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! Each bedroom has its own private bathroom.

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).

Not included

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

Pay in full

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).


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 Janik

Founder / CEO

Berkley Benton

Customer Experience Designer

Paul Martino

Chief Running Officer


5.0  (25)

Great staff that made my experience at the Wilmington Marathon stress free. They know what runners need and are ready to provide for logistics that make traveling for a marathon less complicated and more fun.

Adam Bernot, Wilmington 2021

I would highly recommend Destination Marathons if they are participating at your next race. They took EVERY headache out of the trip planning (hotel, pre-race dinner, pre-race breakfast, etc.). The body ache of running the marathon is still yours to deal with. However, they did have free massages for after the race. They took care of me during my marathon trip better than I normally take care of myself. Worth every penny. 10/10 do recommend!

Will Gordon, Wilmington 2021

Destination Marathons goes out of their way to create a first class experience. Whether you are a first time marathoner or one who has done many, Mark and his team go above and beyond to make your trip the best it can be. I can’t say enough about the great service they provide and totally allow you to focus on running your race and having a great time. I look forward to another trip with them in the near future.

Robert Collea, Grandma's 2021

Destination Marathons takes all the worry of race logistics away. All you have to do is show up and run ! No need to be overwhelmed with logistics! Save all that valuable energy for race day ! Mark and team take a special interest in getting to know you and it’s genuine. Traveling solo to Wilmington I so appreciated the whole experience. They take you in and make you part of the race family . I felt like I made some new friends this past weekend and I look forward to the next adventure with DM . Hopefully, it will be Grandmas !

Billie Melanson, Wilmington 2021

My husband and I travel for destination marathons a few times a year. This was our first time booking with Destination Marathons (Atlanta to watch the Olympic Trials and run) and it was fantastic! Mark and Berkley communicated details thoroughly. Would totally recommend Destination Marathons to my firends! Great group of people! :0)

Christine Jamison McKinney, Atlanta 2020
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.  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!