Marathon, half marathon and ultra marathon on Daufuskie Island, the southernmost inhabited sea island in South Carolina

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In brief

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Date:
16 January 2021 (Saturday)
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Number of participants: up to 250,
marathon 2020 — 40,
half marathon 2020 — 130
Course Record: 2:39:03 (marathon) Aesop Brown, USA, 2020
Entry fee:
$160 marathon,
$140 half marathon

The Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held on Daufuskie Island, state of South Carolina, USA. The official name of the event is Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon And Ultra. Up to 250 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (40 runners completed marathon and 130 finished half marathon in 2020).

The Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

More about Daufuskie Island and its attractions you may find here.

Daufuskie Island Marathon 2019

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 8:30 16 January 2021 (Saturday) from Lighthouse Lane in Haig Point, Daufuskie Island.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Half Marathon)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 8:30 16 January 2021 (Saturday) from Lighthouse Lane in Haig Point, Daufuskie Island.

Ultra Marathon race, 39.3mi/63.3km (Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Ultra Marathon)

The ultra marathon race of 39.3mi/63.3km starts 8:30 16 January 2021 (Saturday) from Lighthouse Lane in Haig Point, Daufuskie Island.

Entry fee: $185, $220 with ferry fee.

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Course

The course of the Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon 2021 is out-and-back 13.1mi/21.097km route; marathoners run 2 loops, half marathon participants — 1 loop, ultra marathoners — 3 loops.

The route passes on paved (90% of the course) and unpaved roads on north and central parts of Daufuskie Island, by the waters of Calibogue Sound, the deep channel between Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands.

The course follows many of the Daufuskie Island highlights such as Haig Point Lighthouse, Freeport, Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society, Tabby Circle overlooking the Atlantic, the “Painted Houses” off Driftwood Cottage lane.

The course is on open roads, but traffic is very scarce. You are more likely to see a golf cart on the roads than a car.

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Course of the Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon 2021: 2 loops for the marathon, 1 loop for the half marathon

Course of the Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon 2021: 2 loops for the marathon, 1 loop for the half marathon

The start and finish for all races of the Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon 2021 are located on Lighthouse Lane at the end of the plantar intersection with Lighthouse court in Haig Point, Daufuskie Island.

The finish closes at 16:45.

You may find the official course map of the Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon 2021 here.

Runners get pre-race bananas and breakfast bars at the food tent near the Start and Finish Line.

There are three water and nutrition stations on the loop. The stations provide runners with drinking water, Hammer Nutrition gels and Heed. Finishers get hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, beverages.

Before the start 16 January 2021 (Saturday), you may leave your personal belongings near the Start and Finish Line at the bag drop tent. The bag is to be clearly marked with your name and bib number.

You may get to Daufuskie Island by private boat or by ferry from Hilton Head Island Embarkation (10 Haig Point ct, Hilton Head, SC 29928) to Haig Point’s Daufuskie Island Landing. Ferry fee is $35 for a roundtrip. Special ferry for runners and race stuff only departs at 6:00 and 6:30 16 January 2021 (Saturday). Spectators may catch the ferry at 7:30 and later.

Shuttle service is provided from the Haig Point South Gate to race start.

The route of the Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon 2021 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF).

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 13 January 2021.

The Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 entry fee:
$160 marathon,
$140 half marathon.

There are no bridges from mainland to Daufuskie Island. Runners are ferried over by boat from 10 Haig Point Court and Buckingham Landing in Hilton Head, SC. The ferry fee is $35 for a roundtrip.

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 your entry will be deferred to the next year. If you test positive to COVID -19 within a month of the race date you will get a full entry fee refund. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Long sleeve event shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Bag deposit
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Finisher medal
  • Online race results
  • Race photos to download
  • Medical aid if necessary
Long sleeve of the Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon 2021

Long sleeve of the Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon 2021

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number:
15 January 2021 (Friday) from 10:00 till 18:00 at the welcome center (10 Haig Point ct, Hilton Head, SC 29928),
16 January 2021 (Saturday) on race morning from 6:30 till 7:30 on Daufuskie Island near the Start & Finish Line.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Fleet Feet Daufuskie Island Marathon 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Aesop Brown 2:39:03
2. Patrick Reagan 2:42:54
3. Matthew Seitz 3:22:07

Women (marathon)
1. Olivia Beattie 3:39:03
2. Maggie Weber 3:45:00
3. Maria Karabova 3:47:51

* Source: ultrasignup.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
DAUFUSKIE ISLAND MARATHON
Haig Point Court,
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928,
USA
Tel +1 912 777 9147

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Weather during Previous Races

Date: 18 January 2020
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 9°C – 19°C (48°F – 66°F)
Wind: 10 km/h (6 mph)
Date: 19 January 2019
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 12°C – 21°C (54°F – 69°F)
Wind: 10 km/h (6 mph)
Date: 20 January 2018
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 2°C – 15°C (36°F – 59°F)
Wind: 6 km/h (4 mph)

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Flights to Savannah/Hilton Head

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Insurance

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.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2021

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

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