Race Weekend Events

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

Race Expo and Holiday Market
3 – 6:30PM | West Beach Conference Center
Vendors with sports apparel, health and wellness products, and services will be stationed inside Kiawah’s West Beach Conference Center.  Pick up some last-minute race necessities and be sure to visit the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Official Merchandise Store. The Expo is FREE and open to the Public. Interested in being a vendor at our Race Expo?

Packet Pick Up
3-6:30PM | West Beach Conference Center


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Shakeout Run
9:30AM Run Start | The Nest Market and Cafe at Night Heron Park
Join Blue Sky Endurance for a 3.4 mile warm up run! It’s a fantastic chance to get your body moving, ease any pre-race jitters, and familiarize yourself with the course.  Afterwards, connect with fellow runners over a cup of coffee at the Nest Market and Café. Our Shakeout run is complimentary, no reservations required and everyone welcome.  843.768.6001 for more information.

Race Expo and Holiday Market
9:30AM – 8PM | West Beach Conference Center
Vendors with sports apparel, health and wellness products, and services will be stationed inside Kiawah’s West Beach Conference Center.  Pick up some last-minute race necessities and be sure to visit the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Official Merchandise Store.

Packet Pick Up
10AM-8:30PM | West Beach Conference Center

Pre-Race Dinner Pick Up (pre-orders only)
12 – 8PM | West Beach Conference Center
After picking up your race packet and browsing the race expo, pick up a container filled with any of the following options; Grilled Chicken Breast with Fettuccine Alfredo, Shrimp Scampi with Linguine, Farfalle Pasta with Broiled Cherry Tomato Pomodoro Sauce, Baked Penne with Marinara, Meatballs and Mozzarella. $20/dinner. Available to runners, family, and friends. Pre-order today.

Pacer Meet and Greet
4 – 7PM | West Beach Conference Center
Whether you’re aiming for a personal best or simply looking to complete the race, our friendly pacers are here to support you every step of the way! With a total of 15 pace groups, we have nine pacers leading the marathon (with finish goals from 3:25 to 5hrs) and six pacers leading the half marathon (with finish goals from 1:45 to 3hrs). Make sure to visit the Race Expo at the West Beach Conference Center, where a representative from Beast Pacing will be available to discuss your race goals. It’s the ideal opportunity to be paired with the right pacer who will support you in achieving a PR.


Glow Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run 

4:30PM Pre-Race Party | 5:45PM Race Start
Sanctuary Beach Access  (New 2023 location)
Join us for 5K or 1-mile run on the beach.  The event will start at 4:30pm with a color party and DJ.  The run begins at 5:45pm on an out and back course making your way through black light bubbles, color light displays and snow! All participants will receive a bib, shirt, and medal. The 5K is an officially timed event. Race results will be live streamed to RunSignup. 1-mile run is not timed. Course closes at 6:45pm. 

Registration:  Space is extremely limited. All participants, regardless of age, must resister.  Children under the age of 8 must run with a registered parent.

Glow Run Packet Bib Pick-up

  • Thursday 3 – 6PM  | West Beach Conference Center
  • Friday  10:30AM – 3PM | West Beach Conference Center
  • Friday 4:30 – 5:30PM | Sanctuary Pool Deck

Pre-Race Yoga
5:45– 6:45PM | Sanctuary Hotel Ballroom
It’s the perfect opportunity to unwind, reconnect with your body, and center your mind. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your yoga experience. Mats are provided. Just come with an open mind and a willingness to discover the many benefits of yoga. $20/person.

Pre-Race Yoga 
7  – 8PM | Sanctuary Hotel Ballroom
Join us the evening before your run to celebrate with some yoga! This upbeat class will release your muscles and get you ready for the race. $20/person. No yoga experience required, open to everyone.                                                                                                                                                              


SATURDAY,  RACE  DAY, DECEMBER 14

Packet Pick Up
6:15  – 7:45AM | West Beach Conference Center

West Beach Cantina Pool Bar
6:30 – 10AM
The perfect option to fuel up before you begin your race, or as you cheer on your favorite runners! This dining option is open to all. Enjoy a heartier option with a Sausage Egg and Cheese Wrap, a Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit, or an Egg and Cheese Croissant. Or grab a quick bite with KIND and Nutri-Grain Bars. Beverages also available with your choice of Bottled Juice (Orange and Apple) or Coffee.

Race Expo 
6AM – 2PM | West Beach Conference Center
Vendors with sports apparel, health and wellness products, and services will be stationed inside Kiawah’s West Beach Conference Center.  Pick up some last-minute race necessities and be sure to visit the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Official Merchandise Store.

Race Day Stretch
7 – 7:20AM | Beach at Boardwalk 5
Rise and shine, and let your mind unwind. Join us race morning to breathe in the soul soothing salt air, and exhale any pre-race jitters away. Take in the calming sounds of the waves crashing, the extraordinary beauty of the sun rising, and get your mind and body prepared with some yoga style stretching and breathing exercises. Sunrise is at 7:13am. Complementary, no reservations required. All stretching will be done from a standing position; no mats or towels are needed.  Meet our instructor beachfront at Boardwalk 5, steps from the starting line.  In the event of inclement weather, join us inside the West Beach Conference Center, Carolina 5 & 6.

Marathon and Half Marathon Race Start
8AM | West Beach Conference Center

Party on the Pool Deck
10AM – 2PM | Sanctuary Pool Deck
With our race courses traversing the Sanctuary’s Terrace Lawn, Grand Lawn and Pool Deck, the hotel opens their venue to all as a prime spectator viewing spot with a touch of Southern hospitality. They will feature a Bloody Mary bar and beer. Their chefs will be on site grilling burgers, hot dogs, and chicken. There is limited table seating available at the pool deck; however, to go options are available.

Half Marathon Award Ceremony
Approximately 11:30AM | Celebration Tent at West Beach Conference Center 

Marathon Award Ceremony
Approximately 1PM | Celebration Tent at West Beach Conference Center 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

Lost and Found, Award Pick-up, Marathon Merchandise
8:30 – 11AM | West Beach Conference Center

Recovery Alignment Yoga
9:30 – 10:30AM | West Beach Conference Center, Carolina 5 & 6
Join us for our highly beneficial Recovery Alignment Yoga session, designed to aid in your post-race body’s healing process. This mindful movement practice will greatly contribute to getting you back on your next starting line or reinvigorating your running stride. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your yoga experience. Mats are provided. $20/person, call 843.768.6001 to make a reservation.