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Seventh Annual Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon

October 22-23, 2016

Registration is underway

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The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend returns to the Grand Strand with events October 22-23.  The Mini Marathon itself is 13.1 miles and is being held on Sunday, October 23.  The weekend includes a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, a Coastal 5K, a one-mile Doggie Dash and Sunday’s Mini Marathon.  For registration, visithttp://www.runmyrtlebeach.com.

Myrtle Beach Marathon Details 20th Annual Race

Myrtle Beach Marathon 20TH ANNIVERSARY RACE DATES ANNOUNCED!marathon The 19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon was a huge success drawing over ten thousand running enthusiasts, family members, and friends to the Grand Strand over the three-day race weekend, March 3-5, 2016. Typically run in mid-February, the change of date for this year's race proved to be a smart move and planning for the 20th year of Myrtle Beach's first and longest running major endurance event is under way.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 2017 Marathon Weekend
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 HTC Runner's Expo opens
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 Ripley's Aquarium Family Fun Run
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 Bojangles' 5K
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 Myrtle Beach Marathon
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 Dasani Half Marathon
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 ABC15 Marathon Team Relay
Early bird registration for 2017 is OPEN!! Register for the 2017 Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Team Relay and receive Early Bird rates - the lowest rates of the year are available through Saturday, April 2nd, 2016! Visit mbmarathon.com.
Save $20 off  regular 2017 entry fees:
  • Full Marathon: Regularly $85 discounted to $65
  • Half Marathon: Regularly $75 discounted to $55
  • Team Relay: Regularly $125 per team discounted to $105
Applications for the $1,000 Myrtle Beach Marathon College Scholarship due April 15, 2016  
The Myrtle Beach Marathon Scholarship, founded in 2005, is a program intended to support graduating high school senior scholar athletes from Horry County, SC in their quest for a college education. Up to three (one time) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to an outstanding scholar athlete who has participated in any Myrtle Beach Marathon event as either a participant or volunteer. Deadline for completed applications is Wednesday, April 15, 2015!
For more information and scholarship application, please visit our website www.mbmarathon.com and click on the SCHOLARSHIPS tab. Deadline for completed applications is Friday, April 15, 2016.
2016 RACE RESULTS BY EVENT
 
Full Marathon Male: Bradley Reach of Marion, IL, 2:39:51
Full Marathon Female: Lauren Liuzzo of Somerville, MA, 3:02:58
Half Marathon Male: Mike Mitchell of Mint Hill, NC, 1:11:07
Half Marathon Female: Erin Dillon of Raleigh, NC, 1:19:55
Marathon Team Relay: Team Wesleyan Christian Academy of High Point, NC, 2:47:22
5K Male: Stephan St. Martin of Quebec City, Canada 15:12
5K Female: Letitia Saayman of Myrtle Beach, SC 17:38
For more information on the 2017 Myrtle Beach Marathon Race Weekend, please visit www.mbmarathon.com. Weekend events include full marathon, half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.

Myrtle Beach Marathon Quick Facts

MYRTLE BEACH MARATHON QUICK FACTS
FOR RACE WEEKEND: MARCH 3 - 5, 2016
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
History
 
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 (M) MATT SHOCK 15:47, 32, GREENVILLE, SC
5K (F) JENNY PERROTTET 17:33, 35, WILMINGTON, NC
5K Masters (M) SEAN MCMAHON 17:45, 41, FREMONT, NE
5K Masters (F) DOMINIQUE BEAUDIN 21:48, 42, MUKWONAGO, WI
Volunteers
 
City of Myrtle Beach
Grand Strand Medical Community
Civic Organizations
Churches
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  
Website: www.mbmarathon.com 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 larrymacon@gmail.com.
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 atwww.50statesmarathonclub.com or email Dave Bell atrun26.2dave@gmail.com.
For more information on the Myrtle Beach Marathon Race Weekend event schedule, please visit www.mbmarathon.com. Weekend events include full marathon, half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.

VOLUNTEERS AND MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 19TH ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH MARATHON

The Myrtle Beach Marathon and all associated events have relied heavily on the assistance of volunteers since the founding of the race nineteen years ago! With the city's first and longest running major endurance event right around the corner, we need your help in assembling a team of volunteers to help participants in many fun ways.

On race weekend more than 1,000 volunteers are needed to aid participants in the following areas:

  • Race registration
  • Distribution of shirts
  • Assist in a water, food or aid station
  • Finish line assistance
MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS are needed for the 12 First Aid Stations on the course and also at the Finish Line Medical Area. Volunteers needed include:
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • EMTs and Paramedics
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Massage Therapists

All volunteers receive a FREE volunteer t-shirt, FREE entrance, food and beverage at one of the two post race parties, and the grateful thanks of the Marathon Committee and all participants!

If you would like to volunteer on March 3rd, 4th, or 5th and help make this a memorable event for all participants:

*Non-Medical: visit the VOLUNTEER tab on the Myrtle Beach Marathon website at www.mbmarathon.com to sign up

*Medical: email Dr. Mark Schecker at scheckmd@gmail.com

Race weekend includes full marathon, half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.

Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

2016 Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
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The Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon & Half Marathon is Saturday, February 13th at 8:00am. Runners will depart from Jarvis Creek Park and follow a course that will take them on the Cross Island Parkway, through several parks, numerous neighborhoods and over Broad Creek.
Both The Marathon and Half Marathon will feature all standard male and female divisions. Publix Marathon Race Day will also feature a 5K Run/Walk, Children's Fun Run, and Post Race Party with live music, vendors and a craft beer garden with more then 20 different styles of beer.
“The Half Marathon course takes participants through two beautiful parks and over the Broad Creek. The Marathon travels over the Broad Creek twice, runs through Spanish Wells Plantation, Point Comfort, and Honey Horn. The Marathon is a Boston Qualifier that is fast and flat, except of course for the bridge crossings," explained Mark Weisner, Race Director .
A percentage of proceeds will benefit several Hilton Head Island area Charities including Hilton Head Rotary Club, HHI High School Athletic Department, HH High ROTC, Hilton Head Christian Academy and others.  "Over the course of the past 12 years, this event has donated over $42,000 to area charities and in 2016 we look forward to increasing our total," commented Weisner.
The Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K is presented by: Hilton Head Hospital, Island Car Wash, Village Park Homes, Kennedy & Blackshirt Attorneys at Law and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
Marathon Race Day is also sponsored in part by the following businesses: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Collins Realty Group, The Hilton Head Westin Resort & Spa, Cera Sport, Destination Vacation, Spinnaker Resorts, Palmetto Running Company, Samuel Adams and Coastal Connections.
The Hilton Head Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k will be limited to a total of 2,500 participants. On line registration is open. To register or for more information, call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520 or visit http://www.bearfootsports.com/heels.htm.

19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon

March 3 through 5, 2016 Registration is underway… http://www.mbmarathon.com Registration is underway for the 19th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and accompanying events, to be held March 3-5, 2016! The marathon itself is Saturday, March 5, 2016. For more information about this popular race weekend, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a marathon team relay, a 5K and a one-mile fun run, visit http://www.mbmarathon.com.

MB Marathon Offers Reduced Entry Fees Through January 1, 2016

To take advantage of the discounted entry fees for the 2016 event, visit www.mbmarathon.com. Registration for all race events will increase on January 2, 2016. Race weekend includes the Myrtle Beach area's only full marathon, a half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.
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For more information on this topic or the 2016 Myrtle Beach Marathon Race Weekend, please visit www.mbmarathon.com. Weekend events include full marathon, half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.

MYRTLE BEACH MARATHON HONORED TO BE CHOSEN FOR REUNION RACE OF 50 STATES MARATHON CLUB

MB Marathon Beats Out Over 150 Races to Win Top Honor
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The Grand Strand's first and longest-running endurance event has been selected as the Reunion Race for the 50 States Marathon Club. The 2016 Myrtle Beach Marathon will play host to the 50 States Marathon Club over the weekend of March 3-5, 2016. With the new Runner's Expo venue at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center and a change in date to early March, the Myrtle Beach Marathon was designated as the reunion location 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. Members of the club have run a combined 233,000 marathons. 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 atwww.50statesmarathonclub.com or email Dave Bell atrun26.2dave@gmail.com.
Registration for the 19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon weekend of events is NOW open offering the Lowest Entry Fees of the Year!  
 
Register online at: www.mbmarathon.com
 
For more information on this topic or the 2016 Myrtle Beach Marathon Race Weekend, please visit www.mbmarathon.com. Weekend events include full marathon, half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.

19th Annual MYRTLE BEACH MARATHON Partners with ACTIVE NETWORK placing Myrtle Beach on Destination List for Sports Tourism

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19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016: HTC Runner's Expo
  • Friday, March 4, 2016: HTC Runner's Expo, One Mile Family Fun Run & Neon Night 5K
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Team Rela
The 2016 Myrtle Beach Marathon has joined the ACTIVE Network and their mission to make the world a more active place. With ACTIVE's expertise in activity and participant management, the Grand Strand's first and longest running endurance event has opened another door which will attract runners to the Myrtle Beach area connecting participants with the things they love, want and need to do. The overall race experience for all runners throughout the MB Marathon weekend is enhanced through an integrated online registration and social media application.
ACTIVE.com is the leading online community for people who want to discover, learn about, share, register for and ultimately participate in activities about which they are passionate. Millions of active individuals visit ACTIVE.com each month to search and register online for races, events, team sports and recreational activities; interact with others who have similar interests; start online training programs; and access nutrition, fitness and training tips.
ACTIVE.com hosts the world's largest directory of sports and recreational activities, facilities, venues and classes, which includes more than 66,000 races, leagues, tournaments, camps and other recreational listings in more than 80 sports and 5,000 cities.From 5K runs and marathons to cycling races, triathlons, baseball leagues, soccer camps, football tournaments, cheerleading clinics, camping reservations and more, finding activities to do is easy, and online registration makes participation fast and convenient.More than 8 million people receive the site's weekly and monthly newsletters offering local event information, featured stories, tips, drills and gear reviews for a multitude of sports and interests. Through the site's customized membership program, ACTIVE Advantage, participants gain additional savings and discounts on sports gear and online event registration fees.
Registration for the 19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon weekend of events is NOW open offering the Lowest Entry Fees of the Year!  
 
Register online at: www.mbmarathon.com
 
For more information on this topic or the 2016 Myrtle Beach Marathon Race Weekend, please visit www.mbmarathon.com. Weekend events include full marathon, half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.

19th ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH MARATHON OPENS REGISTRATION ON JULY 1, 2015

NEW DATE, NEW EXPO LOCATION

Set A New Personal Record With Perfect Running Temperatures On Our Fast, Flat Ocean Course!

The Grand Strand's first and longest running major endurance event is entering its 19th consecutive year with two very noticeable changes... a NEW date and a NEW location for the popular Runner's Expo! Typically held in mid-February, the Myrtle Beach Marathon and all accompanying events have moved later in the year:

  • Thursday, March 3, 2016
    • HTC Runner's Expo
  • Friday, March 4, 2016
    • HTC Runner's Expo
    • Ripley's Aquarium 1 Mile Family Fun Run
      • $15 REGISTER NOW
    • Neon Night 5K
      • $25 REGISTER NOW
    • Ripley's Aquarium Post Race Party
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016
    • Myrtle Beach Marathon
      • $85 REGISTER NOW
    • Dasani Half Marathon
      • $75 REGISTER NOW
    • WPDE Marathon Team Relay
      • $125 PER TEAM REGISTER NOW
    • House of Blues Post Race Party
Take Advantage of the Lowest Entry Fees of the Year. Registration OPENS at 12:01am,Wednesday, July 1, 2015  
 
Register online at: www.mbmarathon.com
 
In 2016, visit our new home for the HTC Runner's EXPO, the 100,000 square foot Myrtle Beach Sports Center. Located just west of the former Expo site at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center, the Sports Center has seating for over 2,000 spectators with indoor sporting events such as basketball, volleyball, dance, cheerleading, archery and, of course, athletic expositions similar to the HTC Runner's Expo.

The Myrtle Beach Marathon has a fast, flat ocean course famous for new PR's and qualifying times for races like the Boston Marathon. Not only is this event a great idea for you personally, but the Myrtle Beach Marathon started as a way for runners to give back! In fact, the Myrtle Beach Marathon emerged from five Myrtle Beach residents' participation in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Team in Training" (TNT) program. In becoming a Marathon weekend, more events were added as was support for additional charities. Today, each Marathon event supports one or more charities including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina (since its first event in 1998), the Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Horry County Schools.

 

For more information on this topic or the 2016 Myrtle Beach Marathon Race Weekend, please visit www.mbmarathon.com. Weekend events include full marathon, half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.