FAQs

PARKING INFORMATION FOR RACE WEEKEND

COASTAL 5K/DOGGIE DASH

Parking is available in the Farrow parking garage between PF Chang’s and Nacho Hippo off Farrow Parkway and within walking distance to the start /finish line.

MINI MARATHON

Parking is available first-come in the Lanier Parking Garage on 9th Ave N beginning on the 2nd floor. There are approximately 600 spots available at no cost to race participants. You do not need a voucher to park but we ask you to follow the signage and be respectful of the property. The elevators are not working-you will need to walk down the ramp to exit. The start/finish line is within walking distance.

SPECIAL NOTE
The cost of using parking meters is not covered during the Mini Marathon. Please be prepared to pay if the parking garage is full.

Due to the upfront nature of event costs, all entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other event locations. All participants acknowledge and accept this policy during the registration process. You may not give or sell your number to another individual – if you do, this will result in your disqualification as well as the runner who uses your race number. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business trip, family emergency, illness, pregnancy, etc.

TRANSFERS: Participants can transfer their registration to another person for a transfer fee (paid by the original registrant). Registrations cannot be transferred to different locations. It is not possible to simply change the name on a registration.

The new registrant will pay the current registration fee at the time of transfer.

Click here for instructions.

Transfer deadline: The deadline to transfer a registration to another person is October 1. 

The races are RAIN OR SHINE! In the case of extreme weather, natural disasters, pandemics, etc. race officials will work diligently with local officials to determine if the race will be delayed, rescheduled or canceled. Participants will be notified via email and social media. We suggest following us on Facebook for all updates!

In the event of a cancellation, all participant entries will be treated as a virtual race and race swag, shirt, and medal will be shipped as soon as possible.

Due to the upfront nature of event costs, all entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other event locations. All participants acknowledge and accept this policy during the registration process.

Yes, deferrals are accepted up to October 1. The deferral fee is $20.00.

Click here for instructions on deferrals.

No, participants must wear their own race bibs on the front and visible at all times.

No bandits, scooters, or unregistered pacers (runner or cyclists) allowed!

Anyone not wearing their own race bib will be removed from the race results and may not be allowed to participate in future events. The registered participant may face similar consequences.

Unless VIP (Race Day) Packet Pickup is purchased ahead of time, Half Marathon/Coastal 5K/Doggie Dash participants must attend Packet Pickup during one of these times. There is NO RACE DAY PICKUP!

PACKET PICK-UP LOCATION

Native Sons
1519 Executive Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

PACKET PICK-UP HOURS

  • TBD

***Your photo ID is required to pick up your race packet***

If you cannot pick up your race packet yourself at Packet Pickup, you have a few options:

  • Have a friend pick it up for you. In order for them to do so, they MUST have a copy of your photo ID. We suggest texting a picture of your driver’s license to whomever is picking up your packet.
  • Purchase race day VIP pickup

No, but you can purchase VIP pickup for race day.

Click here for instructions.

VIP Packet Pick-up is an optional paid service that will allow race participants to pick up race packets on race morning. If VIP Packet Pickup is not purchased, participants must visit the Packet Pick-Up Location prior to race day to obtain their packet or have someone pick up for them.  VIP Packet Pickup must be purchased in advance prior to the close of online registration.

Click here for instructions to add VIP to your registration.

Yes, there is a virtual option. Click the REGISTER NOW button for that option. This option is only available until September 1.

Virtual option includes:

  • Race Medal
  • Race Swag
  • Race Bib

These items will be mailed 2 weeks following race week. You are not required to submit your virtual time but are encouraged to share your race pics and tag us via social media.

For the half-marathon, you must be at least 12 years of age and a parent or guardian must sign for all participants over 12 but under 18 on race day.

Bib numbers will be assigned at packet pickup. VIP packet pickup will have bib numbers already assigned.

Our participant shirts are men’s and women’s cut tech t-shirts. Unlike cotton blend shirts, they will not shrink when washed.

MB Mini: Unisex and women’s sizing available
Coastal 5K: Unisex sizing available
Doggie Dash: Unisex sizing available

Yes! You are more than welcome to walk in any of our events. However we do have a 3 hour 30 minute time limit our half marathon and 1 hour time limit for our Coastal 5K. Participants must maintain a minimum pace of 16 minutes per mile for the half marathon.

Half marathon and 5K participants receive participant shirts and finisher medals.

Doggie Dash participants receive Doggie Dash bandanas, bib, and participant shirt. This race is self timed.

The half marathon and 5K are timed events, the Doggie Dash is self-timed.

For the half-marathon, you must be able to complete the 13.1-mile course in 3.5 hours by keeping an average pace of 16 minutes per mile.

For the 5K, you must be able to complete the 3.1 mile course in 1 hour.

Strollers: Strollers are welcome as long as you can adhere to the 3:30 time limit for the Half Marathon. Strollers are welcome for the Coastal 5K as long as you can adhere to the 1:00 hour time limit.

Dogs: Due to large crowds we ask you to only bring your dog to participate in the Doggie Dash.

Yes, however we ask that you run with one earbud and the volume at a low level so you can still hear any directions given to you along the course.

You are more than welcome to upgrade from the 5K to the half marathon or downgrade from the half marathon to the 5K as long as there is space available. Category changes can be made online via logging into your RunSignUp account. If you are upgrading, you will have to pay the difference in price; if you are downgrading, you will not receive a refund for the difference in price. The deadline to make any category changes is October 1.

Click here for instructions.

Sorry! We are unable to apply discounts to existing registrations.

Groups of 10 or more can receive 10% off!

Please contact raceinfo@nspromos.com to provide the group’s information and we will create a custom coupon code for your team members to register online with. Each group member will need to register online separately since there is a waiver that must be signed by each individual. Group discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other offers or applied to existing registrations. Refunds will not be given to members who may have already registered prior to the creation of the group discount code. We do not hold spots for group members, members will not be able to register after an event has sold out.

Please allow a minimum of two business days for group discount codes to be created. Codes cannot be used during the Early Bird registration opening discount period. Group discounts are not valid for the Doggie Dash.

An elite athlete may receive one comp entry if he or she meets the standards listed below:

Time standards Half Marathon: 1:13:00 for males and 1:25:00 for females.

Runners must submit proof of time, including qualifying race web address at least 3 weeks prior to race date. Send proof of time to raceinfo@nspromos.com.

**A limited number of elite entries are available on first come basis.

Yes, we do have vendors for this event. All vendors/partners must register and complete information/payment by October 1.

Please click the link below for information.

Information will be posted soon for 2022!

Yes, we are offering a Rucking division for the 5K and Half Marathon distance. This is an official https://goruck.com race. Learn more about it at https://www.goruck.com/rucking-101. All participants will receive a GORUCK patch and the top 3 male and female participants will get an award!

The requirements: Wear a Ruck/backpack with the standard weight-10# for participants 150 lbs. and under, and 20# for those over 150 lbs. Your ruck will be weighed at the beginning of the race. No participants will be weighed, weight requirements are on the honor system. Most females carry 10# and most males carry 20#. Weighted vests are permitted or you must wear a backpack with the weight on your back at all times during the race.

GoRuck participants must complete the 5K course in 1 hour or less and half marathon participants must complete the course in 3.5 hours or less.

Please click here to view volunteer opportunities.
All volunteers will receive a race shirt. Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering!

*Complete 2022 volunteer information will be posted soon!

The Mini Marathon will utilize RaceJoy to track participants. Click here to learn more.

Log into your RunSignUp account and you will be able to update profile information, check races you’ve registered for, referral codes used, and change races. Click here.