19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 6:30 AMThe Myrtle Beach Marathon has a fast, flat ocean course famous for new PRs and qualifying times for races like the Boston Marathon. Not only is this event a great idea for you personally, but the Myrtle Beach Marathon started as a way for runners to give back! In fact, the Myrtle Beach Marathon emerged from five Myrtle Beach residents! participation in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's - Team in Training (TNT) program. In becoming a Marathon weekend, more events were added as was support for additional charities. Today, each Marathon event supports one or more charities including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina (since its first event in 1998), the Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Horry County Schools. Charities directly benefit in two ways. The marathon contributes a portion of the event registration fee to each supported charity. In addition, each charity raises funds through direct contributions as well as individuals who obtain financial support for participating in marathon events. The charities may also use other fundraising activities such as silent auctions. The Myrtle Beach Marathon is proud to have helped these organizations raise more than $3 million over the last 17 years.