Kiawah 2022 marathon + Half
2-3 night package | December 9, 2022 – December 11, 2022
Race date December 10, 2022
We recommend adding on Thursday night to take advantage of the beauty of this coastal resort island all day Friday.
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1 to 4 bedroom Villas on West Beach that are in a prime location close to start, finish, and all DM activities.
Private bedroom/bathroom in shared Villa starting at
+ taxes & fees plus 9% resort fee
One guest can be added for each bedroom in a shared villa for an additional $150 total/person.
Private Villa starting at
+ taxes & fees plus 9% resort fee
In a private villa, you can add on up to 3 guests for an additional $150 total/per person.
Kiawah Island, SC
Come join Destination Marathons at this hidden gem of a race at the beautiful Kiawah Island Resort.
You and your guest(s) will be treated as a VIP all weekend long with planned meals, gatherings, and all logistics taken care of. Come Thursday so you can explore and take in the beauty of this island Friday. There will be a planned excursion on Friday.
West Beach villas are near all the action of the start/finish line, expo, and DM house. Shared villas have a private bedroom/bath with shared living spaces. Or opt to upgrade to a private villa.
Escape the Friday pre-race madness! Come directly to our DM house to get your villa key, bib, parking pass, and goodie bag. Enjoy hot Italian fare waiting for you and discounted massages.
Perks include a private DM tent at start, express bib pick-up, complimentary massages, on-site hosts, detailed spectator plan, and more.
Come Thursday to enjoy a guided tour of the island and the resort’s many amenities – golf, spa, bike the beach, and more.
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 – 7:00pm Race Expo is open
4:30pm If you plan to arrive on Thursday, please go to DM House* to check in.
*DM House address:
5 Greensward Rd.
Johns Island, SC 29455
8:00 am Shake Out Run
9:00am Light breakfast at DM house
10:00am – 8:30pm Race Expo is open
1:00pm Afternoon Guided Activity (TBD)
3:30 – 5:30pm Express check in & welcome reception
Pick up villa key, parking pass, race packet, and Destination Marathons goodie bag
Drinks and snacks available
4:00 – 8:00pm Pre-Race massages provided
5:30pm Kiawah Island Glow Run 5K at Boardwalk #5
5:30 – 8:00pm Catered Pre-race pasta meal (Grab and go runners’ breakfast available to take for race morning)
Sign-making for spectators
Saturday is race day! May the cool ocean breeze and Christmas festivities spur you on to a new PR.
7:00 – 7:20am Sunrise yoga stretch on the beach
7:00 – 9:00am Light breakfast & coffee available at DM House for spectators
(DM house on course, ½ mile mark of the course)
6:30 – 8:00am Private gear check for DM VIP guests at DM Tent
8:00am Start of Kiawah full and half marathon
9:30 – 1:30pm Post-Race Party at the DM VIP tent
Snacks, drinks, camaraderie, and more
4:00 – 8:00pm Post-Race massages provided
5:30 -8:30pm Post-Race Celebration
Time to take one last look at the ocean and head back home with your medal in hand.
Leave keys in villa and depart
West Beach Villas at The Kiawah Island Resort
Stay in Destination Marathons’ 2-4 bedroom villas right in the heart of the action on West Beach or upgrade to a private 1 bedroom villa. All bedrooms have a private bath with a shared full kitchen and indoor/outdoor living areas. Traveling with friends? We can pair you together in a villa upon request.
Spectators and Guests
Our trips aren’t all about the runners alone! All our guests receive our VIP treatment too! They will enjoy our welcome reception, pre-race dinner, and post-race party. While the runners are on the course, come hang out at the DM house and enjoy breakfast with snacks and coffee. Spectators also enjoy our sign-making station, goodie bags, detailed cheer plan on race day, access to discounted massages, and more!
Map and surroundings
West Beach on Kiawah Island, South Carolina
We highly recommend arriving on Thursday to enjoy island life and take part in Friday’s activities. There may be an additional cost for excursions.
Option to add on Thursday night for $250 + taxes and fees.
(No additional charge for guests for additional nights).
For our shared villa base package, you can add 1 guest for $150/ for the whole weekend.
For our private villa, you can add on up to 3 guests for $150/per person.
Choose to pay in full or put down a non-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.
Upgrade your package to a One Room Private Villa. Price includes 2 nights (Fri/Sat) (plus taxes and fees and 9% resort fee).
See below for add on details
Pay a $250 non-refundable deposit to reserve your trip, then pay your remaining balance later.
See below for add on details
Pay for add ons when paying your remaining balance.
If a race is cancelled due to COVID, we will offer full refunds to all of our trip guests. Risk free!
*We strongly encourage you to acquire travel insurance. See our Travel Insurance Tab for more information.
A $250 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot, or pay in full.
September 1, 2022
Package must be paid in full. Last day to request a full refund excluding deposit.
October 1, 2022
Last day to request a partial refund (50% of amount paid).
Refund requests made after October 1, 2022 will not be refunded.
Meet your hosts
Founder / CEO
Chief Running Officer
Sales & Marketing Manager
How many guests can I bring?
With our base package, you will get a private bedroom/bathroom in a shared villa. You can add one guest (runner or non-runner) to your package, and they will share your room with you. For upgrades to a private, one-bedroom villa, you can add up to 3 guests.
What perks do non-running guests receive with DM?
All our guests receive the same great perks as our runners do. Those include a welcome reception at our DM house, pre-race pasta dinner, access to discounted massages, our post-race party, detailed cheer plan on race day along with a race morning hangout with snacks and coffee at our DM house, goodie bag, and more!
Do we have a tent at the start or finish?
Yes! Our private DM tent is right where the action is at the start line and is filled with snacks and drinks. Gear check and complimentary post-race massages/ stretches. Longer massages available at reduced rate by appointment.
Is there a special breakfast for race morning?
Yes! We know it’s early and you have to eat, so we provide a grab-and-breakfast for runners on race morning. Guests can chill at the DM house and enjoy coffee and snacks.
Do I have to pay Kiawah Island’s resort fee?
The 9% resort fee that allows access to all of the resort's many amenities is included at checkout.
What else is there to do around the island?
How much time do you have? You can rent bikes, purchase a round of golf on their championship courses where some of the biggest names in golf have played, go for a swim in the pool, hit the beach, pamper yourself at The Spa at the Sanctuary, explore local Charleston, and more!
Will I be able to stay in a villa with my friends?
Yes! If you know other people traveling with us, just let us know and we can place 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!
Do I have to pay for parking?
No! Parking is free. Once on the island, you can use the resort’s complimentary shuttle to take you around the resort.
Will massages be offered on this trip?
Yes! Our private massage therapist will provide complimentary post-race stretching with the option to purchase additional private sessions at a discounted rate.
What are check-in and check-out times?
We make check-in super easy. Just come to our DM house for your villa key and parking pass. Keys are guaranteed for 4:30. Check-out is at 10:30.
Can I bring my kids?
Of course! Kids 15 and under are free on any of our packages, provided they stay in your room. Sixteen and older would be registered as an additional guest. Of course, our private one-bedroom villas are a great option for families.
What if I have food allergies?
No problem! Just make sure to notify us of any dietary restrictions you have so we can do our best to accommodate you.
Are you requiring a COVID screening or vaccination to go on this trip?
No, we are not.