Race Weekend Events

T H U R S D A Y
December 9

Race Expo and Holiday Market
4 PM – 7 PM | 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.

The Drip Lounge
4 PM – 7 PM | West Beach Conference Center, Magnolia Room
The Drip Lounge uses elevated “push” vitamin technology in addition to their ultra hydrating saline drips which allows the body to absorb vitamins and minerals at a much higher concentration level than other IV treatments. This advanced combination offers benefits such as expedited recovery, cushioned joints, increased energy, clarity and focus, improved sleep and more. Menu

Reservations are suggested, 513.633.5424. Walk ups welcome.

Body Composition Machine Analysis
4 PM – 7 PM | West Beach Conference Center
Using top quality Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), Kathryn Adel from FitWave Nutrition can accurately measure your body composition including your muscle mass, fat mass, body water and resting metabolic rate (RMR). RMR is essentially how many calories you burn at rest for your body to maintain its vital functions. This helps determine more accurately how many calories you should eat to reach your goal, whether it is to lose weight, decrease your body fat percentage, gain muscle mass, maintain your weight or eat enough calories to perform at your best potential.

No reservations required. Cost is $25 /person for a 5 minute session.


F R I D A Y
December 10

Race Expo and Holiday Market
10 AM – 8:30 PM | 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.

The Drip Lounge
10 AM – 8 PM | West Beach Conference Center, Magnolia Room
The Drip Lounge uses elevated “push” vitamin technology in addition to their ultra hydrating saline drips which allows the body to absorb vitamins and minerals at a much higher concentration level than other IV treatments. This advanced combination offers benefits such as expedited recovery, cushioned joints, increased energy, clarity and focus, improved sleep and more. Menu

Reservations are suggested, 513.633.5424. Walk ups welcome.

Meditation & Mindfulness
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM | West Beach Conference Center, Azalea 4 & 5
We invite you to join us for a quiet and peaceful meditation in the West Beach Conference Center. Let’s take a moment to prepare for the race by finding ways for calm and balance within and around us. We will explore simple ways to connect and reconnect with ourselves and our breath through a mindful meditation practice and short interactive activities. No prior experience is necessary, just an open mind!

Class is $20/person, call 843.768.6001 to make a reservation.

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.

Body Composition Machine Analysis
1 PM – 3 PM | West Beach Conference Center
Using top quality Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), Kathryn Adel from FitWave Nutrition can accurately measure your body composition including your muscle mass, fat mass, body water and resting metabolic rate (RMR). RMR is essentially how many calories you burn at rest for your body to maintain its vital functions. This helps determine more accurately how many calories you should eat to reach your goal, whether it is to lose weight, decrease your body fat percentage, gain muscle mass, maintain your weight or eat enough calories to perform at your best potential.

No reservations required. Cost is $25 /person for a 5 minute session.

Mental Skills for Endurance Performance
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | West Beach Conference Center, Azalea 4 & 5
We see endurance sport as enabling force for the good in the lives of our athletes, their families. This discussion is designed to help develop and maintain a mentality of success for your race.

Discussion is complimentary, no reservation required.

Nutrition for Long Distance Athletes
4 PM- 5 PM | West Beach Conference Center, Azalea 4 & 5
Join registered dietitians, Kathryn Adel and Janet Carter for a nutrition workshop specifically geared towards triathletes 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 complimentary, no reservation required.

Course Information Overview
5 PM – 5:30 PM |  West Beach Conference Center, Azalea 4 & 5
This year for the 43rd annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon there is a brand new race course! 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.

Glow Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
4:30PM Pre-Race Party | 5:30PM Race Start
Kiawah Island Beach at Boardwalk 5

We’ve turned our Glow Run into a party! Join us for this 5K run on the spectacular Kiawah beach for a glow in the dark color party not to be missed. One-mile fun run option available as well. You’ll run through black light bubble and color stations along this out and back course, and end the race with a rockin’ glowing color party with a DJ and prizes!

GLOW RUN REGISTRATION

Online registration will close Friday, Dec. 10th at 3pm. All participants registered by Sunday, Nov. 21st at midnight are guaranteed a Glow Run T-shirt.

Glow Run Packet Bib Pick-up
Azalea 1, West Beach Conference Center

  • Thursday, Dec. 9th, 4pm – 7pm
  • Friday, Dec. 10th, 10am – 4pm

Timing mats, bibs, and medals are available only to those registered for the 5K run. A timing clock is visible at the finish line, but all 1-mile runners do not receive official timing results.

Children’s Special: Children under 7 can run the 1 Mile Fun Run for free and no registration required.  If children under 7 would like a Glow in the Dark Color Run T-shirt, they may be purchased at the Glow Run table inside the West Beach Conference Center, while supplies last.

Pre-Race Yoga
7 PM – 8 PM|  West Beach Conference Center, Azalea 4 & 5
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.

No yoga experience required, open to everyone. $20/person. Reservations required, call 843-768-6001.


S A T U R D A Y,  R A C E  D A Y
December 10

Race Expo and Holiday Market
6 AM – 2 PM | 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
7 AM – 7:20 AM | 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.

The Drip Lounge
9 AM – 2 PM | West Beach Conference Center, Magnolia Room
The Drip Lounge uses elevated “push” vitamin technology in addition to their ultra hydrating saline drips which allows the body to absorb vitamins and minerals at a much higher concentration level than other IV treatments. This advanced combination offers benefits such as expedited recovery, cushioned joints, increased energy, clarity and focus, improved sleep and more. Menu

Reservations are suggested, 513.633.5424. Walk ups welcome.


S U N D A Y
December 12

Recovery Alignment Yoga
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | West Beach Conference Center, Azalea 4 & 5
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.

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