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Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K Race Details

The Hilton Head 5K, Half and Full Marathon starts and finishes at Jarvis Park in the heart of Hilton Head Island on Saturday, February 15th and Sunday February 16th! Start time is 10:00 AM on Saturday for the 5K and 8:00 AM on Sunday for the marathon and half marathon. We’ll be updating this website regularly with new information, so be sure to check back periodically for up-to-date information.

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The Courses

5K

Date: Saturday Feb 15, 2025

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Lowcountry Celebration Park
94 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

2024 map coming soon

2025 Map Subject to Change.

HALF MARATHON

Date: Sunday Feb 16, 2025

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Jarvis Creek Park
100 Jarvis Park Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Hilton Head Half Marathon Map

2025 Map Subject to Change.

MARATHON

Date: Sunday Feb 16, 2025

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Jarvis Creek Park
100 Jarvis Park Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Course Cutoff
The course cutoff for the full marathon is 6 hours

 

Important Info
The last runner must be at mile 17.9 (Arrow Road & Helmsman Way) by 12:15 p.m. This is to ensure roads can be reopened to the public.

*This course is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier!

Hilton Head Marathon Lap 1 Map

2025 Map Subject to Change.

Hilton Head Marathon Lap 2 Map

2025 Map Subject to Change.

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Featured Race Details

PACERS

HALF MARATHON
Will range from 1:30 to 3:00 finish times in the following 10-minute increments: 1:30, 1;40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, 3:00.

FULL MARATHON
Will range from 3:00 to 5:20 in the following increments: 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 4:35, 4:50, 5:05, 5:20.

GEAR CHECK

Gear check tent will be open at 6:30 AM on race morning.

PACKET PICK-UP

Friday, February 14th from 2:00PM-6:00PM
Saturday, February 15th from 12:00PM-7:00PM

Palmetto Running Company,
28 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Save time on packet pickup by adding on packet mailing at registration! Already registered? Don’t worry! You can add it on through your EnMotive account. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed.

AWARDS

There will be overall awards for the top 3 Male and Female runners in each distance. Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female in the age ranges 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

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DIRECTIONS & PARKING

There is FREE Parking at Hilton Head Island High School Campus located off of Highway 278 at Wilborn Rd. Please allow plenty of time to park and walk across Highway 278 to get to the starting area. The walk is a good half mile or so from the school parking lot to Jarvis Creek Park. No vehicles will be allowed inside Jarvis Creek Park for any reason.

See the map below for other parking options in the area.

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Elite Runners Perks

If you’ve achieved an exceptionally low finish time at a marathon or half marathon in the past two years, we have a couple of perks for you!

The first is a special Elite Runner Corral at the front of the pack to ensure you get a fast start right out of the gate. The second is a fully comped entry to this year’s race! Send us an email at info@hhmarathon.com to learn how to qualify for this program.

Male Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:27
HALF MARATHON – 1:11

Male Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 2:40 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 2:48 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 2:55 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:05 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:15 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 3:25 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 3:37 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 3:55 Marathon / 1:55 Half

Female Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:59
HALF MARATHON – 1:25

Female Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 3:00 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 3:12 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 3:22 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:40 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:58 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 4:15 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 2:10 Half
Standards for both the marathon and half marathon must have been run within 18 months of the race to qualify. Athletes applying for elite complimentary entry will not be included in the Age Group results or awards. They will be categorized in the overall Elite results only.

Applications must be submitted no later than Jan 26th at 5pm EST. Late entries will not be accommodated. An elite complimentary entry is non-transferable and only applies to the Half Marathon and Marathon distances. Other distances do not qualify.

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The After Party

The Hilton Head Marathon doesn’t end at the finish line – the fun continues with an awesome after-party in Jarvis Creek Park!

There will be music, food, drinks, and a craft beer garden! Best of all, registered runners (21+) get two beer tickets to enjoy cold Island Brand beer after their race!

Low Country Boil

Brand NEW as of 2023, Hilton Head Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K runners will be treated to an authentic, southern-style Lowcountry Boil after the run, provided by Lowcountry Kitchen of Bluffton! Imagine sweet corn, fingerling potatoes, and andouille sausage just waiting to refuel you after setting a new PR on the course!

Ready to Run?

Reserve your spot at Hilton Head Island’s run in the sun on February 15-16th, 2025.