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Overall Rating (20 Reviews)
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Plan your next racecation at the beach and join us for the annual Myrtle Beach Marathon this March! Enjoy a weekend full of events including: a beachfront Health and Wellness Expo, full marathon, half marathon, 5K, family fun run, and two post-race celebrations! Course Whether you’re looking to qualify for … MORE
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    shoelessdun REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Course is entirely flat and if the wind is low, this is a great race to PR. Parking is easy and plentiful at Broadway at the Beach, but the lines … MORE

    Course is entirely flat and if the wind is low, this is a great race to PR. Parking is easy and plentiful at Broadway at the Beach, but the lines for the shuttle that take you downtown to race start are long and it was very windy and chilly this last year! Post race party here is great, but was congested in several places and it always has very limited seating for sooo many runners and their guests. Two years in a row now they’ve run out of beer post-race, but there’s always lots of pizza, bananas, and Sun Chips. They used to give free Krispy Kreme donuts, but no longer. Medals are pretty cool and the house band is great every year. Sometimes the folks at the help table after the race are clueless and they’ll tell you the wrong info like the wrong time that awards will be handed out or that they’re only giving out medals to 1st place age group finishers when they actually give them out first through third place.

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    kdube76 FIRST-TIMER '20

    Being at the beach, wind can definitely be a big issue. This year the wind was definitely a factor with 25-30mph headwinds. The course is relatively flat in comparison to … MORE

    Being at the beach, wind can definitely be a big issue. This year the wind was definitely a factor with 25-30mph headwinds. The course is relatively flat in comparison to other road races I have ran.
    If you are a slower runner, don’t expect a big crowd at the finish line as most folks have already crossed the finish line and departed from the finish festival.

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    The expo was quick and easy at Dave & Busters even got some free play with skeeball! The course itself had two long straight road intermingled with few turns thru … MORE

    The expo was quick and easy at Dave & Busters even got some free play with skeeball! The course itself had two long straight road intermingled with few turns thru Market Common and then at the end. Because of the wind this particular race that long stretch of road with headwind was torturous. Basically, miles six to 18 in your face!
    This marathon served amino vitals (instead of Gatorade) not a big deal BUT not serving it often IS a big deal. First at ten miles and not every station:( Definitely disappointed in the race and in myself for not checking and being prepared.
    The scenery was ok… ran parallel to the ocean a long stretch of time but couldn’t see it… just lots of business the first stretch and lots of hotels the second long stretch. Not many spectators or fun along the course.
    The medals are nice and the added finishers tank was great! Good music and food/beer and the end.

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    stephp1508 FIRST-TIMER '20

    The race course was very flat but the wind was insane and made it a tough course. The race swag was great, we received a nice long sleeve shirt and … MORE

    The race course was very flat but the wind was insane and made it a tough course. The race swag was great, we received a nice long sleeve shirt and a tank top at the finish. The food and beer garden was good and so was the live entertainment. This is a race that I will be doing again next year.

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    rcturk262 FIRST-TIMER '20

    Wow, the wind was ridiculous, but otherwise a very nice race. Enjoyed the course and the swag that was provided... including a long sleeve tech shirt, a tank top finishers … MORE

    Wow, the wind was ridiculous, but otherwise a very nice race. Enjoyed the course and the swag that was provided… including a long sleeve tech shirt, a tank top finishers shirt and finishers medal. By running both Charleston and Myrtle Beach, also received a nice “Challenge” medal. Well organized packet pickup and nice post race party. For “out of towners” the start/finish line was in walking distance to the beachfront hotels. This was my 150th half and gets a thumbs up!

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    jsabourin FIRST-TIMER '20

    The race was awesome the after party was so fun I can’t believe how much was offered post race!! The water stations were perfectly spaced out, plenty of volunteers. Awesome … MORE

    The race was awesome the after party was so fun I can’t believe how much was offered post race!! The water stations were perfectly spaced out, plenty of volunteers. Awesome race I am so impressed!

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    joscook19 FIRST-TIMER '20

    I loved that we got to spend some time exploring Myrtle Beach and having something to do days before the race. My fiance and I ran the race and both … MORE

    I loved that we got to spend some time exploring Myrtle Beach and having something to do days before the race. My fiance and I ran the race and both PR’d in the half marathon. The course is very flat, which is a bonus, but they also take you through different areas of north/south Myrtle so we could see the ocean and enjoy some other scenery, too. The weather was perfect: chilly in the morning but the sun and cool breeze made for a great race. I would love to run this race again.

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    indigosterling FIRST-TIMER '20

    It was a great day! I am a first time marathoner. I was thankful for the number of engaged volunteers. The course was fun. The medal and shirt are beautiful. … MORE

    It was a great day! I am a first time marathoner. I was thankful for the number of engaged volunteers. The course was fun. The medal and shirt are beautiful. Literally the only thing I would have changed is I would have liked more real food at the food/water stations because most of what they had was GU and I just personally don’t like that. Overall it was a great rave from top to bottom!

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    redneckontherun FIRST-TIMER '20

    Such an easy and beautiful course for a first time marathoner, like me, and for the seasoned marathon runner. Literally flat the entire way. (Just be warned of the head … MORE

    Such an easy and beautiful course for a first time marathoner, like me, and for the seasoned marathon runner. Literally flat the entire way. (Just be warned of the head wind at every turn) I loved the front half of the course, not so much the back half. I think it was because more spectators were on the first part of the course cheering on more so than on the back side of the course. Fueling stations & volunteers every 2 miles was perfect. Adding pickle juice to the stations would send this over the top. This was the best ever experience for my first and my last marathon. However, not my last for half marathon, I will be doing this one in the future.

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    sedenj85 FIRST-TIMER '20

    The course was amazing. It was an excellent first marathon. I loved the people and the scenery. I would have liked for the temperature to have been a little warmer, … MORE

    The course was amazing. It was an excellent first marathon. I loved the people and the scenery. I would have liked for the temperature to have been a little warmer, but overall it was wonderful.

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    DP83 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Everything is great about this race: flat course, nice scenery, great volunteers, plenty of parking, great swag! I have run this race 5 times and will continue to come back. … MORE

    Everything is great about this race: flat course, nice scenery, great volunteers, plenty of parking, great swag! I have run this race 5 times and will continue to come back. My daughter and I run it each year and have a great time.

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    erobin3383 FIRST-TIMER '20

    I ran Myrtle Beach on my 50 states journey. The expo was located within a Dave and Busters, which was very loud, and very confusing. The volunteers at the expo … MORE

    I ran Myrtle Beach on my 50 states journey. The expo was located within a Dave and Busters, which was very loud, and very confusing. The volunteers at the expo (which was billed as a Health and Wellness Expo) were a bit grumpy, perhaps because of the noise level. The race start was chaotic, the half and full start together and the pace groups were mixed up. All that being said, the course was quite flat and designed for a PR. Nasty headwind/crosswind almost the entire race, but otherwise lovely. The race app worked beautifully for tracking and results.

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    ckmoncayo FIRST-TIMER '20

    Very flat course but surprisingly challenging depending on the weather. Held in early March so the temperature isn't too high, but I dealt with high winds (between 20 and 30 … MORE

    Very flat course but surprisingly challenging depending on the weather. Held in early March so the temperature isn’t too high, but I dealt with high winds (between 20 and 30 mph!). The support from the police department to keep runners safe was great. A lot of road running but overall pretty nice.

    I was expecting more boardwalk running but still had a good time.

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    BrianYowler FIRST-TIMER '18

    There is plenty of free parking near the start/finish at Broadway at the Beach. The "yeti-like" coffee mug has become my favorite piece of swag! The course is obviously pancake … MORE

    There is plenty of free parking near the start/finish at Broadway at the Beach.
    The “yeti-like” coffee mug has become my favorite piece of swag!
    The course is obviously pancake flat, but since a large portion (miles 8-16) is in 1 direction, a headwind can kill you. That was the case this year. A really strong headwind killed my time. Without the wind, this course could be fast.

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    kgiombi FIRST-TIMER '19

    If you want a flat and fast half marathon, this is it! The scenery isn't much, and it was 60 degrees and almost 100% humidity at the start, but it … MORE

    If you want a flat and fast half marathon, this is it! The scenery isn’t much, and it was 60 degrees and almost 100% humidity at the start, but it is FLAT. The only issue I had with the course was that when the 5Kers joined up with the half marathoners the walkers were taking up the whole lane and not making room for the half marathon runners. The race could have put up cones to keep the 5Kers to one side of the street. The swag was great!

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    TroyMiller FIRST-TIMER '19

    It was apparent from start to finish that this was not their first rodeo. While the temperature and humidity were a little warm for my personal taste, they announced at … MORE

    It was apparent from start to finish that this was not their first rodeo. While the temperature and humidity were a little warm for my personal taste, they announced at the starting line that this was the best weather start to date. It was in the upper 50’s at the start, overcast with a bit of wind in some areas. The aid stations were plentiful as were the porta-potties (which I was very grateful for as I had some GI issues on race day). The volunteers were great and very helpful! The course was flat and I certainly felt that had I not had issues, I could have had a PR. There was entertainment along the route and you didn’t go far between seeing spectators of some sort, even some that had wandered out of their hotels and resorts in their jammies 🙂 The scenery included glimpses of the ocean, numerous mini-golf courses and other attractions, the sky wheel and beautiful homes and resorts. The expo was good although I felt it was difficult to navigate because of the crowd but that could have been due to the fact we went shortly after it opened. The atmosphere at the start was electric and the finish line was well stocked with food and the entertainment was decent (although we didn’t hang out for too long). The medal was pretty big and the finisher tank top was a pretty cool surprise. The Myrtle Beach area has plenty to do whether you are by yourself, in a group or bring the whole family. All in all, it was a good experience.

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    tcole FIRST-TIMER '18

    Weather.....Winds gusting to 40 knots. Temp is not an issue but the wind was a major factor for all. It is my understanding it is like that most times. MORE

    Weather…..Winds gusting to 40 knots. Temp is not an issue but the wind was a major factor for all. It is my understanding it is like that most times.

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    erbVanZan FIRST-TIMER '18

    This would've been a great race for me. I'm a slow runner & would've appreciated the flat course. But that wind got me. I was exhausted & very frustrated with … MORE

    This would’ve been a great race for me. I’m a slow runner & would’ve appreciated the flat course. But that wind got me. I was exhausted & very frustrated with the wind. It almost blew me over twice. I didn’t look around at scenery because I had to keep my head down. I did not have my usual pains (back, hip or feet), but my upper back was so tired from pushing myself. Ha Ha.
    The organization was great, expo small but good things happening. Swag was nice. The after party was very good with plenty of food even for us slow marathoners. Best: Finally options at an Expo & post race other than beer for us non beer drinkers. Yum!

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    glenberger FIRST-TIMER '18

    Great course and cool swag. I overheard some runners saying that it was going downhill or that the marathon was getting cheaper BUT I got a comfy long sleeve shirt … MORE

    Great course and cool swag. I overheard some runners saying that it was going downhill or that the marathon was getting cheaper BUT I got a comfy long sleeve shirt and cup just for running. The medal is nice and the volunteers who handed out water/gatorade every two miles helped a lot. Generally a “quick” course but the wind slowed a lot down. Great day to run in 40-50 degree weather with the sun peaking out the second half.

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    runbullardsrun FIRST-TIMER '17

    The benefits to running the Myrtle Beach Marathon: 1. There's almost always something to see: glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean, the towering hotels that dominate Ocean Blvd... 2. You won't … MORE

    The benefits to running the Myrtle Beach Marathon:
    1. There’s almost always something to see: glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean, the towering hotels that dominate Ocean Blvd…
    2. You won’t go long between seeing spectators.
    3. The race’s technical shirts are by the same group (Race 13.1) which Competitor Magazine named as having the best race shirts. (Sorry, I know that sounds repetitive!)
    4. The finish line is in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team parking lot, and the stadium is open to runners post-race. This made for a slightly more unique post-race party.
    5. The starting line, which is right in front of the Pelicans stadium, is just across the street from Broadway at the Beach. This means there is PLENTY of parking for runners and one less thing to stress out about on race day.
    6. The course is mostly flat, with only very gentle and very gradual changes in elevation.
    7. If you have spectators traveling with you, Myrtle Beach is a fairly easy place in which to drive from one location to another.

    I’ll run this race again, however I’ll likely run the half next year. 26.2 miles deserves a change of scenery for me!

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