Doggie Dash General Information

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Don't like to run alone? No problem, bring out your four legged friend and participate in the 1 mile Doggie Dash. Dog owners of all ages enjoy a relaxing walk or a competitive race with their favorite pet. Designed specifically for dog-owning participants, the Doggie Dash lets you support the Grand Strand Humane Society with your pet by your side. The most important fact is that the net proceeds of this event will benefit the Grand Strand Humane Society. So come on out with your party shoes and support our four legged friends.

100% of net proceeds from the Doggie Dash go to the Grand Strand Humane Society.  If you cannot attend this event but you still want to support this great cause, donate here.

Note: This is not a timed event. All dogs on-site during this event will need to be on a leash. Also consider how your dog interacts with other people and dogs. If you have doubts as to the possible behavior of your dog, please just enjoy the Coastal 5K!


Date & Time

Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:15 AM (right after the Coastal 5K)

Race Location:
Our new Doggie Dash course will feature a loop around the lake at trendy The Market Common!

The Market Common
4017 Deville St.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Course Map 

Packet Pick-Up
All Doggie Dash human participants will need to wear their bib number in order to participate. Race packets for the Doggie Dash can be picked up prior to race day at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Oct. 21st between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM, or on race morning near the start line starting at 6:00 AM. We suggest picking up on Friday to avoid waiting in line on race morning.

Doggie Dash Bandana

All Doggie Dash canine participants will receive a Myrtle Beach Doggie Dash bandana!

The Doggie Dash is NOT a timed event but awards will be given to the Top 3 overall finishers based on gun time.. The Awards Ceremony for Top 3 overall will take place in the finish line area. If you are not present to collect your award and you want us to send you the award by mail, please click here to download the Awards Claim Form and send it in with the appropriate fee for shipping and handling.


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