Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K

Save The LightA half-marathon and 5K to support the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse by Save The Light, a grassroots non-profit organization that formed in 2000 to save the Morris Island Lighthouse from being lost to the sea. Both races are USATF-certified and start and finish near the Folly Beach Pier. Half Marathon is a run only event. The 5K is open to runners and walkers. 

Registration & Race Information

  • There will be two distinct race times:
    • Half Marathon starts at 8:00 a.m.
    • 5K starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • Pre-registration is required and ends by phone until 5:30 p.m. or online until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 31. Register online.
  • Early arrival recommended to allow time for parking.
  • Packet pick-up will be available at The Tides Hotel on Friday, February 4 from 4-7 p.m., and on race day, Saturday, February 5 from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
  •  Awards and post-race food provided. 
  • Posters will be available for pick-up on-site the day of the race.
  • Bibs are required.
  • Water stations will be available on course. Pre-filled, personal water bottles are highly recommended.
  • Earbuds or pets are not allowed on the course.
  • Strollers are only allowed in the 5K, and those with strollers must start behind the runners/walkers.
  • Course Maps:

Tides HotelTides Folly Beach hotel

Race participants will be able to take advantage of a special group rate for the Tides Folly Beach Hotel during race weekend ($99/night for Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6).

Please contact the Tides directly for more information.

Poster design for the 2020 Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K

Poster design courtesy of our 2020 contest winner, Colleen Finn of Atlanta, GA.