The race will be held rain or shine!
Late Registration & Packet Pick-Up
Race Expo and Packet Pick-Up / Late Registration
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island - Friday, February 9th from 4:30pm-8:00pm.
Packet & Late Registration is also available Race Day at Jarvis Creek Park 7:00am-7:30am.
Runners are strongly encouraged to pick up their race packets on Friday.
Cash or check only for late registration. No credit cards will be accepted.
The last chance to switch events (or people) is Friday at the expo. There is a change fee of $15 plus any additional race up-charges.
Race numbers must be visible everywhere on the course and must be worn on the outside of clothing - not underneath.
Race numbers must be worn on the FRONT.
No strollers, baby joggers, or pets.
Please be courteous of other runners, yield to faster runners.
If you have an iPod, please keep it low so you can hear instructions during the event.
We have a 4-hour time limit for the half marathon - do not attempt to walk.
We have a 6-hour time limit for the full marathon - do not attempt to walk.
8K runners/walkers will turn around half-way down the Cross Island Pkwy.
Faster runners line up in front.
Walkers and slower runners please line up behind runners.
If you don't have a number DO NOT attempt to run; you will be TRESPASSING and will be stopped.
Numbers must be visible at finish line.
8K runners/walkers will have color.
Half marathon runners will have color.
Full marathon runners will have color.
Once you’ve finished, please move quickly thru the chutes.
Full marathon and half marathon runners will receive a finishers medal.
Separate award ceremonies will be held for each event following each race.
Attached to the back of your race number is your timing chip.
Do not remove or cover the timin chip at the finish line.
You may switch races until 7:30AM on race morning, however, you must pay the $15 change fee plus any additional charges AND get a new race number. Please participate in the event distance that you have registered for and make sure you are using your number. If you do not complete the distance that you registered for, you will be DQ'd and will not be eligible for an award. Your race numbers contains your timing chip. Do not remove, fold, or alter the chip. It will be removed at the END of the race. You must have a race number to be on the race course.
Due to SCDOT and BCSD restrictions, the course will close after exactly six hours (this is a 13:44 per mile pace). If you cannot compete at this pace, you MUST run the half marathon. Runners who cannot complete the course in six hours will be REMOVED from the course due to time requirements of SCDOT and The Cross Island Parkway.
Ther is FREE Parking at Hilton Head School Campus off 278 @ Wilborn Rd. Please allow plenty of time to park and walk across HWY 278 to get to the starting area. The walk is less than 300 yards from the school parking lot Jarvis Creek Park. No vehicles will be allowed inside Jarvis Creek Park for any reason.
NO STROLLERS, NO BABY JOGGERS, AND NO PETS ARE PERMITTED.
The bag drop tent will be behind the registration tent. Please note that the race (BFS) accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items. If you choose to leave a bag do so in a clear plastic bag only.
The HH Marathon has scheduled pacers for 4hr, 4:15, 4:30 & 4:45 - they will be clearly marked. Half Marathon will provide pacers at 1:45 & 2-hour pace runners.
Jarvis Creek Park - Start / Finish
Crossings Park - Mile 6
Honey Horn - Mile 15.5
Point Comfort Circle - Mile 20
Water Station Locations
Water Station #1 - (mile 1)
Water Station #2 - (mile 2)
Water & Gatorade Station #3 - (miles 4, 11, 24)
Water & Gatorade Station #4 - (miles 6, 7)
Water Station #5 - (miles 9, 13)
Water & Gatorade #6 - (mile 10.5)
Water & Gatorade Station #7 - (mile 15.5)
Water & Gatorade #8 - (mile 18)
Water & Gatorade Station #9 - (miles 20, 22)
Hilton Head Hospital First Aid Stations:
Station #1 located near miles 4, 10, 24
Station #2 located near mile 10.5
Station #3 located near mile 15.5
Station #4 located between mile 20-21 at Point Comfort Circle
Station #5 located at Finish at Jarvis Creek Park
Timing Points for Marathon Runners
Timing check points on the course are at miles 13.1 and 20.
Jarvis Creek Park, Crossing Park, Point Comfort Circle, Spanish Wells Rd, Corner of Arrow & Target Rd
Space blankets will be available at the finish line for half and full marathon finishers only.
Approximate Schedule of Events
9:30am - 8K Awards
11:00am - 1/2 Marathon Awards
12:30pm - Children's Fun Run
1:00pm - Marathon Awards
Pursuant to USA Track and Field rule 245, awards will be given out based on GUN times, not chip times, and that faster runners should line up towards the front at start. If you are not present at award ceremony and would like your award mailed to you, there will be a $15 shipping and handling charge.
Beer & Wine Garden
Pre-sales are available on Line 3 for $12 and at Packet Pick-Up Friday Night for post-race Beer & Wine Garden.
Race day beer, wine & mimosa sales $5 each. Must be at least 21.