Hilton Head Island’s beautiful beaches and lush lowcountry beckons visitors to stay active during their stay. Active travelers seek out this paradise for year-round fitness opportunities. Balmy temperatures during the fall and winter months, the winds off the ocean, and tree-lined, shaded paths in the warmer months provide amazing opportunities for swimming, cycling, and running outdoors.
Our beautifully-kept beaches provide an unforgettable landscape for early morning runs, beach cycling, and open water swims. Twelve miles of firmly packed, level, sandy beaches allow for incredible training opportunities. So bring your running shoes, bikes, and swim goggles!
Hilton Head Island has been recognized as one of the “Best Bicycling Communities” in the United States. It also boasts “Gold Level” status for being a bicycle friendly community.
Our network of bike paths allow for hours of island cycling. Families can safely commute to and from beaches, restaurants, and shopping. Hilton Head also has a large road cycling community. Whether you are training for an upcoming cycling event, triathlon, or just cycling for fitness, our cycling community welcomes you. We recommend Wheelz of Hilton Head at (843) 842-4445 for all of your bike rental needs.
Year-round swimming on the island can be enjoyed by all! Whether at the beach or pool, swimming is a great way to get moving. The Island Recreation Center pool has lap swim hours available 7 days a week, with a Masters Swim Club that welcomes visitors Monday through Friday.
Want a fun family event? Check out one of our local races or plan your vacation around it! From 5K’s, marathons, sprint triathlons, kids triathlons, and everything in between, this island is home to an active racing community.
- Hilton Head Global Running Day 5K
- Palmetto Dunes Turtle Trot 5K
- Palmetto Running Company Group Run/Walk
- Madison’s Miracles Inc, Flying Angels Run
- Grady’s 5K and Grady Fest
- Lowcountry Community PRIDE 5K
- Beach Bum Triathlon & Duathlon
- Palmetto Bluff Freedom 5K
- Firecracker 5000
- USA 5K