Each year, tons of families and friends vacation in and around Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The area’s more than 60 miles of white-sand beaches, countless restaurants, renowned golf courses and lavish resorts make it the perfect place to come relax and not do much of anything. But not everyone who visits the shores of the Grand Strand is looking to veg out for their entire vacation. On March 3, 2018, hundreds of people will lace up their running shoes to take part in the Myrtle Beach Marathon.
Still, if you’re in town just to cheer someone on or are just vacationing with the family, The Strand Resort has plenty to love. There’s an oceanfront pool deck where you can soak up some sun, and cabanas if you want to cool off in the shade. Free, hot breakfast is also included with your stay. The Strand Resort also puts you in close proximity to the many fun things going on with the race.
For all the serious competitors, The Strand Resort is your best bet for getting a good night’s rest. Our units have all the comforts of home, with plenty of room for stretching and all your pre-race rituals. Plus, what’s better than waking up on race day with a view of the sunrise over the Atlantic? The Strand also has several on-site dining options where you can carb-load for those 26.2 miles. After your race, you can enjoy a much-deserved soak in the resort’s hot tub.
The Myrtle Beach Marathon is a great event for kicking off your spring race season. The flat coastal terrain makes it a fast race, and the March weather typically delivers spectacular conditions. You can expect temperatures to be in the 40s at the day’s start, and climb into the mid-60s as the day goes on.
If the thought of a full marathon sounds intimidating, there are several other distance options available in the Myrtle Beach Marathon. There will be a special marathon relay, where teams of four will run different legs of the race. This is a great event to do with friends, family or co-workers. Looking for a challenge that progresses your personal abilities? Sign up for the half marathon and conquer its 13.1 miles. There are also lighter options of a 5k run and a Family Fun Run that the whole gang can enjoy.
It might be a grueling day for the marathon runners, but there will be fun entertainment at several mile markers to keep spirits high. Then, after everyone has crossed the finish line, there will be a post-race party at House of Blues from 5 to 7 p.m. Whether or not you win an award or beat your personal record, it’s sure to be an incredible day.
It’s always a good time to visit the Grand Strand, but the Myrtle Beach Marathon ranks high on the list of exciting events that take place during the year. Now’s the time to register, start training and book your stay at The Strand Resort.