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

The Hilton Head Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K returns on February 15th and 16th. The 5K starts and finishes at Lowcountry Celebration Park on Saturday, February 15th with the full and half marathon starting and finishing at Jarvis Park on Sunday, February 16th!

Start time is 8:00 AM for the full and half marathon and 9:00 AM for the 5K. We’ll be updating this website regularly with important live race details, so be sure to check back periodically for up-to-date information.

DAYS TO RACE

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MARATHON

Date: Sunday Feb 16, 2025
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Jarvis Creek Park
100 Jarvis Park Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

The marathon will follow the same course as the Half Marathon for the first half and then continue on the following loop to the finish.

*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.

Hilton Head Half Marathon Map

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

5K

Date: Saturday Feb 15, 2025
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Lowcountry Celebration Park
94 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

2024 5k Map

2025 Map Subject to Change.

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Packet Pickup

Date/Time: Friday, February 14th from 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
Date/Time: Saturday, February 15th from 12:00 PM-7:00 PM

Location: 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 by following these instructions.

The deadline to add packet mailing to your registration is January 19, 2025 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed.

Directions & Parking

FREE Parking for the full and half marathon will be available at Hilton Head Island High School Campus located off 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.

5K runners will find parking at the Coligny Beach parking lot which is adjacent to Celebration Park.

Gear Check

The gear check tent will be open at 6:30 AM on race morning for the half and full marathon and will be located at the starting area. The gear check tent for the 5k will open at 7:30 AM.

Pacers

HALF MARATHON
Pacers for the half 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
Pacers for the 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.

Nutrition & Aid Stations

Water and aid stations for the 5K will be located near mile 2.

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+.

Results & Photos

Free photos and results will be posted online on race day. Be sure to check back later.

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The After Party

Half Marathon & Full Marathon After Party Location: Jarvis Creek Park
100 Jarvis Park Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

5K After Party Location: Lowcountry Celebration Park 94 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The Hilton Head Marathon doesn’t end at the finish line! The fun continues with an awesome after-party featuring music, food, drinks, and a craft beer garden!

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!

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Best of all, registered runners (21+) get one beer ticket to enjoy cold beer after their race! The Hilton Head Marathon doesn’t end at the finish line – the fun continues with an awesome after-party in Jarvis Creek Park!

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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 20th 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.

Ready to Run?

Reserve your spot at Hilton Head Island’s run in the sun on February 15-16th, 2025. Can’t make the live event? Run virtually. Didn’t get the answers you need? Visit or FAQ page.