MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon has been given the green light to proceed as planned in October.
The event was discussed at Tuesday’s Myrtle Beach City Council meeting. Organizers received an exemption to have the race following Gov. Henry McMaster’s recent executive order concerning large gatherings.
Race organizers plan to follow protocols to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
For example, there will be a staggered start to prevent a large crowd at the beginning of the race.
Awards will be given to runners who earn them in secluded locations.
Runners will also have the option to have their packets sent to them if they don’t want to pick them up in person.
The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Coastal 5K and Doggie Dash are scheduled to take place Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.