and pay the 2014 administrative fee by October 31, 2014. If you have questions, please contact the marathon office at Kiawah_Marathon@KiawahResort.com, please include your full name and birth date. .

Deferment 2014 to 2015

Deferrment of 2014 race registration to 2015 race registration not yet available. If you are a runner who is no longer able to run, entry fees are non-refundable. However, you have the option to defer your race entry for one year. All deferments must be received by midnight on Friday of race weekend. Individuals who pick up their race bibs are not
eligible to defer. Complete 2014 Deferment Information.

 

Early Bird Packet Pick-up

Early Bird Packet Pick-up is being done as a convenience to our local runners. Any runner is able to participate in the Early Bird Pick-up; however, you must register to run before midnight on Monday, November 17th. RSVP must be received by Wednesday, December 3rd.

Address: Charleston Area Senior Center, 259 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401. Located next to Jestine’s Kitchen
Dates: Saturday, December 6th, 10am - 2pm
RSVP: RSVP is required for Early Packet Pick-up. Please check back at a later date for information on how to RSVP.

  • Street Parking: Society Street & Wentworth Street
  • Off-street parking: Behind the Senior Center entrance at 71 Society or 56 Wentworth Street
  • Parking Garage and Lot: 69 Wentworth Street; 88 Society Street

What to Bring to Early Bird Packet Pick-up

  • Identification: Valid photo id is needed to pick up your bib (B-tag). All runners must pick up their own race bib and d-tag. Runners are not permitted to pick up anyone's bib but their own.
  • Canned goods: We are asking every runner to bring at least two non-perishable canned item for donation to the Charleston Senior Center OR two new or gently used schools supplies for Teacher's Supply Closet.
  • Reusable Bag: As we strive to be an environmentally responsible race, we will not be supplying bags. Please bring your own tote bag, book bag or messenger bag for your bib, shirt and any marathon apparel you might purchase.

 

On Island Packet Pick-up

Race Weekend, East Beach Conference Center, Kiawah Island

  • Thursday, 4pm – 7pm
  • Friday, 10am – 8:30pm
  • Race Day, Saturday, 6:30am – 7:45am

What to Bring to On Island Packet Pick up

  • Identification: Valid photo id is needed to pick up your bib (B-tag). All runners must pick up their own race bib and B-tag. Runners are not permitted to pick up anyone's bib but their own.
  • Canned goods: We are asking every runner to bring at least two non-perishable canned item for donation to the Charleston Senior Center OR two new or gently used schools supplies for Teacher's Supply Closet.
  • Reusable Bag: As we strive to be an environmentally responsible race, we will not be supplying bags. Please bring your own tote bag, book bag or messenger bag for your bib, shirt and any marathon apparel you might purchase.

 

Race Expo

Race Weekend, East Beach Conference Center, Kiawah Island

  • Thursday, 4pm – 7pm (mini expo)
  • Friday, 10am – 8:30pm
  • Race Day, Saturday, 6:30am – 1pm

 

Coordinated with this year’s packet pick-up, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon is excited to announce the Kiawah Island Marathon Race Expo. Vendors with sports apparel, health and wellness products, and services will be stationed inside Kiawah’s East Beach Conference Center.

Pick up some last-minute race necessities and be sure to visit the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Official Merchandise Store. The Expo is FREE and open to the Public. If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor or vendor, please email us at RaceSponsor@KiawahResort.com.

 

Race Day Parking/ Shuttle Service

Off Island Runners

All runners staying off-island are urged to arrive NO LATER THAN 6:30 AM TO AVOID MISSING THE 8 AM RACE START. You will be directed to parking areas outside the front gate and shuttled to the race start via motor coach. Shuttle busses will begin at 5:30 am.

On Island Runners

Runners staying on Kiawah Island are strongly advised to use the provided shuttle service or to walk if staying in the East Beach area and The Sanctuary. The shuttle will depart every 10 minutes from the Straw Market (for West Beach Village guests) and at the Sea Forest Drive entrance to Mariners Watch Villas (near Night Heron Cottages, Windswept and Mariners Watch villas) beginning at 6:00 am and 6:10 am, respectively, until race start. Guests staying past the Vanderhorst Gate can drive to Night Heron Park and park in the soccer fields. You may then follow the bike path to the right. This path will put you at the turn for the East Beach Conference Center.

 

Bibs and B-tag

We are using the B-tag timing device, the "chip" is attached to your bib. The B-tag requires no additional application, you simply use the supplied safety pins to attached the bib to the clothing. When crossing the mats at the start line, finish line and throughout the course, it is important to have the bib on the outside of your clothing. In addition, we ask that you refrain from folding or wrinkling your bibs before the race.

Before the race, please fill out the medical information on the back of your bib. Sharpies will be available at Packet Pick-up inside the East Beach Conference Center.
Download your Medical Backprint.

 

Personal Article Storage

A holding tent for personal articles will be located behind the finish line.

Please note this tent is unsupervised. Please refrain from leaving any valuables in article storage or on the course. This year's race will include drop zones for items while on the course. Any personal items and trash should be dropped only in these drop zones located after each water station. Our excellent course clean up crew will be collecting all personal items discarded on the course. These items can be picked up, if retrieved, at the Heron Park Nature Center at 8:45am on Sunday of Race Weekend.

 

Pre-Race Bike Ride

Friday, December 12th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Get a leg up on the competition by previewing the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon race course! Join our Lead Cyclists before the race and ride the half marathon (first 11.5 miles of the full). Don't miss this exclusive chance to see the new course layout and starting line or enjoy yourself before the big day! Familiarize yourself with the water station layouts and select beautiful landmarks to help you keep pace on race day. The Pre-Race Bike Ride isn't just for race participants; family and friends shouldn't miss this opportunity to stake out cheering spots before the race begins. Additionally, most of our race course is located within a private community and is only accessible to previewing by foot or bike. The tour costs $20 per person.Complimentary bicycle included; however, participants are welcome to bring their own. Bikes will be available to participants beginning at 3pm adjacent to the Finish Line at the East Beach Conference Center race venue. For more information call (843) 768-6001.
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Runner's Pre-Marathon Warm Up

Race Day,6:45 am and 7 am

stretching and warming up before the marathon

Join our fitness instructor before the race begins to help warm up and stretch your entire body. With an emphasis on the ankles, calves, quads, hamstrings and hips, we will clear your mind and connect your breath-flow in this complimentary 15-minute warm up. Session will meet inside the East Beach Conference Center. No reservations required. For more information, email us at Kiawah_Marathon@KiawahResort.com or when on island visit the Marathon Information Table inside the East Beach Conference Center.