Charleston marathon, bike ride kick off this weekend

Source: riverfrontracefestival
Source: riverfrontracefestival

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The first ever Charleston City marathon will be held Saturday and Sunday.

Runners and bikers were gearing up for the big event Friday as they received their participants packets. Some folks were signing up last minute at the running and fitness expo.

Saturday is one of the main events. The Hunley Hustle 5k kicks off at 7:50 a.m. and the tour 10k starts off just 10 minutes later.

The starting line for both is at the Guillard Auditorium off Calhoun Street and the race finishes up at Noisette Boulevard on the Navy Yard with music and food.

On Sunday, the 30- and 62-mile bike ride takes place. The ride starts at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Maritime Center. The bikers will go all through downtown, Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms and back.

If you would like to participate, you can sign up the day of.

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