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14 Nov 2018
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Off to the races! Join Akers Ellis at the 41st annual Kiawah Island Marathon and Half Marathon on December 8th. This scenic race starts and finishes in East Beach. There will be wonderful views of maritime forests, marshes, and luxurious homes throughout. Even with the beautiful Kiawah Island landscape and scenery, we can’t wait to watch YOU finish the race! Stay with Akers Ellis for the weekend and relax in one of our lovely rentals before and after the race.

Team Akers Ellis

Our Akers Ellis family always competes in the race. One of our founding partners, Steven Ellis, recalled his past seven experiences running, “It’s a good, flat, fast course with great scenery. I have successfully beat my wife each time,” he said with a laugh. He continued, “Barely, which is my primary goal.” But honestly, “The volunteers are friendly, supportive, and encouraging. It is a great annual event.”

We asked Molly Ellis, our Operations Manager and Steven’s wife, why she runs this race. “Oddly enough, it’s fun!" Molly says. "Crossing the finish line gives me confidence. It doesn’t matter how long it took or if I beat my previous year’s time – Just that I finished again, gives me confidence in myself.”

Our Marketing Director Leslie Hucks said that it's the marathon's peaceful setting and scenery that she loves. In addition, she stated, “It’s a rewarding sense of accomplishment.”

Plan your Kiawah Island Marathon trip with Akers Ellis today!

Kiawah Island Marathon and Half Marathon

If you’re looking for a smaller runner field and laid back atmosphere, the Kiawah Island Marathon is a great choice. With a limit of 1,000 runners, there’s no elbowing through the first few miles or early morning strategizing around city blocks for how to get to the starting line. Whether it’s your first marathon or your 20th, the Kiawah Island Marathon is a unique experience through the marshes and beautiful neighborhoods of our island.

For marathon prep, the weekend includes pre-race yoga on December 7th. This upbeat class will release your muscles to get you ready for the race. The yoga session is $20 per session per person.

5K Glow Run and One Mile Fun Run

On December 7th, there will be 5K Glow Run on Kiawah Beach with a one-mile fun run option. You’ll run through black light bubble and color stations along the course. End the race with a rockin’ glowing color party with a DJ and prizes! If you’re participating in the race and have your family with you, this event a great way to stay loose on your travels and shake out any pre-race jitters.

Relax with Akers Ellis

Bring your family and compete with ours at this year's marathon! We still have availability in our rentals for this December weekend. Enjoy all the comforts of home during race weekend by relaxing in one of our beautiful Kiawah Island vacation rentals. With properties ranging from one-bedroom villas to seven-bedroom private homes, we have something to fit your Kiawah Island Marathon travel needs. Book direct now and save!

Plan Your Trip to the Kiawah Island Marathon