run myrtle beachHalf Marathon Course Overview

This amazing 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!!

Course Map


Course Support
 
  • Water will be served at the Start and Finish lines.
  • There will be 8 water stations through the course starting at mile 2. Water and Lemon-Lime flavored Gatorade drink will be served at all water stations.
  • Snacks and other post race nourishment will be available to all runners at the Finish Line.
  • Medical Aid Stations
  • The Medical Team under the direction of our Medical Director will be available to assess any race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary. Look for the medical staff in RED shirts for complimentary help before, during and after the race. In order to help our medical team work more efficiently, please fill out the medical history information on the back of your race number after you pick it up.

Fluid Replacement

Click on this article written by the International Marathon Medical Directors' Association contains updated recommendations on fluid replacement for runners and walkers participating in endurance events. Please read this article as you begin your training and before the event.


Road Closures

  • The course will close to ALL traffic on a rolling basis according to the time in which the course will be occupied by runners.  No traffic will be allowed during those times. 
  • Please see Road Closure Map for details.
  • 6:55 a.m. Wheelchair Start
  • 7:00 a.m. Race Start

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 EVENT NEWS

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 

NEW & IMPROVED COURSES FOR SATURDAY'S EVENTS!

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


NEW LOCATIONS FOR THE EXPO AND SATURDAY EVENTS! 

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