Marathon Post-Race Information
8:30am – 2:30pm at the Finish Line Celebration
Post-race stretching is available to all of our runners. Fitness instructors and personal trainers will be on hand to help you recover and stretch out the muscles after your run! Look for their tents at the end of the finish line chute. Mats will be available.
Finish Line Party and Award Ceremonies
9:30am – 3pm
We will be hosting a combined party for Marathon and Half Marathon runners. The finish line party will take place in a large tent at the race venue. Of course, we have kept your favorite carbo re-load buffet, music and beer!
Food The buffet is complimentary and reserved for bibbed runners. The menu includes White Bean Soup*, Taboulie*, Organic Pasta Vinaigrette, Fresh Local Vegetables and Basil Pesto, Organic Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken, Sweet Corn Bread Muffins, Sliced Oranges and Bananas*, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Lemonade. * Indicates dish is gluten-free. Gluten-free Pasta Salad is also available upon request. Kindly see our Food & Beverage staff at the Party; they will be happy to assist you.
Beer: We proudly serve Charleston’s own Palmetto Amber Ale and Michelob Ultra and Angry Orchard at the finish line party! Family and friends can join in celebrating; wristbands for beer are $10. Valid ID required for wristband, and they are only available while supplies last.
Music: Friends and family are welcome to join runners under the tent for live music and celebration.
Awards Ceremony: The Award Ceremony will take place on the stage under the large white tent. Awards for the half-marathon runners will take place at approximately 11:30am. Marathon awards ceremony will take place at approximately 1:30pm.
|Half Marathon Proud Pelican||Full Marathon Proud Pelican|
|Top 5 overall male/female||Top 5 overall male/female|
|Top 5 overall male/female masters||Top 5 overall male/female masters|
|Top 1 overall male/female grand masters||Top 1 overall male/female grand masters|
Age Group Awards: Age group awards will be awarded 5 deep.
Mailing Awards: If you have won an award, but are not present to receive it , we will gladly ship it to you. Awards will be mailed out by December 30th, and incur a $20 shipping and handling charge to the athlete. Please contact the race administration office at Kiawah_Marathon@KiawahResort.com by January 1st.
Lost & Found
Race Venue: For articles lost in and around the East Beach Conference Center/Race Venue, please check the with the Information Desk in the lobby of the East Beach Conference Center. Open Saturday, Race Day, 6:30am to 4pm and Sunday, Race Weekend, 8:30am to 1pm.
Race Course: Clothing lost or left on the course can be claimed Sunday morning beginning at 8:30 am inside the East Beach Conference Center. Bib numbers may help us reunite runners with their lost items, so we encourage all runners to label their items with their bib numbers. Sharpies are available at the information desk in EBCC and in the article storage tents.
Clothing, hats, gloves, etc. shed on the course will be held until Tuesday at 9am; after which they will be donated to our local shelter. Please note, our course clean up begins during the race, so please do not expect to be able to go back onto the course later in the day to retrieve shed items. Call 843.768.6001 for information.
Please check with the Marathon Information Desk for shower facilities.
The East Beach Conference Center Expo and restrooms will be open to all runners and spectators throughout the day.
Race Weekend Hours:
Thursday, 4pm – 7pm
Friday, 10am – 8:30pm
Saturday, 6:30am – 1pm
Sunday, 8:30am – 1pm (Official Race Logo Shop Only)
All Full & Half Marathon Runners finishing the 26.2 & 13.1-mile course, respectively will receive a commemorative medal at the finish line.
The Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon and Half Marathon courses are both Certified and Sanctioned by the USATF and the Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Official marathon results will be submitted once they become “official” to the Boston Athletic Association in accordance with their policies. Runners applying for the Boston Marathon need only list their time and participation in this event for potential qualification. For specific qualifying information please direct your questions to the Boston Athletic Association.
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