While most vacationers may head to the South Carolina coastline for rest and relaxation, 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 memories and mementos away from your beach vacation, here’s a 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 breathtaking views 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 rolling 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 fastest and least-taxing on the East Coast. Further, the area’s comfortable March weather typically delivers superb 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 cheer on a loved one or simply vacationing with the family, Ocean Reef 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-ranging accommodations feature a variety of layouts to suit vacation crews of all shapes and sizes.
When it’s time to relax and recharge, Ocean Reef Resort offers an array of amazing amenities, including spacious indoor and outdoor pool decks where you and your crew can swim and soak up some sun, splash around in the water park, or lounge on the lazy river. On-site food & beverage options include the Café du Port, Pool Bar and Banana Boat Lounge, and entertaining extras on the property include giant chess & checkers, cornhole, volleyball, shuffleboard, a game room and more.
Book your “race-cation” stay with Ocean Reef Resort today — and get ready to have some heart-pumping fun in the Carolina sun!