Youth Run

This page is a reflection of the 2024 race. Information about the 2025 race will be available closer to race day!


January 20, 2024
10:30 AM


RiverDogs Stadium

360 Fishburne St, Charleston, SC 29403

Event Details

  • Date: January 20, 2024
  • Start Time: 10:30 AM
  • Start & Finish: On the field of the Joe ballpark! Located at 360 Fishburne St
  • Route: The Charleston Youth Run will be approximately 1/4 mile starting and finishing on the ball field where the post race party takes place for the half marathon and 5k.
  • Distance: Approximately 1/4 mile.
  • Support: There will be course volunteers keeping our participants and spectators safe!
  • Time Limit: The Charleston Youth Run is a family friendly run, and we welcome walkers and runners of all experience levels.
  • Age Limit: There is no age restriction. If younger than 7 years old, an adult must accompany the child on the course. Strollers are not allowed.
  • Waiver/Release: All participants must sign the waiver in order to participate.
  • Race Swag:  Each child participating receives a finisher medal after the race and participant shirt.
  • Post-Race Party: Enjoy a family fun area with refreshments, activities and live entertainment.

The Peyton Moore Spirit Award

The traveling trophy will be awarded to the school with the most Youth Run runners.

  • Youth Run Award: A purse of $600 is distributed among the top three schools with the most spirit and school participation.
    • 1st place: $300
    • 2nd place: $200
    • 3rd place: $100

T-Shirt Design Contest

The 2024 Charleston Youth Marathon® T-shirt Design Contest will be open for entries October 25 – and we can’t wait to see what you come up with for this year. Check out the information below for more details, including prizes!

T-shirt Design Contest Guidelines: All t-shirt designs must be original artwork; PDF files will need to be submitted. The contest is open to all Berkeley County School District (BCSD), Charleston County School District (CCSD) & Dorchester School District Two (DD2) students.

Email submissions to Submissions are due November 15th!

Winners Receive: Free race entry for any distance, plus

1st Place: Your artwork featured on the Youth Marathon t-shirts & $100

2nd Place: $50

3rd Place: $25

Join Art, and run the Youth Marathon on January 20, 2024!