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Kings Mountain Marathon

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Distance Marathon

Rescheduled to 03 Oct 2020

Previous date: 25 Apr 2020

About Kings Mountain Marathon

This race fulfills all of the requirements to count towards a marathon completion in all 50 states. A half marathon and full marathon course have been designed and tested by local runners to provide the best scenery, safety, and support for your race experience.

South Carolina’s Kings Mountain Marathon & Half Marathon got its start in 2010, after severe weather prompted the cancellation of February’s Myrtle Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K that year. Stirred by the desire of a number entrants looking to complete their quest to run 50 marathons in all 50 states, the race organizers pulled this race together.

Past runners praised the peaceful natural beauty along the route that winds through both Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain Military National Park, which lies adjacent to the state park and stands today as a monument to one of the most significant turning points for American victory in the Revolutionary War.


Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


  • 42.195km


  • 5km


  • 10km


Award Medals

All half and full marathon participants will receive event t-shirts and all finishers will receive a custom finishers medal and other goodies!


Lake Crawford Rd, King Mountain State Park

York County,us


There’s also plenty to remind you of the importance of the history that took place here more than two centuries ago, with markers and monuments to the American victory in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October 1780, which Thomas Jefferson called “the turn of the tide of success,” as it was the first major victory for American troops over the British since the invasion of Charleston, S.C., in May of that year.

The state park, which runners trek through, also offers plenty for visitors to enjoy, as it has miles of hiking and walking trails, horseback riding, campgrounds and two fishing lakes, as well as a replica of a 19th-century-era Piedmont farmhouse that was typical of those in South Carolina during that time.


Runners in both the half and the full marathons share the same starting line and time, in the parking lot next to Lake Crawford inside the park, just off Park Road. From there, those running the full, 26.2-mile marathon head out into the park for a loop route that takes them through both parks along State Route 705 (Park Road), Rock House Road, Lookout Tower Road and Apple Road.

Along the route, runners can expect plenty of rolling hills as well as variety in the terrain — some surfaces are paved, some are gravel, while others are dirt.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.