The Health & Fitness Expo will feature many exhibitors featuring the latest trends, designs, and advances in running shoes and apparel. The best thing about the expo is that it is free and open to the public!
The Expo is also the Official Packet Pick-Up Headquarters. All race packets for the half marathon must be picked up at the Expo. Unless you purchase VIP Packet Pick-Up, there is NO race day pick up for the half marathon.
Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium
1004 Crabtree Ln
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
- Friday, October 21, 2016 -- 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday, October 22, 2016 -- 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
There is NO packet pick-up on race day for the half marathon.
Your photo ID is required to pick up your race packet.
Beer Garden Wristbands: There will be a Beer Garden in the finish line area after the half marathon race on Sunday. If you are over 21 years old want to drink beer after the race, please make sure to pick up your over 21 wristband along with your packet. You will have to put the wristband on while at the expo for precautionary reasons (so that it isn't lost or misplaced and picked up by a minor). If you do not want to put the wristband on when you pick up your packet, you will have to run with your photo ID. NO EXCEPTIONS!
VIP PACKET PICK-UP
We are now offering paid VIP Packet Pick-Up on race morning for our half marathon. VIP Packet Pick-Up must be purchased online prior to race day.
- VIP Packet Pick-Up is an optional service that is now available for $20.
- VIP Packet Pick-Up will be available on race morning (10/23/16) at the race site from 5:00 AM until 6:30 AM. Please plan to arrive early to avoid waiting in line.
- Spaces are very limited for this VIP service.
- Already registered? VIP Packet Pick-Up can be added to existing registrations!
- VIP Packet Pick-Up will be alphabetical by last name--no need to look up your bib number ahead of time!
- Photo ID will required--Make sure to bring it with you on race day
- VIP Packet Pick-Up is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. It cannot be transferred to another person, year, or event.
- VIP Packet Pick-Up does not include race entry.
If you would like someone else to pick up your packet for you, they must have the following items:
- Copy of your photo ID AND
- Packet pick-up authorization form (completed & signed by you)
NOTE: Beer garden wristbands will not be given to people picking up on behalf of someone else. You will have to run with your photo ID if you want to enter the beer garden after the race.
Packet Pick-up for Coastal 5K & Doggie DashRace packets for the Coastal 5K & Doggie Dash can be picked up prior to race day at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Oct. 21st, or on race morning near the start line starting at 6:00 AM. We highly suggest picking up on Friday to avoid waiting in line on race morning.
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|