Hilton Head Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, February 8, 2025 • Hilton Head, SC • Course Map

Set for its 23rd annual running in the late winter season, the Hilton Head Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K is run as a benefit both the the Hilton Head Regional Medical Center’s “Strive to Excel” program as well as the Hilton Head Island Children’s Memorial Garden.

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Fast and largely flat, this scenic race course takes runners and walkers from the starting line at the island’s Jarvis Creek Park along a course that’s made up mostly of paved roads and a few bike trails.

The race’s only real hills occur at the bridge over Broad Creek, which crosses about a one-mile span (runners in the half-marathon cross the bridge twice during the race).

At previous years’ races, the distances included a half marathon, 10K and 5K. For the 2025 race, the event will include a full marathon, half marathon and a 5K — no 8K or 10K will be run this year. The course time limit for the full marathon will be 6 hours, while runners in the half marathon will have 4 hours to complete their race.

(Walkers are welcome in the 5K, but the race organizers note that you should not attempt to walk either the full marathon or the half marathon.)

That means you’ll need to keep a pace of 13 minutes, 40 seconds per mile or better, and runners (in the full marathon) who are still on the Cross Island Parkway after 6 hours will be removed from the course, organizers say.

All three races combined are limited to a total of 2,500 entrants, so runners are encouraged to sign up early.

Use code HM2024 for 10% off your registration!

The Harbour Town Lighthouse in Hilton Head, S.C. (Photo by Keith Allison/flickr)

The Harbour Town Lighthouse in Hilton Head, S.C. (Photo by Keith Allison/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

In its brief winter season, Hilton Head rarely sees temperatures that go below the mid-forties, as February temperatures average between 48°F and 75°F. Year-round the island gets plentiful rainfall, but February is one of its drier months.

On the day of the race (Feb. 8), the average low is 47°F and the average high is 59°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Hilton Head Island Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

8:00 AM


  • $79 and up – half marathon
  • $109 and up – full marathon
  • $49 and up – 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2025 running of South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at EnMotive.com here.

Use code HM2024 for 10% off your registration.

Official Race Website


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11 comments… add one
  • Alex Braunfeld November 13, 2021, 9:16 am

    How does on track an athlete at today’s HH marathon in real time?

  • Paola Patricia Zbinden September 26, 2021, 7:20 pm

    Does the full marathon qualify for the Boston marathon

  • Alan Sullivan January 3, 2021, 3:29 pm

    What are specifics of the Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K in Hilton Head on Feb. 13, 2021? Interested in the 5K…. Are there Age Group winners? Art there Finisher medals? Are there apparel t-shirts, Vests, or other logo items included? I’ve run this race several times, usually in the 8K format & confused on all the info & lack of info in this website.

  • Lisa Rathfon December 2, 2020, 8:08 am

    What is the correct date for the 2021 Hilton Head full/half marathon and 5k? I’ve seen it as February 13, but when I go to official website it says November 21.

  • Lora L Swickard December 10, 2019, 3:09 pm

    confirming this is a 2020 certified 1/2 marathon course

  • Linda January 9, 2017, 9:41 pm

    I am confused as to why walkers who can complete the half marathon well within the 4 hour limit are not welcomed. My time as a walker is 3:06, better than several of your runners who completed the race in 2016.

  • Susi smith October 29, 2016, 1:56 pm

    Is the half certified?

    • Terrell Johnson October 30, 2016, 5:46 pm

      Hi Susi! Yes, both the full marathon and half marathon courses are USATF-certified.

  • Bonnie Sullivan October 19, 2016, 10:54 am

    There is conflicting info in this about whether or not walkers can do the half marathon

    “Fast and largely flat, this scenic race course takes runners and walkers — the 10K and 5K races are open to both, while the half marathon is open to runners only”

    Then it says: “Both the half marathon and the 5K start at 8:00 AM, and both races are open to both runners and walkers”

    Which statement is correct?

    • Terrell Johnson October 22, 2016, 8:39 pm

      Hi Bonnie, glad you wrote in. I’ve updated the race info to note that the time limit for the half marathon is 4 hours — the race organizers say explicitly that you should not attempt to walk the half marathon, though walkers are welcome in the 8K.

  • Myron Charowsky January 9, 2016, 10:38 am

    I just sent a paper application. Will I be receiving notification that it was received?


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