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Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon returns October 20

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The 13.1 mile Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon taking place October 20 is "the definition of a runner's dream", say organizers, who expect over 5,000 runners with family and friends to make visit for the event.

The mini marathon will take place on Sunday October 20, but there will be events throughout the entire weekend:

  • 2-day Health and Fitness Expo Oct. 18, 2 to 7 p.m. and Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
  • Coastal 5k Oct. 19, 7:30 a.m. start time, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
  • One-mile Doggie Dash Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m. start time, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
  • 13.1-mile Mini Marathon Oct. 20, 7 a.m. start time, Coastal Grand Mall

"Attendees are coming from all 50 states, and it's the love shown from the city of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau that has helped the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon to grow over the years," said Robert Pozo, race founder and director.

Last year, 3,800 people participated, and organizers say the mini marathon will give a boost to tourism in what is seen as a shoulder season.

The course has been revamped to include over five miles of oceanfront running, a flat course and only seven turns.

For more information on the 2013 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, or to register for the upcoming race, please visit www.runmyrtlebeach.com.

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