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While most vacationers may head for 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 head home with substantially more than memories and mementos when your beach vacation comes to an end, here’s one unique way to leave with a true feat of athleticism and endurance under your belt — the Myrtle Beach Marathon.
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 amazing 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’s activities started 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 comfortable March weather typically delivers excellent 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.
Convenient, Comfortable 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, North Beach Plantation — located on the oceanfront in North Myrtle Beach — offers plenty of ways to get involved in the action or to relax and unwind. First and foremost, the resort is located within an easy drive of all the Myrtle Beach Marathon-related action. Further, our wide-ranging accommodations feature a variety of luxurious layouts to suit vacation crews of all shapes and sizes.
When it’s time to relax and recharge, North Beach Plantation offers an array of on-site amenities, including a almost three acres of Caribbean-themed pool amenities where you and your crew can swim and soak up some sun, relax in a private cabana or enjoy a refreshing drink at the nation’s No. 1 swim-up pool bar (as voted by TripAdvisor). On-site food & beverage options include the elegant 21 Main Prime Steakhouse, and the on-property Cinzia Spa offers a range of massages, facials and body treatments — perfect for a little well-deserved pampering after the big race.
Book your "race-cation" stay with North Beach Plantation today — and get ready to have some heart-pounding fun in the Carolina sun!