Friday, February 3, 2012

15th Annual Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon: February 16 - 18

Since 1998, the BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon has assisted the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina and the Horry County Chapter of the American Red Cross with raising almost $3 million in charitable contributions! What's more the marathon, and all other related events, are produced entirely by unpaid staff! On race weekend, over 1,000 volunteers are needed to aid participants with registration, shirt hand-out, water, food, aid-stations and procedures at the finish line. 

So if you're like me and you're not ready for a marathon, half-marathon or even a 5-k come on down to beautiful Myrtle Beach, and enjoy our clear blue skies while volunteering for a very worthy cause. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt, free entrance fee, complimentary food, fun and drinks at one of the two after-parties and the gratitude of Horry County! To learn more about volunteering for the Myrtle Beach Marathon, click here. 

We hope to see you there. Whether running or volunteering, you certainly don't want to miss this event! 

Marathon Weekend Schedule of Events: 

Spirit Airlines Runner's Expo:
5 - 9pm, Thursday, February 16, 2012 
11am - 9pm Friday, February 17, 2012
Myrtle Beach Convention Center: 21st Ave N and Oak St
The Expo is free and open to the public.  Myrtle Beach Convention Center Parking is $3.
Pick up race bibs, runner shirts, and visit sponsor and vendor booths in exibition area.  Official marathon merchandise will be available. 

Ripley's Fun Run
Friday, February 17, 2012
Start time: 5:30
The Ripley's Family Fun Run is a 1 mile run and will start and finish outside Ripley's Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach.

Ripley's Junior Post Race Party
Friday, February 17, 2012
6 - 8pm
Free, light refreshments served

RBC Bank 5K
Friday, February 17, 2012
Start time: 7pm
The RBC Bank 5K will start on the 29th Ave N side of Broadway at the Beach.

Dasani Half-Marathon
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Start Time: 6:30am
The Dasani Half Marathon will start just North of the intersection of Grissom Pkwy and 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, SC.
The Finish Line will be in the parking lot of BB&T Coastal Field.

Bi-Lo Marathon
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Start Time: 6:30am (6:25am for Wheelchair and Crankchair)
The BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon will start just North of the intersection of Grissom Parkway and 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, SC.
The Finish Line will be in the parking lot of BB&T Coastal Field.

House of Blues Post Race Party
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Free to all registered participants of any Marathon weekend event and all volunteers.($20 for guests and non-participants.  Tickets will be available at the Expo or at the door.)

Tickets must be picked up at the Expo. Race bibs cannot be used for entrance at the House of Blues.
the party is restricted to ages 21 and over.
Free food and refreshments will be available from 5pm until 7pm.
Entertainment will be provided.
All awards and trophies will be available for pickup at the Post Race Party.

Don't forget, Plantation Resort has 3 different jacuzzis and rooms with large, jetted tubs where runners and volunteers can relax there tired muscles. Please give us a call and let us know how we can help:1-800-845-5039.

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