Myrtle Beach Marathons and 5ks and Minis, Oh My!

Written By: Kim Venturo
Published: February 1st, 2013 -- Last Updated: December 10th, 2013

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

Ripley's Family 1 Mile Run

When:  February 15th, 2013. The race will begin at 5:30 PM.

Where:  Ripley’s Aquarium @ Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach.


February 16

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.

Bi-Lo Marathon

Bi-Lo Marathon

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)


March 9
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

March 16
Healthpoint St. Patrick’s 4 Miler Walk and Run

Where: Pawleys Island.

When: Starts at 8:00 AM

March 17
Tilted Kilt St Pat’s 5K Run

Where: Broadway at the Beach.


March 23
Minds On The Run 5K

March 30
8th annual “Race for the Inlet”, Murrells Inlet. 5K/8K run at 8:00 AM. Further info at, or call 843-357-200


April 6
Mutiny Madness 5k/10k/15k, North Myrtle Beach. Info: or 843-492-6616

April 13
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,

April 20
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,,

April 28
Divas Half Marathon

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.



May 5
Cinco de Mayo 5K, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach.  More details to come.

May 11
Blue Crab 5K, Historic Waterfront in Little River.  Starts 8:00 AM.

May 25
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.


July 4
4th Annual Independence Day 8K/5K/1 Mile, Market Common.  7:00 AM – 5K RACE and 8K RACE, 8:00 AM – 1 mile race


August 31
Fall Mud Run

Fall Mud Run

Waterbridge (473 Starlit Way),Carolina Forest. Begins at 9:00 AM.  Approximately 3 miles for adults (1 mile for kids).



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