Race Weekend Events
T H U R S D A Y
Race Expo and Holiday Market
3PM – 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
3PM-6PM | West Beach Conference Center
What to Bring to Packet Pick up
- Identification: Valid photo ID is needed to pick up your bib (B-tag). All runners must pick up their own race bib and B-tag. Runners are not permitted to pick up anyone’s bib but their own. Runners who are unable to attend an earlier pick-up for any reason will be required to pick up their bib on race morning. No exceptions will be made.
- Canned goods: To our On Island Packet Pick-up, we are asking every runner to bring at least two non-perishable canned items for donation for donation to One80 Place and Charleston Area Senior Center.
- Reusable Bag: As we strive to be an environmentally responsible race, we will not be supplying bags. Please bring your own tote bag, book bag or messenger bag for your bib, shirt and any marathon apparel you might purchase.
F R I D A Y
9:30AM Run Start | Nest
We may love running a-latte, but sometimes it’s hard to espresso our feelings before a big race! Step away from your daily grind, and join Blue Sky Endurance on a 4-mile warm up run – the first 2 and last 2 mi of the marathon and half marathon course. Perk up your spirits, while familiarizing yourself with the course! Afterwards, participants are encouraged to debrief and “fill your cup” with fellow runners over a cup of coffee at the Nest. You never know what will overflow onto race day!
Race Expo and Holiday Market
9:30AM – 8:00PM | 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
10AM-8:00PM | West Beach Conference Center
Pre-Race Dinner Pick Up (pre-orders only)
12:00PM – 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.
Story Time with Santa
12:30 PM – 1 PM | West Beach Conference Center
‘Twas the night before race day, when all through West Beach, all the runners had gathered, with their bibs within reach! When, what to their wondering eyes should appear, but Santa himself, there to spread good luck and cheer! Then off they all went to rest in their beds, and visions of the finish line danced in their heads!
Join us for Story Time with Santa at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30, after each reading Santa will be available for photos.
Nutrition for Long Distance Athletes
3:30PM – 4:30PM | West Beach Conference Center, Azalea 4 & 5
On race weekend, joining Registered Dietitian Kayla Fitzgerald for a nutrition workshop specifically geared towards athletes and long distance runners. The 30-minute presentation will cover topics including preparation and recovery, followed by a 15-minute question and answer session.
Discussion is located in Azalea 4 & 5. Admission is complimentary, no reservation required.
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 bubble, color light displays and snow!
The 5K is an officially timed event. All 5K finishers will receive a Glow Run Medal. Race results will be live streamed to RunSignup. Course closes at 6:45pm. The top 3 male and female 5K finishers will be awarded post-race. 1-mile run is not timed.
Registration: Online registration will close Friday at 4pm. All participants will receive a bib, shirt, and medal.
Glow Run Packet Bib Pick-up
- Thursday 3pm – 6pm | West Beach Conference Center
- Friday 10:30am – 3pm | West Beach Conference Center
- Friday 3:30m – 5:30pm | Sanctuary Pool Deck
Course Information Overview
5:30 PM – 6PM | West Beach Conference Center, Azalea 4 & 5
Join us for a general overview of the course followed by a Q&A session to assist our participants in navigating their way to the finish line.
Discussion is complimentary, no reservation required.
7 PM – 8PM | Location TBD
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. 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Schedule subject to change.
S A T U R D A Y, R A C E D A Y
Packet Pick Up
6:15 AM – 7:45AM | West Beach Conference Center
West Beach Cantina Pool Bar
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.
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. The Expo is FREE and open to the Public. Interested in being a vendor at our Race Expo.
Race Day Stretch
7AM – 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
Class is complementary, with 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 Conference Center Azalea room 5 and 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
S U N D A Y
Lost and Found, Award Pick-up, Marathon Merchandise
8:30AM – 11:00AM | West Beach Conference Center
Recovery Alignment Yoga
9:30AM – 10:30AM | West Beach Conference Center, Carolina 5 & 6
Recovery Alignment Yoga is highly beneficial for your post-race day when your post-race body doesn’t feel inclined to do very much yoga. This subtle movement session will go a long way towards getting you back on your next starting line or regaining that regular bounce in your step on a run.
Class is $20/person, call 843.768.6001 to make a reservation.