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.
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.
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 $20 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. All transfers must be completed online via Active.com. Please visit Active.com’s website for more information about the transfer process. The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon does not facilitate transfers on behalf of participants.
The new registrant will pay the current registration fee at the time of transfer. This means if the price has gone up since the original purchase, the new registrant must pay the higher price. The original registrant will get their base registration fee minus the $20 transfer fee refunded to them by Active.com once the new registrant has registered successfully. Please note, the original registrant will remain registered in our system until the new one registers. If the original registrant signed up using a deferral code, they will not receive any refund if they decide to transfer their registration.
Transfer deadline: The deadline to transfer a registration to another person is two weeks prior to the event date.
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 for the half marathon up to two weeks before race week events begin.
Email email@example.com to request a deferral form. You must complete the information and submit payment before your registration is considered deferred to the following year. The deferral fee is $20.00.
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/1 Mile Fun Run/Doggie Dash participants must attend Packet Pickup during one of these times. There is NO RACE DAY PICKUP!
PACKET PICK-UP LOCATION
1519 Executive Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
PACKET PICK-UP HOURS
- Friday, October 15 from 1 PM – 7 PM (last day to pick-up Coastal 5K/Doggie Dash)
- Saturday, October 16 from 1 PM – 5 PM
***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 packet shipping (option available through 9/16)
- Purchase race day VIP pickup (option available through 10/14)
The last 2 options may be added on to your registration.
Click here to add on additional purchases to your registration
Yes, you can have your race packet shipped to you the week before the race.
Check your confirmation email and scroll down to the “View My Events” button. Click that button and you will see the button “Purchase Merchandise” and the choice to have your packet shipped to you. That option is only available until September 16.
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. This option is only available until October 14.
Already registered? VIP Packet Pick-Up can be added to existing registrations via myevents.active.com and clicking on Purchase Additional Merchandise.
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 to you 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.
Final race instructions will be emailed to registered participants the Monday prior to race day. Please check your SPAM/JUNK filters!
Our participant shirts are men’s and women’s cut tech t-shirts. Unlike cotton blend shirts, they will not shrink when washed.
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, 5K, and 1 Mile participants receive participant shirts and finisher medals. Doggie Dash participants receive Doggie Dash bandanas and participant shirts.
The half marathon and 5K are timed events, the Doggie Dash and 1 Mile Fun Run are not.
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 at any pace for the Coastal 5K.
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 Active.com 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, 2021.
Sorry! We are unable to apply discounts to existing registrations.
Groups of 10 or more can receive 10% off!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.com.
**A limited number of elite entries are available on first come basis.
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 NOT permitted unless you have the GORUCK Ruck Plate Carrier. That will be accepted. 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.