Welcome to the 18th Annual MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon
$1,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2014
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. Please click on the SCHOLARSHIPS tab above for full details and application. Deadline for completed applications is Tuesday, April 15, 2014!
On behalf of the volunteer board of the 17th Annual MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon, THANK YOU! Thank you to our participants for showing the world that the Myrtle Beach Marathon attracts a wild group of passionate runners! Thank you to the City Of Myrtle Beach and the hundreds of city employees that stayed up all night to organize a flat, fast race course. Thank you to the many branches of law enforcement for providing a safe weekend of race events. Thank you to the Grand Strand Medical Community for providing medical support along all 26.2 miles. Thank you to all of the civic organizations, churches, schools, colleges and the generous Grand Strand residents for their support of the first and longest running endurance event in Myrtle Beach history.
Please check out The Myrtle Beach Marathon Facebook page for photos and finish times of all of the event winners! And remember…registration for 2015 opens in mid-August!!
MyrtleBeach.com continues Title Sponsorship in 2015!
Race President Shaun Walsh: ” We couldn’t be more pleased in continuing our relationship with MyrtleBeach.com as our official title sponsor. This is a perfect fit for the Myrtle Beach Marathon in our 18th year. The MyrtleBeach.com team shares our passion for this event and with their help we can expand our community of runners and visitors to our great city!” Please view a time-lapse video of the entire full marathon course and tons more at www.myrtlebeach.com/marathon
- Thursday, February 12, 2015: 5:00pm Runner’s Expo
- Friday, February 13, 2015: 11:00am Runner’s Expo
- Friday, February 13, 2015: 5:30pm Ripley’s Aquarium Family Fun Run
- Friday, February 13, 2015: 6:30pm Junior Post Race Party at Ripley’s Aquarium
- Friday, February 13, 2015: 7:00pm Neon Night 5K
- Saturday, February 14, 2015: 6:30am Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay
- Saturday, February 14, 2015: 5:00pm House of Blues Post Race Party
Remember: Course Time Limit of 7 Hours. Headphones are allowed - While the Myrtle Beach Marathon does not encourage the use of headphones during the event for safety reasons(this is not a closed course), you may use them at your own risk
Marathon Foto Race Day Photos
View your photos from the 2014 MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon or Dasani Half Marathon HERE.
View your photos from the 2014 Neon Night 5K HERE.
After being a part of this event, you will understand why thousands of people declare that the Myrtle Beach Marathon is so much more than a marathon. Throughout this site you will get a taste of the wild celebrations that are planned for all of our competitors, both locals and visitors. By making the decision to take part in this unforgettable weekend, you will undoubtedly walk away a changed person. Let’s begin with a quick description of this world-renowned destination:
• Sixty miles of wide, sandy beaches known as the Grand Strand
• Over 1700 dining locations with tons of family-friendly choices
• Over 100 of the best golf courses in the South
• Live entertainment theaters and exciting nightlife
• Cultural activities and historic sites
• Outlet malls, specialty boutiques and specialty stores
• Freshwater, ocean and deep sea saltwater fishing
• Tons of exercise facilities and so much more!
It’s a Jungle in Here!
Do you feel like unleashing your inner beast along the edge of a continent? The Myrtle Beach Marathon has partnered with the Rare Species Fund for International Wildlife Conservation to create a weekend filled with wild animal encounters and opportunities to connect with rare species that you’ve only seen on television. Marathon runners are a perfect group to support this cause due to their love of the outdoors and desire to help the endangered and rare species throughout the world. 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.
Beginning in 2013, we have added the Rare Species Fund, a non-profit wildlife conservation group located in Myrtle Beach, SC to the recipient list. Funding for the group is derived from The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) located in Myrtle Beach, SC. T.I.G.E.R.S. houses a stunning group of the world’s most rare and endangered species, some of which you will meet during exciting animal encounters scheduled throughout the three-day event! Let us hear you ROAR!!
*Animal encounters and presentation subject to change depending on weather.
Charities directly benefit in two ways. The marathon contributes a portion of the event registration fee to each supported charity. In addition, each charity raises funds through direct contributions as well as individuals who obtain financial support for participating in marathon events. The charities may also use other fundraising activities such as silent auctions. The Myrtle Beach Marathon is proud to have helped these organizations raise more than $3 million over the last 17 years.
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