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Please Note: The information below is a reflection of the 2018 event. More information about the 2019 Myrtle Beach Marathon is coming soon!


More than $3 million dollars raised for local charities since our inception!

Supporting local charities that give back to the residents of Myrtle Beach, whose unwavering support for the marathon over the past two decades is without parallel, has been at our core since our inception. The marathon supports our official charity partners in many ways, some of which include: direct cash donations, providing race entries that are leveraged by the charity as a fundraising tool, and marketing and fundraising opportunities such as complementary participation in the Health and Fitness Expo and inclusion in select marathon marketing collateral.

2018 Myrtle Beach Marathon Official Charities

New Directions

New Directions is the largest sheltering agency in Myrtle Beach, operating four separate shelter facilities. New Directions provides food, shelter, safety, and hope for homeless men, women, families with children and veterans in Horry County. We meet with each person where they are, to connect them with the resources they need so they can reach their full potential and live better lives. We are efficient without sacrificing the needs of the people we help. For less than $800,000 annually we operate 4 shelters wih 11 employees and never close … 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Last year New Directions sheltered 1,251 homeless men, women, and families for over 67,000 bed nights at a cost of $12.17 per night. Learn more here.

Horry County Schools

Students, parents, faculty and friends of Horry County Schools participate in the Family Fun Run each year. Thousands of dollars have been contributed directly to local schools through participation in the Family Fun Run.