Youth Marathon

WHEN

January 14, 2023
1:00 PM

Event Details

  • Date: January 14, 2023
  • Start Time: 1 PM
  • Start: 4201 Spruill Ave North Charleston, SC 29405
  • Finish: 4201 Spruill Ave North Charleston, SC 29405
  • Route: The Charleston Youth Marathon® will take place in North Charleston on the Firefly Distillery field.
  • Distance: Approximately 1 Mile
  • 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 Charleston Youth Marathon® 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 allowed.
  • Waiver/Release: All participants must sign the waiver in order to participate.
  • Awards: Each child participating receives a commemorative t-shirt and finisher medal.
  • 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 Marathon runners.

  • Youth Marathon 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

Congratulations to the 2022 Youth Marathon T-Shirt Design Contest winners!

  • 1st Place: (the design that will be on the 2022 Charleston Youth Marathon shirt): Quinn Powell, 7th grade
  • 2nd Place: Susan Dong, 7th grade
  • 3rd Place: Brooklyn Kleinschmidt, 7th grade

T-Shirt Design Contest

The 2022 Charleston Youth Marathon® T-shirt Design Contest will be open for entries November 8 – 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 education@engagingcreativeminds.org. Submissions are due November 28th!

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

The Peyton Moore Spirit Award

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

  • Youth Marathon 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

Recognition Awards

The Charleston Marathon® has a tradition of unique awards recognizing individuals and groups for their community support.

1st Place: St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science won the Peyton Moore Spirit Award and a $300 check for the fourth year in a row

2nd Place: Howe Hall AIMS took second place and received a check for $200.

3rd Place: Places James B. Edwards Elementary took third place and a check for $100.

The Peyton Moore Spirit Award is given to the school with the most participation in the race along with a traveling trophy and $300 award. The 2020 Charleston Youth Marathon® was a huge success with over 400 youth runners representing 38 different schools across the East Coast.