If you’re planning on attending the 17th Annual Marathon Weekend in Myrtle Beach being held from February 13-15, 2014, you’ll need a place to stay and recharge between the many events. We have plenty of condo rentals in North Myrtle Beach that are ready and waiting for you but hurry!
The marathon expo is already being held today, Thursday and tomorrow Friday, February 14! Online registration is closed but you can register for all events at the expo prior to 9 p.m. on Friday night. Runners that cannot make it to the expo can pick up their bibs at the starting line between 5am and 6am on Saturday morning. The rest of your race packet can be picked up after the race at the finish line.
The Family Fun Run begins at Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach on Friday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m. That same night the Neon Night 5K starts at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, February 15, the Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Team Relay events begin at Grissom Parkway and 2nd Avenue North. The race starts at 6:30 a.m. on Grissom Parkway, near 21st Avenue North and ends at TicketReturn.Com Field. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 40′s on Saturday with full sun so it should be a gorgeous day.
Traffic will be congested, especially between 4:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on race Saturday so make alternate plans if you need to. Expect delays on Kings Highway, Ocean Boulevard, Farrow Parkway, Grissom Parkway and various cross-streets. Plan to share the road with runners during those hours. The US 17 Bypass will not be affected by marathon activities.
The Myrtle Beach Marathon has partnered with the Rare Species Fund for International Wildlife Conservation to create a weekend filled with wild animal encounters and opportunities to connect with rare species that you’ve only seen on television. Each Marathon event supports one or more charities including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina since its first event in 1998, the Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Horry County Schools. Charities directly benefit in two ways. The marathon contributes a portion of the event registration fee to each supported charity. In addition, each charity raises funds through direct contributions as well as individuals who obtain financial support for participating in marathon events. The Myrtle Beach Marathon is proud to have helped these organizations raise more than $3 million over the last 16 years.
If you still need a place to stay and are looking for oceanfront condo vacation rentals just give us a call at Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals and we can set you up in some very comfortable accommodations. We can be reached by calling 800-845-0833.