The Myrtle Beach Marathon is an annual tradition that attracts thousands of people from all over the country. The course is described as fast, flat and absolutely beautiful. Many runners use it as their qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.
The 23rd running of the Myrtle Beach Marathon includes: the Myrtle Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, family fun run, and a post-race celebration! Here is the full schedule of events:
Friday, March 6, 2020 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Dave & Busters, Broadway at the Beach
Kick off your race weekend with some fun at Dave & Buster’s in Broadway at the Beach. Pick up your race packet, shop for gear from a variety of vendors, and try your hand at the fun and games in the massive arcade. All runners will receive a free Power Card for unlimited video game play and 20% off all food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Saturday, March 7, 2020 7 a.m. | Grissom Parkway and 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach
Start time for runners in the full and half marathons is 7 a.m (6:55 a.m. for crank chairs). The race begins just south of the intersection of Grissom Parkway and 21st. Ave. N. and ends at TicketReturn.com Field at the Pelicans Ballpark. Aid, food, and port-a-potties will be available throughout the race course.
Saturday, March 7, 2020 8 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
The 5K will start at 8 a.m. Saturday along the Boardwalk just south of Plyer Park. Parking will be at Broadway at the Beach, and runners will be shuttled to the Boardwalk from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Runners may also walk to the starting line from their nearby hotels.
Saturday, March 7, 2020 1 p.m. | TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark Outfield
The Family Fun Run is a 1-mile run open to participants of all ages. Runners will start at the Pelicans Ballpark outfield and end at the marathon finish line. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and finisher medal.
Saturday, March 7, 2020 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Runners Village at finish line
Reward yourself after your race with a beer (21+), finisher food, and live music by Liquid Pleasure. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal at the finish line, and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in the full and half marathons. First place overall winners in the 5k will also receive an award.
The vision for recreation sports in Myrtle Beach is coming to fruition. The Myrtle Beach Sports Center is the indoor sports complex that downtown Myrtle Beach has been waiting for. Hosting large youth tournaments and leagues for many indoor sports in the area, this state-of-the-art facility is the leading venue for any sporting attraction coming to the area. The Myrtle Beach Sports Center is a spectacle like no other in the area, amassing a whopping 100,000 square feet. Almost three-fourths of the complex is hardwood floor. The indoor facility has 8 regulation size basketball courts and 16 regulation size volleyball courts. The complex is built to host wrestling, gymnastics, and many more indoor sporting activities. Trade shows can be held there as well. Other features of the Sports Center include 7 team rooms, telescopic bleachers, a private viewing box above the courts, and a snack bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Located only a couple blocks from the ocean itself, the Myrtle Beach Sports Center is in the heart of everything going on. From restaurants to eat at in between games, to other amusement activities to participate in after all competitions are done for the day, there is plenty for everyone to do. If the family needs something fun to do at night there is Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf right down the street. Hotels are all along Ocean Boulevard, so families have plenty of places to stay when they visit. Visiting the Myrtle Beach Sports Center entails much more than just watching a sporting event inside. Even though the Sports Center has only been open since March, its popularity has already taken off. It will be host to many national youth tournaments this summer and plenty of other events. On days where there is nothing going on at the complex, they hold open gym for anyone in the area wanting to play basketball. So the only place to get stuck inside while your at Myrtle Beach, is the Sports Center!