The 35th annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2012. New this year, the Kiawah Island marathon unveils a new half marathon course as well as a new single-loop full marathon course. As a result, the races will offer new starting lines giving the runners more room to start and fewer turns early in the race. Additionally, for runners with a specific finish time goal, this year’s race will now have professional pacers to assist runners to set the correct pace to reach their target time. Also new this year, the resort will be providing innovative post-race statistics, allowing runners to gauge their performance.
“At last year’s race, we ushered in the ‘Year of the Olympiads’ with our very own elite runners and Olympic Trial Qualifiers. For this year’s 35th anniversary race, we’re focusing on the daily runner – the tried and true runner – the day-in and day-out runner – that neither heat nor humidity, not even rain, sleet or snow can keep from the roadways runner,” explained race director, Liz King. “Having fewer turns early in the race, fewer overall turns and professional pacers are aimed at producing a better experience for the ‘daily runner,’ the backbone of every running community across the world.”