Myrtle Beach isn’t just for relaxing on the beach and tanning in the sun, but it’s also a destination for family-friendly and competitive running, touting a bevy of marathons and races across the Grand Strand. From South Carolina’s largest marathon to a race featuring man’s best friend, there’s plenty of options to choose for both the avid and casual runner.
Take a look below at the biggest running events heading to Myrtle Beach!
Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot | November 23, 2017
Get a workout in before a day of turkey carving and sides stuffing with the Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot in Surfside Beach. Multiple races are held during the event, including a 10K, 5K, 1 mile, and a Tot Trot, all with a beautiful view of the coastline in Surfside Beach. Each race starts and finishes at the Surfside Beach Pier. Refreshments will be available after the race and all participants that pre-register are guaranteed a t-shirt. For more details, call (843) 267-7443.
Race into the New Year | December 30, 2017
Start your new year’s resolution on the right foot for 2018 with the 11th Annual Race into the New Year at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. The race is 5K, both run and walk, with awards for age groups and refreshments after the race. All runners that pre-register are guaranteed a t-shirt. Contact (843) 272-8163, for more information.
Myrtle Beach Marathon | March 3, 2018
The Myrtle Beach Marathon features three days of events and expos, leading up to South Carolina’s largest race. For 26.2 miles, runners will travel up and down Myrtle Beach, reaching as far south as The Market Common and as far north as 82nd Avenue North, eventually ending at TicketReturn.com Stadium across from Broadway at the Beach. If 26+ miles isn’t your thing, there will also be a half marathon, marathon team relay, a family fun run, and a 5K race. A post-race party will take place at the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing. Awards will be handed out to the top finishers. For more details, contact (843) 353-0206.
Divas Half Marathon | May 6, 2018
For a unique race experience, try the Divas Half Marathon, a North Myrtle Beach marathon dedicated to encourage and celebrate the fitness of women and girls of all ages. Pink is no stranger at this race, as many of the participants don pink apparel, shoes, feather boas, and more to show off their support for female athleticism. Every runner that crosses the finish line will receive a medal, a rose, and a flute of champagne. For more information, visit the Divas Half Marathon website.
Myrtle Beach 5K & Doggie Dash | October 20, 2018
Take in the beautiful views of The Market Common during the looped course Myrtle Beach 5K. At the end of the race, all runners will receive a medal, refreshments, and awards will be handed out to the top finishers in specified age groups. And if you enjoy running in pairs, bring your four-legged friend to the Doggie Dash, a one-mile race around The Market Common supporting the Grand Strand Humane Society. Check the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon website for more information.
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon | October 21, 2018
Enjoy a beachfront race in Myrtle Beach when you register for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon! Starting and ending in downtown Myrtle Beach, this 13.1 mile half marathon features surfboard finisher medals, post live entertainment, and a beer garden in Plyler Park near the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Awards will be handed out according to top the three finishers in specified age groups for both males and females. For more details, check the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon website.