This amazing half marathon race is a South Carolina Dream! Experience Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™ and experience a year round, nationally acclaimed vacation destination as you like it best…on your feet. This surfing themed half marathon, with its surfboard finisher medals, live bands and awesome post race beach party is the new MUST do race on the Atlantic Coast. Our awesome course features over 5 miles of oceanfront running! After the event, join us at Grand Strand Brewing Company for live music and post race award presentation….maybe even take a swim in the warm waves. Why not, it’s Myrtle Beach, come run and have an awesome time! You can choose to run the half marathon or the half marathon GoRuck.
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 half marathon in 3.5 hours or less.
Runners and walkers are welcome along with strollers. No dogs allowed on course. The half marathon time limit is 3.5 hours/16 minute mile pace.
Pacing Team: Each pace group will be led by 1-2 experienced pacers who will run as close to even splits as possible during the race to ensure finishing within a minute of the goal time. Pacers will line up about 15 minutes prior to the race start and have a designated sign indicating the goal time.
Pacing Teams available for these predicted race times:
8th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Between 8th and 9th Ave on
North Ocean Boulevard along the Boardwalk
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Race Packet Pick-Up for the Half Marathon:
Unless you purchase VIP Packet Pick-Up, you must pick up your race packet for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon prior to race day.
RACE PACKET PICK-UP LOCATION
HGTC Grand Strand Conference and Business Center
950 Crabtree Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
RACE PACKET PICK-UP HOURS
- Friday, October 14 from 12:30-7:30pm
- Saturday, October 15 from 1:30-6:30pm
Gear check will be available on race morning for the half marathon! Gear check drop-off will be located at the Boardwalk across from Boardwalk Coffee House and will open at 5:45 am.
Place items in a bag clearly marked with your name and bib number on the inside and outside. In addition, tear the gear check tag from your bib number and attach to the outside of your bag. To claim your gear bag, show your bib number to the volunteer. Both the bib number and the number attached to the bag MUST match.
All bags must be claimed by 11:00 AM. Bags not claimed will be disposed of. Do not leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Post-Race Party & Beer Garden
Once you finish running, there’s still a lot to do at the finish line! Celebrate your victory with us at Grand Strand Brewing Company post-race concert & beer garden! Stay a while and listen to the sweet sounds of the live band and dip your tired toes in the warm Atlantic waters. Remember that the average water temperature in Myrtle Beach is 66 degrees at this time of the year! What a way to chill and soak those tired feet!
Beer Garden (HALF MARATHON ONLY): There will be a Beer Garden in the finish line post race area at Grand Strand Brewing Company after the half marathon race on Sunday. If you are over 21 years old want to enjoy a post race celebratory beer after the race, you must be wearing the beer bracelet given to you during packet pickup or have a valid driver’s license or identification to enter the Beer Garden. Your bib contains 1 “drink tag” that must be presented prior to receiving your complimentary pour. Race participant must pick up their own and are not allowed to give their drink tag to others. Soft drinks will be available for those not wanting beer. Additional drinks and food will be available for purchase.
Runners travel from all over the world to run for a medal. Get ready to receive the most incredible surfboard medal in the industry. Our surfboard medal is 8″ long! We have created the “original” surfboard medals to award all our finishers. Each year the medals will evolve so add a new medal to your collection!
Age Groups and Awards
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male/female finishers, overall masters male/female, and overall grand masters male/female finishers. Age group awards given to the top 3 within each age group as follows:
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Age Groups
|Ages 14 & Under||Male & Female|
|Ages 15-19||Male & Female|
|Ages 20-24||Male & Female|
|Ages 25-29||Male & Female|
|Ages 30-34||Male & Female|
|Ages 35-39||Male & Female|
|Ages 40-44||Male & Female|
|Ages 45-49||Male & Female|
|Ages 50-54||Male & Female|
|Ages 55-59||Male & Female|
|Ages 60-64||Male & Female|
|Ages 65-69||Male & Female|
|Ages 70-74||Male & Female|
|Ages 75-79||Male & Female|
|Ages 80+||Male & Female|
Awards Presentation for Top 3 overall male/female and Top Overall Masters male/female, and Top overall Grand Masters male/female will take place at 10:00am at the stage at Grand Strand Brewing Company. Awards for Top 3 in each age group will take place at the stage at 10:30am. Overall awards are issued based on gun time and age group awards are based on chip time.