Register Now for the 2016 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™

Register Now for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™
This year’s exciting Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™ takes place on Sunday, October 23, 2016 with a new and improved course you won’t want to miss! The mini marathon starts at 7 a.m. at the Coastal Grand Mall (near Dillard’s), 2000 Coastal Grand Cir, Myrtle Beach and opens at 5:30 a.m. The finish line is at Plyler Park, 11th Ave. North & Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
This surfing themed half marathon, with its surfboard finisher medals, surf style bands and awesome post race beach party is on every runner’s list for must-do destinations along the Atlantic Coast. Check out the Mini-Marathon map here.


Space is limited so register early. Registration can be done online until midnight on Oct. 20 or whenever the maximum number of participants is reached. Registration by mail ended on 9/30/16. For more details on registration and fees please go to the Run Myrtle Beach website.

Health & Fitness Expo

This year’s health and fitness expo will have exhibitors featuring the latest running gear including shoes and apparel, lots of information on running trends and the latest designs. The expo is free and open to the public. Friday, Oct. 21 from 4-7 p.m. or Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, 1004 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach.

Register Now for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™  

Event Highlights

• Over 5 miles of oceanfront running!
• Awesome Surfboard Finisher Medals
• Live Entertainment with popular Surf Bands
• Tech t-shirts for half & 5k participants
• USAT&F certified
• Walker-friendly with a 3.5 hour course limit
• Great autumn vacation getaway!
• Live Post Race Concert at Plyler Park
• Post-Race Beer Garden
• Awards 3-deep in All Age Divisions
• Chrono Track Timing System
• Participant limit is 4,000

Packet Pickup

There is no race day pickup for the half marathon. Pick up your race packet at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Oct. 21 from 4-7 p.m. or Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will need to bring a photo ID to pick up your packet.
Myrtle Beach 5k and Doggie Dash

Coastal 5k & Doggie Dash

The Coastal 5k and Doggie Dash will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 beginning and ending at The Market Common. Courses are flat and fast. Coastal 5k is 3.1 miles and starts at 7:30 a.m. The Doggie Dash is 1 mile and starts at 9 a.m. Race packets for the Coastal 5K & Doggie Dash can be picked up prior to race day at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Oct. 21, or on race morning near the start line starting at 6 a.m. It’s recommended packets be picked up on Friday to avoid waiting in line on race morning.

Enjoying Autumn in the Grand Strand at Local Events

This year why not make the most of the early Autumn season by attending some of the local fun-filled events taking place around the Grand Strand area. Residents and seasonal vacationers alike look forward to this time of year when it begins to cool off just a bit and there are overall less crowds and traffic. It’s a time to look forward to the last quarter of the year and the holidays fast approaching. If you’ve begun making plans for friends and family to visit be sure to consider one of our last minute bids on vacation rentals through Booe Realty to get the best rates.

Enjoying Autumn in the Grand Strand with These Local EventsIf you’ve never been to a Hoe Down Festival here’s your opportunity! The Aynor Hoe Down Festival is a celebration of the start of fall that includes a full out country festival at Aynor Town Park. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Come enjoy the hundreds of arts & crafts and food vendors, music, children’s entertainment, a parade and street dancing.

Enjoying Autumn in the Grand Strand with These Local EventsWe have lots of vacancies if you’re coming for the Society of Stranders (SOS) Fall Shag Migration. This yearly event is held on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach on Sunday, Sept. 18 and Monday, Sept. 19, from noon until 10 p.m.

Enjoying Autumn in the Grand Strand with These Local EventsVisit Huntington Beach State Park from September 23-25 to enjoy fine art, live music and food vendors with the park’s natural beauty as a backdrop at the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival. Beginning on Friday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. until Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. this is an event not to be missed!

Enjoying Autumn in the Grand Strand with These Local EventsThe annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art features musical performances as well as art throughout the town. An assortment of events will take place at this festival that runs all day long from September 24 to October 15, 2016 including Chalk Under the Oaks, Food & Wine Gala, musical performances and more.

Enjoying Autumn in the Grand Strand with These Local EventsThe 13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival is being held Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 421 Main St., North Myrtle Beach. Held rain or shine, this one-day Irish and Italian international themed festival includes two stages of live entertainment, food from local restaurants, street performers, art & craft vendors and dance groups.

Enjoying Autumn in the Grand Strand with These Local EventsThe annual St. John’s Greek Festival is a four day event held at the St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church of Myrtle Beach at the corner of Hwy 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North. The festival is from Sept. 29 through October 2, 2016, all day long. The public is invited to attend.

Enjoying Autumn in the Grand Strand with These Local EventsNo Autumn celebration is complete without a trip through a the 6-acre Corn Maze like this one held at Thompson Farm in Conway, SC. Beginning on Friday, Sept. 30 the maze is open Friday-Sunday through October 30. Hours are: Fridays 6-11 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Admission is $15.50+tax for adults and $13.50+tax for children. Children 2 and under are free. Location: 1625 Bucksville Dr, Conway, SC.
Have fun out there! All of us at Booe Realty with you a very happy autumn season!

2016 Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Tournament

The 2016 Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Tournament, the largest amateur golf tournament in the world, is taking place Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2. This year marks the 33rd year that the tournament has hosted players from all across the U.S. and more than 30 countries. If you’re attending and are still looking for a place to stay, check out our last minute deals on tournament vacation rentals at Booe Realty in Myrtle Beach SC.

The World Am tournament is open to all golfers 17 years old and above that has a certified USGA handicap or foreign equivalent. There are six competitive divisions ranging from Men 49 and under to the Super Seniors (age 70+), Women’s division and the recently created, Gross Division. Golfers are flighted by closely grouped handicaps within the divisions. The tournament features approximately 70 flights and the winner of each advances to the Flight Winner’s Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that eliminates all but the World Champion. 

The tournament is played on approximately 60 different Myrtle Beach area courses that include several of the top 100 public layouts. Each flight plays a different course each day.

Kickoff Party for the 2016 Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Tournament
Don’t miss this year’s Kickoff Party – Golfapalooza – on Sunday, August 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Broadway at the Beach. Discounted drinks, live entertainment and lots of prizes will be available at Crocodile Rocks, Malibu’s Surf Bar, Broadway Louie’s and Oz. Must be present to win any of the random drawing prizes.

It’s Time to Secure Your Myrtle Beach Winter Rental

It’s the time of year when, if you’re planning on flying south for the winter (or any part of it), you should be making your reservations now for one of our winter rentals at Booe Realty. We have snowbirds that return to the Myrtle Beach area year after year – that’s just how pleasurable it is here.

It’s Time to Secure Your Myrtle Beach Winter Rental
You can take advantage of the amazing off-season deals on Myrtle Beach winter rentals that we have but they won’t last long. With the change of season people’s thoughts turn to where to escape to for the cold, gray winter months. Get away from it all for less in one of the spacious and well-appointed vacation homes in our inventory. Spend your days walking the beachfront and enjoying looking for shells or bring a lounge chair and a good book. It’s a great way to get through the long winter months!
You’ll have everything you need to turn your winter blues into the escape you’ve always dreamed of when you stay in one of our vacation homes this winter. You’ll be rejuvenated in our spacious rentals with fully-equipped kitchens and panoramic ocean views. You’re sure to enjoy the beauty of tasteful décor, comfortable furnishings and lots of local activities taking place in the area.
It’s Time to Secure Your Myrtle Beach Winter Rental
When you escape to stay with us in the Grand Strand area of South Carolina you will have every amenity you need to stay warm this winter. For those traveling with pets we do have some homes that are pet-friendly as well. Be sure to check the property descriptions for any information pertaining to bringing pets along with you.
If you have any questions about our winter rentals be sure to give Booe Realty a call at 1-800-845-0647. We look forward to having you join us this winter!

Pokémon Go in Myrtle Beach: Best Poke Stops







Whether you are team Mystic, Valor, or Instinct there are plenty of opportunities in the Myrtle Beach area to catch Pokémon, battle at the gyms, or collect items at Pokestops.
There are several safe spots to take your little ones, and get in some shopping for yourself. Broadway at the Beach, Market Commons, The Boardwalk and Brookgreen Gardens are just a few stops. Since they are more populated stops, you will see many Pokestops and even lures pop up on your map. The Broadway at the Beach map is pictured below. The Blue Diamonds are Pokestops. One magical flip of your finger and you will collect extra pokeballs, potions to revive your Pokemon, lucky eggs, incense, razz berries, and lure modules.
The blue diamonds with the pink floating around them, indicates a lure module has been dropped. Once a lure module is dropped, wild Pokemon will flock to that location and it makes them super easy to catch!
Broadway at the Beach Pokemon Map
Broadway at the Beach sits on a 350 acre property and is loaded with stores, entertainment and the best food Myrtle Beach can offer. It also has over 15 pokestops and a few gyms. Charizard, Pikachu, Squirtle, and Eevee are a few of the more popular Pokemons that have been popping up. However since you are near the water and around other people, other rare Pokemon will pop up in this area. Since you’re on vacation, you will catch different Pokemon than what you will catch back home.

Enjoy your vacation at Myrtle Beach. Put your toes in the sand and feet in the water. Take in the shopping and let your little one catch some Pokemon!

Myrtle Beach Marathon 2017

Myrtle Beach Marathon 2017
With much excitement already in the air we’re happy to announce the 20th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon Weekend will be March 2-4, 2017. The marathon itself will be Saturday, March 4 beginning at 6:30 a.m. The starting point is just south of the intersection of Grissom Parkway and 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, SC. The finish line will be in the parking lot of Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Marathon participants must complete the course in 7 hours. Maps of the course will be available at the Runner’s Expo on Thursday night.
Registration has opened and you can save a lot by registering early! Register by July 15 and the following rates apply: Full Marathon $80, Half Marathon $70, Marathon Team Relay $105, Friday Night 5K $20, and Family Fun Run $15. You can conveniently register online. There will be a $25 charge for all mail in registrations.
The Myrtle Beach Marathon is a flat, oceanfront course that is famous for new PR’s and qualifying times for races like the Boston Marathon. This marathon is a popular event that is a great idea for anyone wanting to improve their fitness and challenge their self.
The HTC Runner’s Expo will be held Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5-9 p.m. at the new Myrtle Beach Sports Center, 21st Ave. N & Oak St., Myrtle Beach. The Expo is free and open to the public. Parking at the sports center is $5 per vehicle. Runners will be able to pick up their race bibs, runner shirts, as well as visit sponsor and vendor booths in the exhibition area. Official marathon merchandise will also be available for purchase.

The marathon originally emerged from five Myrtle Beach residents’ participation in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Team in Training” (TNT) program. As it turned from a day into a Marathon weekend, more events were added as was support for additional charities. Today, each Marathon event supports one or more charities including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina (since its first event in 1998), the Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Horry County Schools.
At the same time you register for the Myrtle Beach Marathon it’s a good idea to secure your lodging. Booe Realty has plenty of comfortable and affordable vacation rentals that will have you sleeping like a baby before and after the marathon. Check out our Special Deals! But don’t wait until the last minute to make your reservations. The best places go fast!

What’s Happening for the Fourth of July

What's Happening for the Fourth of July
It won’t be long before we’ll all be celebrating our nation’s Independence Day on July 4, 2016. Nearly every town in South Carolina has something going on during that first week of July. Those of us at Booe Realty like to get out and go to as many events as we possibly can squeeze in and we encourage you to do the same. If you’re planning a visit to the area but haven’t found accommodations yet, give us a call and we’ll tell you what last minute rentals we have available for you.
Below are many of the events taking place in the area in celebration of Independence Day on July 4th:
The Garden City Golf Cart Parade begins at 2 p.m. on July 4. The parade starts at Calhoun Drive and proceeds to Woodland Avenue. Lineup behind Willard’s Fireworks at 1:00 p.m. For info about being in the parade or with other questions call (843) 340-5835.
This year’s Salute From the Shore VII will take place throughout the Myrtle Beach coastal area starting at 1 p.m. on July 4, 2016. The focal point of Salute from the Shore has traditionally been highlighted with a flyover of military aircraft and has evolved to include patriotic volunteer pilots of privately-owned vintage military aircraft with veterans and active duty military aboard. This year’s annual tribute will have a flyover of vintage military aircraft and F-16s from the SC Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. The vintage military aircraft will be visible over South Carolina’s beaches shortly after the F-16s. Viewers are asked to put together patriotic displays in groups, big and small, and to share their tributes online for our armed forces around the world to see. The Flyover will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Cherry Grove and conclude over the May River Sandbar in Bluffton, SC around 1:30 p.m.
The popular Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade takes place annually and begins at Garden City Point in Murrells Inlet on July 2 starting at 5 p.m. This year marks the 33rd boat parade that has been held in Murrells Inlet on Independence Day. Call 652-4236 for more information or with questions.
Sunday Celebration Concerts are held every Sunday from 7-10 p.m. from June 26 until July 31, 2016 in Plyler Park, 1000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Each concert is anticipated to draw 1,000 attendees. Come and enjoy the free concerts provided by Ground Zero but bring a chair or blanket.
The 5th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest will be held July 4 at Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach. Competition participants are invited to “have their cake and eat it too” during this marathon cupcake eating event for those 18 years and older. The winner will be crowned the “Cupcake Champion” of Myrtle Beach. Competition begins at 3 p.m. The event is held in conjunction with Reggie Sanders (former MLB player) and the Reggie Sanders Foundation to raise money and build awareness about autism.

Featured Pet Friendly Vacation Rental

Featured Pet Friendly Vacation Rental
When you’re planning on traveling with pets in tow you’ll be looking for a pet friendly vacation rental that will welcome both you and your pets with open arms. At Booe Realty we have exactly that available to you at the Pelham House. This comfortable single family home sleeps up to 8 people and their pets (under 20 lbs please). There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in this roomy house.
This home is located in the “Avenues” section of Myrtle Beach and is just a short walk to the beach. You’re sure to enjoy the spaciousness of the living room, the fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room with washer/dryer, and an outside shower to wash off the sand after a day at the beach.
The family as well as the pets will appreciate having your own yard for playing or enjoying a family picnic. Sleeping arrangements include 1 Queen, 1 Queen, 1 Twin and 1 Pyramid bed with double on bottom and twin on top. There is no sleeper sofa. This is a non-smoking home and is in a family community so there is no large gatherings permitted such as ceremonies, parties, tents or outside music. Sorry, no motorcycles or trailers.
We provide all bedspreads, blankets and pillows for the Pelham House. Linen rentals and other miscellaneous equipment rentals are available from us as well. For peace of mind, we offer insurance through Red Sky Travel Insurance. It provides each renter with a Limited Accidental Damage Waiver at check-in.
At Booe Realty we provide comfortable vacation rentals, winter rentals, long term rentals and real estate sales throughout the Myrtle Beach/Grand Strand area. Give us a call if you’d like additional information about the Pelham House.

Spring Has Sprung in Myrtle Beach

Spring has definitely sprung in the Myrtle Beach area with temps in the upper 60s and 70s. In the blink of an eye temperatures will be in the 80s and some will be complaining about the heat. But vacationers to the area don’t mind the heat and they look forward to the warmer temperatures when it’s nice enough to go swimming. Whether you’re planning to take a dip in the swimming pool where you’re staying, or in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, hot weather and swimming is what a vacation to coastal South Carolina is all about.
Kids can get in free at Alabama Theatre
Some special events and super good deals are taking place around the area at this time of year. Kids can get in free at Alabama Theatre the entire month of April. The Alabama Theatre was recently voted the #1 Live Entertainment Theatre by Myrtle Beach visitors and locals, and was nominated for CMA Venue of The Year.
1st Annual Horry County Fair
Don’t miss the 1st Annual Horry County Fair being held April 15-24, 2016 at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach. Come see the Robinson’s Racing Pigs, visit the Petting Zoo, ride some of the most amazing fair rides, enjoy free live entertainment, eat fair food, and shop the Vendors. Fair Gate Admission Kids 4 & Under- free! Adults $5 Senior Citizens 65+ $3 Military ID-$3. This year’s headliner concerts at the Myrtle Beach Speedway Amphitheater include Trace Adkins, Mike Posner, Montgomery Gentry, and Huey Lewis and The News.
SOS Shaggers Spring Safari
After the long winter, shaggers are eager for the first outing of the year at the SOS Shaggers Spring Safari held from April 15-24, 2016. For 10 days the biggest adult party on the East Coast is held in North Myrtle Beach. A wide variety of activities are scheduled including popular bands along Main Street playing crowd favorites. Shag dance instructors will offer classes to those who are seeking to improve their skill or increase their repertoire of moves. As the sun sets the animals of the Safari come out to play in the clubs along Main Street and OD. On the last Saturday of SOS everyone meets on Main Street for the ACSC Club’s Parade.


13th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale
The 13th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale will be held at the Seacoast Artists Gallery at 3032 Nevers Street, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. The judged show will run from April 15 through April 25 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. Artwork will include paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and mixed media as well as fiber art, and 3 D by members of the Seacoast Artists Guild. All artwork on display in the show will be for sale to the public. Steven Bleicher, an award-winning artist, will be the judge for the Spring Art Show. An awards reception, open to the public, will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 4-6 p.m.

If you’re in need of accommodations for the period you’ll be visiting the area, take a look at what we have on the Booe Realty website. If we can assist you in any way please don’t hesitate to call.



Easter Activities & Accommodations in Myrtle Beach

If you’re planning on bringing your family to Myrtle Beach SC for Easter you’ll want to know about all the Easter activities and the accommodations in Myrtle Beach that we have for you. Our pet friendly holiday rentals mean you can even bring your four legged family members along with you! At Booe Realty we know how important comfortable accommodations are to a family so you can count on us not to let you down!


Here’s some of the events taking place around Myrtle Beach on behalf of the Easter holiday this year.


Easter Activities & Accommodations in Myrtle Beach
Easter Bunny Breakfast at Ripley’s Aquarium
Bring the family to Ripley’s Aquarium and enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Have breakfast and then pose for photos with the bunny. You can win great giveaways and explore the aquarium while you’re there. This special breakfast feast is $19.95/adult and $10.99/child plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Ripley’s is located at 1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach.


Easter Activities & Accommodations in Myrtle Beach
CMSC Brunch with the Easter Bunny
Children can enjoy a special brunch with the Easter Bunny at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, March 26. Come enjoy interactive play, a hot breakfast and a visit from the Easter Bunny with a complimentary photo. Be sure to bring your basket for a special egg hunt with more than 1,200 eggs scattered around the museum. All participants will take home goodie bags. Admission is $12/person or $6 for CMSC members. Registration is required and tickets should be purchased in advance. Children’s Museum of South Carolina is located at 2304 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach.


Easter Activities & Accommodations in Myrtle Beach
Bunny Hop Celebration at Barefoot Landing
Come to Barefoot Landing on March 26 for a special Easter celebration! The Bunny Hop Easter event will provide fun games, entertainment and food specials. Stay tuned for more details! Barefoot Landing is located at 4898 Hwy. 17 South, North Myrtle Beach.


Easter Activities & Accommodations in Myrtle Beach
Easter Egg Hunt at McLean Park, NMB
The Easter Bunny is making a special visit to McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to hand out candy to all the children. There will be an egg hunt as well as plenty of games.


Wishing you and your family a very lovely Easter this year!