Marathon

WHEN

January 15, 2022
Race begins at 7:10 am

All participants are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at the start and finish area and social distance whenever possible. Do not attend the event if you are currently infected by COVID-19 or have knowingly been in contact with someone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Health and safety protocols are subject to change leading up to the event as we will continue to follow all guidelines set forth by the host venue, local and state government. In the event new regulations are put into place, we will update all of our participants as soon as possible via our website, email and Participant Guide.

  • Start Time: 7:10 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 Marathon® is scenic 26.2-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 – Music and performance groups from our local community 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: 3:15 | 3:30 | 3:45 | 4:00 | 4:15 | 4:30 | 4:45 | 5:00 | 5:15 | 5:30 as well as a sweeper.
    . 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 corral when lining up to start the race!
  • Aid Stations (subject to change): Miles 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, and 25. 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 6 hours.
  • Course Cutoff Location: The course has a 6 hour limit. 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 40 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 full marathon within the 6 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: 7:10 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 Marathon® is scenic 26.2-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 – Music and performance groups from our local community 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: 3:15 | 3:30 | 3:45 | 4:00 | 4:15 | 4:30 | 4:45 | 5:00 | 5:15 | 5:30 as well as a sweeper.
    . 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 corral when lining up to start the race!
  • Aid Stations: See below for a list of marathon aid stations and their supplies (subject to change):

Stop Number

1

Distance

2.2 m

Aid Station Overview 

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

2 4.3m

Water, Sports Drink

3 6.2m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

4 8.2m

Water, Sports Drink

5 9.9m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid, Gu

6 11.6m Water, Sports Drink
7 13.5m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

8 16m Water, Sports Drink
9 19m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

10 21m Water, Sports Drink
11 23.8m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid, Gu

12 25m Water
  • 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 6 hours.
  • Course Cutoff Location: The course has a 6 hour limit. 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 40 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 full marathon within the 6 hour time limit in order to receive an official time and a finisher’s medal.