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Myrtle Beach, SC

A Guide to running in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a popular beach and resort area along the South Carolina Coast, about 100 miles north of Charleston. Running in Myrtle Beach centers around the 60 miles of uninterrupted coastline, and a festive 1.2 mile boardwalk. The beach is wide and runnable, with fairly reliable packed sand near the water. Other good places to run in Myrtle Beach include Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, and a loop around the Market Common. There are also some lovely residential areas for running. Trail runners will enjoy the Horry County Bike and Run Park.

A car is generally needed to get around Myrtle Beach. And, note that summers here are hot and humid, with near daily thunderstorms. Note we also have extensive running guides for Charleston, Beaufort, Kiawah Island.

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Market Common Area

Myrtle Beach, SC

Some good running options in the area around the Market Common shopping mall: pleasant 1.1 mile path around pond at Valor Memorial Garden, paths & fields at adjacent Grand Park, and Myrtle Beach State Park for a longer run.
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Murrells Inlet/Surfside Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC

Quieter side of Myrtle Beach. Waccamaw Drive offers a good long stretch of road running with not too much traffic, with views of mainly beach homes and occasional glimpses of the water. Several miles of great beach running too.
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Myrtle Beach has a climate typical of the southeast U.S. coast, with hot summers and mild winters. During the main summer tourist season, average high temperatures are near 90F (32C), with sultry nights. Winters are mild, with high temperatures in the mid-50s and lows in the 30s (4C). Spring and the long fall are gorgeous for running. Precipitation is fairly abundant and spread fairly evenly year-round, but this is a generally sunny climate.

STORES

Myrtle Beach is fortunate to have two independent running stores. There are also several Asics, New Balance, and Reebok stores.

Black Dog Running Company. Has been around since 2012. Group Runs Thursday afternoons.

Fleet Feet Myrtle Beach. Group runs Wednesday nights 6:30 pm from store. Long runs Saturday mornings 7am. Info

 

Running Calendar of area events from the Black Dog Running Company.