The Amazing Race
The Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon makes running 26 miles just about as pleasant an experience as possible. The resort’s kitchen staff prepare pre- and post-race buffets, making carb loading (or reloading) a delight while the scenic route is mostly flat and much of it shaded by trees. Add in that odds are pretty good you’ll enjoy a sunny day with a high temperature in the 50s or low 60s, and you can understand the race’s popularity. Some 3,000 people run either the marathon or half marathon each year.