Race Weekend Quick Facts
CHANGE DISTANCE: The last day to change your distance online was Friday, November 8. If you would like to change your distance before the race, please visit the Customer Service table during Packet Pick-up to make that change.
RACE WEEK EMAILS: If you have not received any race week emails please update your preferences here. Below you will find all of the previous emails that went out to runners.
RACE START TIMES
HALF MARATHON: 7:15 AM
10K: 7:30 AM
RACE START / FINISH LINE
All runners must shuttle to the start line at The Lodge. There will be no parking at the start line near The Lodge. All non-resort guests will need to park at The Inn and take the shuttle to the start line.
4:45am – 6:30am – Shuttles will run to the start line from both The Inn and The Cloister beginning at 4:45am. Please take an earlier shuttle to prevent long lines waiting for the shuttle.
EXPO PACKET PICK-UP:
- Friday, November 15 2:30pm – 4:30pm – Packet pick-up at The Inn (100 Salt Marsh Dr, St Simons, GA 31522). Any runner can pick up their packet at this time.
- ONLY Resort Guests: 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Packet pick-up at The Georgian Room Library at The Cloister (100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA 31561). Only runners staying at The Inn, The Cloister or Sea Island members can pick up their packets at this time.
- Saturday, November 16 (Race Day) – 5:15 AM – 6:15 AM near the start line at The Lodge (100 Retreat Ave, St Simons, GA 31522). Runners are strongly encouraged to pick up their packets on Friday to avoid lines and ensure a smooth race morning.
PARKING & SPECTATING
The Half Marathon & 10k will start in front of The Lodge (100 Retreat Ave, St Simons, GA 31522). Shuttles will be provided to the start line between 4:45am – 6:30am, picking runners up at the main entrances of The Inn and The Cloister the morning of the race. Please note: There will be no parking available at The Lodge. Guests must take the shuttles from either The Inn or The Cloister to the start line.
Ample parking will be available at The Inn for all non-guests. Shuttles provided from The Inn will be the only way to access the start line for non-Cloister guests.
Spectators staying at The Cloister can watch runners as they run along Sea Island Drive. Spectators can also cheer on runners as they follow the sidewalk along Frederica Road! If you are spectating, please be respectful of all runners and be careful to allows runners the right of way at all times along the course.
8:00am – 11:30am – Vineyard Vines Post-Race Champagne Brunch at the Beach Club (Pre-purchased wristbands are required for all non-runnners).
After your race, sit back, relax and enjoy the oceanside views while celebrating at the Vineyard Vines Champagne Brunch, prepared by Sea Island’s exquisite culinary team! One ticket to the post-race party and brunch is included in each registration, and additional tickets are available for purchase for any spectators wishing to join the fun.
5:15am – 6:30am – Gear check will be available near the start line at The Lodge. Gear can be picked up following the race at The Beach Club. Bags for belongings will be provided. You may also check your room key.
Please make sure to pick-up your bag after the race at The Beach Club/Post-Race Part location.