Stretch your hamstrings, lace up your best running shoes and get ready for the Myrtle Beach Marathon, returning to the Grand Strand on March 3, 2018. Renowned for its fast and flat layout, mild weather and scenic course, the Myrtle Beach Marathon celebrates its 21st year in 2018, welcoming thousands of runners from across the country for a fun-filled weekend.
Not quite up to running a full marathon? No sweat! There are plenty of other race events that cater to kids and runners of all experience levels. The weekend kicks off on Thursday evening with the Myrtle Beach Health and Wellness Expo at the Myrtle Beach Sports Complex where runners can grab their race bibs as well as peruse a large assortment of athletic gear from vendors and race swag. The first race of the weekend happens on Friday with the Grande Dunes 1-mile Family Fun Run. The race is open to participants of all ages and begins at 5:30 PM, starting and finishing at the beautiful Grand Dunes Marina.
Saturday is the big day, with the marathon taking place as well as several other races. Thousands of runners will embark on the 26.2 mile run at 6:30 AM Saturday morning. In addition the the marathon, a 5K race starts just before the before the main race at 6:20 AM. There is also a half-marathon and a team relay marathon, and all races begin just outside TicketReturn.com Field, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans stadium at 21st Ave North in Myrtle Beach. The marathon treks around the Myrtle Beach area including several miles along Ocean Boulevard, down Farrow Parkway through the Market Common district and back up Grissom Parkway to meet with the finish line at TicketReturn.com Field. Spectators can cheer on the runners and enjoy live music at over a dozen watch areas located along the course route.
For more information on how to view or take part in the marathon, visit mbmarathon.com for full details. And just like spots for the race will book up fast, so will all the best Myrtle Beach condos! Some of our partner properties are even located along the marathon route! Be sure to reserve your Myrtle Beach vacation rental today with Beach Vacations and enjoy a first-class Grand Strand condo on your weekend trip to Myrtle Beach!