Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
3.8
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.4
SCENERY
3.4
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
3.8
Plan your next racecation at the beach and join us for one of the flattest and fastest races in South Carolina, the Myrtle Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Grande Dunes 5k and Family Fun Run! Whether you’re aiming to qualify for the Boston Marathon on a flat and fast … MORE
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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.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4
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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.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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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!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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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.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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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!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4
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