Save the Light

February 1, 2020 at the Folly Beach Pier

Race results will be available here.

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. 


  • Online and phone registration has ended.  Packet pick-up and registration will be available at The Tides Hotel on Friday, January 31 from 4-7 p.m., and on race day, Saturday, February 1 from 7-8 a.m.. Race day fee increase applies.
  • Both races begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Awards and post-race food will be provided.
  • Course Maps:
  • Race shirts guaranteed to participants who register prior to January 1. 
    • Men’s Long Sleeve Crew Neck (pictured below) or Women’s Long Sleeve V-Neck. (Performance fabric; color: red.)

Image of Men’s Long Sleeve Shirt


Link to The Tides Hotel Opens in new windowThe Tides Hotel is offering a discounted rate of $99 per night, plus tax for an oceanfront room with two queen beds for participants who book before January 5. Call 843-588-6464 or e-mail the reservations department, and reference Save the Light to reserve a room.