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The change distance deadline is one hour before the close of packet pick-up on Friday, March 1, 2024.
If you opted for bib mailing and change your distance after the bib mailing deadline, you’ll need to come to packet pick-up to receive the correct bib.
We do not charge a fee for you to change your distance. If you increase your distance, you will be charged the price difference. If you decrease your distance, you will not receive a credit for the price difference.
Will there be a Health & Wellness Expo?
When will I receive my race bib in the mail?
If you do not receive your race bib by February 29th, please attend packet pick-up to receive your bib.
Will the 2024 race have a Finish Line Festival?
Will you ship virtual swag internationally?
What do I get for running the in-person race?
What distances are offered?
We will offer a Virtual 10k for participants that want to run from the comfort of their own home.
We’ve also brought back the Myrtle Beach Double. You can register for an in-person distance (excludes Family Fun Run) and the Virtual 10k to earn the Virtual 10k medal along with your in-person distance medal. Think of it as extra training motivation for you!
Can I get my race bib mailed?
What do I receive for running doing the Myrtle Beach Double (running the Virtual 10k and the in-person race)?
For running the in-person race, you’ll receive a race bib, participant shirt, finisher gift, and finisher medal.
If you participate in the Myrtle Beach Double (Virtual 10K and in-person race), all of your race swag (medals and finisher gift) will be picked up after the in-person race at the finisher festival.
Race swag will not be mailed for Myrtle Beach Double participants.
If you’ve already registered, you can add on the Virtual 10k by completing the Virtual 10k form on this page.
What is a virtual race?
Can I register for both the in-person and virtual race?
If you’re already registered for the in-person race, you can add the virtual race to your registration by filling out the Virtual 10k add-on form here.
What do I get for running the virtual race?
When will my virtual race swag be delivered?
If you are participating in both the in-person race and the virtual race (the Myrtle Beach Double), you will pick up your virtual 10k swag after the in-person race at the Post-Race Party at Pelicans.
Are there awards for Virtual 10k participants?
How can I volunteer for the race?
Thanks for your interest in volunteering. We will be opening the volunteer registration soon!
Am I registered for the race?
When does registration close?
How can I change my race distance?
Runners WITHOUT bib mailing will need to complete the change distance form at the top of this page. If you change your distance after bibs are printed, you will need to come to customer service at packet pick-up to be assigned a bib for the correct distance. We will communicate the bib printing deadline closer to race day.
The change distance form is linked at the top of this page!
Please note: Anyone who runs a distance with the incorrect distance timing chip will be disqualified from the race.
Can someone else pick up my packet?
When does the race start?
- Wheelchair/Handcycle Marathon & Half-marathon at 6:55 AM
- Marathon & Half Marathon at 7:00 AM
- Wheelchair/Handcycle 5k at 6:55 AM
- 5K: 8:00 AM
What is your refund policy?
Entry Fees will only be awarded as race credit if the event were to be canceled prior to March 2nd, 2024. All fees and associated costs (including optional product purchases, spectator tickets, and donations), paid in registration for this Event are not refundable for any reason under any circumstances, including but not limited to injury, a scheduling conflict, and/or event cancellation.
If you are unable to attend the race, you can defer your registration for credit towards a future Capstone race.
Is there a Relay race?
How do I defer my registration to next year's event?
Runners that are deferring their registration and have the Virtual 10k add-on will receive credit for their in-person race registration and will still be registered for the Virtual 10k.
How do I redeem my race credit? Or complete my deferral?
If you do not see your credit appear, please contact email@example.com.
Can I transfer my registration to another person?
Do you offer a student discount / military discount?
Is the course USATF certified?
Is this course a Boston qualifier?
- Certification #SC21012DW
- Certification #SC21011DW
Does the Myrtle Beach Marathon allow elite athlete entries?
An elite athlete may receive one comp entry if he or she meets the standards listed below:
- Marathon – Men: 2:46:00
- Marathon – Women: 3:18:00
- Half Marathon – Men: 1:13:00
- Half Marathon – Women: 1:25:00
- Runners must have proof of their time.
- All results must be officially timed and within the past year.
- We will not accept virtual race results for elite entry.
- All elite athlete requests must be submitted at least 10 day prior to race day to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be pacers?
Marathon: 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30
Half: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00
RACE DAY QUESTIONS
Where can I view a map of the course / see the course elevation?
Is there a time limit?
Any runners remaining on the course after the time limit will no longer be considered race participants and will be required to follow pedestrian laws. Official times and post-race amenities cannot be guaranteed for runners who finish after the time limit. Please note, there will not be a sag wagon available to pick up runners who are unable to meet this time limit.
Where are the spectator locations?
The finish line is always the best location to see your runner.
You can also view your runner on course at the following locations:
- Warbird Park on Farrow Pkwy (Full/Half)
- 1220 Moser Dr Parking in The Market Common (in front of 810 Billiards & Bowling) (Full/Half)
- Pavilion Park (9th Ave and N. Ocean Blvd.) (all distances)
- Plyler Park (N. Ocean Blvd./Mr. Joe White Av.) (Full/Half)
- 29th Av. N. and Ocean Blvd. (Full)
- 76th Av. N. and Kings Hwy. (Full)
- Grand Dunes Blvd. (approach from 82nd Pkwy. and park on Cipriana) (Full)
- Grissom Pkwy. from London St. to 21st Av. N. (Full)
- The finish line area near TicketReturn.Com Stadium (all distances)
Are spectators allowed at the finish line?
Can I wear headphones?
It is unsafe to wear headphones while running. Event organizers will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete on his/her ability to follow direction while wearing headphone devices. If you do choose to wear headphones, please keep the volume level down so you are able to hear and follow the direction of course volunteers.
Can I run with a backpack or hydration pack?
What kind of hydration / food will be available on the course?
We will update hydration information closer to race day!
Are pets allowed on the race course?
However, service animals as recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are permitted on course. Should you decide to run the race with a service animal, please email your information to email. Runners with ADA service animals will be placed in the last corral behind individual runners for safety purposes.
Where should I park on race morning?
What roads will be closed on race day?
Will there be shuttles from host hotels?
What is your weather policy?
It is your responsibility as a race participant to follow instruction from race officials and law enforcement in regards to inclement weather. If you disregard instructions from race officials, you are doing so at your own risk.
Will a gear check be offered?
No, there will be no gear check for this event. There’s plenty of parking near the start and finish area at Broadway at the Beach so we ask that you leave your gear in your vehicle.
All Saturday spectators’ bags are subject to search by Myrtle Beach police officers. We highly recommend that spectators do not bring bags to the event.
How will I receive my bib before physical race day?
If you purchased bib mailing and do NOT receive your bib by March 2, 2023, you will need to attend Packet Pick-Up to get your bib.
If you purchased bib mailing and changed your race distance after noon on February 10, 2023, you will need to attend Packet Pick-Up to get your correct race bib.
I want to find my runner. Is there a live tracking option available?
Where can I find my results?
There will be no results tent at the finish line.
My results were wrong. How do I get them corrected?
Why does my GPS say the course was off?
Race courses are measured along a well-defined path called the “SPR”—the Shortest Possible Route that a runner can possibly run. Most runners don’t actually run the SPR, so the distance recorded by their GPS device will usually be longer than the certified length of the course, even though the course was properly measured along the SPR according to USATF rules.
How do I get my photos / where do I get my photos after the race?
How are awards determined?
Awards will not be given out for the Virtual 10k and the Family Fun Run.
Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out.
What are the age groups for age group awards?
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over
Where do I receive my overall award?
If you are unable to pick up your overall award after the race, it will be mailed.