Runners can make this the package deal: A race AND a vacation.
Pick a race where you love to get away. The Grand Strand hosts running races all year, but fall, in particular, has its own appeal.
Cool weather, cool swag, and cool courses make all the difference.
Races in Myrtle Beach This October
The brilliance of running your race in fall in Myrtle Beach is considerable. Pick your race and plan your trip today.
Little River May 5K
Oct. 1, Historic Little River Waterfront
Save the date for this run along a gorgeous bit of S.C. coast. The race begins and ends at the waterfront. Proceeds will benefit End Pollo Now, high school scholarships, and more.
Distance: 5K fun run and walk
Start time: 8 a.m.
Fee: $30 (registration ends Sept. 30)
Bubble Palooza & Color Fun Run Festival
Oct. 9, Tanger Outlets, 4635 Factory Stores Blvd
There’s no heartbreak hill in these runs, but lots of fun and color. It’s a 1K loop runners can choose to run as many as five times. It’s also a festival with cornhole, giant yard games, inflatable games, warm-up dancers, and more. Festival admission is free.
Distance: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5K
Start times: 8:15, 8:30, 8:45, and 9 a.m.
Fee: Free to $59. See the registration site for details.
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon
Oct. 15-16, 8th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard
From the starting horn to the final race, this will be one fun weekend of running. The half has a surfing theme with cool finisher medals and a great post-race party. The new course features 5 miles along the coast. A coastal 5k and doggie dash round out a fun weekend.
Distance: 13.1 miles, 5K, doggie dash
Start times: Vary.
Ghost of the Coast Fun Run
If your hypothesis is that there must be a haunting … well, there IS a free trunk or treat event. It will feature face painting, games, and inflatables. There’s sure to be a ghost sighting! You’ll race on the 5K run and walk trail behind the Carolina Forest Recreation Center. Wear your costumes: They’ll give out prizes for them! Finishers get a medal and paid registrants receive Halloween socks.
Start time: 4 p.m.
Fee: $32.74 (price will increase to $35 after Aug. 31)
Amenities and Comforts Sure to Please: Caribbean Resort
Myrtle Beach is alive this fall. There’s no better way to enjoy it than at Caribbean Resort. This beautiful property has an expansive pool deck and easy access to the beach. You’re in a prime location, too.