The 4th Annual Charleston Marathon, both half and full, is this weekend January 18th.  The course winds along the waterfront, historic King Street, and the Battery. Along with the 26.2 and 13.1 mile options, there will also be a Shrimp and Grits 5K for those interested in hitting a little less pavement. You can register either online, at the Health and Fitness Expo from 11am-8pm on January 17th, or on race day starting at 6:30am.

The full and half marathon starts at 8am on Saturday near Burke Middle and High School. The entry fee for the full is $100 and $80 for the half. Race coordinators have included a list of water stations and aid stations here. There will be local music and performance groups dotting the course to help keep everyone moving!

The Shrimp and Grits 5K also starts at 8am on Saturday, however participants need to meet near North Charleston High School. The course loops through scenic Park Circle. The entry fee is $30.

Following the three races, there will be an after party from 9am-3pm for all participants, volunteers, and spectators. Join in on the fun, food, and live music.

This race is a volunteer driven, non-profit community event benefitting the Youth Endowment for the Arts. Proceeds help fund grant requests from Charleston area schools for arts programming. If you’re interested in volunteering, take a look at the opportunities listed.  Race coordinators need as many people as possible to make this event a successful one!