It’s quickly becoming a thing of the past that Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is only getting recognition as a popular beach vacation destination. 2012 was a pivotal year for the Grand Strand, becoming a trending hotspot for sports tourism and home to popular running events such as the Divas Half Marathon – which had a record-breaking turnout.
So, for all of you adrenaline junkies out there, we’ve compiled a mind-blowing list of upcoming marathons, half marathons, 5ks, minis and everything between that will be taking place in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas of the Grand Strand in 2013.
FEBRUARY 2013 Running Events
Ripley’s 1 Mile Family Fun Run
When: February 15th, 2013. The race will begin at 5:30 PM.
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium @ Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach.
Dasani Half Marathon
When: begins 6:30 AM
Where: starting just North of the intersection of Grissom Parkway and 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, SC. The Finish Line will be in the parking lot Pelicans Park.
Where: Starting just North of the intersection of Grissom Parkway and 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, SC. The Finish Line will be in the parking lot at Pelicans Park.
When: begins 6:30 AM (6:25 for wheelchairs and crankchairs)
BFF Pink Ribbon Run 5K & 10K, North Myrtle Beach.
Start times: 8:30 AM 5K and 10K. Tot Trot (children 5 and under) 10:00 AM. Kids Run (6-10 years old) 10:15 AM
Healthpoint St. Patrick’s 4 Miler Walk and Run
Where: Pawleys Island.
When: Starts at 8:00 AM
Tilted Kilt St Pat’s 5K Run
Where: Broadway at the Beach.
Minds On The Run 5K
8th annual “Race for the Inlet”, Murrells Inlet. 5K/8K run at 8:00 AM. Further info at www.murrellsinletsc.com, www.active.com or call 843-357-200
Mutiny Madness 5k/10k/15k, North Myrtle Beach. Info: email@example.com or 843-492-6616
Building Futures for Autism 5K Run & 1 Mile Dog Walk. Begins 9:00 AM at the Market Common. 4th annual event supporting SOS Health Care programs including, ABA Therapy, Caring 4 Kids, dogs for Disabilities, Friday Knight II, Opening Doors Program, Project Lifesaver, SOS Summer Camp, S.O.U.L Skills of Understanding Live, Substitutes For Santa and Urgent Dental Care.
Info: Sarah Pope 843-449-0554, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Day 5K, North Myrtle Beach.
Surfside Rotary Road Race, 5K and 10K, Surfside Beach. Begins 8:00 AM. Info: Suzy Suthers 843-223-8088, email@example.com, www.surfsiderotary.org.
Divas Half Marathon
Begins 7:00 AM for the women’s 13.1 half marathon and the Girls 5K. Starting on Ocean Boulevard near the intersection with Main Street and ends just a few blocks from the start, along Main Street from Ocean Boulevard.
Cinco de Mayo 5K, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. More details to come.
Blue Crab 5K, Historic Waterfront in Little River. Starts 8:00 AM.
3rd Annual Dirty Myrtle Mud Run, Waterbridge (473 Starlit Way), Carolina Forest. Begins at 9:00 AM. Approximately 3 miles for adults, 1 mile for kids.
4th Annual Independence Day 8K/5K/1 Mile, Market Common. 7:00 AM – 5K RACE and 8K RACE, 8:00 AM – 1 mile race
Fall Mud Run
Waterbridge (473 Starlit Way),Carolina Forest. Begins at 9:00 AM. Approximately 3 miles for adults (1 mile for kids).