For an avid runner, there’s nothing more refreshing than competing in a race surrounded by new sights, sounds, and friendly faces. If challenging your body and mind sounds like the perfect way to kick off your next vacation, you need to experience the Hilton Head Half Marathon, Marathon, or 8K this year! Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about this combination of events. If you need more local suggestions, be sure to claim your complimentary Bluffton Vacation Guide! It’s packed with our favorite restaurants, shops, and seasonal events.
Your Guide to the Hilton Head Half Marathon, Marathon, and 8K
About the Event
If you’re seeking a heart-pumping race that winds through some of the Lowcountry’s most beautiful surroundings, look no further than the Hilton Head Half Marathon, Marathon, or 8K! This course’s relatively flat terrain makes for a fast, high-energy race that’s suitable for both the young and old. Whether you’re in it to win it or to simply enjoy some fresh air, you’ll have an amazing time (and receive a medal for finishing)! The first three males and females to finish will win an assortment of unique prizes. There’s even a team relay option (men’s, women’s, co-ed, or corporate). Proceeds from the event will benefit Hilton Head area charities!
When Does the Race Take Place?
The next Hilton Head Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, February 9 at 8:00 a.m. Be sure to mark your calendar! The Lowcountry’s winter temperatures make for a crisp and refreshing run surrounded by gorgeous scenery. After the main races, be sure to stick around for the craft beer garden, live music, door prizes, a children’s “fun run,” and the awards ceremony (one after each race).
Where to Go
This Boston Qualifier circuit encompasses several of the island’s most stunning communities including Spanish Wells, Point Comfort, and Honey Horn Plantation. Before the races begin, you’ll want to arrive at Jarvis Creek Park. Find it at 100 Jarvis Creek Road on Hilton Head!
After competing in the Hilton Head Half Marathon, you’ll need a comfortable place to rest your tired muscles. Instead of lodging in a cramped, cold, and impersonal hotel room, select a local inn that features premium amenities, top-notch furnishings, and proximity to all of the Lowcountry’s best activities and attractions. Old Town Bluffton Inn is your perfect match! Located on May River Road in Old Town Bluffton’s Historic District, our family-owned inn offers a luxurious experience found nowhere else. You’ll love our gorgeous French Eclectic decor, airy courtyard, complimentary gourmet breakfast, and exceptional selection of espresso drinks. Each of our boutique suites boasts a unique theme and features an open-air balcony where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Bluffton shopping, restaurants, and more.