Tag - Runners/Running Events

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend Approaches

Friday, October 15, 2021 4:00 PM by Nora Battle

Runners flock from all over the country to participate in the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon race weekend - and there's no surprise why! The surfing-themed half marathon is popular for many reasons. The course is scenic, flat and fast, the October weather in the Myrtle Beach area is as perfect as it gets, and all of the events take place in one of America’s favorite beach destinations. (we might be a little biased!) The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon event weekend kicks off with the Coastal 5k and Doggie Dash will take place Saturday, October 16, at…

Fall is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Temperatures are comfortable, space is plentiful, rooms are budget-friendly, and there are a wide-range of spectacular special events and festivals to enjoy! In addition to the beautiful 60-mile beach, family-friendly attractions, theaters and restaurants that thrill Myrtle Beach visitors year-round, if you visit this September, October or November, you can also enjoy some very popular events. From ethnic celebrations, to music, food and fall fun, there is something for everyone at The…

Thanksgiving is going to look very different for many people this year. But for those able to get together and get away for a long holiday weekend with family, the Myrtle Beach area is serving up creative ways to celebrate. Below is a list of events happening Thanksgiving week in Myrtle Beach, along with some of the many restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus and buffets. Curbside and takeout options abound for those wanting to skip the cooking and cleaning this year; and outdoor, socially-distanced events will be extra enjoyable in…

Myrtle Beach Marathon is back for it’s 23rd year

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 AM by Olivia Elswick

Are you ready to run? Saturday, March 7th, the Myrtle Beach Marathon is back for its 23rd year! The race is listed as one of USA Today’s “10 Great Winter Marathons.” If a full marathon isn’t quite your speed you also have the option for the half marathon, 5k, or Family Fun Run. The course is fast and flat with 9 miles of oceanfront views and the race day temperature this year is expected to be 50-60 degrees. These ideal running conditions make the Myrtle Beach Marathon a popular qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Dave and Buster’s at Broadway…

The event organizers have advised that the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon will be cancelled due to wind and rain forecasted due to Tropical Storm Nestor. The race was scheduled to start at 7:00 a.m., Sunday, October 20. The race will not be rescheduled, as no rain date is planned. The Coastal 5K road race scheduled for Saturday morning at The Market Common is still on for tomorrow morning. For more information visit the City of Myrtle Beach website.…

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., October 10, 2019– The Vacation Myrtle Beach resort group is in its fourth year in a partnership with the American Cancer Society in hosting the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Beach Walk and Family Fun Day” on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The family event is open to the public and participation is completely free. “We are so thrilled to be working with the American Cancer Society for the fourth annual Making Strides event in Myrtle Beach,” said Matt Klugman, Chief Operating Officer for Vacation Myrtle Beach. “The event…

The countdown has begun for thousands of runners who will head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the annual Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Coastal 5k and Doggie Dash on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019. This annual half marathon is a favorite among runners due to its flat course, mild temperatures and scenic coastal backdrop. The marathon weekend offers three separate events for runners at all skill levels: The Coastal 5k, Doggie Dash, and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon. The Coastal 5K event (3.1 miles) is set for 6 to 11 a.m. on…

Top 5 Places to Run in Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Running and fitness events have exploded in popularity across the United States, and here in Myrtle Beach, we’re embracing the trend. With long standing races like the Myrtle Beach Marathon and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, there is no question that the Myrtle Beach area is a great place to go for a run. Here are our top five spots to check out if you plan on bringing your running shoes on vacation: The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka HULK) If you’re looking for a longer trail run, the Horry County Bike and Run Park fits the bill. Locals…

We take Cinco de Mayo seriously in Myrtle Beach. Partly because margaritas and coronas taste better in the South Carolina sunshine and partly because we just love a good fiesta. While one of the more popular annual events, “Burro Fest,” won’t take place this year (the Mexican restaurant that hosts the event is closed for renovations), Broadway at the Beach has announced they’ll be having a party big enough for everyone. The day’s festivities are set to begin with a 5k race at 8:30 a.m. at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach. Race packet pick…

Enjoy Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving Season! Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday to reunite with friends and family, enjoy great food and ponder the things for which you are thankful. It’s also a wonderful time to avoid cooking and enjoy great weather and 60 miles of beach! Myrtle Beach, South Carolina offers extravagant holiday stage shows, amazing shopping opportunities, family-fun attractions, and a wide-range of culinary delights. The Grand Strand offers the perfect mix of southern hospitality and holiday cheer--just right for travelers…