Go the Distance in the Historic Downtown Charleston Marathon!
Get your running shoes on and gear up for the third annual Charleston Marathon. All proceeds from the Marathon go to the R. Keith and Deborah C. Summey Youth Endowment for the Arts (YEA), a local non-profit that supports fine arts programming in Charleston County Schools. This year’s marathon is going to take place over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, Jan. 18th-20th.
There are four main events this year: the marathon, the half marathon, the shrimp and grits 5k run and a bike ride. The marathon, half marathon and 5k will all be held on Saturday morning, Jan 19th and start between 8-8:30 in the morning. The bike ride will be held the following day, Jan. 20th, at 8:30 am. The races are held on closed Charleston roads and start near Burke Middle High School and end near North Charleston High School. Sections of the marathon courses have scenic water views and you will be racing along the Battery, and historic King Street. There will be local music groups playing along the course line to help motivate runners during the marathon. There will also be aid stations and medical support throughout the course in case you need to take a drink or become injured. All participates in the marathon, half marathon and 5k will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt, commemorative medals, and free shrimp and grits, and beer (if you’re 21 and over) at the finish line.
If you are interested in running the Charleston Marathon, make sure to register and then book your hotel stay at the French Quarter inn, a historic Charleston hotel. The spacious accommodations and first class amenities are going to be perfect to relax in after a long day of running. Our boutique Charleston hotel is perfect for any vacation to Charleston and we would love for you to stay with us. Contact our staff anytime with question or to book your hotel room for the marathon.