Race Weekend Quick Facts

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

CHANGE DISTANCE: The last day to change your distance online was Thursday, January 2, 2020 AT 11:59 PM. If you would like to change your distance before the race, please visit the Customer Service table at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, January 10 between 10 AM and 8 PM.

DEFERRALS: The deferral deadline was WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2020 AT 11:59 PM. Deferrals are no longer being accepted. NO exceptions will be made!

RACE WEEK EMAILS: If you have not received any race week emails please update your preferences here.

RACE START TIMES

MARATHON: 7:10 AM

HALF MARATHON: 7:30 AM

5K: 8:00 AM

Youth Marathon: 1:00 PM

RACE START / FINISH LINE

Full & Half Marathon Start Location: Fishburne St in front of Burke High School (244 President St, Charleston, SC 29403)

Shrimp & Grits 5k Start Location: Turnbull Ave & Ave H, North Charleston, SC

Youth Marathon Start Location: Riverfront Park North Charleston, SC

All distances will finish at the Riverfront Park near 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

EXPO PACKET PICK-UP

EXPO PACKET PICK-UP:

  • Friday, January 10: 10 AM – 8 PM at Martin Gaillard Center (inside the Grand Ballroom) 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401
  • We suggest parking at the Gaillard Center parking garage: 33 Alexander Street, Charleston, SC
  • Spectator shuttle wristbands will be sold for $3 at the Expo on Friday or for $5 at the Customer Service table on race day. Wristbands will not be available for purchase at the shuttle stops. Cash or card will be accepted. Please see “Parking & Shuttle” tab for more information.

Please note: There will be NO race day packet pick-up! You MUST attend the expo to pick up your packet. If you are unable to attend the expo, please plan to have a friend or family member pick up your packet for you with a copy of your photo-ID.

PARTICIPANT DETAILS

 The 2020 Participant Guide includes details on:

  • Packet Pick-Up
  • Race Day Parking and Timeline
  • Course Details
  • Spectator Information
  • Post-Race Party and more!

PARKING & SHUTTLES

There are different parking lots for the Full & Half marathon runners and the Shrimp & Grits 5k & Youth Marathon runners.

Please note that all parking options listed below are suggested lot. Availability will be on a first come, first served basis. We highly recommend carpooling or taking an Uber/Lyft/Taxi as well as arriving at least 45 minutes prior to your race start to alleviate race morning stress!

Race Start (Marathon & Half Marathon): Burke High School – 244 President St., Charleston, SC

Suggested Parking Lot (Marathon & Half Marathon)Hagood Lot – 50 Hagood Ave, Charleston, SC – Parking will be $5 per vehicle. Cash and Credit will be accepted upon entry into the lot.

Suggested Uber / Lyft / Taxi Drop-Off Address (Marathon & Half Marathon): Harmon Field – Intersection of President St. and Line St.

Race Start (5k and Youth Marathon): Parking lot located at corner of Noisette Blvd and McMillian Ave in North Charleston

Suggested Parking Lots (5k, Youth Marathon & Finish Line Festival)Parking will be at the two lots indicated on the map below. They are located on the corner of Noisette Blvd and McMillian Ave. Please note, runners will need to take McMilan Ave and turn left on Noisette Blvd to access these lots.

Suggested Uber / Lyft / Taxi Drop-Off Address (5k and Youth Marathon): The corner of Noisette Blvd and Truxtun Ave., North Charleston, SC

Since the start and finish line are at two locations we will offer shuttles for spectators and runners to use. Spectator and participant shuttles will run continuously between the Marathon and Half Marathon start in Charleston and the finish line in North Charleston from 7:30am – 2:00pm. A race bib or shuttle wristband for a round-trip shuttle ride will be required. Spectator shuttle wristbands will be sold for $3 at the Expo on Friday or for $5 at the Customer Service table on race day. Wristbands will not be available for purchase at the shuttle stops. Cash or card will be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: These shuttles will not bring you to the start line for the start of the race. See above parking and Uber drop-off locations to get you to the start line on time.

LIVE TRACKING

Download the Sporthive Live App for IOS or Android users: https://live.sporthive.com/event/8174-or-

  • search keywords “Sporthive Live, Sporthive” in app store

Open the Sporthive Live App

  • A Selector Page appears, click on O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon listing
  • The O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon app opens and is loaded
  • On return visits to the Sporthive Live App, O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon app will load automatically, no search is required

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

Spectator Locations:

King Street and The Battery at White Point in Charleston are both ideal spectating locations for full and half marathon runners. Another great location for spectating is Park Circle in North Charleston. If you follow North Rhett all the way to Park Place North, you can park

Please note that parking is limited in all recommended spectator locations. Please be mindful of parking restrictions and road closures.

Post-Race Party Tickets:

All participants receive one ticket for a serving of shrimp & grits as well as two drink tickets. Spectators may purchase tickets for shrimp & grits and/or drinks, each for $5, at the Customer Service tent at the start and finish line.

Shuttles: 

Spectator shuttles will run from the Marathon and Half Marathon start in Charleston to the finish line in North Charleston beginning at 7:30am and running until 1:30pm. A ticket for a round-trip shuttle ride will be required. Spectator shuttle tickets will be sold for $3 at the Expo on Friday or for $5 at the Customer Service table on race day. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the actual shuttle stops. Cash or card will be accepted.

PARTICIPANT SWAG

O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon Participant Shirt
10th Anniversary Charleston Marathon Finisher Medal
Charleston Marathon Finisher Blanket