Charleston Marathon Approaches
It’s almost time for the 3rd annual Charleston Marathon. Just like the past two years, there will be events starting and ending here at the Navy Yard, and also using streets throughout Charleston and North Charleston between 8am and 2pm on Saturday, January 14th 2012. In general, access around the Navy Yard and surrounding areas will be complicated on the morning of the race. The details are the same this year as they were last year.
The best point of access for the middle and southern end of the base will be on Viaduct Avenue. City of North Charleston Police will be on hand to help direct traffic while the race takes place. If needed, the big parking lots in the McMillan Avenue area are available for parking. Based on experience from past years, plan to avoid entering the Navy Yard from Virginia Avenue on the morning of the race since the 5K, half marathon and full marathon all utilize this area at different times.
The marathon is the only race that will adversely affect Hobson Avenue (south of McMillan) and Bainbridge Avenue. The leaders of the marathon will begin arriving to that part of the course around 10am. The end of the pack will come through around 2pm, with the bulk of the runners entering Hobson around 11am – 12pm
A map of the course is available at www.charlestonmarathon.com