2021 Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K

This is the poster advertising the Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K for Morris Island Lighthouse on Folly Beach, South Carolina.


Both races are USATF-certified and start and finish near the Folly Beach Pier.


A 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


  • Registeronlineor by calling (843) 795-4386. Preregistration is required and ends by phone at 5:30 p.m. and online at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, January 20.
  • On-site registration will not be available.
  • Spaces are limited and event is expected to sell out.
  • There will be two distinct race times:
    • Half Marathon starts at 8:00 a.m.
    • 5K starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • Early arrival recommended to allow time for parking.
  • There will be no packet pick up. Bibs will be mailed via USPS prior to the race - please make sure your mailing address is complete and accurate.
  • There will be no awards ceremony held on-site post-race. Awards and t-shirts will be mailed post-race. 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.
  • Participants, staff, and volunteers permitted on-site only. Please, no spectators at this time.


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