Ready to run for fun, head to Myrtle Beach.
While most vacationers may head to the Carolina coast to get some 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 mementos and memories away from your beach vacation, the Myrtle Beach Marathon offers a unique way to head home with a true feat of endurance and athleticism under your belt.
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 views and comfortable 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 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 temperate 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.
Ideal 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, Caribbean Resort & Villas 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 right in the center 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, Caribbean Resort & Villas offers an array of amazing amenities, including a spacious oceanfront pool deck where you and your crew can swim and soak up some sun, splash around in the oceanfront water park, or lounge in a private cabana. On-site food & beverage options include a Starbucks and a Ben & Jerry’s, and the renowned Sea Captain’s House is nestled right next door, serving up fresh ocean catches just steps away.
Book your “race-cation” stay with Caribbean Resort & Villas today — and get ready to have some heart-pumping fun in the Carolina sun!