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Hilton Head Half & Quarter Marathon & 5K

Sun November 3, 2024 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 US Directions

Events

Half Marathon

$80 7:30AM EST - 11:30AM EST
696 spots left. Price increases after October 26, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Quarter Marathon

$65 7:30AM EST - 11:30AM EST
696 spots left. Price increases after October 26, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

5K

$45 7:30AM EST - 11:30AM EST Price increases after October 26, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

LowCountry Celebration Park
2 S Forest Beach Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC US 29928

Description

The Alliance Roofing HILTON HEAD HALF & QUARTER MARATHON
Benefiting : The Sandbox Children's Museum
Produced by : The Hilton Head Running Company
 

EXPERIENCE BEAUTIFUL HILTON HEAD ISLAND LIKE ONLY A RUNNER CAN

We look forward to producing another awesome running experience on Hilton Head Island. We've got 3 race distances to choose from - the Half Marathon (13.1mi) ; the Quarter Marathon (6.55mi) ; and, the 5K (3.1mi). We've got a course that showcases Hilton Head's beauty, we've got the bling-bling, and mother nature is bringing the perfect running weather in November. And, after you have a running good time - you can hang out in the Park with plenty of snacks and a cold beer (first one is on us :) ! It’ll all be waiting for you here at the Hilton Head Half & Quarter Marathon & 5K.

 

RACE COURSE

Starting and finishing at the new LowCountry Celebration Park - the race course takes you through the S Forest Beach and N Forest Beach neighborhoods - utilizing the leisure paths and hidden roads. Its flat, fast, and abundantly scenic! This is a "locals" course - taking you along the paths that we run regularly because it's just awesome!
**NOTE** This is NOT a closed course. Runners are required to follow all pedestrian traffic laws. There will be Sheriff's Deputies at high traffic intersections to ensure safety. 

 

RUN HILTON HEAD

Come run on Hilton Head Island! Read what others are raving about this special destination:

  • 2021 Travel & Leisure's #1 Island in the Continental U.S.
  • 2021 Conde Nest Traveler No.1 Island in the U.S.
  • Trip Advisor 2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Awards
  • Travel + Leisure The Top 15 Resort Hotels in the South 
  • Hilton Head Island Voted “#1 Island in the Continental U.S.” in Travel+Leisure Magazine’s 2018 World’s Best Awards
  • Hilton Head Island Claims “South’s Best Beach 2018” from the Readers of Southern Living Magazine
  • Hilton Head Island voted Southern Living Magazine’s 2019 South’s Best Beach Town
  • Hilton Head Island Named “America’s Best Island” by Travel Pulse

    Read more raves… https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/our-island/awards

 

WHAT MAKES RUNNING THE HILTON HEAD HALF MARATHON SPECIAL

  • Race Course - Starting and finishing at the new Celebration park - the race course takes you through the S Forest Beach and N Forest Beach neighborhoods - utilizing the leisure paths and hidden roads. Its flat, fast, and abundantly scenic! This is a "locals" course - taking you along the paths that we run regularly because it's just awesome!
    **NOTE** This is NOT a closed course. Runners are required to follow all pedestrian traffic laws. There will be Sheriff's Deputies at high traffic intersections to ensure safety.
  • Bling-Bling - Beautiful custom t-shirts, custom finisher medals for participants, an, custom unique awards for the winners of the categories.
  • Giving Back - This event benefits the Hilton Head Sandbox Children's Museum - an awesome local non-profit that provides ALL children the opportunity to Learn to Play and Play to Learn
  • Fun - Hilton Head Half Marathon race organizers realize enjoyment is often on equal footing with performance, so expect to have a good time all around.

 

TEMPERATURE

The historic average temperature for November (race day) is:
* Low temp - ~ 53
* High temp. ~ 72
* Daily avg. for November ~ 63
* Hilton Head averages only 5 days of rain in the month of November :)
Expect a cool, dry and sunny race day!

 

REGISTRATION

  • Registration is online only - cut-off for registration is Saturday (November 2) at 5pm.
  • There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. 
PRE-RACE
  • Participants may pick up their packets at the race site before the race.
  • Please bring your confirmation email (hardcopy or smartphone) to Pick Up.
    - Yes, you may pick up for more than one person - actually, this is recommended and appreciated.
    - Yes, you may purchase additional race T-shirts at packet-pickup.
RACE
  • Please be ready to run / walk at race start time.
  • Please bring your own hydration - race will provide water stations.
POST RACE & RESULTS
  • Results / Awards ceremony will begin ~ 8:30 (5k) ~ 9:15 (Quarter) ~ 10:15a (Half)
  • Preliminary results emailed to you within 20sec of completion of your race - with a link to LIVE results.
  • Live Results will be posted until the completion of the Half Marathon.
  • Final results will be emailed to you directly shortly after the completion of the entire event.
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY - November 2
Location : Hilton Head Running Company (MAP)
2p | Packet Pickup Opens
5p | Packet Pickup Closes
5p | Registration closes

**NOTE** There is NO race day registration 

 

SUNDAY - November 3
Location: LowCountry Celebration Park - Hilton Head Island (MAP)
6:30a |  Packet Pickup 
7:00a | Race Announcements & Warm Up
7:30a | Race Start (Half & Quarter & 5K)
8:30a | Awards 5K
8:45a | Stretch/Yoga
9:15a | Awards Quarter Marathon
10:00a | Stretch/Yoga
10:15a | Awards Half Marathon
11a | Race End (3:30hr cut off)

 

REGISTRATION INFO

Each registration includes:

  • Custom race T-shirt
  • Custom finisher race medals
  • Custom Overall and Age Group Awards (you got a shot at it!)
  • Water on course
  • Energy gels on course (mile 6.55 & 10)
  • Post race complimentary food & drink
  • Post race beer - first one is on us :) then cash bar thereafter - partnering with LowCountry Taps

 

RULES TO REGISTRATION

  • The Hilton Head Half Marathon is open to ALL runners and walkers.
  • There is a 3:30 hour cut off for the Half & Quarter Marathon.
  • No strollers please.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • No race-day registration.

 

LODGING

Host Resort #1 - The Holiday Inn Express

Imagine basically rolling out of bed to get to the start line - and using your own bathroom before heading there! You can park your car and relax knowing that everything you need for the races is right there. Plus, they are opening breakfast early for our runners @ 6a. This is why we encourage you to stay at our Host Hotel - the Holiday Inn Express.

Special Rate - use booking code ___ to receive the special rate of $144 (two Queen beds - up to 4 people per room).
Included with stay: Breakfast (special early breakfast @ 6:30am), parking, Wifi, and Complimentary golf cart trolleys within a 4 mile radius from dawn to dusk.

  1. Call 843-842-6662 to make reservations - group name / code = ___
  2. Online booking link - discount automatically applies when using booking link

 

Host Resort #2 - Beach House Resort

Oceanfront and one block from the race site - the Beach House Resort is a perfect compliment to your Hilton Head visit.

Special Rate - use booking code ___ to receive the special rate of $___ (two Queen beds -or- one King bed)

  1. Call 855-433-0341 to make reservations - reference Hilton Head Half Marathon
  2. Online Booking Link - group name / code = ___

 

CHARITY PARTNER

We are excited to benefit the Hilton Head Sandbox Children's Museum - Hilton Head's non-profit resource for kids to learn-to-play and play-to-learn.

 

RESULTS & AWARDS

LIVE results will be posted here - https://www.webscorer.com/hiltonheadrunningcompany
Please bookmark this link - live results will begin at race start and end at race finish. 
- Preliminary results will be emailed to each individual racer 20seconds after completion of race
- Final results will be emailed to each participant upon the completion of both races. 

Awards are provided for the following race categories:
Top 3 Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Age Group Male & Female - 19-Under; 20 - 29; 30 - 39; 40 - 49; 50 - 59; 60 - 69; 70-Over

 
Course Records

HALF
Male - Matt Hillenbrand - 1:12:40.8 (11/05/23)
Female - Christine Hoffmann - 1:27:45.5 (03/07/21)

QUARTER
Male - John Duberley - 37:02.4 (01/30/22)
Female - Libby Le Tourneau - 44:55.4 (11/05/2023)

 

RACE COURSE

See Course Maps Here

The Hilton Head Half Marathon promises the best that Hilton Head has to offer when it comes to running. You’ll be running on paved leisure paths and oak tree covered roads - think Chamber of Commerce photo perfect. A "locals" course - its FLAT & FAST with ideal temperatures.

WATER STATIONS

There are 3 water stations on the course.
1. N Loop Turnaround ~ 1.6mi, 8.1mi
2. In the Park ~ 3mi, 6.6mi, 9.7mi
3. S Loop Turn ~ 4.6mi, 11.2mi

**NOTE** This is NOT a closed course. Runners are required to follow all pedestrian traffic laws. There will be Sheriff's Deputies at high traffic intersections to ensure safety.

 

PARKING

3 Options:

  • Coligny Town Parking Lot - adjacent the LowCountry Celebration Park (race site) - suitable for participants and spectators.
  • Circle Center Shopping Plaza - adjacent the LowCountry Celebration Park (race site) - suitable for participants and spectators. 
  • Host Hotels (see above list) - suitable for participants staying at the host hotels.
    Participants staying at either of the host hotels may walk to the race site since they are one block from race site :)

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN

Safety for our participants, volunteers, and staff is our number one concern. Any decision we make regarding the production or cancellation of the event will be made with their interest first and foremost. If mother nature does not cooperate on race morning - we will delay the event until the conditions are safe - this delay will continue for a reasonable amount of time until we deem it necessary to cancel the event. If time permits and if the weather poses a threat that is certain to make us cancel the event in the hours prior the start, we will notify participants of the race cancellation via email as soon as that decision is made.

 

ABOUT US

Go Tri Events (dba. Hilton Head Running Company) is a sports management company on Hilton Head Island. We are a RRCA Certified Race Director with 22 years experience producing events. Learn more about us and what we do here.

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