Half Marathon Information
This amazing half marathon race is a South Carolina Dream! Experience Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™ and experience a year round, nationally acclaimed vacation destination as you like it best…on your feet. This surfing themed half marathon, with its surfboard finisher medals, surf style bands and awesome post race beach party is the new MUST do race on the Atlantic Coast. Our awesome course features over 5 miles of oceanfront running! After the event, pull up your beach chair and relax at Plyler Park by the main stage enjoying the post event live entertainment....maybe even take a swim in the warm waves. Why not, it’s Myrtle Beach, come run and have an awesome time!
Date & Time
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Start time: 7:00 am
Rain or Shine!
Coastal Grand Mall (near Dillard's)
2000 Coastal Grand Cir.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
11th Ave North & Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Packet Pick-Up for the Half Marathon:
Unless you purchase VIP Packet Pick-Up, you must pick up your race packet for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon prior to race day at the Health & Fitness Expo as noted during online registration. Click here for more information about the Expo and VIP Packet Pick-up!
Gear check will be available on race morning for the half marathon!
- DROP-OFF: Gear check drop-off will be located near the start line at Coastal Grand Mall and will open at 6:00 am.
- PICK-UP: During the race, we will transport all Gear Check items to the Finish Line where you will pick up your items. Look for the large white tent and Gear Check flutter flags next to the finish line chute (intersection of N Ocean Blvd & 9th Ave N)
The drawstring bag given to you at packet pick-up should be used as your gear check bag. Tear the gear check tag from your bib number at attach with the zip tie supplied. To claim your gear bag, show your bib number to the volunteer. Both the bib number and the number attached to the bag MUST match.
All bags must be claimed by 11:00 AM. Bags not claimed will be disposed of. Do now leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Post-Race Party & Beer Garden
Once you finish running, there's still a lot to do at the finish line! Celebrate your victory with us at the Plyler Park post-race concert & beer garden! Stay a while and listen to the sweet sounds of the Finish Line bands and dip your tired toes in the warm Atlantic waters. Remember that the average water temperature in Myrtle Beach is 66F at this time of the year! What a way to chill and soak those tired feet!
You will need to wear the Over 21 wristband given to you at packet pick-up to enter the Beer Garden. If you do not wear a wristband, you will have to show a valid driver's license to enter. Please note, the Beer Garden is for participants only - sorry, no spectators allowed!
Runners travel from all over the world to run for a medal. Get ready to receive the most incredible and humongous medal in the industry. We have created the "original" surfboard medals to award all our finishers. Each year the medals will evolve so add a new medal to your collection!
Age Groups and Awards
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall finishers and top 3 within each age group as follows:
|Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Age Groups|
|Ages 14 & Under||Male & Female|
|Ages 15-19||Male & Female|
|Ages 20-24||Male & Female|
|Ages 25-29||Male & Female|
|Ages 30-34||Male & Female|
|Ages 35-39||Male & Female|
|Ages 40-44||Male & Female|
|Ages 45-49||Male & Female|
|Ages 50-54||Male & Female|
|Ages 55-59||Male & Female|
|Ages 60-64||Male & Female|
|Ages 65-69||Male & Female|
|Ages 70-74||Male & Female|
|Ages 75+||Male & Female|
The Awards Ceremony for Top 3 overall will take place at 9:00am at the stage in Plyler Park. Awards for Top 3 in each age group will take place at the stage at 10:00am. If you are not present to collect your award and you want us to send you the award by mail, please download the Awards Claim Form and send it in with the appropriate fee for shipping and handling. Overall awards are issued based on gun time and age group awards are based on chip time.