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©2018 Destination Marathons LLC

Kiawah Island, SC
December 12th, 2020

Take a peek at last year's package...



2019 Package Details

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The Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the best place to stay when running the Kiawah Island Marathon. We've scouted out the closest villas on East Beach for you to enjoy all weekend long.

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We're already looking forward to the island weather in December. Come run along the coast at this beautiful beach resort.


Destination Marathons is partnering with Kiawah Island Golf Resort to offer our customers the closest possible villas to the start and finish line. In addition, all of our villas are a short walk to the beach!

2019 summary

What's Included?

  • Shared Villa: $225/night + tax (see details)

  • Private Villa: $325/night + tax (see details)

  • 2 Night package: 12/13 4pm - 12/15 12pm*

  • 3 Night package: 12/12 4pm -12/15 12pm*

  • Pre-race pasta dinner 

  • Complimentary post-race stretching massage

  • Optional discounted pre-race massage at $30/ 30 min. Sign up by emailing Berkley Benton.

  • Private meet up at finish line

  • Post-race celebration

  • Private gear check

  • On-site Destination Marathons Concierges

  • DM goodie bag

  • Option to add a guest to your room for $50 total

  • Option to add on Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise for $50

  • View Payment Policy

     *Dates flexible upon request. Contact Berkley Benton.

What's Not?

  • Airfare/ transportation to hotel

  • Race registration

  • Meals (except for pre-race pasta buffet)

  • Additional excursions

  • Transportation around Charleston area (we recommend you use Uber)

2019 Add ons

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Jennifer Bodnar, Boston 2019

They care about every detail to make your trip so easy and enjoyable... all you have to worry about is your race.

Jay Seago, Wrightsvile 2019

Great times! Very well organized, and I got to make many new friends along the way. Mark and his team go above and beyond to provide all that is needed for an awesome running vacation.

Robert McBee, Boston 2019

Last year I froze while sitting in Athletes Village in the rain for over two hours. This year I stayed warm and dry thanks to Destination Marathons. My bags were waiting for me for easy pick up after the race.

Meet Your Trip Hosts

Mark Janik

Mark started Destination Marathons to give runners the best race experience possible. He has been a runner since high school and has run many races including the Boston Marathon.


Berkley Benton

Berkley is a "run for fun" kind of girl, and is looking forward to the beach as much as she is the marathon!


2019 Schedule

12.13.2019 - 12.15.2019


December 12th

3:00pm    If you plan to arrive on Thursday, please contact Berkley Benton directly to get your villa key and goodie bag.


December 13th

Welcome to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort! When you enter the island, come to the official Destination Marathons welcome party to sign in, meet the DM Team, get your villa key, enjoy discounted pre-race massages, make a sign for your favorite runner, and chow down at our pre-race pasta buffet!

4:30pm-9:00pm    Express check in and welcome party at the Destination Marathons Official beach house.  We will be offering discounted massages by sports massage therapist Adrienne Blackwood at a rate of $30/ 30 minutes between 4:00-8:30pm. You can sign up for a 30 minute time slot by emailing Berkley Benton, or by signing up at the event if space remains*.

5:30-8:30pm   Catered Pre-race pasta meal at DM beach house - couple hundred yards from water. Grab and go breakfast available to take for race morning. 

*If arriving before the welcome party, please contact Berkley Benton directly to get your villa key and goodie bag.

Destination Marathons Official Beach House

29 Atlantic Beach House

Johns Island, SC 29455


December 14th

Saturday is race day! See the Kiawah Marathon official race info HERE.

5:00am    Light breakfast available at Destination Marathons Official beach house

8:00am    Start of Kiawah Island half/full marathon

8:00-11:00am Coffee, drinks, snacks available at Destination Marathons Official beach house for spectators. (House on course, mile 8 of ½ and mile 21 of full)

9:300am-1:30pm    After the race, come to the Destination Marathons private meet up at the finish line for complimentary post-race stretching by Adrienne Blackwood, food, drinks, and more! 

3:00-4:30   Optional Dolphin Cruise add on. See more details about this fun wildlife cruise HERE.
5:00-8:00pm    Post-race Celebration. Come on over to the Destination Marathons official beach house for games, appetizers, pizza, drinks, and discounted massages by Adrienne Blackwood. Sign up for a massage session by emailing Berkley Benton, or by signing up at the event if space remains.


December 15th

On Sunday, we hope you'll take a walk along the beach and enjoy your last day on the island.

10:30am    Resort check out time. Please return your villa key to Kiawah Island welcome center to avoid an additional charge.


Kiawah Island Welcome Center

5480 Sea Forest Drive

Johns Island, SC 29455


Do you offer transportation to Kiawah?

At this time, we are not providing transportation to or from Kiawah. 

Will we be getting in the water during the Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise?

Nope! You'll be on a dry boat the whole time. See more details about the cruise here.

My spouse isn't running, but I want to bring him along. Can I do that?

Our base package for this race includes excursions and amenities for 1. Add a guest onto your room for $50 total. Guests enjoy all the same amenities as the package purchaser.


Payment Policy

A $50 refundable deposit will hold your spot, or pay in full.

|90 days prior to trip| September 14th, 2019 

Package must be paid in full.

|60 days prior to trip| October 14th, 2019 

Last day to request a full refund.

Refund requests made after October 14th, 2019 may not be refunded and are at the discretion of Destination Marathons

Please contact us with any questions you may have. We would love to create a package that is tailored to you!