MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon returns to the Myrtle Beach area this fall. The 13.1-mile race takes place on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, but race events will be happening throughout the entire weekend.
In addition to the main event, the Grand Strand will play host to a health and fitness expo, the Coastal 5K race and the popular 1.5-mile Doggie Dash. The expo and two races will take place at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
The half-marathon course, starting at Coastal Grand Mall, features the best of the Myrtle Beach area and has more than five miles of oceanfront running. With a flat course and only seven turns throughout, this course is the definition of a runner's dream.
The weekend's events will include:
- 2-day Health and Fitness Expo Oct. 16, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, located at 8121 Amalfi Place in Myrtle Beach
- Coastal 5k Oct. 17, 7:30 a.m. start time, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
- 1.5-mile Doggie Dash Oct. 17, 9:15 a.m. start time, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
- 13.1-mile Mini Marathon Oct. 18, 7 a.m. start time, Coastal Grand Mall, located at 2000 Coastal Grand Circle in Myrtle Beach
For more information on the 2015 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, or to register for the upcoming race, please visit www.runmyrtlebeach.com.
Editorial Note: Race director Robert Pozo is available for phone interviews. Pozo can be reached at (305) 804-3442.
About Continental Event and Sports Management Group LLC
Continental Event and Sports Management Group LLC is a company formed to produce world-class running events. Robert Pozo, Continental founder and president, has more than 14 years of experience in the race production industry, providing unparalleled events to participants and their host communities. An athlete himself, Pozo is a founder and race director of the ING Miami Marathon since its inception in 2003. He has also served as executive race director of the ING Georgia Marathon, the Chicago Half Marathon and the 13.1 Marathon Series.
About Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Stretching from Little River to Pawleys Island and comprising 12 distinct communities, the Myrtle Beach area is home to 60 miles of sandy beaches, an assortment of entertainment and family attractions and world-class golf. Popularly known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area presents the quintessential vacation experience peppered with plenty of Southern hospitality.
For additional information on the Myrtle Beach area, visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com or call (888) Myrtle-1.
SOURCE Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce / CVB