Still Running Strong

February 2017
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan

The Myrtle Beach Marathon returns for its 20th year

Happy anniversary, Myrtle Beach Marathon! 2017 will mark the 20th year of this popular event, so celebrate by lacing up your sneakers and tackling either a fun run, 5K, half marathon, marathon team relay or the full 26.2. A Boston Marathon qualifying race, the Myrtle Beach Marathon is a flat and fun course with beautiful ocean views.

The event will include a free runner’s expo at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center. Runners can pick up their bibs and swag, and there will also be vendor booths and official marathon merchandise. Friday will hold the fun run and 5K and conclude with a completion celebration/kick-off party at the Grande Dunes Resort. Those running Saturday can get pumped up for their race while everyone enjoys live music, food and drinks around the beautiful marina. The longer distances will run on Saturday and wrap up with a post-race bash at the House of Blues, with free food and refreshments, entertainment and a chance to pick up awards.

Proceeds from the marathon benefit the American Red Cross, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Horry County schools. Visit the website for a full list of events and locations. Good luck!

Myrtle Beach Marathon - March 2–4, 2017

Visit website for schedule of events, locations and registration info at