(Updates at the bottom.)
The 3rd Annual Charleston Marathon is set for next month with a handful of events to occupy the weekend of January 18th.
11 am – Health and Fitness Expo (until 8 pm) – Burke High School
2 pm – Youth Marathon Program - Burke High School
5 pm – Charleston Marathon Pre-race Dinner/Entertainment – Burke High School
8 am – 3rd Annual Charleston Marathon – Downtown
8 am – Half Marathon – Burke High School
8:15 am – Shrimp and Grits 5k – North Charleston High School
10 am – Charleston Marathon Post Race Celebration – North Charleston High School
8:30 am - Charleston Marathon Bike Ride - Mamie Whitesides Elementary, 1565 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant
Update January 18: Well folks, race day is almost here, and that means so are the inevitable traffic jams.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, East Bay Street, Murray Boulevard, and King Street (up to the extension) will be closed until around 9:30 a.m. After 9:30 a.m., most runners will be well on their way to the finish line 26 miles away. North Charleston residents, look out for plenty of delays on Saturday as well as a majority of the race takes place in your neck of the woods.