While rest and relaxation may fill most vacationers’ itinerary when they visit the South Carolina coast, others take a much more active approach to their Grand Strand getaways. And if you’re a weekend warrior looking to take substantially more than mementos and memories home following your beach vacation, here’s one unique way to head home with a true feat of endurance and athleticism under your belt — the Myrtle Beach Marathon.
Marking its 22nd running in 2019, the Myrtle Beach Marathon will see hundreds of participants lace up and pound 26.2 miles of coastal pavement on Saturday, March 2 — all while taking in the Grand Strand’s beautiful scenery and temperate climate. For those less inclined to go the full distance, the event also offers a half-marathon, a 5K race and a 1-mile family fun run on March 2, while the Myrtle Beach Marathon Health and Wellness Expo will get the weekend’s activities started on Friday, March 1.
Whether you’re a serious runner or a casual race participant, the Myrtle Beach Marathon offers a unique appeal — the Grand Strand’s flat, coastal terrain makes the race one of the East Coast’s fastest and least taxing. Further, the area’s comfortable March weather typically delivers excellent running conditions, with temperatures expected to be in the 40s as the morning races begin, and reaching into the 60s as the day progresses.
To learn more about the Myrtle Beach Marathon, its associated races and the accompanying events, visit mbmarathon.com. The website also features a full rundown of event-related activities, as well as course maps and registration info.
Convenient, Comfortable Accommodations for Race Participants
Whether you’re running in the race, making the trip to support a loved one or simply vacationing with the family, The Strand Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront offers plenty of ways to get involved in the action or to relax and unwind. First and foremost, the resort is located within easy access of all the Myrtle Beach Marathon-related action — it’s directly on the marathon route and within a short distance of where all the races start and finish. Further, our wide range of accommodations feature a variety of layouts to suit vacation crews of all shapes and sizes.
When it’s time to relax and recharge, The Strand Resort offers a long list of amazing amenities, including a spacious oceanfront pool deck where you and your vacation crew can swim and splash around, soak up some sun while lounging on the tanning lawn, or relax in a shady cabana. On-site food & beverage options include The Market Restaurant and The Strand Bar, and helpful extras located on the property include a fitness center and a modern business center.
Book your “race-cation” stay at The Strand Resort today — and get ready to have some heart-pumping fun in the Carolina sun!