All-New Running Event Coming to Myrtle Beach Area This November

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

The Grand Strand is known in the world of running to offer flat courses that help elevate both speed and endurance. This November, runners will have yet one more Myrtle Beach area course for setting their “personal record” — and have a little fun while at it. The inaugural “Myrtle Mile Race,” presented by MyrtleBeach.com and Festival Promotions, will be held Saturday, November 3, in downtown Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with races starting at 6 p.m.
 
The 1-mile Myrtle Mile course will run from 24th Avenue North to 9th Avenue North along the scenic and iconic Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach. Runners, walkers and even pets will have a blast experiencing the course while taking in the Ocean Boulevard sights, including views of popular attractions like the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
 
“Myrtle Beach is a tremendous running destination,” said Mike Shank, Myrtle Mile race coordinator. “Between the beautiful views and the flat terrain, we wanted to create a fast race that nearly everyone would be able to participate in and leave an everlasting experience the whole family can enjoy.”
 
A family-friendly mini-festival will be held after the race at the former Pavilion site on 9th Avenue North in downtown Myrtle Beach. Participants will celebrate with a fun-filled festival, including live music, food trucks, vendors and beer (for those over 21).
 
Races include:

Fun Run ($25)

Kids’ Competitive ($15)

Dog Jog ($30)

Open Division ($25)

Competitive ($25)

Male and Female Elite ($50)
 
Pro and elite runners will compete for prize money and bragging rights at the inaugural Myrtle Mile. Elite males need to have a mile time of 4:10 or faster, and elite females need to have a mile time of 4:45 or faster. First-place winners will take home $1,250, second-place winners will receive $700, and third place earns $300. Additionally, there will be a $25,000 grand prize for any elite runner who can break the World Record for the fastest mile. Hicham El Guerrouj is the current men's record holder with his time of 3:43.13, while Svetlana Masterkova has the women's record of 4:12.56.
 
The Myrtle Mile will also allow Corporate Teams to enter. Gather up your coworkers and join the Corporate race for a great team-building experience! Corporate Teams will consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 participants. The official team time will be determined based on the average time of the top three runners from each Corporate Team. The Winning Team will receive $1,000 to their favorite charity.

All participants in the Myrtle Mile will receive:

Race T-Shirt

Professional Timing

After-Race Party Admission

Live Music
 
To learn more about the race and to register, visit www.myrtlebeach.com/Myrtle-Mile/.