Participant Parking Information
There is plenty of parking available at the start line area at Coastal Grand Mall near Dillard's. This is a point to point race so we will be providing shuttles from the finish line back to the start line starting at 9:00 am. Carpooling and early arrival are highly recommended. Additionally, if you have someone who can drop you off at the start and go to the finish line to await your arrival, there is plenty of parking in that area too (read spectator information below).
Shuttles Back to the Start
For those parking at the start, shuttles will run from the finish line area back to the start line area starting at 9:00am with the last shuttle leaving at 12 noon. Buses will be lined up on 8th Ave N and Ocean Blvd. and will run throughout the morning. Just follow the signage from Plyler Park, walking south 2 blocks before boarding the buses. All you need to board the bus will be to show the driver your bib number. And if you used our Gear Check Services, do not forget to pick up your bag at the finish line before boarding the shuttle buses. Gear Check Services will be located on Ocean between 8th and 9th Ave N. Shuttle service is for participants only.
Parking Instructions for Spectators
This information is for those spectators who need to get to the finish line after dropping off participants at the start line on Sunday.....
- All cars must exit Coastal Grand Mall using the south exits in between Mall Dr and 17th Ave South. Look for parking volunteers directing you to the exit.
- Do not use any other exits or you will run into the course route!
- If you exit using Mall Dr (near Burger King) you will be unable to make a left onto Harrelson Blvd. You will have to exit right and make a u-turn when possible to head south.
- Make a right turn onto Seaboard St.
- Turn left onto Harrelson Blvd (towards the airport).
- Make a left turn on N Kings Highway (US 17) and head North to the area between 9th and 10th Ave N then proceed to find parking in the area.
- There is both street parking, as well as a very large municipal parking building by the finish.
Make sure to obey all no parking and parking meter signs. Many street parking spots are metered seven days a week so plan ahead and bring change.
- Click here for a helpful map. (remember - do not exit the mall using any other exits except for the ones listed above!)
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.
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!
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!!
|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|