Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Has 8th Annual Race

10/26/2017 - 15:55

October 25th, 2017

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Grand Strand welcomed the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon back to its beautiful beachside community for the eighth year in a row. Race weekend kicked off with the Health & Fitness Expo, which took place on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium. House of Blues hosted a free pasta party for Myrtle Beach Mini participants on Friday night, followed by a concert featuring Slippery When Wet, a Bon Jovi Tribute Band.

The Coastal 5K took place on Saturday, October 21st at The Market Common. Rob Carroca, a local from Myrtle Beach, SC, came in first with a time of 17 minutes and 11 seconds. Two 14-year-olds, EJ Threatt and Asher Patino, rounded out the top three. Threatt, from Pageland, SC, completed the 5K in 18 minutes and 27 seconds while Patino, from Conway, SC, finished third with a time of 18 minutes and 42 seconds. The Coastal 5K was followed by the Doggie Dash, which benefitted the Grand Strand Humane Society. Over 50 pups, and their owners, participated, with each four-legged pal receiving a finisher bandanna.

The 13.1-mile Mini Marathon began at the Coastal Grand Mall on Sunday, finishing on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Brett Morley, from Greenville, SC, placed first in the half marathon for the second year in a row. He finished in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 45 seconds; one minute and 15 seconds shy of the course record he set last year. Brian Floyd, from Scott Depot, WV, crossed the finish line in second place in 1 hour, 10 minutes and 58 seconds. Caleb Critcher came in third with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes and 48 seconds. Critcher, from Deep Gap, NC, has been one of the top four finishers each of the past three years, finishing third in 2015 and fourth in 2016.

Robert Pozo, President and CEO of Continental Event and Sports Management, was quite pleased with the outcome of the event. “Myrtle Beach once again gave the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon & Coastal 5K the backdrop for an incredible event. With approximately 3,000 participants, our event weekend was enjoyed by participants from all 50 states and 3 international countries. We, once again, appreciate the support and assistance from the various groups and departments of this wonderful host city!”

The Myrtle Beach Mini is known for its flat, and fast, course and its large, surfboard-shaped medals complete with magnet and bottle opener. The route includes over five miles of oceanfront running. Participants enjoyed a post-race concert and beer garden, courtesy of Boston Beer Company, at the finish.

Next year’s race will take place the weekend of October 20-21, 2018. Registration is now available on

Full results are available at

About Continental Event and Sports Management Group, LLC:

With world-class running events such as the Divas® Running Series and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Continental Event and Sports Management Group, LLC is one of the premiere sports management companies in the United States. Robert and Gaby Pozo, founders and managers of Continental, have over 17 years of experience in the race production industry providing unparalleled events to participants and their host communities.

Robert Pozo, President & CEO
Continental Event & Sports Management Group, LLC

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