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All-New Running Event Coming to Myrtle Beach This November
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,"
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).
• 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/
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About Festival Promotions
Festival Promotions is the area's largest event company. Headquartered in Myrtle Beach for nearly 20 years, Festival Promotions currently owns and operates the following events – Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot, Surfside Beach Turkey Trot, Florence Turkey Trot, Myrtle Beach Independence Day Race, Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest, Music & Arts Festival and the Myrtle Beach Irish Fest.