Young Foundation

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The Young Foundation of Florida, Inc. was established on October 22, 2012 by a group of colleagues and friends who were touched by one individual whose life was too short but so very inspiring. This young man was the Course Director for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon from 2010 to 2012 and this young man taught us all that life is what you make of it by wanting more and working hard to achieve that.

The Young Foundation wants to identify other young people, who like Jake Young, have that fire in their hearts, that impeccable work ethic but lack financial support to further their education...he was meant to have taken on the world and conquer it. The Young Foundation of Florida wants to make sure other young men and women, who share in his dream, have the right backing to indeed take on that challenge and conquer.

Click here to support the Young Foundation of Florida, Inc.

Grand Strand Humane Society

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The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™ is proud to support local and national charities making a difference in the world.

Proceeds from the Eukanuba Doggie Dash event will go directly to the Society.  If you cannot attend these events but you still want to support this great cause, donate here.

The Grand Strand Humane Society takes in animals brought in by the City of Myrtle Beach Animal Control as well as those brought into the shelter by members of the community. They are committed to the care and humane treatment of all homeless and abandoned animals. They are further committed to providing excellent guest service to those people visiting our facilities in the hope that all our animals can find caring and loving homes. They also work at educating our community about responsible pet ownership and finally, to investigate and attempt to prevent cruelty to all animals.

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2016 Shirt Design!

These beach-inspired shirts will have you RUN THIS BEACH like a champ! Now available in men's or women's fit tech tees. 

 2016_MB Mini Half Marathon Shirt Design
2016_Coastal 5K Shirt Design 


Starting & finishing at trendy The Market Common, our new Coastal 5K & Doggie Dash courses will now rival the beauty of the half marathon course! 

As with the half marathon, these courses are FLAT & FAST!

Coastal 5K Map


The Health & Fitness Expo/ Packet Pick-up will now take place at the Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium. Packet pick-up will take place at the Expo on Friday, 10/21 from 4 PM to 7 PM and on Saturday, 10/22 from 10AM until 5PM. Remember- All half marathon packets must be picked up prior to race day at the Expo. 

The location of the Saturday events, the Coastal 5K & Doggie Dash, has also changed. The Saturday races will now take place at The Market Common

5 Miles of Oceanfront Running! 

This amazing half marathon course features the best of Myrtle Beach with over 5 miles of oceanfront running! From its pristine parkways  to some of the nation’s most visited beaches, the course takes you on a tour of one of America’s most scenic beach communities. 

Start at Coastal Grand Mall (near Dillard’s) and head north on Grissom Parkway all the way to 62nd Ave N and take a right. At the end of the road, turn right onto Ocean Blvd and head south for over 5 miles of beachfront views. Get on the boardwalk with just about 1/2 mile left and finish right at the Pavilion in the heart of Myrtle Beach and feet away from the sand.  Did we not say this course is flat and fast, fast, fast!  With only 7 turns throughout the entire 13.1 miles you could not make it much faster!!

MB Mini Course Map
Half Marathon Course Map

Other Event Highlights

Saturday Coastal 5K & Doggie Dash
AWESOME Surfboard Finisher Medals (half & 5k only)
Over 5 miles of Ocean Front Running
Great Vacation Getaway. Avg temp of 66F
7:00 am half marathon start Scenic, Flat & Fast
Walker Friendly Live Post Race Beach Party (half marathon onl)
Oceanfront Course Tech t-shirts for half & 5K participants
Surf Band Course Entertainment USAT&F Certified
Finish on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Awards 3 Deep in all Age Groups