Sea Island Half Marathon

Reservations and Race Packages

Reserve your room and race registration for an unforgettable experience at the 2018 Sea Island Half Marathon!

Sea Island Half Marathon

December 1, 2018 | Sea Island, Georgia

Enjoy an unforgettable race weekend at Sea Island, where comfort is in every detail, and genuine Southern charm is in the air.

The Sea Island Half Marathon and 5k is hosted by the world-class Sea Island Resort – the only resort in America to receive four Forbes Five-Star awards for ten consecutive years. Runners in either distance will enjoy a beautiful course with a minimal elevation gain, followed by a post-race vineyard vines champagne brunch.

This event is limited to just 1,000 participants and provides exclusive room and race packages featuring Sea Island’s world-class accommodations at The Cloister with added amenities including a pre-race breakfast basket, Saturday evening cocktail hour, and Sunday morning yoga.

Sign up and book your stay today, and look forward to an unforgettable race experience this December!

Race FAQs

Where is the race?

The race will be held at the Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Georgia.
Where can I book my race package, room or race registration?

Reserve your spot here!
What day is the race, and when does it start?

The race is on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The official start time for the half marathon and 5k will be 7:15am.
How many participants are allowed in each event?

The race is limited to the first 1,000 participants, regardless of distance!
Will there be medals for participants?

Yes, all finishers will receive the beautiful finisher medal below!


Weather/Cancellation Policy

We will do all we can to make sure the Sea Island Half Marathon and 5k is produced as planned, but runner safety is always our top priority. If we have to cancel the race because of weather or circumstances outside our control, refunds will not be issued.
Will there be professional photographers and photos for purchase?

Yes! Professional photographers will be on site for the race and will provide photos for purchase.
Is there a time limit?

Yes. All participants must complete their race distance by 10:30am.
Will there be awards?

Awards will be given to male and female overall and age group winners based on chip time. Overall awards for the 5k will be presented at 9:00am, and age group awards may be claimed at the Resort Races Collection Customer Service tent following the awards presentation. Overall awards for the half marathon will be presented at 10:00am, and age group awards may be claimed at the Resort Races Collection Customer Service tent following the awards presentation. Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out.

Age groups are as follows: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-up.

When is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up details will be announced soon!
Can I pick up someone else’s packet?

If you have a picture of their photo ID, yes you can. A picture on your phone works well!
Where can I find the results?

Results  and photos will be posted in real time here on our website! You can also view the results after you finish at the Results Table at the vineyard vines Champagne Brunch.
Can I get a refund?

Refunds will not be issued for any reason. You may change your race distance, up until Friday, November 23. After this time, you must change your race distance in person at packet pick-up or on race morning. Please note: If you do not change your race distance either online or in person with a Resort Races Collection staff member prior to the race start, you will be disqualified from the event.
Can I wear headphones?

It is unsafe to wear headphones while running. Event organizers will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete on his/ her ability to follow direction while wearing headphone devices. If you do choose to wear headphones please keep the volume level down so you are able to hear and follow the direction of course volunteers. We have a unique course where you MUST listen to volunteers.
Can someone else run in my place?

No, you are not allowed to transfer bib numbers.
Can I register on race day?

Yes, you will be able to register on race day AND at packet pick-up, as well as online up until one hour prior to the race – though you must pick up your bib in time to race! Runners will need to take a shuttle from the Inn to the start line at Rainbow Island, so you will need to plan for plenty of time to get to the start line to register before the race starts. Please note if participant limits have been reached, then race day registration will not be available.
Are walkers allowed in the race?

Yes, however, you must meet the requirements of the completing the race in 3:15 hours or less (any distance). Anyone still remaining on the course will be asked to finish the race on the sidewalk.
Are baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed during the race?

No. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.

Race Amenities

Relax and a post-race vineyard vines champagne brunch after your race!

The Sea Island Half Marathon and 5k will provide an unrivaled destination race experience like no other! From your arrival to departure, you’ll enjoy an incredible race vacation at Sea Island Resort, where comfort is in every detail and genuine Southern charm is in the air.

2018 Sea Island Half Marathon Finisher Medal

The Sea Island Half Marathon Experience Includes:

  • Post-race party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch
  • vineyard vines Participant Performance Tee
  • Beautiful finisher medal
  • Access to activities and amenities offered by the resort, including golf, the spa, dining, and more!

 

Course Maps

The 2018 Sea Island Half Marathon will feature a new course! View the 2017 Sea Island Half Marathon course in the video below! 

 

 

About the Sea Island Resort

Sea Island is the only resort in America to receive four Forbes Five-Star awards for ten consecutive years.

Since 1928, Sea Island has been known as an exceptional destination appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality.

With four Forbes Five-Star experiences — The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island, The Spa at Sea Island, and the Georgian Room restaurant – Sea Island entices families, outdoor and activity enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh and recharge.

Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Sea Island features five miles of private beach, a Beach Club, Tennis Center, Yacht Club, Shooting School, and Camp Cloister.

Sea Island is home to three championship golf courses, including Seaside and Plantation, home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic, as well as the nation’s finest Golf Performance Center.

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Accommodations

Register and book your stay at Sea Island!

There’s only one Sea Island, but there are endless ways to enjoy it. The Cloister is lively and inviting. The Lodge, warm and distinctive. Enjoy the fresh casual setting of The Inn. Have a place to call your own with a Cottage.

The Cloister

The Cloister is elegant and legendary. Comfortable and fun. And offers gracious accommodations in three equally charming settings. The Cloister Main Building & Wings are perfectly situated near the Sea Island Yacht Club, The Cloister Spa and Fitness Center, and Tennis Center. The Cloister Beach Club is steps away from five miles of private beach, three swimming pools, and water sports and activities. And The Cloister Ocean Residences offer seclusion in a private, gated enclave with an oceanfront infinity pool. All are impeccably designed in Spanish Mediterranean décor and are very welcoming.

The Lodge

At The Lodge you’re surrounded by stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, and three spectacular championship golf courses. With 43 rooms, The Lodge is equal parts intimate hideaway and Forbes Five-Star hotel. The best of both worlds. Situated on the site of an antebellum plantation whose ruins are still visible, it is enchanting and welcoming.

The Inn

A welcoming lobby with rich wood beams, soft cozy sofas, and a crackling fireplace. The heated outdoor pool and the vibrant outdoor area with its wicker loungers, deep comfy chairs, and bold bright stripes, look inviting before you even set foot outside. The Inn, located on St. Simons Island, embodies the same spirit, charm, and warm hospitality as The Cloister and The Lodge, without the Forbes Five-Star distinction.

The Cottages

Cottage rentals at Sea Island are spacious and convenient, and offer a variety of settings—along the ocean or with sweeping views of the vast salt marsh and tidal creeks. Featuring all the privacy of a personal home, with complete access to everything Sea Island offers—dining, golf, tennis, spa, the Beach Club, and fun-filled days of exciting activities and adventures.

Activities

Known for its wide variety of family and nature activities, Sea Island offers enhanced outdoor programming and sports to challenge the body and mind. Sea Island’s on-staff experts have curated programs designed to intrigue guests, as well as encourage exploration and interest in nature and ecology.

Fishing

The waterways that surround Sea Island offer some of the best year-round fishing on the east coast.  With a fleet of customized boats, fishing is available anywhere from shallow water creeks off the island to 80 miles offshore in the Gulf Stream.

Nature

With a beach that stretches for miles and an abundance of salt water marsh lands, Sea Island was made for exploring. Dip a crab net from the dock. Take a walking tour through marsh and maritime forest. Go shelling on the beach. Find the best birding spots—and maybe even a bald eagle or an osprey.

Boating

There’s no better way to experience the beauty of tidal marshes, rivers, and the wide-open sea. Take the family on a dolphin nature tour aboard the Cloister Belle, Sea Island’s vintage yacht. Enjoy a private, scenic, leisurely ride. Or indulge in a romantic prelude to dinner.

Tennis

The Sea Island Tennis Program includes The Cloister Tennis Center, Stadium Court, and Retreat Tennis Center. Boasting 16 Har-Tru® clay courts and professional instruction.

Dining

Southern Tide at the Beach Club

 

 

View Sea Island’s Pre-Race Dinner Menus for Friday, December 1 Here!

Sea Island’s gracious hospitality extends from its unparalleled accommodations and engaging activities to a remarkable range of dining options. Under the expert direction of Sea Island Culinary Director Jonathan Jerusalmy, MCF-ACF, each restaurant offers a unique take on regional flavors. The passionate farm-to-table approach of Sea Island’s culinary team informs every aspect of its craft. Each restaurant’s culinary excellence is maintained through a strong relationship with local farmers, butchers, fishermen and artisans, whose freshest products are incorporated into each innovative menu.

The Cloister at Sea Island

At the core of Sea Island’s culinary spirit is the Georgian Room. Artful interpretations of refined Southern cuisine by the Georgian Room team are served in a rarified setting trumped only by their culinary prowess. The restaurant has been honored 10 times with the coveted Forbes Five-Star status. The Georgian Room team transforms slow-food classics into refined delicacies. Guided by a “farmer’s mission” for organic purity, they create ingredient-driven, regionally inspired dishes. Flavors are clean and sophisticated and are artfully plated and paired by the restaurant’s expert sommeliers.

With a warm and inviting ambience, Tavola pays homage to its rustic Italian concept, giving guests the opportunity to interact with the chef, who tosses pizza, slices prosciutto, and stokes the fire in our Mugnaini wood burning oven. Signature Items blend a classical Italian approach to Bolognese and “The Tavola,” a wood fired pizza with house made sausage, rapini, and smoked gouda, and the daily catch, featuring locally sourced seafood.

The energetic environment of the River Bar at The Cloister presents a casual yet decidedly delicious alternative. Set beside the gentle current of the Black Banks River, the River Bar’s simple elegance is captured in bare wooden tables, a richly carved ceiling, and handsome wrought-iron chandeliers. The menu features classics of both The Cloister and of a French Brasserie. A playful cocktail menu features Southern classics such as Mint Juleps made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Sazeracs – a New Orleans original and the world’s first cocktail.

The Sea Island Beach Club 

Within the Beach Club, Southern Tide, Sea Island’s ocean-side restaurant, overlooks the dunes of Sea Island Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Honoring the traditions of Sea Island, Southern Tide taps into the strong southern influences that are the foundation of such menu items as Shrimp and Grits with Logan Turnpike grits in an Andouille cream sauce and a Southern Fried Chicken Dinner. The Wonderland sweet shop turns Sea Island into every kid’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” with 15 different ice creams to choose from and over 65 varieties of candy.

The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club and Surroundings

For a tavern setting with a gourmet twist, the Oak Room at The Lodge proves unmatched. The relaxed tavern is lined in oak, is appointed with leather ceilings, and features hand-painted murals and a rustic fireplace. Outside on the terrace, sprawling views across Plantation Golf Course and St. Simons Sound unfold – a supreme backdrop for a refreshing lager or a single-malt scotch while the bagpiper plays at sundown.

Colt & Alison

Surrounded by historic golf photos and memorabilia, devotees can dine at Sea Island’s classic steakhouse, Colt & Alison, whose menu includes some of the finest USDA wet- and dry-aged beef along with local and imported seafood specialties. Restaurant sommeliers pair each dish with masterful recommendations, while wait staff demonstrate the flair of tableside prep to perfection via tossed Caesar Salad or flaming Bananas Foster.

Davis Love Grill

Located at the Retreat Clubhouse, the Davis Love Grill is Sea Island’s sports pub. At lunch and dinner, the menu offers a mix of modern club cuisine and nostalgic club favorites, as well as a wide selection of cocktails, wines on tap, and craft beers, topped off with the option of viewing virtually every televised sporting event available.

Spa & Fitness

Sea Island is the world-class home to a Forbes Five-Star spa and a cutting-edge fitness facility. That’s 65,000-square-feet of expert staff, therapists, consultants, traditional treatments, innovative technologies, fitness programs, state-of-the-art equipment, and customized therapies. The moment you set foot into The Spa at Sea Island, it’s like stepping into your happy place. In a space that brings the outside in. Towering palms above, smooth stones below, and the gentle trickle of water all around set a peaceful mood. The treatments are superb and the space is second-to-none.

Spa Hours 
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(855) 572-4975

Amenities include:

  • Eucalyptus-infused steam room
  • Dry sauna
  • Mineral pool bath
  • Water atrium featuring a hydrotherapy pool and cascading waterfall
  • Labyrinth
  • Private men’s and women’s relaxation lounges
  • Garden atrium for co-ed relaxation
  • Spatique & Beautique retail areas
  • Two couples’ suites with private balconies

Spa Services for Every Body

The Right Touch
From deeply relaxing to highly energizing, we have the right treatment for you. Southern Comfort, Heavy Hitter, Sole Soother, Mama Mia, Two to Tango. You’re in very good hands. View Massage Treatments.

Some Body to Love
The Remedy, The Lift, Adult Time Out, Take it All Off, or A Little of Everything. Our body treatments will leave you fresh. Glowing. And completely energized. View Body Treatments.

Skin Deep
Put our newest HydraFacial MD® machine through its paces. Couple with any of our facials: Plump You Up, Make Waves, Time Fighter, Save Face. Everything you need to put your best face forward. View Skin Care.

Boys Will Be Boys
Muscles tense from a hard-fought tennis match? Tightness in the back hampering that perfect golf swing? Or just need to unwind a bit? The Spa is the place for you. View Services for Men.

Grown-Ups Can’t Have All The Fun
Melt away teenage stress with a massage. Get a selfie-ready facial or Glam it Up. Add a little twinkle to the day and a sparkle to your little one’s eye. View Services for Kids and Teens.

An Ounce of Prevention
Prepare, perform, and recover. Enjoy a three-minute deep freeze cryotherapy session to reduce pain and inflammation. Increase range of motion with a performance massage.

 

Golf

Sea Island Resort features three championship 18-hole courses, top instructors, and an award-winning Golf Performance Center.

At Sea Island, Davis Love III learned how to play golf from his father, practiced with his brother, and introduced the game to his son. His story could easily be the story of any Sea Island guest. Because where else can you get three championship 18-hole golf courses, top instructors, and an award-winning Golf Performance Center, with everything else there is to discover at Sea Island?

From juniors just starting out to PGA champions—and everyone in between—there’s no better place for a golfer to learn and grow. Technologies and facilities that reach into the future, in a setting that honors traditions of the past.

Seaside

Play in the tradition of legendary Scottish links style, surrounded by tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes, and the Atlantic Ocean. Seaside is both challenging and enjoyable. View the course.

Plantation

You’ll love the expansive fairways. Under ancient live oaks, you’ll find a lot more to love. Lakes, blooming flowers, magnificent ocean vistas. And a great day of golf. View the course.

Retreat

Surrounded by towering Georgia longleaf pines, sleepy native oaks, and dramatic greens, players of all levels will enjoy this course. View the course.

Golf Performance Center

Discover some of the world’s finest practice facilities, right next to the ocean. Find covered hitting bays for teaching, chipping greens, putting greens, a GEARS studio, and an indoor putting lab. Top instructors, including two of Golf Digest’s Top 50 Teachers—swing instructors, club fitters, fitness instructors, a putting instructor and a mental coach. The Sea Island Golf Performance Center has everything you need to improve your game. And have fun doing it. Learn more.

Tee Up for Family Fun

Playing golf with family. There’s nothing like a carefree day together on the course. An exciting new family tradition. Whether you’re a junior just starting out or ready to compete at a national level, we have everything you need to sharpen your skills. The best part? No green fees for those under the age of 19. Find out more.

More Ways to Play

Short on time and want a quick round? Play 9 holes on any course. Want a fun experience for the whole family? Family tees, family golf clinics, and Kids Tee for Free make bonding a hole in one! Find out more.

 

Experience the Sea Island Half Marathon

December 1, 2018 | Sea Island, Georgia

The Sea Island Half Marathon and 5k will provide an unrivaled destination race experience like no other! From your arrival to departure, you’ll enjoy an incredible race vacation at Sea Island Resort, where comfort is in every detail and genuine Southern charm is in the air.

Sea Island Resort is the only resort in the world to achieve four Forbes Five-Stars 10 years in a row.

The Sea Island Half Marathon Experience Includes:

  • Entrance to the post-race party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch
  • vineyard vines Participant Performance Tee
  • Finisher medal
  • Pre-race gear check
  • Access to activities and amenities offered by the resort, including golf, the spa, dining, and more!

 

Elevate Your Experience with Our Exclusive Packages

Book a room and race package to pamper yourself and enjoy a truly memorable race weekend with these added amenities:

  • Pre-race breakfast basket
  • Saturday evening cocktail hour
  • Sunday morning yoga

Post-Race Party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch

The post-race party for the Sea Island Half Marathon will be unlike any post-race party you’ve seen! Relax while celebrating with a Champagne Brunch prepared by Sea Island’s exquisite culinary team and a live band!

Enjoy a delicious brunch spread along with bottomless mimosas and craft beer!

  • Champagne and mimosas
  • Selection of craft beers
  • Seasonal fruit and fruit smoothies
  • Pastries and homemade granola
  • Selection of bagels with lox, jams, butter and cream cheese
  • Eggs, ham and biscuits
  • Seasonal soups
  • River Bar nachos
  • Mixed greens salad with grilled chicken
  • Lemonade, tea and soda

*Menu items subject to change.

One ticket to the post-race party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch is included in each registration, and additional tickets are available for purchase for any spectators wishing to join the fun. The post-race party will be held from 8:00am to 11:30am.

Purchase additional post-race party tickets.

There’s only one Sea Island, but there are endless ways to enjoy it. Elevate your race weekend experience and enjoy full weekend amenities with one of our Race Weekend Packages.

Cloister Race Packages – Guest Room or Suite

Guest Room at The Cloister

Enjoy all the amenities Sea Island has to offer in three equally charming settings. The Yacht Club, The Cloister Spa and Fitness Center, and Tennis Center. The Cloister Beach Club is steps away from five miles of private beach, three swimming pools, and water sports and activities.

The Cloister is elegant and legendary. Comfortable and fun. This race package offers gracious accommodations associated with a stay in The Cloister Guest Room or Suite, plus a free race entry to the Sea Island Half Marathon or 5k! Fuel up on race morning with a breakfast basket delivered to your room and take a shuttle to the start line. Afterwards, you can relax and celebrate your race at the vineyard vines Champagne Brunch.

Includes

  • Stay in The Cloister Guest Room or Suite
  • One Race Registration (Half Marathon or 5k)
  • One vineyard vines Champagne Brunch Ticket
  • Admission to the Sea Island Beach Club Theater movies
  • Morning pastries, afternoon tea, and coffee service at The Cloister

Special Offers

  • Stay Friday night and enjoy a complimentary Pre-Race Breakfast Basket.
  • Stay Saturday night and enjoy two complimentary tickets for the Saturday Evening Cocktail Hour and Sunday Morning Yoga.
  • Extend your stay before or after Race Weekend and save on room rates!

Book Now!

 

The Inn at Sea Island Race Package

Guest room at The Inn at Sea Island

The Inn, located on St. Simons Island, embodies the same spirit, charm, and warm hospitality as The Cloister and The Lodge, without the Forbes Five-Star distinction. A welcoming lobby with rich wood beams, soft cozy sofas, and a crackling fireplace. The heated outdoor pool and the vibrant outdoor area with its wicker loungers, deep comfy chairs, and bold bright stripes, look inviting before you even set foot outside.

This race package offers the gracious accommodations associated with a stay in The Sea Island Resort, plus a free race entry to the Sea Island Half Marathon or 5k! Afterwards, you can relax and celebrate your race at the vineyard vines Champagne Brunch.

Includes

  • Stay in The Inn at Sea Island
  • One Race Registration (Half Marathon or 5k)
  • One vineyard vines Champagne Brunch Ticket
  • Complimentary Resort Access Pass, including access to the Beach Club and associated amenities
  • Extend your stay before or after Race Weekend and save on room rates!

Book Now!

Travel

Sea Island is conveniently located between Jacksonville and Savannah international airports.

Sea Island is part of a beautiful chain of barrier islands tucked into the Atlantic Coast of Georgia. With breathtaking landscapes, golden pristine marshlands, and stretches of gorgeous coastline, Sea Island has been an unforgettable resort destination since 1928.

Resort Address: 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA 31561

Conveniently located between Jacksonville and Savannah international airports, Sea Island’s truly stunning setting attracts guests from around the world. Discover what makes this award-winning property a perennial favorite.

  • One-hour drive from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and an hour-and-15-minute drive from Savannah International Airport (SAV)
  • Twenty-minute drive from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK), serviced by ASA/The Delta Connection
  • Ten-minute drive from The Cloister—five minutes from The Lodge—from the private McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (SSI)
  • View Transportation Options
Please let us know how we may assist you, and our team will respond to your inquiry within one business day. We look forward to serving you!