Marathon – Event Details

WHEN

January 11, 2020
Race begins at 7:10 am

  • Start Time: 7:10 a.m.
  • Start: On Fishburne St in front of Burke High School at 244 President St, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Finish: Riverfront Park near 1061 Everglades 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 Riverfront Park.
  • 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 and 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

2m

Aid Station Overview 

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

2 4m

Water, Sports Drink

3 6.5m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

4 8.5m

Water, Sports Drink

5 10.5m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid, Gu

6 12m Water, Sports Drink
7 14m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

8 16m Water, Sports Drink
9 18m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

10 20.5m Water, Sports Drink
11 22m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid, Gu

12 24m Water
13 25m

Water, Sports Drink, First Aid

  • 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.