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Join us in the Best City in the United States and experience the charm and hospitality that has come to make Charleston famous.
Your participation in the Charleston Marathon will help us to raise funds to support fine arts programs in our local Charleston Area schools!
Friday, January 13, 2017
11am-8pm - Health and Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up/Late Registration at the Charleston Area Convention Center
3:30pm - Youth Marathon
Saturday, January 14, 2017
8:00am - Charleston Marathon & Half-Marathon start in Charleston near Joe Riley Stadium at 330 Fishburne St. Charleston, SC 29403
Ample Parking available at start with shuttle return from Finish in N. Charleston
8:00 am - Shrimp and Grits 5k starts in North Charleston, SC by North Charleston HS at 4720 Jenkins Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405
All races end at 4720 Jenkins Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405
9am-4pm - Post-Race Celebration/Awards Ceremony - on Montague Ave. by N. Charleston HS.
All runners receive free shrimp & grits and beer/mimosa (over 21) at the finish! This street celebration will feature live entertianment, vendors and a kids area.
Shuttles for Half and Full participants:
Shuttles will run from 10am-4pm from the finish to the parking area at the start. The shuttle is free for Full and Half Participants. Additional shuttle tickets for family/friends can be purchased at the Expo on Friday for $3 or the information booth/walk-up on Saturday at the finish for $5.
There will also be a spectator shuttle for those wanting to see the start or downtown course and then get transferred to the finish line. It will start at 8am and run every half hour(or until full). These can be purchased at the Expo on Friday for $3 or at Walk-up Registration at the start for $5.
Each transfer for non-runners requires a shuttle ticket.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
8:30am - Bike Ride - 20, 40 and 60 mile options - start and finish TBD
Marathon and Half Marathon course features scenic water views, the Battery, and historic King Street
Shrimp and Grits 5k run through historic Park Circle in North Charleston
Finish Line street festival featuring live entertainment, food and drinks and kids fun area
Indoor, climate controlled Packet Pick-up
Health and Fitness Expo featuring over 50 vendors
Awards are 5 deep in age categories
Youth Marathon Program including local sports characters, awards and kids fun area
All participants receive:
Long-sleeved Tech shirt featuring a local Charleston Artist
Free Shrimp and Grits and beer/mimosa (over 21) at finish line
Commemorative medal for all finishers
USTAF Certified Courses
Marathon is Boston Qualifier
All courses are flat
Entertainment along the course
Ample aid stations with medical support
Indoor bathrooms at start and finish AND indoor showers at finish
Ample parking at the start with shuttle return
PLEASE NOTE: All sales are final. No refunds.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Full/Half Runners are encouraged to take a shuttle from the finish back to the start to avoid parking issues in North Charleston. There is plenty of free surface parking available at the Charleston Marathon Expo area at Burke Middle High School in Charleston for the Half and the Full Marathon. The Charleston Marathon strongly suggests parking there at the start as there will be limited parking in N. Charleston. We will be providing shuttles to Marathon and Half Marathon participants after the race.
5k participants should park at North Charleston High School
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-300-7500.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable to another person?
Yes, until December 31, 2016. Simply update your registration information to the person taking your bib. Please make sure to change all pertinent information. You are responsible for the transfer of money.
Can I change race distances?
If you wish to change distances, you may do so, but no refunds will be given if you change to a shorter distance. You may also upgrade to a longer distance, but you will be required to pay the difference in price at the current date. You can change distances online until December 31, 2016, and then they will have to be handled at packet pick-up.
1. Log in to your Eventbrite account by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/login/ and enter the email address and password that you used at the time you registered.
2. Go to My Tickets. Then select My Tickets to go to your My Tickets page.
3. Locate your order on the My Tickets page and select Manage Order.
4. Select "Transfer."
5. Choose your ticket type. Choose your new ticket type from the list (you'll see any price increase on this page) and select Continue.
6. Review your Transfer Summary. Read the Transfer Summary to make sure it reflects the new ticket type you want. Then select Continue Transfer.
7. Double-check your registration information. Check over your registration information to make sure everything is in order. Depending on the ticket type you select, you may have to enter billing information for the price difference and possible fees.
8. Select "Register" or "Pay Now." You’re not done (and you won’t be charged for anything) until you clickRegister or Pay Now if you have something to pay.
9. You’ll see a confirmation message when your transfer is complete. Once your transfer is complete, you'll be given a new order number. An email confirmation and ticket will also be sent to you.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, simply log into your Eventbrite account. You may edit your registration until December 31, 2016.
What is the refund policy?
The Charleston Marathon does not issue refunds. It is a rain or shine event.
Can I defer my entry? - New**
You may defer your registration from the 2017 Charleston Marathon, Half Marathon, Shrimp & Grits 5k and Bike Ride to the 2018 event. The fee to defer a registration is $10 for the 5k and Bike Ride and $20 for the half or full marathons. You may only defer to and from the same event from the 2017 Charleston Marthon to the 2018 Charleston Marathon. Deferred registrations may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. All deferrals may be used only for the 2018 event. You may only defer an entry once (i.e., if you defer your 2017 entry to 2018, you will not be able to defer it again in 2017 to 2018). There will be no deferrals at the race expo.
Is there a time limit for the marathon?
There is a six and a half (6.5) hour time limit to finish the marathon course. All runners must finish the full marathon within the 6.5 hour time limit in order to receive an official time and a finisher's medal. This will be strictly enforced by local authorities, for the health and safety of our participants.
Are you allowing walkers for the Half Marathon?
Due to time limitations on the City of Charleston portion of the race, you must be able to run or speed walk the first 8 miles of the half marathon course (no longer than 4mph or 15 minutes per mile). This will be strictly enforced as roads will need to be reopened in a timely manner. We will have course time schedules posted to our website as we get closer to the event.
The Shrimp and Grits 5k is open to runners and walkers!
FOR MORE FAQ'S SEE OUR WEBSITE WWW.CHARLESTONMARATHON.COM
Date and Time
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - Marathon & Half start in downtown Charleston, SC. Shrimp & Grits 5k starts in N. Charleston, SC, Sunday, January 15, 2017 - Bike Ride
330 Fishburne St.
Charleston, SC 29403