South Carolina > Divas Half Marathon in North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach, SC • Sunday, April 27, 2014 • Course Map • Series Calendar
One of a series of half marathon races designed especially for women -- and which expanded from three to five events across the country last year -- the Divas Half Marathon in North Myrtle Beach hosts both a 13.1-mile race as well as a 5K race called the Girls 5K, all part of a weekend planned to both encourage and celebrate athleticism and fitness in women and girls of all ages (with a flair, of course).
Pink is a color you'll definitely see at any Divas race, as women (both participants and volunteers) don pink feather boas, pink running shorts and shirts and pink headbands and accessories of really all kinds at these races, which now include events from April through November in Long Island, New York; San Francisco, Calif.; Honolulu, Hawaii and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This year's race will mark the 3rd annual Divas half marathon series to run in the North Myrtle Beach area, and last year's race saw more than 4,700 runners cross the finish line in both races combined (more than 3,600 in the half marathon and just over 1,100 in the 5K). The race will feature an out-and-back course that starts near the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, on Ocean Boulevard near the intersection with Main Street.
From there, the course heads along the ocean for the first couple of miles, and then brings runners back northeast through the beach house neighborhoods along Myrtle Beach, and past several of its resort hotels and golf courses, including McLean Park and the Robbers Roost Golf Club, whose wide green fairways runners will be able to see from the race as they pass by. The race finish line lies just a few blocks from the start, along Main Street from Ocean Boulevard.
In addition to the planned nine water and refreshment stations along the course, organizers also plan to offer a feather boa station and tiara station out on the course during the race -- so if you didn't bring one of your own and the spirit moves you, you can join in and "glam up" with the gear many other runners will be wearing during the race.
Scheduled starting time for the half marathon is 7:00 AM for the half marathon and 7:20 for the 5K, and runners will have 3 1/2 hours to complete the half marathon. Perhaps the best part of the race is the race finish, where every runner who crosses the finish line will receive not just a finisher's medal, but a rose and a flute of champagne to celebrate finishing their 13.1 miles.
Weather & Climate
Located in the easternmost corner of South Carolina along its Atlantic shoreline, roughly 15 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach typically sees some its driest weather of the year in April, a month that has brought record temperatures here as low as 21 degrees (in 1985) and as high as 94 degrees (in 2002).
||Day of Race
||Rain: 3.06 in.
||Snow: N/A in.
See the race route map for the North Myrtle Beach Divas Half Marathon
7:00 AM - half marathon
7:20 AM - 5K
$80 for the half marathon, if registered by November 15, 2013
$90 between Nov. 16 - February 15, 2014
$100 between Feb. 16 - April 23
$120 at the race's heath and fitness boutique (if not sold out)
To reserve your spot in the late spring 2014 running of North Myrtle Beach's Divas Half Marathon or Girls 5K race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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