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Runner's Guide to Myrtle Beach

  By  Visit Myrtle Beach
Runners on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade

In the Myrtle Beach area, we are fast becoming known as a "Runner's Paradise" with our 60 miles of pristine white sandy beach, endless parks, and roadways for those who love to run. Make the perfect runner's day for you and yours right here with our many options for safe and fun running.

Your first option is naturally to run the beach near your great accommodations. The beach runs from North Myrtle Beach all the way to Pawleys Island. Enjoy the endless sun and get a bold tan for a perfect-bodied you. Along our long coastline, in virtually every one of the townships that run from North Myrtle Beach to the Garden City Beach area, one can easily enjoy running along Ocean Drive, just adjacent to the beach. Running on Ocean Drive is grand fun as you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean beside you.

Riverwalk in Conway

Myrtle Beach is becoming known as a runner's destination of choice due to our tropical climate, sea level surfaces for ideal running, and inspiring oceanfront. From city to coast and from inland to muddy woodlands, Myrtle Beach has nine different running races in any given year. From full marathons to half marathons and 5K races, check out our calendar and pick your run for fun in the Myrtle Beach sun!

There are also many area parks, both public, and state parks, which offer runners a great experience:

Central Park - 1400 Outrigger Rd. Myrtle Beach

  • ¼-mile paved run path

McLean Park - 93 Oak Dr., N. Myrtle Beach

  • ½-mile paved run path

Huntington Beach State Park - 16148 Ocean Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet

  • Run through 2,500 acres of maritime forest and lagoons, historic Atalaya Castle, and bird sanctuary

Grand Park at Market Common - Farrow Pkwy., Myrtle Beach

  • 2-mile paved runner's path

Riverwalk - Downtown Conway

  • Paved runner's path along the Waccamaw River, marina, and park

Pawleys Loop - Pawleys Island Nature Park, Pawleys Island

  • 3.5 miles run along the marsh and Myrtle Ave.

Waccamaw Neck Bikeway - Murrells Inlet

  • 4-mile paved runner's path from Hwy 17 in Murrells Inlet to Sandy Island near Huntington Beach State Park
Huntington Beach State Park viewing boardwalk

Myrtle Beach area state parks are also fabulous places to experience nature at its best. Myrtle Beach State Park has great runner's paths along the ocean in its native South Carolina pristine woodland setting. Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet also has paths in an oceanfront woodland atmosphere.

Book your perfect place to stay in the center of all these running hot spots and enjoy the Myrtle Beach area!

Visit Myrtle Beach

We are the area's official online vacation guide which offers everything you need to plan a perfect vacation to the Myrtle Beach Area. Plan your stay online and choose from a wide assortment of accommodation options including Myrtle Beach hotels, resorts, small motels, condos, beach homes, and additional types of vacation rentals. From oceanfront resorts along the entire Grand Strand to cozy beach homes and vacation rentals in North and South Myrtle Beach, including Surfside Beach and Garden City, find the amenities and location perfect for you.