Youth Marathon

WHEN

January 15, 2022
1:00 PM

Registration

Registration for the Youth Marathon is free.

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.

Event Details

  • Date: January 15, 2022
  • 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.