Break Away From Your Local Races for One at the Beach

Got running on the brain?


Especially a cool-weather fall run … in Myrtle Beach? This is the post for you. As the weather cools, running conditions improve everywhere. But only one place is the Grand Strand.


Reward yourself for all that quality training with a running trip to the coast.

Fun Facts About 5K Races

Look at these exciting tidbits about running. Did you know this?

  1. Who holds the world record?

Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele ran a 5K in 12 minutes, 37.35 seconds in 2004. That’s a pace of 4:03 per mile!

  1. Which animals are slower than humans?

We’re fast, but not the fleetest. Humans are faster than three animals which might surprise you. They are the domestic pig, elephant, and squirrel.

  1. What’s a good time in a 5K?

Most runners can cross the finish line in 30-40 minutes. Walkers average about 45-60 minutes in a 5K.

Escape to Myrtle Beach for an Autumn Race

Confession time: Do you run the race for the accomplishment or the cool shirts and medals? Some of these events deliver big-time on all those.

Bubble Palooza & Color Fun Run Festival

Oct. 9, 8-11 a.m.

Tanger Outlets, Highway 501

1K, 2K, 3K, 4K, 5K

$59.99 (kids 4 and younger admitted free)

Details: Run or walk through bubbles, throw color, and eat from local food trucks. There will be interactive vendor experiences, games, food, and more. The course is a 1K loop you can run as many as five times. 


color run

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon

It’s not the size of the marathon that matters, it’s the fun of running it.

Oct. 15-16

Market Common

Mini marathon and GORUCK, coastal 5K and GORUCK, doggie dash


Details: More than 2,500 runners and volunteers take part. Half-marathon participants can enjoy a beer garden at Grand Strand Brewery afterward.


Ghost of the Coast Fun Run

If the end product is you feeling great about your race, you’ve done it right.

Oct. 29

5K, 10k

Carolina Forest Recreation Center


Details: It happens with a free Trunk or Treat. Wear costumes for prizes! Participants will receive a pair of Halloween socks.


halloween costumes

Rotary Club of Little River 5 in the Fall 5K Charity Run & Walk

If your request includes a fun place to start and stop a race, consider it done.

Oct. 1

Historic Little River Waterfront

5K run and walk


Details: The race starts and finishes at the waterfront. The event benefits End Polio Now. Plus, Grand Strand Running Club high school scholarships and local charities. 


Grande Cayman Video Background

Spread the Word: Grande Cayman Resort Is Exceptional

Stay the night before the race (and celebrate afterward!) at Grande Cayman Resort. You’ll discover your new coastal home for your annual autumn runs. You’re close to the ocean and on-site water features, including hot tubs.

Come check out the area’s newest hangout — called the Hangout! — next time you’re here. Did you know Grande Cayman is also a fantastic spot for your next family reunion or group getaway? Learn about current specials and:

Grande Cayman Outdoor Pool
Close the Booking Widget
Enter for your chance to win a yearly 7 night vacation for life at any Brittain Resorts & Hotels property. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to create yearly memories that will last a lifetime!

"*" indicates required fields

Opt In Check
V4L Opt In Check
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.