The Kiawah Island Marathon

On your mark, get set, go… to our 46th Annual Marathon on Kiawah Island, where 26.2 miles (or 13.1 miles) has never looked so beautiful. Enjoy the ultimate marathon experience and stay at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Your body, mind and soles of your feet will thank you!

Race Start: 8:00 AM, Saturday, December 14th, 2024.


The 46th Annual Event

Our new course for The Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon and Half Marathon will start and finish in the beautiful West Beach Village. Along the way, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of maritime forests, marshes, and grand homes as you run throughout the Island community. The only thing more wonderful than the scenery is the moment when you cross the finish line after completing your full or half-marathon!

2021 Marathon Map
Marathon and Half Marathon Race Courses
Half Marathon Race Route | Marathon Race Route

The starting and finish line will be located at the West Beach Conference Center, near the intersection of Kiawah Beach Drive and Shipwatch Drive.
kiawah marathon race registration
Race Entry
A limited number of entries are available for the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon and Half Marathon. When race registration is at maximum capacity, race registration will automatically close. Race management will make every attempt to give 24 hours notice before closing to our followers on our Facebook page (Kiawah Island Marathon).

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathons. Fees includes: long sleeve race shirt, finishers medal, course support, food, beer and entertainment at the finish line party and complimentary shuttle for off island runners (from off island parking area).
Kiawah Marathon Age Groups
Age Groups
Age minimums:
Half – 14 years old  |  Full – 18 years old

18-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 |
65-69 | 70-74 | 75+

Age groups are for both men and women
The Kiawah Island Marathon and Half Marathon event is sanctioned by the USA Track & Field Organization. Each course - the Marathon course (USATF#SC13101DW) and the Half Marathon course (USATF#13102DW) - is officially USATF certified.

Both the half and the full marathon races are qualifiers for the Boston Marathon. Official marathon results will be mailed shortly following the event to the Boston Athletic Association. Please consult the official Boston Athletic Association website for qualification information.


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