The Annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon

Now entering its 42nd year, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon starts and finishes in beautiful East Beach Village. Along the way, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of maritime forests, marshes, and grand homes, as you run throughout the Island community. The only thing more wonderful than the scenery is the moment when you cross the finish line, after completing your full or half marathon! 

The Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon and Half Marathon courses are both Certified and Sanctioned by the USA Track & Field Organization and the Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

Register for the 2019 Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon 

2018 Half & Full Marathon Results      

 Marathon and Half Marathon Race Courses 

26.2 printable version | 13.1 printable version | 2018 Maps and Information Sheet

Marathon Packages

marathon runners

Now Available, Marathon Packages include your entry fee for the marathon or half marathon at time of booking. Reserve your package today and enjoy the ultimate Marathon experience!

Packages Include:
* Two nights accommodations with housekeeping
* Early, guaranteed registration into Kiawah Island
Marathon or Half Marathon
* Pre-Race Celebration Buffet on Friday Night

Call us today for the best selection of accommodations call: (800) 576-1570 and ask for the reservations department. * Package rates vary based on type of accommodations, number of runners, and which event(s). Taxes & service charge are additional. Marathon entry fees are non-refundable. Marathon entry(s) will be cancelled upon room/package cancellation.

Race Entry

A limited number of entries are available for the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon and Half Marathon. When race registration is at maximum capacity the race registration will automatically close; however, race management will make every attempt to give at least 24 hours before our anticipated closing to our followers on our Facebook page (Kiawah Island Marathon).
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathons. Fees includes: long sleeve race shirt; finishers medal; course support; food, beer and entertainment at the finish line party; complimentary shuttle for off island runners (from off island parking area); complimentary race course shuttle for spectators.

Age Groups

Age minimums: Half – 14 years old  |  Full – 18 years old

18-24 40-44 60-64
25-29 45-49 65-69
30-34 50-54 70-74
35-39 55-59 75+

*Age groups are for both men and women

Athletes with Disabilities

Athletes with DisabilitesThe Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon has a tradition of extending the challenge of the full and half marathon to people with disabilities.

Push Rim Wheelchair Division
Open class for men and women who use wheelchairs in sport. Please register through the on-line method of registration.  Please contact the marathon office if we can assist with handicapped parking or if you are in need of any special assistance,

Mobility Impaired Runners
Individuals with permanent disabilities that affect ambulation and who would like to register in order to be put in this class for race result purposes, please register as usual and then contact A member of the Race Administration office will contact you and give further information.

Athlete Riders with Disabilities We are happy to accommodate riders with disabilities being pushed in racing chairs. Please contact the race office prior to registration to ensure all accommodations are in place. Participants must meet age requirements, and teams must oblige to safety protocol.  



The Kiawah Island Marathon and Half Marathon event is officially sanctioned by the USA Track & Field Organization. Each course, the Marathon course (USATF#SC13101DW) and the Half Marathon course, (USATF#13102DW) is officially USATF certified. Both the half and the full marathon races are qualifiers for the Boston Marathon as well. Official marathon results will be mailed shortly following the event to the Boston Athletic Association.
Please consult the official Boston Athletic Association website for qualification information.



Temperatures vary greatly this time of year, averaging from 40 to 60 degrees.

Directions to Kiawah

If you are driving to Kiawah Island Golf Resort, click here.
From (CHS) Charleston, SC International Airport
From (MYR) Myrtle Beach, SC International Airport
From (SAV) Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Contact Information

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon
1 Sanctuary Beach Drive | Kiawah Island, SC 29455 | Phone: (843) 768-6001