The half marathon, 5km race, and 1.6km kids race take place in Charleston, a region that dates back to the 1600’s


In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city where the race takes place and does not show the exact start or finish location.

20 January 2024 (Saturday)
Add to Google Calendar, iCalendar (*.ics)
Number of participants: 4,000
half marathon 2023 — 2,587
Course Record: —
Entry fee:
$60—125 for the half marathon

The Charleston Half Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Charleston, state of South Carolina, USA. The official name of the event is the PNC Bank Charleston Half Marathon. Approximately 4,000 athletes participate in the marathon race and other competitions (2,587 finished half marathon in 2023).

In 2021 and 2022, the Charleston Marathon was cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Virtual races were held instead.

Starting from 2023, the marathon distance is no longer included in the races held in Charleston.

More about Charleston and its attractions you may find here, about North Charleston here.

Charleston Marathon (O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon) 2019

Charleston Marathon 2020

Events and Activities

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km

The half marathon race, covering a distance of 13.1mi/21.097km, starts at 7:30 on 20 January 2024 (Saturday) on Fishburne Street in front of Burke High School (244 President St, Charleston).

3.1mi/5km Race (5k)

The 3.1mi/5km race starts at 8:30 on 20 January 2024 (Saturday) at Spruill Avenue in North Charleston.

Entry fee: $30—60.

Course of the 3.1mi/5km Race, Charleston Marathon 2023

Course of the 3.1mi/5km Race, Charleston Marathon 2023

Show more events and activities


The course of the Charleston Half Marathon (PNC Bank Charleston Half Marathon) 2024 goes through the streets and parks of Charleston and North Charleston, running alongside the Ashley River.

Highlights of the course:

  • Hampton Park, the largest park on the Charleston peninsula;
  • The Citadel, one of the United States’ six senior military colleges, established in 1842;
  • The Battery, a fortified seawall and promenade located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district;
  • King Street, the main thoroughfare that connects Charleston Harbor to the uptown area;
  • Riverfront Park on the banks of the Cooper River;
  • Firefly Distillery, Charleston’s oldest working distillery.
Course of the Charleston Half Marathon 2024

Course of the Charleston Half Marathon 2023

Altitude profile of the Charleston Half Marathon 2024 course

Altitude profile of the Charleston Half Marathon 2023 course

Course video, Charleston Half Marathon 2018

The start line for the Charleston Half Marathon (PNC Bank Charleston Half Marathon) 2024 is located on Fishburne Street in front of Burke High School (244 President St, Charleston).

The finish line is at Firefly Distillery, Charleston’s oldest working distillery, situated at 4201 Spruill Avenue in North Charleston.

You can find the official course map of the Charleston Half Marathon (PNC Bank Charleston Half Marathon) 2024 here.

The time limit for completing the half marathon is 3 hours and 30 minutes. Additional time limits are applied at certain points of the course.

The pacemakers of the Charleston Half Marathon (PNC Bank Charleston Half Marathon) 2024 provide the necessary pace to help participants finish within specific times. The target finish times for the half marathon are as follows: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00 hours.

There are 6 water and nutrition stations located along the half marathon route. These stations provide runners with drinking water, sports drinks, and energy gels.

Before the start on 20 January 2024 (Saturday) until 7:30, you may leave your personal belongings at the gear check area near the start zone. Your belongings must be packed in a deposit bag, and you should attach a tag with your race number to the bag. The tag and bag are included in your Race Pack along with your bib number. The bags are transported to the finishing area and are available for pickup until 13:30.

The route of the Charleston Half Marathon (PNC Bank Charleston Half Marathon) 2024 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF).


You can sign up for the races of the Charleston Marathon (PNC Bank Charleston Half Marathon) 2024 online.

Online registration registration is open until slots are filled.

The entry fee for the Charleston Half Marathon (PNC Bank Charleston Half Marathon) 2024 varies depending on the date of purchase:
until 31 May 2023 — $60,
from 1 June to 14 August 2023 — $75,
from 15 August to 11 September 2023 — $85,
from 12 September to 9 October 2023 — $95,
from 10 October to 6 November 2023 — $105,
from 7 November to 11 December 2023 — $115,
from 12 December 2023 — $125.

Student and military discounts are available upon request. More info is here.

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, the entry fee (minus taxes and fees) is awarded as race credit to be used for future Capstone Races.

You have the option to switch to another distance (with an applicable surcharge, if any) or defer your registration in the form of race credit to be spent on future Capstone Races. More info is here.

Your Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with a time measuring chip
  • Long sleeve race shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Food and beverages stations and toilets along the course and after the race
  • Bag deposit
  • Pacemaker service
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Finisher glassware
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You have the option to order bib mailing to a USA postal address for an additional charge of $9.99.

You can pick up your Race Pack, including your bib number, at the Charleston Half Marathon 2024 Health & Wellness Expo. The Expo takes place in the Grand Ballroom of the Gaillard Center (95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401).
Pick-up desk schedule:
19 January 2024 (Friday) from 10:00 to 20:00.

To receive your Race Pack, you must present your photo ID.

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The person collecting it needs to present a copy of your ID (either electronic or printed).

No health certificate is required to participate in any race of the Charleston Half Marathon (PNC Bank Charleston Half Marathon) 2024.

Race Results 2023*

Men (half marathon)
1. Garrett Brown (SC, USA) 1:14:16.3
2. Ryan Berlin (SC, USA) 1:14:28.7
3. Joey Bruner (SC, USA) 1:20:23.8

Women (half marathon)
1. Rebecca McGavin (NC, USA) 1:24:12.7
2. Caelin Sloan (SC, USA) 1:26:22.7
3. Katherine Edwards (NY, USA) 1:27:06.0

* Source:

You can check your result and view the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Capstone Event Group
3803B Computer Dr UNIT 205, Raleigh,
North Carolina,
United States
tel. +1 866-561-5651

Social media:

* The race information is obtained from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. To get the latest updates and ensure accuracy, we recommend visiting the official website. If you notice any mistakes, kindly email us at

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 14 January 2023
Passing clouds.
Temperature: 4°C – 10°C (39°F – 50°F)
Wind: 25 km/h (16 mph)
Date: 15 January 2022 (race cancelled)
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 6°C – 13°C (43°F – 56°F)
Wind: 17 km/h (10 mph)
Date: 16 January 2021 (race cancelled)
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 5°C – 11°C (41°F – 52°F)
Wind: 20 km/h (12 mph)

Show more weather

Flights to Charleston

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 18 January 2024 — 21 January 2024. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.


Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Charleston

Find a hotel via online service that compares the most popular booking websites to get the best deal for your dates.

Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2024


M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

The headline image is taken from in accordance with Pixabay License. The image may not illustrate any part of the event course.

To get recent renewals of the site follow us at FacebookTelegram or Twitter

Support Letsportpeople via PayPal: