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Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Returns to the Grand Strand

Annual Race Set for Sun., Oct. 19; Events to Take Place Throughout Weekend

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Sept. 22, 2014) – The annual Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, a 13.1-mile race through the tranquil, oceanfront streets of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, will take place on Sun., Oct. 19, 2014. Race events will happen throughout the entire weekend, including a 2-day health and fitness expo, the Coastal 5K race and the popular 1.5-mile Doggie Dash.

The event is one of the East Coast’s fastest-growing races and, according to vacation rental website FlipKey, is among the country’s top 50 races or marathons worth traveling to experience.

“The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon is a runner’s dream,” said Robert Pozo, Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon race founder and director. “With an average low temperature of 45 degrees at the start of the race, an average high of 66 degrees at the finish line, plus a course that includes five miles of gorgeous ocean views, the race is the perfect setting and temperature for runners, especially those looking to set a personal record.”

The Mini Marathon features a surfing-theme to pay homage to its coastal host, complete with surfboard finisher medals, surf-style bands and a post-race beach party. The flat course is also walker friendly and will include surf band entertainment before finishing on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Details of the weekend’s events include:

·         2-day Health and Fitness Expo: Oct. 17 from 2 to 7 p.m. and Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

·         Coastal 5k: Oct. 18 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

·         1.5-mile Doggie Dash: Oct. 18 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

·         13.1-mile Mini Marathon: Oct. 19 beginning at 7 a.m. from the Coastal Grand Mall

 When participants aren’t lacing up their sneakers, they can spend their downtime in one of the nation’s premier beach destinations. The Myrtle Beach area is comprised of 60 miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, a wealth of attractions, more than 100 world-class golf courses, plenty of shopping and dining options, and affordable accommodations to suit any budget.

 For more information on the 2014 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, or to register for the upcoming race, please visit www.runmyrtlebeach.com.

 For information on the Myrtle Beach area, please go to www.VisitMyrtleBeach.com

 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, world-class golf and an assortment of entertainment and family attractions. Popularly known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area presents the quintessential vacation experience peppered with plenty of Southern hospitality.


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