FAQs

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 $25 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 $25 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. 

Final race instructions will be emailed to registered participants the Monday prior to race day. Please check your SPAM/JUNK filters! Bib numbers will be assigned to you when you check-in at Packet Pick-Up.

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 and 5K participants receive participant shirts and finisher medals. Doggie Dash participants receive Doggie Dash bandanas and T-shirts.

The half marathon and 5K are timed events, the Doggie Dash is not.

Yes! 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 and 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 two weeks prior to race day.

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

Unless VIP (Race Day) Packet Pickup is purchased ahead of time, Half Marathon participants must visit one of the Packet Pick-Up Locations on Thursday-Saturday.  Coastal 5K & Doggie Dash participants can pick up their packets at those locations, or near the start line on race morning. Please allow for plenty of extra time if you are planning to pick up your race packet onsite Saturday morning.

If you cannot pick up your half marathon race packet yourself at the Expo, someone else can 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.

VIP Packet Pick-up is an optional paid service that will allow half marathon participants to pick up their race packets on race morning. This is helpful if you don’t live close by. If VIP Packet Pickup is not purchased, participants must visit the Packet Pick-Up Locations prior to race day to obtain their packet.  VIP Packet Pickup must be purchased in advance prior to the close of online registration.

Already registered? VIP Packet Pick-Up can be added to existing half marathon registrations via myevents.active.com and clicking on Purchase Additional Merchandise.

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

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, so 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 aren’t 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.