Saturday, February 10, 2024 • Hilton Head, SC • Course Map
Set for its 22nd 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.
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 2023 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.
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. 10), the average low is 47°F and the average high is 59°F.
- 2020 Hilton Head Island Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Hilton Head Island Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Hilton Head Island Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Full Marathon Results
- 2014 5K Results
See the race route map for the Hilton Head Island Half Marathon here.
- $79 and up – half marathon
- $109 and up – full marathon
- $49 and up – 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at EnMotive.com here.
Official Race Website
Ever run in the Hilton Head Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments box below.
How does on track an athlete at today’s HH marathon in real time?
Does the full marathon qualify for the Boston marathon
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.
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.
confirming this is a 2020 certified 1/2 marathon course
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.
Is the half certified?
Hi Susi! Yes, both the full marathon and half marathon courses are USATF-certified.
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?
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.
I just sent a paper application. Will I be receiving notification that it was received?