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International Drive Road Race Rescheduled

The International Drive Road Race, postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19, has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 15, 2020. The event includes a 5K, 10K, and one-mile fun run for kids. The event will have additional COVID-19 safety protocols including staggered start times throughout the morning and a virtual awards ceremony (additional protocols are outlined below). 

This is a closed course race. Participants are able to compete in both the 5K and 10K with the top 1st-3rd overall male and female runners receiving awards. Each participant will receive a finisher medal.

Registration for the rescheduled date is now open and registration fees include a high-quality tech t-shirt, a finishers medal, and refreshments at the finish line packaged for you to take with you. Fun run participants have the option of purchasing a t-shirt.

For more information and to register for the event, visit the website

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  1. To ensure social distancing, participants are asked not to go to the starting line until ten minutes before race time.
  2. We will have approximately 50 cones placed behind the starting line that are approximately 6 feet apart. We ask that every runner stands at a cone only with family members or people that they rode to the event with. There should be no more than 5 people at any given cone even if they are family or you rode with them. The race is chip timed and we will be doing a rolling start. Runners will be let go one cone at a time by the race staff at the start line. Runners in the line will continue moving to the next cone until they reach the final cone/start line where they will be released to start the race.
  3. People will not be permitted to gather in crowds at the finish line.
  4. There will be no awards ceremony. Awards will be delivered or mailed to recipients.
  5. Results will be posted online and on facebook.
  6. Unless supervising a minor child participating in the race, people who are not participating in the race will not be allowed in the area as spectators.


Second Annual International Drive Road Race

Conway, South Carolina (April 18, 2019)—The Second Annual International Drive Road Race is Sunday, April 28, 2019. The event includes a 5K, 12K, and one-mile fun run for kids. The starting time is 7:30 AM for the 5K, 8:00 AM for the 12K, and 9:30 AM for the one-mile fun run with an awards ceremony following immediately afterward.

 

Both the 5K and 12K courses are USATF certified. This is a closed course race. Participants are able to compete in both the 5K and 12K with the top 1st-3rd overall male and female runners receiving cash awards. Each participant will receive a finisher medal.

Registration for all three races is still open and registration fees include a high-quality tech t-shirt, a finishers medal, and refreshments at the finish line. Fun run participants have the option of purchasing a t-shirt.

 

For more information and to register for the event, visit the website

 

ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION

On the day of the event, International Drive will be closed between the International Drive Ballfields and Highway 90 beginning at 5:00 AM through the duration of the event, approximately 12:00 noon.  Traffic will NOT be able to travel between Highway 90 and Carolina Forest on International Drive. Access will be provided to Lewis Ocean Bays Heritage Preserve and Horry County Solid Waste Authority from Highway 90 ONLY. Anyone traveling in the area should use caution and utilize alternate routes.

 

The Wheatfield Drive entrance to The Farm Subdivision located on International Drive will be closed beginning at 5:00 AM for the duration of the event. 



Upcoming Temporary Road Closure of International Drive for Controlled Burn

Conway, South Carolina – Thursday, March 14, 2019: The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) intends to perform a controlled burn in the vicinity of International Drive on Monday, March 18, 2019. The controlled burn will reduce the accumulation of flammable fuels on the forest floor in accordance with SCDNR’s planned land management objectives.

This controlled burn will require a temporary road closure of International Drive, from SC Highway 90 to Ocean Bay Elementary School, for all traffic. The closure is expected to go into effect after 8:00 AM on Monday morning and will reopen Monday night. Law Enforcement will be enforcing the road closure. Access to the Horry County Solid Waste Recycling Facility will remain open but only from SC Highway 90.

This schedule is subject to change and is based upon the most current weather forecast. Please plan your travel accordingly. Alternate routes include: US Highway 501 and SC Highway 22.



Horry County Government Accepting Vendor Applications for 2019 International Drive Road Race

The International Drive Road Race is just around the corner and we are looking for vendors and sponsors that want to get in on the fun! You can learn more about vending and sponsorship opportunities HERE. If you have questions, please reach out to our Race Coordinator, John Bodner, at bodnerj@horrycounty.org or 843-915-6508. 

The Second Annual International Drive Road Race is Sunday, April 28, 2019. The event includes a 5K, 12K, and one mile fun run for kids. More information and registration is available online HERE




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