102 THINGS TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH

99. Races & Running Events

Myrtle Beach continues to grow as a destination for runners and races of all kinds. There’s something about the scenery, flat terrain, weather, affordability, and charm that keeps the cardiovascular crowd coming back time and time again.  And as the popularity of competing in runs rises, the selection of Myrtle Beach races continue to multiply with organizers adding new events for runners and walkers — not to mention cyclists and triathlets — to tackle all the time. We’ve got a bevy of different races covering all seasons, distances and themes. From quick 5Ks, mud runs and neon runs that are more about fun than fitness to the ever-popular MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon and a growing slate of half marathon races there’s plenty to get your pulse racing.  

Myrtle Beach Marathon

This three-day event has something for everyone, as long as you’re into cardio. The race, which takes place in March each year, features multiple races including a marathon, half-marathon, family-run, and more!

Myrtle Beach Marathon
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon

This mid-October mini event is comprised of three separate runs – a Coastal 5K at 7:30am on Saturday, October 17, a Doggie Dash at 9:15am the same day, and the 13.1-mile Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon on Sunday, October 18 at 7:00 a.m. Limited turns and a five-mile beachfront stretch make this course fast and beautiful.

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon
DIVAS 5k and Half Marathon

Pink tutus are handed out when runners register for one of the races at this North Myrtle Beach event. Whether to wear it or not is up to each contestant, but runners will also have the opportunity to throw on a feather boa or tiara and go into full diva-mode during the race. The extra fun run takes place at 7 a.m. April 12.

DIVAS 5k and Half Marathon