Overall Rating
Overall Rating (10 Reviews)
4.5
(10 Ratings)(10 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.3
SCENERY
4.6
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
4.5
At the Skidaway Island Marathon & Half Marathon, you will enjoy miles of perfect scenery, amazing marsh and river front views, elegant homes and sneak peaks of the Landings Golf Courses. This is mostly an open course because the traffic is minimal, and you’ll likely share the road with a … MORE
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    runningservant FIRST-TIMER '21

    Hello. I’m Aaron Burros, the Running Servant and wanted to share about my 50th Birthday Year Celebration Running of Marathons. I’m running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 weeks … MORE

    Hello. I’m Aaron Burros, the Running Servant and wanted to share about my 50th Birthday Year Celebration Running of Marathons. I’m running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 weeks benefiting St. Jude Children Research Hospital. Please take an opportunity to listen to the podcast TRENDS, BENDS and OPPORTUNITIES and read the article AARON’S AUDACIOUS GOALS and donate (links are at end).

    “This past weekend, I ran the Daufuskie Island Marathon ON STEROIDS called the Skidaway Island Marathon. First and foremost let me say that the music selections were awesome, the bible reading was extremely refreshing and the prayer was very purposeful. The event, its director and volunteers and community along with the runners were awesome.

    Going into race day I was YEAH YEAH YEAH; but during the race I was like ALL OF THE GLORY BELONGS TO YOU. So much is right about this race. If you want to connect with the creator of nature in the midst of a loving community, run Skidaway.

    The race itself was an eclectic experience for me. Being able to run with others while pacing with a pacer was beautiful. Although we social distanced, just having pacers on the course was very encouraging for many. Talking and telling stories while stopping periodically to take pictures with others running the half marathon was a great experience. But around mile 7, the group fun came to an end — I would run the next 13 miles solo.
    My pain was surprisingly sustainable. And while I can’t imagined the pain Aiden, Gabby and other young children go through daily from cancer, treatments and surgeries, I thought to myself this was akin to them having a good day. I made it to mile 20 with 45 minutes remaining of a strict 6 hour course time, leaving me with a 10K to run. This is when the emotional escalade ensues. Prior to being shot and sustaining glute muscle and soft tissue damage, a 10K wasn’t nothing but a breeze. Afterwards, running a 10K has become an hour plus ordeal. It would be at this moment that the anger in me rages against the machine which puts profit over people. I must stay focused.

    What is Your 2021 Audacious Goal?
    https://murfieldcoaching.com/2021/01/12/what-is-your-2021-audacious-goal/

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    http://heroes.stjude.org/runningservant

    TRACK MY RUNS
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    PODCAST INTERVIEW
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=824803278272266

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    MarathonMary FIRST-TIMER '21

    I was super excited to run this in person race and get state #43 completed! It was an easy course through an exclusive neighborhood. It was a bit hot and … MORE

    I was super excited to run this in person race and get state #43 completed! It was an easy course through an exclusive neighborhood. It was a bit hot and humid for me, but others seemed to like it! Race director and volunteers were super nice. Could have used ice, oranges, or something besides water and powerade on the course, but I brought my own so was okay. Loved getting the tifosi glasses and shirt at the finish! Overall I recommend for GA! Great job!

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    usamhall FIRST-TIMER '21

    Nice place to have a race. We were a little shocked that covid19 rules weren't followed. Lots of runners starting with no masks and no distance between runners. The course … MORE

    Nice place to have a race. We were a little shocked that covid19 rules weren’t followed. Lots of runners starting with no masks and no distance between runners. The course was scenic in a gated community. We did see the Ocean at one location. The first three and last three miles were down a highway. The final three involved dodging some traffic. The bling was a medal fanatic, sunglasses, and a soft cotton shirt. No shirts left the correct size for my wife. Again at the finish, the medals were given out by non-masked individuals who wanted to shake our hands. Then came the knuckle bump which I didn’t do either. But finally they were happy with an elbow bump. I guest that’s life in GA.

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    seagroves87 Mar 17, 2021 at 4:13pm

    I'm disappointed to hear about the lack of social distancing and covid protocols. There are so many ways to keep racing safe! Glad the rest of the race sounded nice… MORE

    I'm disappointed to hear about the lack of social distancing and covid protocols. There are so many ways to keep racing safe! Glad the rest of the race sounded nice but I'm glad I skipped that one LESS

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    pablopelos FIRST-TIMER '21

    Very nice, flat, scenic route. Reasonable refreshment stations along the way. Lucked out and had beautiful weather as well, got a little humid near the end, but very nice. MORE

    Very nice, flat, scenic route. Reasonable refreshment stations along the way. Lucked out and had beautiful weather as well, got a little humid near the end, but very nice.

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    5

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    jenhartt FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great community and race team support. Love my Orange Mud Towel (swag) Marathoners only Enjoyed the course that was mostly on golf course cart paths and neighborhood roads. Aid stations … MORE

    Great community and race team support.
    Love my Orange Mud Towel (swag) Marathoners only
    Enjoyed the course that was mostly on golf course cart paths and neighborhood roads. Aid stations were well staffed and stocked. I know this is out of the race directors control but the weather was perfect on race day!

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    teresalinder FIRST-TIMER '19

    Pros: Flat and scenic course Easy race logistics. Bib shirt and pick up at Dick's Sporting Goods was a breeze. Nice medal and a finisher's towel too. Savannah is a … MORE

    Pros:
    Flat and scenic course
    Easy race logistics. Bib shirt and pick up at Dick’s Sporting Goods was a breeze.
    Nice medal and a finisher’s towel too.
    Savannah is a fun place to visit
    Cons:
    On the course there were very few restrooms.
    Plastic cups at water stops and also handed out plastic bottles, which were littered along the course (in high end gated community).
    Too few water stops, but I carried a bottle.
    Lots of turns, some of which are unmanned (with arrows). I never got lost, but sometimes I’d think I missed a turn because there was nobody else around me.
    It can be a very lonely run. I’m glad I had my music!

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    oldguard88 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Overall a great race. Small race. Beautiful, flat course with shade throughout. Good race production and it is a good course to PR on if that is your goal. Cool … MORE

    Overall a great race. Small race. Beautiful, flat course with shade throughout. Good race production and it is a good course to PR on if that is your goal. Cool this time of year. Conditions were ideal the day we ran. Nice medal but place finishes only receive a pin. Would have enjoyed a post race party but there wasn’t much happening after the race. All in all it was a great experience and served its purpose for a spring break get away and Boston tune up. A lot to do in Savannah and/ or Hilton Head.

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    barbaramanitee REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I can't say enough about this race, plenty of parking, lots of portopotties, the race course itself was a spectacular sneak peek of a exclusive waterfront community! Lots of water … MORE

    I can’t say enough about this race, plenty of parking, lots of portopotties, the race course itself was a spectacular sneak peek of a exclusive waterfront community! Lots of water stops, course is well marked, and the race director actually ran with us the last hundred feet to the finish! This race is a hidden gem! The only marathon I have run twice!

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    Plecerf FIRST-TIMER '18

    Nice small marathon. Very well run. Laid back atmosphere. Nice neighborhood and marshes scenery. Loved the towel as swag. Big hit. Great destination for getaway weekend with Savannah, Tybee Beach, … MORE

    Nice small marathon. Very well run. Laid back atmosphere. Nice neighborhood and marshes scenery. Loved the towel as swag. Big hit. Great destination for getaway weekend with Savannah, Tybee Beach, Skidaway. Although very flat, runners should know there are lots of turns. Does not affect me but does affect some people.

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    runbullardsrun FIRST-TIMER '17

    The Run Skidaway Island Half Marathon began at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. It took runners through The Landings, the private, gated community on Skidaway Island. Miles 5-6 were most … MORE

    The Run Skidaway Island Half Marathon began at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. It took runners through The Landings, the private, gated community on Skidaway Island. Miles 5-6 were most magnificent as runners were taken on a path bordering the marsh of the Wilmington River. Aid stations were located every 2-3 miles, so it was recommended runners carry a water bottle.

    What made the finish line more special that most was the enthusiasm of race director Dan Pavlin, who met nearly every runner about 100 meters from the finish line and ran with them nearly to the end. We’ve run over 100 half marathons and marathons together, and have never seen a race director more personally invested in the finish of every single on of his runners.

    Another thing that made Skidaway unique: women were given technical tanks instead of the standard t-shirt.

    If you plan on running this race beware of a few things:
    1. Savannah is always an expensive city for overnight accommodations. Know that you will pay close to $200 a night for a hotel room. Also know that the closest hotel you can get to the starting line is about 25 minutes away.
    2. If you are finish medal connoisseur, this may not be the race for you.

    You can check out photos of the finisher medal, race shirts, and more at our blog, serialrunner.com.

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    M_Sohaskey Apr 03, 2017 at 9:51pm

    Wow, huge props to Dan! I've heard of RDs high-fiving finishers as they crossed, but *running* with them? That's a whole other level of awesome dedication. And congrats to you… MORE

    Wow, huge props to Dan! I've heard of RDs high-fiving finishers as they crossed, but *running* with them? That's a whole other level of awesome dedication. And congrats to you on your drive toward #50... I'll be rooting for you this weekend, talk about a mile-stone! ;) LESS

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