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Myrtle Beach Marathon and Half Marathon set for Saturday, May 1

Get ready for the rescheduled Myrtle Beach Marathon and Half Marathon this Saturday, May 1.  The full marathon corral starts at 6:30 a.m. The half marathon corral begins at 6:46 a.m. (note time correction) on Grissom Parkway, between 21st Avenue North and Mr. Joe White Avenue, to achieve more social distancing. Be patient and plan to share the road with runners or seek alternate routes.
Drivers should expect possible congestion between 4:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., with delays on Kings Highway, Ocean Boulevard, Farrow Parkway and Grissom Parkway.  Allow extra time to get to your destination on May 1.  Use US 17 (the “bypass”) for north/south travel and avoid the following intersections: 

•   Mr. Joe White Avenue and Grissom Parkway
•   21st Avenue North and Grissom Parkway
•   29th Avenue North and Grissom Parkway
•   Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street; and 
•   Mr. Joe White Avenue and Kings Highway

For visitors, remember to park on the west side of Ocean Boulevard Friday afternoon or evening, as you won’t easily be able to cross the Boulevard with your car during race hours on Saturday.  Officers will be positioned along Ocean Boulevard to assist with crossing the street when runners aren’t present.  Parking along Ocean Boulevard will be prohibited after 1:00 a.m. Saturday, and northbound traffic will not be allowed during the race.  

The half marathon and full marathon routes have been adjusted in The Market Common to avoid the businesses there.  As soon as the last runner passes, city crews will collect traffic control devices and open up roadways and intersections, once the race has cleared the area.