Tropical Storm Nestor to blame for cancellation
The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, Oct. 20, has been cancelled, according to a press release issued by the City of Myrtle Beach. The effects of Tropical Storm Nestor will be felt along the Grand Strand in the early hours of Sunday morning, just as the workers will be setting up the marathon course. Winds could gust in excess of 50 mph.
"Not only will the forecast wind and rain be a hazard to our staff, but the traffic cones and barricades may not stay in place with winds of that speed," according to City of Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer Mark Kruea. "Without the traffic control devices, we are not comfortable that the course would be well marked and secure and that the runners would be safe."
The Coastal 5K and the 1 Mile Doggie Dash on Saturday will still be held.
Photo courtesy of the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon