Event Description

CHARLESTON MARATHON® • JANUARY 12, 2019

Event Details

Start Time: 7:15 a.m.

Start: On Fishburne St in front of Burke High School at 244 President St, Charleston, SC 29403

Finish: Riverfront Park near 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

Route: This year’s new Charleston Marathon® is scenic 26.2-mile run that will showcase the beauty and the history of the Lowcountry, featuring Hampton Park, The Citadel, The Battery, Iconic King Street, and a brand new finish at Riverfront Park.

Course Entertainment: Music and performance groups from our local community will be along the course to keep you moving!

Pace Groups: We have a great group of volunteers who will be pacers for the marathon. We plan to offer the following pace groups:  3:00 | 3:15 | 3:30 | 3:45 | 4:00 | 4:15 | 4:30 | 4:45 | 5:00 | 5:15 | 5:30. If you would like to run in a pace group, please find the pace group leader holding the sign with your desired pace in the coral when lining up to start the race!

Porta-Potties:  There will be porta-Potties at every Aid-Station and at the start and finish line.

Minor First Aid: We will have minor first aid kits at a few Aid Stations along the course.  These will be self-serve.

Support: There will be ham radio, medical, police and EMS personnel throughout the course, as well as dozens of course volunteers keeping our participants and spectators safe!

Time Limit: The course has an overall time limit of 6 hours. Participants must be able to maintain a pace of 13:45 min/mile in order to successfully complete the race within the allotted time.

Course Cutoff Location: All participants will need to reach the course cutoff location at mile 10.3 and exit the City of Charleston by 10:00am (you will have 2 hours and 45 minutes to reach this cutoff). In the event a participant falls behind pace, you will be bumped up to this location and given the opportunity to continue with your race. The cutoff and overall time limit will be strictly enforced by local authorities and race officials, for the health and safety of our participants, as the course will reopen to live traffic as scheduled.


CHARLESTON HALF MARATHON® • JANUARY 12, 2019

Event Details

Start Time: 7:30 a.m.

Start: On Fishburne St in front of Burke High School at 244 President St, Charleston, SC 29403

Finish: Riverfront Park near 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

Route: This year’s new Charleston Half Marathon® is scenic 13.1-mile run that will showcase the beauty and the history of the Lowcountry, featuring
Hampton Park, The Citadel, The Battery, Iconic King Street, and a brand new finish at Riverfront Park.

Course Entertainment: Music and performance groups from our local community will be along the course to keep you moving!

Pace Groups: We have a great group of volunteers who will be pacers for the marathon. We plan to offer the following pace groups: 1:30 | 1:45 | 2:00 | 2:15 | 2:30 | 2:45 | 3:00. If you would like to run in a pace group, please find the pace group leader holding the sign with your desired pace in the coral when lining up to start the race!

Porta-Potties:  There will be porta-Potties at every Aid-Station and at the start and finish line.

Minor First Aid: We will have minor first aid kits at a few Aid Stations along the course.  These will be self-serve.

Support: There will be ham radio, medical, police and EMS personnel throughout the course, as well as dozens of course volunteers keeping our participants and spectators safe!

Time Limit: The course has an overall time limit of 4 hours. Participants must be able to maintain a pace of 15:00 min/mile during the first 10 miles of the race in order to beat the course cut off located at mile 10.3.  Once participants pass the cutoff location they can resume a slower pace if necessary to complete the remaining 2.8 miles.

Course Cutoff Location: All participants will need to reach the course cutoff location at mile 10.3 and exit the City of Charleston by 10:00am (you will have 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach this cutoff). In the event a participant falls behind pace, you will be bumped up to this location and given the opportunity to continue with your race. The cutoff and overall time limit will be strictly enforced by local authorities and race officials, for the health and safety of our participants, as the course will reopen to live traffic as scheduled.


CHARLESTON SHRIMP & GRITS 5K® • JANUARY 12, 2019

Event Details

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

Start: Corner of Shipbuilding Way and Noisette Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29405

Finish: Riverfront Park near 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

Route: The 5k will take place in North Charleston, around Riverfront Park, and run on portions of the official Charleston Marathon course. It will share the same start line as the Youth Marathon, and the same finish line as the Marathon, Half Marathon and Youth Marathon.

Course Entertainment: Music and performance groups from our local community will be along the course to keep you moving!

Aid Stations: There will be one aid station in the 5k serving water at mile 1.5.

Support: There will be ham radio, medical, police and EMS personnel throughout the course, as well as dozens of course volunteers keeping our participants and spectators safe!

Time Limit: The 5k is a family friendly run and we welcome walkers and runners of all experience levels.

Race Day Registration: We will be offering race day registration for the Shrimp & Grits 5k. Shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Runners who registered prior to race day must still pick up their packets at the Health and Wellness Expo on Friday.


AWARDS AND MEDALS
All finishers in the marathon, half marathon and 5k will receive a finisher medal! Overall awards will be based on gun time, and age group awards will be determined using chip time.

Overall Awards will be presented to the top three finishers male and female in the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K.

Age group awards will be presented to the the top three finishers male and female in the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K.

MARATHON
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over

HALF MARATHON
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over

5K
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over

AWARDS CEREMONY TIMES
5k – 9:30am
Half – 10:30am
Marathon – 11:30

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