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Jekyll Island Marathon

HALF MARATHON AND 10K

January 19th, 2025

Considered the “Jewel” of Georgia, Jekyll Island is the perfect location for your next run. All three course will  showcase the natural beauty of the island and take runners past historic landmarks. Runners will pass under the canopies of the majestic live oaks,  past the beauty of the salt marshes, and wide open beaches. The course will also transport runners to an earlier time when they pass through the Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark. This landmark is one of the largest ongoing restoration projects in the southeastern United States and attracts visitors from around the world. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or if this is your first race you won’t want to miss the opportunity to run on Jekyll Island!

RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday, January 17, 2025:

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Packet pick-up for all three races at the Westin Jekyll Island (JI)

Saturday, January 18, 2025:

  • 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Packet pick-up for all three races and Expo at the Westin JI.

  • On site registration will be available if there are race spots left.

Sunday, January 19, 2025:

  • 4:30 am – 6:30 am – Complementary “grab and go” breakfast for JIM participants staying at the property.

  • The Westin JI will provide each room with two vouchers for a Sunday morning breakfast to include whole fruit, breakfast breads, juice and coffee.

  • Non-Westin guests are welcome to purchase the grab and go items for a fee.

  • 6:00 am – 7:15 am – Packet-pickup at the Westin JI which is adjacent to the finish line

  • IT IS  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that bibs are picked up prior to race day.

  • NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

  • 7:15 am – Race morning briefings

  • MANDATORY; Race morning briefings for both events at the Start line (The corner of Shell Road and Beachview Drive)

  • 7:30 am – Marathon start

  • 7:40 am – Half Marathon start

  • 7:50 am – 10K start

  • 8:30 am – Post-race snacks and recovery area at the finish line (Village Green by the Westin)

  • 9:00 am – 10k awards  (planned time)

  • 10:30 am – Half Marathon Awards (planned time)

  • 1:00 pm – Marathon awards

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I Register?

Click on the registration button at the top left of this page.

 

Registration for the JIM will close when either the cap has been reached or on January 15, 2025. Race day registration for all three events is Fri and Sat and based on available spots.

You must register by Dec 31 to guarantee your race t-shirt!

Swag, medals, awards or race shirts will not be mailed.

 

Are the courses USATF certified?
Yes, all three are USATF certified courses and can be used as qualifiers for other races.

Is there a time limit for the races?
We have a 7 hour time limit for all three races.

Will you cancel the race due to weather?
Safety is of the utmost importance to the organizers.  As with all of our events we will be tracking the weather in the weeks and days leading up to the race.  Please keep in mind that this event has a no refund policy and this includes if the race is cancelled due to an “act of God”.

What is the minimum age to race?
The organizers of JIM feel that there is no age limit when you want to run!  However, we do follow the rules and our minimum age to run the 10k is seven years of age and 12 for the marathon.  All runners under 18 need their parent/guardian’s signature on the registration form. No exceptions.

What do I do if I cannot participate once I have registered?
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Participants are also not allowed to defer their entries to another year or event. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund. However, if you can’t run but can volunteer we would love to have you!  Any individual that volunteers during the JIM weekend will be eligible to receive half off to any Quintanar running event.

How do I know if I am registered?
You should receive a confirmation email shortly after you register. You can also confirm your registration by signing into your RunSignUp.com account and viewing your current registrations.  If you have any issues or difficulties with registration please contact Rogelio and he will assist you.

Can someone else pick up my race material?
All participants must pick up their own race materials. Due to the nature of these races, photo I.D. is required. Race materials will not be mailed.

What sports drink and gels will be on course?
Tailwind Nutrition electrolye drink and HUMA energy gels

What do I receive with my registration?
Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

  • A well marked course

  • Race number/bib, official timing device/chip, and a long sleeved T-shirt

  • Finishers in all three events will receive a commemorative “Finishers Medal”

  • Water, Sports Drink and Gel along the course

  • Post-race food and entertainment

  • Water at the start and finish lines

 

Can I switch my registration from one race to another?
Yes, but only if the race you want to switch to is not already sold out.

You’ll be charged the difference in entry fees in effect at the time of upgrading. If downgrading, a refund will not be provided.

To switch races, head over to RunSignUp.com and log in with your user name and password.

Please note: A participant who completes a race other than the one for which they are registered will not be eligible for any awards (i.e., not be listed as a finisher with an official time).  Furthermore, bandits are strictly forbidden from participating.  Any runner on the course that does not have an official race bib will be pulled from the course and banned from any future events.

Are strollers/baby joggers allowed on the course?
Strollers and baby joggers are allowed in the 10k and will have to start at the back.

Strollers and baby joggers are NOT allowed in the Marathon or Half Marathon.

Are headphones allowed?
While the JIM, half marathon and 10k discourages the use of headphones, we do not impose a ban on wearing these devices during either event.  It is the participants responsibility to be alert and aware of their surroundings while they participant in either of the events.

Where can I sign up to volunteer?
We love volunteers and consider them the lifeline to all our events.  Bring your friends and family! Make it a party! Sign up to volunteer.

How can I sponsor or partner with you and your events?
Send an email to coachq@qrunningco.com to learn about sponsorship opportunities. 

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