Rocket City/Kiawah Island

Rocket City/Kiawah Island

Post by Kelly Ki » Fri, 11 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Has anyone run either of these marathons?  
They are both scheduled for December 9 this year.
(Although that's a Saturday.  Maybe I have the
date wrong.)  Any commentary would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks,

Kelly

 
 
 

Rocket City/Kiawah Island

Post by DBlasi » Fri, 11 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Kiawah Island is Saturday, Dec. 9, call 800-654-2924 for information. I'm
surprising my wife with entries to the 1/2 marathon for her 40th birthday!
I've never been to this area of the country, but figured it had to be
better weather wise than Wiconsin that time of year. The course is
described as having "very few low grades."

 
 
 

Rocket City/Kiawah Island

Post by SHELLY » Fri, 11 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I am also looking at both marathons as my last opportunity to qualify for
Boston.  I have not run either one, but have talked to friends who have.  

Both marathons were listed in the top 10 list for fast marathons.  I have
understood that both marathons are flat and fast.  The Kiawah Island race does
not have as many spectators as the Rocket City race.  I heard that the Rocket
City volunteers put out flyers to everyone living on the race course telling
them about the marathon and to come out at support the runners.  I have heard
that the Kiawah Island race is really nice since its on a resort part of SC,
but not many spectators.  One really good thing about Kiawah is that you can
opt on the day before the race to run either the 1/2 marathon or the full
marathon.  So...if you have already qualified for Boston, you could run the
Kiawah with the 1/2 marathon option as a tuneup!!!  Wishful thinking...