Saturday, October 12, 2019
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Join us for the 9th Annual UNDER THE OAKS RUN through historic Jekyll Island. The scenic flat and fast courses are USATF certified and races are USATF sanctioned.

Saint Simons Christian School has partnered with the Jekyll Island Authority to sponsor this annual 13.1 Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K on beautiful Jekyll Island. The Under the Oaks Run is an enjoyable event for competitive and casual runners alike. Race participation fees help support SSCS students and a portion of the proceeds are given to the Jekyll Island Foundation to fund conservation initiatives including the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

Half Marathon

Join 400+ runners for a beautiful, fast, and flat Half Marathon Race. Run a breathtaking course along a beautiful stretch of the Atlantic Ocean, under the majestic Live Oak trees in the historic Millionaires Village, and then along the marsh and riverfront of the Golden Isles.  Course Map


Run alongside the Atlantic Ocean, through the historic Millionaires Village, and then on to the river front.  Course Map


This scenic course is a great running event for all ages—easy for beginners and novice runners. Fun for the whole family!  Course Map

Race Time Limit: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Virtual Race Option

Can't attend Under the Oaks Run on Jekyll, but want to run the race? Run the VIRTUAL RACE—the Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K—when and where it's convenient for you. Run it on a trail with a friend, on a treadmill at the gym, or on your favorite local streets.

The entry fee for the VIRTUAL race is $45, which includes your race shirt, finisher medal, and shipping cost. Your race package will be mailed out in October to the address you enter on the registration form. Participants who register for the VIRTUAL event will NOT receive a bib or timing chip, and will NOT be eligible for awards. Virtual runners without a bib/chip are not permitted to run in the live event.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11

Packet Pick-up
5-8 p.m. at Tortuga Jacks, Jekyll Island

To pick up your race packet, you must present

  • a signed USATF insurance waiver form.
  • your picture ID.

If you are picking up for another runner, you must present 1) a WRITTEN request, 2) a copy of their ID, 3) and a signed waiver form. This is to protect the participants and prevent fraud.

Neon Fun Run
6 p.m. just south of Tortuga Jacks, Jekyll Island
  • $10 per person through October 1
  • $12 per person after October 1
Pasta Dinner
5-8 p.m. at Tortuga Jacks, Jekyll Island

$10 per person; $6 per child (12 and under) plus tax and gratuity.

Saturday, October 12

Packet Pick Up
6 a.m. at Summer Waves, Jekyll Island

To pick up your race packet, you must present

  • a signed USATF insurance waiver form.
  • your picture ID.
UTO Race
Summer Waves, Jekyll Island

2019 UTO Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Tortuga Jacks Baja Mexican Restaurant
Jekyll Island Authority

Gold Sponsors

PB2--the original powdered peanut butter
The Cheong Family
Dr. Kevin Beach
Ankle & Foot Associates, Dr. David Murphy
Southeast Georgia Health System

Silver Sponsors

Mighty Maca
Misty's Element
Driftwood Cabinetry & Woodworking

Bronze Level Sponsors

Go Fish Clothing Co.
Reliant Insurance Group
St. Simons By-The-Sea
Mindful Approach
Georgia NurseCare
The Barger Family
Simple Meals
Specialty Cleaning Co.
Palm Coast Café

Support Sponsors

Planet Fitness—Finish Line Water Sponsor
Holiday Inn Resort—Hotel Sponsor
Quintanar Running Co.
Okefenokee Emergency Med Service