Half Marathon

WHEN

January 14, 2023
Race begins at 7:30 am

  • Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
  • Start: On Fishburne St in front of Burke High School at 244 President St, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Finish: Firefly Distillery located at 4201 Spruill Ave North Charleston, SC 29405
  • Route: This year’s Charleston Half Marathon® is a scenic 13.1-mile run that will showcase the beauty and the history of the Lowcountry, featuring Hampton Park, The Citadel, The Battery, Iconic King Street, and a finish at Charleston’s oldest working distillery, Firefly Distillery.
  • Course Entertainment: Local bands will be along 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: 1:30 | 1:45 | 2:00 | 2:15 | 2:30 | 2:45 | 3:00. 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 (subject to change): Miles 2, 5, 6, 9, and 11. GU will be offered at at miles 9 and 13/17
  • Porta-Potties:  There will be porta-Potties at every Aid-Station and at the start and finish line.
  • 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 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 an overall time limit of 4 hours.
  • Course Cutoff Location: The course has a 4 hour limit. Half Marathon participants must be able to run or speed walk the first 10.8 miles of the course to exit the City of Charleston by 10:00 am (2 hours and 30 minutes). 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 half marathon within the 4 hour time limit in order to receive an official time and a finisher’s medal.
  • Gear Check: Gear Check School buses organized by last name will be available for gear drop off race morning near the starting line until 7:30am. Those buses will transport runner gear to the finish line festival and be available for pickup until 1:30pm.
  • Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
  • Start: On Fishburne St in front of Burke High School at 244 President St, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Finish: Firefly Distillery located at 4201 Spruill Ave North Charleston, SC 29405
  • Route: This year’s Charleston Half Marathon® is a scenic 13.1-mile run that will showcase the beauty and the history of the Lowcountry, featuring Hampton Park, The Citadel, The Battery, Iconic King Street, and a finish at Charleston’s oldest working distillery, Firefly Distillery.
  • Course Entertainment: Local bands will be along 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: 1:30 | 1:45 | 2:00 | 2:15 | 2:30 | 2:45 | 3:00. 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: Please see below for a list of half-marathon aid stations and their supplies:

Stop #

1

Distance

2.2m

Aid Station Overview

Water, Sports Drink

2 4.3m Water, Sports Drink
3 6.2m Water, Sports Drink
4 8.2m

Water, Sports Drink

5 9.9m Water, Sports Drink, Gu
6 11.6m Water, Sports Drink
  • Porta-Potties:  There will be porta-Potties at every Aid-Station and at the start and finish line.
  • 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 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 an overall time limit of 4 hours.
  • Course Cutoff Location: The course has a 4 hour limit. Half Marathon participants must be able to run or speed walk the first 10.8 miles of the course to exit the City of Charleston by 10:00 am (2 hours and 30 minutes). 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 half marathon within the 4 hour time limit in order to receive an official time and a finisher’s medal.