Youth Marathon

*This information is a reflection of the past event. Information is subject to change for the 2022 event. Stay tuned for any updates.


January 16, 2021
1:00 PM


Registration for the Youth Marathon is coming soon.

Event Details

  • Date: TBD
  • 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
Congratulations to the 2020 Youth Marathon T-Shirt Design Contest winners!

  • 1st Place: (the design that will be on the 2020 Charleston Youth Marathon shirt): Alex Eastman
  • 2nd Place: Louise Martin
  • 3rd Place: Aysha Bowens

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.

  • 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