Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

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. 

Entry Fee and Registration

  • Register Online
  • Race Fees:
    • 5K: $42 per person, ages 8 & up
    • Half Marathon: $60 per person, ages 10 & up
  • Registration ends Monday, January 30. On-site registration will not be available.
  • Participants ages 8-15 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Race Details

  • Both the Half Marathon and 5K races start at 8:00 a.m.
  • Early arrival recommended to allow time for parking.
  • Packet pick-up will be available at The Tides Hotel on Friday, February 3 from 4-7 p.m., and on race day, Saturday, February 4 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.
  • Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after 12/26/22.
  • 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. Rooms must be reserved by 1/25/2023. 

Please contact the Tides directly and reference the Save the Light Half Marathon and 5k to book a room. The Tides Hotel can be reached at (888) 528-0730, or e-mail the reservations department, at