Kiawah 2021 marathon + Half

2 night base package 


5.0  (4)

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Kiawah Island, SC

We're back for a second round!

We had an amazing experience with our guests in 2019 and are thrilled to be offering our Kiawah Island Marathon + Half package again in 2021! Check out a few of 2019’s highlights.

VIP Treatment

Be a VIP with pre-race dinner, private gear check, goodie bags, sign making, post race party, and hosts to assist you all weekend long!


Stay in the West Beach villas. A short walk to the expo/start & finish.


Get  complimentary stretches right at our finish line tent. Or, book a longer massage later at a discount.

Stay Awhile

Weekend retreat steps away from the ocean with private bedroom and bathroom.

Our 2019 guests sporting their complimentary rain ponchos


Sit back, relax, and let us handle the logistics.

Welcome to Kiawah Island! Enjoy the cool weather and a walk along the beach, or explore the nearby city of Charleston – you can’t go wrong!

4:00 – 9:00pm   Express check in and welcome party at the DM House. Meet the DM team and get your goodie bag. Discounted massages available.

5:30 – 8:00pm  Catered pre race pasta meal at DM House. Grab and go breakfast available to take for race morning. Spectator sign making.

*Expo times TBD.

*If arriving before welcome party please contact us to store your bags or get your villa key.

Saturday is race day! May the cool ocean breeze and Christmas festivities spur you on to a new PR.

6:00 – 8:00am  DM private tent at start line open for gear check, drinks, snacks

8:00am   start of full and half

8:00 –  11:00am   coffee, drinks, snacks, and yard games available at the DM House for spectators. 

10:00am – 1:00pm  Meet up at DM finish line tent for complimentary drinks, snacks, and post race stretching.

5:00 – 8:00pm  post-race celebration! Come to the DM House for games, appetizers, pizza and drinks. 

Time to take one last look at the ocean and head back home with your medal in hand.


10:30am  Resort check out time
Kiawah Island West Beach Resort Villas

Stay within walking distance to the beach and all the action! 

Full kitchen
Walk to beach
Private bedroom
+ bathroom
Access to washer + dryer
Resort fee (included)
Shared living areas
Map and surroundings
West Beach on Kiawah Island, South Carolina
What's included?
Optional add ons

Option to add on Thursday night for $250 + taxes and fees.

For our base package, you can add 1 guest to your room for $100 (total). Guest can be a runner or non-runner and will receive all trip benefits. If you add on the private villa upgrade, you can add 2 guests to your room ($100 total per guest).

Upgrade to a 1-bedroom private villa for +$100. ($705 total package price+ taxes and fees)

Not included

Choose to pay in full or put down a fully refundable deposit to reserve your trip.

Pay in full
$605 + taxes and fees

Our base price includes 2 nights (Fri/Sat) in a private bedroom w/ bathroom in a shared villa.

Add Ons
See below for add on details

Option to add on Thursday night for $250 + taxes and fees.

For our base package, you can add 1 guest to your room for $100 (total). Guest can be a runner or non-runner and will receive all trip benefits. If you add on the private villa upgrade, you can add 2 guests to your room ($100 total per guest).

Upgrade to a private 1-bedroom villa for +$100. ($705 total package price+ taxes and fees)

$250 + taxes and fees

Pay a $250 fully refundable deposit to reserve your trip, then pay your remaining balance later.

Add Ons
Pay for add ons when paying your remaining balance.
Meet your hosts

Mark started Destination Marathons to give runners the best race experience possible. He has been a runner since high school and still enjoys the sport.

Mark Janik

Founder / CEO

Berkley is a "run for fun" kind of girl. She loves traveling and is looking forward to visiting Kiawah for the 2nd time.

Berkley Benton

Customer Experience Designer

An avid runner, Paul has completed over 70 marathons and is well on his way to completing his goal of running a marathon in all 50 states. 

Paul Martino

Chief Running Officer

Trip Reviews

5.0  (4)

Johanna Remes

Kiawah 2019

I used Destination Marathons for my marathon in Kiawah, SC. I could not have had a better experience. The whole team at Destination Marathons did a wonderful job setting up accommodations , providing meals, and making my race day experience exceptional. They provided a personal tent for their runners on the big day that stored our belongings , provided food for before and after the race and they even had a massage therapists to help you stretch after the race. I will be using them again and I highly recommend them.

Lisa Courtemanche

Kiawah 2019

I participated in the 2019 Kiawah Marathon with Destination Marathons & had a wonderful experience. Everything was taken care of with the rooms, shuttles and walking distance to the race start. It was a great group & got to connect with lots of Charlotte friends and meet new ones. I have a gluten allergy and they were able to accommodate my dietary needs so I could still participate in the pre-race pasta dinner & the post-race pizza party (and a to-go GF bagel, PB & banana for the morning!)- that was really great & I was so appreciative!

Lance Fuisting

Kiawah 2019

I joined the DM crew for the Kiawah Island Marathon / Half Marathon last December. Mark and his team really did a good job of planning out the details and making the entire race weekend easy and enjoyable. I’m pretty low maintenance, but I watched them go out of their way to accommodate other guests who had unique circumstances (for example dealing with food allergies or helping with childcare during the race). They take care of things and make the trip a great time for everyone.

Malena Diego

Kiawah 2019

I have been completely and utterly spoiled by Destination Marathons. I was so well taken care of at Kiawah, I don't know how I'll ever do another major race without them. All I had to do was show up for the race. They literally took care of everything else and I couldn't believe they were doing it at such an incredible price. At the heart of this company, there are genuinely phenomenal people and it shows in everything they do.

How many guests can I bring?

If you purchase our base package, you will get a private room in a shared villa. You can add 1 guest (running or non-running) to your package and they will share your room with you. If you upgrade to a private villa, you can add up to 2 guests to your package (running or non running).  Guests receive all the same perks you do (pre-race dinner, access to massage, post-race party, etc).

Are you requiring a COVID screening to go on this trip?


Do I have to pay the Kiawah resort fee?

Nope! Normally if you stay at the Kiawah Island Resort, you would. As a DM guest, your resort fee is covered in your package price.

What else is there to do around the island?

You can rent bikes, purchase a round of golf, explore local Charleston, hit the beach, and more! 


Will I be able to stay in a villa with my friends?

Yes! If you know other people who are traveling with us, just let us know and we can put you all in a villa together. For any other special requests, please feel free to reach out to us – we want to make your vacation fit your needs!