The AHA Beach Ride Will Mark its 39th Year on the Grand Strand

October 2020
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan
Photographs by: 
courtesy of The Amslee Agency

The AHA Beach Ride will mark its 39th year in 2020

The AHA Beach Ride, celebrating its 39th year, will gallop into town this fall. The event, scheduled for November 4–8, is a unique fundraiser for the American Heart Association, with a group of horseback riders who are committed to making a difference. As of press time, planning was moving forward, with backup plans and monitoring in place as the event gets closer. While some of the typical events like karaoke nights and entertainment won’t be on the agenda for 2020, there will still be plenty of chances to have fun while doing good work. Luckily, two of the main components of the event—camping at Lakewood Camping Resort and horseback riding—are naturally socially distanced.

The AHA was founded in 1924 and has grown from humble beginnings to the nation’s largest and oldest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A focus on cardiovascular health unites more than 33 million volunteers and supporters. The AHA has invested more than $4.5 billion in research to help fund life-changing breakthroughs. Unfortunately, heart disease does not stop for anything, even with what is going on in our world today, and funds are needed more than ever. For updates and information on the AHA Beach Ride, visit

AHA Beach Ride

November 4–8
Lakewood Camping Resort 
5901 S. Kings Highway 
Myrtle BeachVisit website for schedule, prices and registration info -