Myrtle Beach Marathon Quick Facts

We are only days away from the 19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon! Our annual list of quick facts for Myrtle Beach’s first and longest running major endurance event are provided here for your convenience.unnamed
Event was first conceived by a group of friends training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training for the 1996 Chicago Marathon.
Inaugural Event: 1998
Current Event: 19th Annual
Current Course Records  
Full Marathon: Male: 2012, Stuart Moran, 35, of Arden, NC, 2:26:26.
Full Marathon: Female: 2011, Kathleen Castles (overall race winner), 2:40:11, Qualified for Olympic Trials
Half Marathon: Male: 2012, Pardon Ndhlovu, 24, Zimbabwe, 1:07:57
Half Marathon: Female: 2012, Alana Hadley, 15 (YES, 15!), Charlotte, NC, 1:16:43
Last Year’s Winners  
Full Marathon (M) STEVE SINKO, 2:40:11, 38, WILMINGTON, DE
Full Marathon (F) ALLISON PASTOREK 2:59:18, 37, JONESBOROUGH, TN
Half Marathon (M) ACE CLIFFORD 1:08:24, 31, WILMINGTON, NC
Half Marathon (F) NATALIE LAWRENCE 1:18:42, 32, KERNERSVILLE, NC
Full Masters (M) JASON LEWIS 2:46:47, 40, JONESBOROUGH, TN
Full Masters (F) CHRISTINE ROCKEY 3:08:19, 44, CONWAY, SC
Half Masters (M) SCOTT MERSIOWSKY 1:21:18, 49, CARSON, VA
Half Masters (F) ALICE KASSENS 1:26:46, 40, FINCASTLE, VA
Crankchair – BRUCE NEWMAN 1:40:58, 67, STELLA, NC
5K Masters (M) SEAN MCMAHON 17:45, 41, FREMONT, NE
City of Myrtle Beach
Grand Strand Medical Community
Civic Organizations
Schools / Colleges
Grand Strand Community
Organizations Supported by Marathon
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Coastal Chapter of the American Red Cross
Horry County Schools
For Event Updates  
Hashtag: #mbmarathon
Facebook: The Myrtle Beach Marathon
Twitter: @MBMarathon1
Instagram: MBMarathon
Pinterest: @mbmarathon
Race Weekend Event Times
Thursday, March 3, 2016
  • HTC Runner’s Expo, 5pm-9pm
Friday, March 4, 2016
  • HTC Runner’s Expo, 11am-9pm
  • Ripley’s Aquarium Fun Run, 5:30pm
  • Jr. Post Race Party, 6pm-8pm, hosted by Ripley’s Aquarium
  • Bojangles’ 5K, 7pm
Saturday, March 5, 2016
  • National Anthem, 6:15am
  • Wheelchair/Crankchair, 6:25am
  • Full Marathon, 6:30am
  • Dasani Half Marathon, 6:30am
  • ABC15 Marathon Team Relay, 6:30am
  • Half Marathon Awards, 9:30am
  • Marathon Awards, 10:30am
  • Team Relay Awards, 10:30am
  • Post-Race Party, 5pm-7pm, hosted by House of Blues
Team Relay Exchange Zones

Miles 4, 10, 16, 20

Safety First: Enhanced Security Measures
Producing an enjoyable and safe event is always our #1 priority. Participants and spectators can expect to find that several enhanced security measures, including bag inspections and barricades, as well as many behind-the-scene operations, have been implemented for the increased protection of everyone in and surrounding the event. Thank you in advance for your respect, patience, and compliance with these efforts.

FRIDAY NIGHT 5K FINISH LINE: Spectators will pass through a bag inspection prior to entering the finish line area.

SATURDAY MORNING STARTING LINE: Runners are allowed to bring bags and will be offered a drop off and pick up service. Drop off area is in front of Pelican’s stadium. Spectators are welcome to accompany runners in the morning but will be separated as runner’s approach the official starting line area (Grissom Parkway south of 21st Avenue).

SATURDAY MORNING FINISH LINE: Spectators will pass through a bag inspection prior to entering the finish line area and runner’s village.

Myrtle Beach Ambassadors will be wearing bright orange shirts at both the start and finish line areas to help direct crowds and answer any questions.

Just a couple of the amazing race related stories for 2016…  

Larry Macon will be competing in this year’s 19th running of the Myrtle Beach Marathon. Larry, at the age of 71, is the current Guinness World Record holder for MOST MARATHONS RUN IN A YEAR BY A MALE! Larry ran 239 full marathons in one year and has held this distinction four different occasions. Twenty separate times Larry has run a marathon in all 50 states! For more information on Mr. Larry Macon, please email

The 50 States Marathon Club has chosen the Myrtle Beach Marathon as its 2016 Reunion Race beating out over 150 U.S. marathons taking place throughout the first quarter of 2016. The 50 States Marathon Club has over 3,800 members in all 50 states, Washington DC, and 15 foreign countries. The club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of health and fitness with members sharing a common goal of running a marathon in each of the 50 states. Membership in the club is limited to runners who have completed a marathon in at least 10 states. A personal connection brings the Myrtle Beach Marathon and the 50 States Marathon Club together. Reunion Director, Dave Bell, has been a 3-time participant in the Myrtle Beach Marathon. Mr. Bell began his journey of running a marathon in all 50 states right here in Myrtle Beach after learning about the 50 States club during Myrtle Beach’s inaugural race in 1998. For more information on the 50 States Marathon Club or the Myrtle Beach Marathon Reunion Race, please visit their website or email Dave Bell

For more information on the Myrtle Beach Marathon Race Weekend event schedule, please visit Weekend events include full marathon, half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.

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