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On Your Mark, Get Set, Book Your Myrtle Beach Marathon Vacation!

Chauncey Smith   |   15 Jan 2020

With over two decades of tradition behind it, the Myrtle Beach Marathon celebrates its 23rd annual installment on Saturday, March 7th. The marathon has won the acclaim and praise of long-distance runners and weekend warriors alike for its flat and fast course and comfortable late winter climate. This year looks to be the biggest race yet as the marathon welcomes thousands of runners and spectators looking to challenge their personal bests and cheer on participants to victory.


While the main feature of the Myrtle Beach Marathon is the big race on Saturday, there are plenty of great events scheduled throughout the days leading up to the marathon. Runners and are invited to visit the Health and Wellness Expo taking place on Friday, March 6th at Dave & Busters in Broadway at the Beach. This event will last from 10 AM to 8 PM and during the festivities runners can receive 20% off food and non-alcoholic drinks, pick up their race packets, peruse lots of great vendors and enjoy all the fun to be had with the games of Dave & Busters via free unlimited play cards! 


As race day begins there will be several events that cater to runners of all skill levels. Of course, things will kick off with the full 26.2 mile marathon, with a start time of 7 AM. There is also a half-marathon race that begins bright and early at 7 AM. Both the marathon and half-marathon begin at the intersection of 21st Ave North and Grissom Parkway. Shortly after runners embark on those two races, a 5K commences at 8 AM along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Finally, the last race of the day starts at 1 PM inside TicketReturn.com Field as the Myrtle Beach Marathon Family Fun Run offers the perfect way to encourage exercise among families. If you’re looking to join in on any of these great races be sure to register on the Myrtle Beach Marathon website as race day registration will not be available.


Following the race a huge celebration takes place inside of TicketReturn.com Field as runners are invited to replenish their energy with free food and drinks. Since running long distances burns quite a few calories vendors will be serving pizza, doughnuts and chocolate milk for an awesome post-race pick-me-up, and runners 21 and up can enjoy free beer as well. Live music will be provided by Liquid Pleasure and an award ceremony will honor those with the best times in each event and runner category.


Now that we’ve jogged your memory about booking a stay for the Myrtle Beach Marathon, it’s time to race on over to the Beach Vacations property page to check out all the amazing Myrtle Beach resorts available to reserve. Even though it takes only a few minutes to book with Beach Vacations, time is running out to plan your Myrtle Beach Marathon vacation, so don’t miss out on all the fun and book your getaway with Beach Vacations today!

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