2016 Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
The Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon & Half Marathon is Saturday, February 13th at 8:00am. Runners will depart from Jarvis Creek Park and follow a course that will take them on the Cross Island Parkway, through several parks, numerous neighborhoods and over Broad Creek.
Both The Marathon and Half Marathon will feature all standard male and female divisions. Publix Marathon Race Day will also feature a 5K Run/Walk, Children's Fun Run, and Post Race Party with live music, vendors and a craft beer garden with more then 20 different styles of beer.
“The Half Marathon course takes participants through two beautiful parks and over the Broad Creek. The Marathon travels over the Broad Creek twice, runs through Spanish Wells Plantation, Point Comfort, and Honey Horn. The Marathon is a Boston Qualifier that is fast and flat, except of course for the bridge crossings," explained Mark Weisner, Race Director .
A percentage of proceeds will benefit several Hilton Head Island area Charities including Hilton Head Rotary Club, HHI High School Athletic Department, HH High ROTC, Hilton Head Christian Academy and others. "Over the course of the past 12 years, this event has donated over $42,000 to area charities and in 2016 we look forward to increasing our total," commented Weisner.
The Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K is presented by: Hilton Head Hospital, Island Car Wash, Village Park Homes, Kennedy & Blackshirt Attorneys at Law and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
Marathon Race Day is also sponsored in part by the following businesses: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Collins Realty Group, The Hilton Head Westin Resort & Spa, Cera Sport, Destination Vacation, Spinnaker Resorts, Palmetto Running Company, Samuel Adams and Coastal Connections.
The Hilton Head Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k will be limited to a total of 2,500 participants. On line registration is open. To register or for more information, call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520 or visit http://www.bearfootsports.com/heels.htm.