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Running event is oldest in region

Posted on Jan 14, 2016

By Pat Dowling
The 33rd Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run, offering 5K and 15K runs, is set for Saturday, Jan. 23, at 9 a.m. on Main Street. The course is a loop of flat paved roads with mile markers at each mile. For the 15K race, water will be provided at 1.5, 4, 6 and 8 mile markers. There will be water at the midpoint of the 5K race.
The races cover portions of Ocean Boulevard, Hillside Drive, Main Street and other side streets in North Myrtle Beach.
The running event is the oldest in the region, attracting runners from the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia and throughout the southeast.
Entry fees for the 5K until Jan. 20 is $20, after Jan. 20 it is $25.
The 15K until Jan. 20 is $25, after Jan. 20 it is $30.
Register online at www.grandstrandrunner.com .
Applications may also be dropped off at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center at 1039 Possum Trot Road in North Myrtle Beach.
Packet pickup is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum at 799 Second Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.
Race day packet pickup and registration is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the finish line area near Main Street and Hillside Drive.
For more information visit www.grandstrandrunner.com. Contact Jim Troxell at 843-272-1717 or drjtroxell@gmail.com or contact Gregg Barnhill at 843-280-5673 or dgbarnhill@nmb.us.
Volunteers are always welcome to help with registration, directing runners on the course, providing water at water stops, serving as a bike escort or helping at the finish line. To volunteer contact Gregg Barnhill at dgbarnhill@nmb.us or call 843-280-5673.


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