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.
• 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
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.
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.