It’s time to tighten up those laces and get to the starting line! If one of your New Year’s Resolutions in 2019 is to run your first marathon or be more active – now’s your chance! The Myrtle Beach Marathon will be taking place along the Grand Strand on March 1 – 3, 2019. The Myrtle Beach Marathon brings in runners from all over the world, as it’s one of the flattest and fastest race on the East Coast, and is the flattest and fastest in South Carolina. Not to mention it’s a beautiful course to run – with the marathon course featuring about 10 miles of oceanfront running!
Although the main draw is the Myrtle Beach Marathon, if 26.2 miles is a few more miles than you’re ready for, the other race options include the Half Marathon, 5k and Grand Dunes Family Fun Run. You can even run the Marathon as a Marathon Relay for those running as a team. Before you head to the starting line, make sure to stop by the Health & Fitness Expo at Ocean Reef Resort on Friday between 10 am and 8 pm to pick up your race bib and race swag, as well as gear up with race day merchandise.
If you’re turning your vacation into a racecation, make sure to book your oceanfront stay with Brittain Resorts and Hotels. We have over 10 resorts to choose from, with a few of the properties – including The Breakers Resort, Dayton House, The Strand, and Bay View – conveniently located blocks away from the starting line. Some of our resorts have state of the art fitness rooms so you can squeeze in those last few miles of training. Five of the properties have a onsite Starbucks so you can fuel up with your favorite cup of coffee. And if you reserve a room at The Strand, your breakfast is complimentary.
Muscles need some TLC after crossing the finish line? We have two spas, The Mist Spa at Caribbean Resort and Cinzia Spa at North Beach Plantation, available to take care and pamper you. Both offer services from facials to deep tissue and stone massages that will help ease sore muscles and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
When you book your Myrtle Beach Marathon racecation with Brittain Resorts & Hotels, you’re not only are our resorts in close proximity to the marathon, but close to award-winning restaurants. If you’re in the mood for seafood, check out Sea Captain’s House, an oceanfront seafood restaurant right next door to the Caribbean Resort, which offers local, fresh seafood with award-winning ocean views! Looking for something a little more off the beaten path – stop in Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, located across the street from Breakers Resort. They feature specialty handcrafted cocktails, Lowcountry cuisine with a twist and live music on the weekend. Plus there Sunday brunch is, as they say, “the local bee’s knees”!
If you’re looking to toast to your race medal (aka completing your race and checking that off the list of New Year’s resolutions), try out Duplin Winery. You can participate in a wine tasting or simply sit outside on their porch and rock the afternoon away with a glass of muscadine wine, grown right here in the Carolinas. Or head over to New South Brewery for some local craft beer, brewed right here in Myrtle Beach.
For a spot that has it all – dining, shopping and attractions – check out Broadway at the Beach. You can let your imagination run wild at Myrtle Beach Wonderworks, pick up a Squishy from the only Simpson’s Kwik-E-Mart in the world, or play arcade games at Dave & Buster’s.
From the spectacular views of the ocean on the marathon race course to the endless activities to do post race – and of course the beach itself – there are multiple reasons why you should turn your Myrtle Beach Marathon vacation into a Myrtle Beach Marathon racecation with Brittain Resorts & Hotels. If you’re ready to book your stay today – click here to see our specials page for great deals on oceanfront rooms!