Youth Marathon


January 11, 2020
1:00 PM


Free registration is available online as well as at the Expo on Friday, January 10. To guarantee a shirt, attendees must register online by December 1.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, January 11
  • Start Time: 1 PM
  • Start: Riverfront Park North Charleston, SC
  • Finish: Riverfront Park near 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
  • Route: The Charleston Youth Marathon® will take place in North Charleston, and run on portions of the official Charleston Marathon course. It will share the same finish line as the 5K, Marathon and Half Marathon.
  • 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, finisher medal, and access to sponsor promotions and coupons (via email).
  • Post-Race Party: Enjoy a family fun area with refreshments, activities and live entertainment.

T-Shirt Design Contest

The 2020 Charleston Youth Marathon® T-shirt Design Contest is OPEN for entries – and we can’t wait to see what you come up 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 1st!

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 2019 Youth Marathon T-Shirt Design Contest Winners…

1st Place (the design that will be on the 2019 Charleston Youth Marathon shirt): Alisha Gregg

2nd Place: Malaysia Gallashaw

3rd Place: J’niyah Long

Congratulations to our winners and thanks again to everyone who participated!

Recognition Awards

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

  • 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