There are always plenty of great events going on in Charleston. Between the amazing theater productions, sporting events and family-friendly activities, there is always something to do in town. Charleston is a big fan of races as well and they host several marathons, 5ks and fun-runs during the year. If you are looking for a real challenge, though, try the Charleston Triathlon being held this April. TryCharleston is hosting the event at the KOA campgrounds in Mt. Pleasant and while you are free to camp out before the race, there are plenty of great Mt. Pleasant SC hotels to stay at as well.
The triathlon is being held on Saturday, April 20th and the races will start at 7 a.m. There are two different race options to choose from. The TryCharleston Half will feature a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and end with a 13.1 mile run. If that sounds too daunting for you there is the TryCharleston Sprint which has 500 meter swim followed by a 20km Bike and ending with a 5km run. Races will be started in waves so that there is not a mass rush at start. Wetsuits have been approved for the race and there will be multiple aid stations along the race that will have Water and Hammer Heed, snacks, orange slices and other racing supplies.
If you need a great Mt Pleasant resort to stay at during the race weekend, check out the Shem Creek Inn. The Shem Creek Inn is a luxury hotel near Charleston that has beautiful accommodations and amenities for relaxing before and after the race. Carbo-load at the Shem Creek Inn’s complimentary continental breakfast before the race so that you are ready for that grueling swim. Their hotel is located not far from the campground for the race.