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Ghost of the Coast Fun Run & Trunk or Treat

The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Fun Run and Trunk or Treat at the Carolina Forest Recreation center on October 26th, 2019. This event will be the grand opening of a newly created 5K run and walk trail behind the Carolina Forest Recreation Center.

Costumes are encouraged for the Fun Run and awards will be given for best female adult costume, best male adult costume, best female child costume, best male child costume, best couple costume and best family costume. Fun Runners will be rewarded with a themed medal at the finish line and all paid registrants will receive a Halloween themed race t-shirt.

Immediately after the Fun Run, Horry County Parks and Recreation will host a free Trunk or Treat for all children of Horry County. The Trunk or Treat will feature games, face painting, and inflatables while numerous businesses and Horry County departments will be handing out candy to the children. Please join us for this great event!

Everyone is welcome to participate in both events, or just bring your family out for some trick or treating fun at trunk or treat!

Register for the race in advance here: https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/MyrtleBeach/GhostoftheCoast.



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. 



Running Dead 5k Race

Conway, South Carolina - The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department, the Coastal Carolina University Recreation and Sport Management Programming and Event Planning class, and the Grand Strand Running Club present the Running Dead 5k to be held on November 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hulk Trail on Frontage Road B-2 in Myrtle Beach.

 

The 5k-race, which is planned by Coastal Carolina University students, is set in a zombie apocalyptic world on the Day of the Dead.  Runners will race through a challenging woodland trail trying to “survive” by avoiding zombies and making it to the finish line with their lives.  Their lives will be represented by a flag football belt that they will run with and the zombie will try to snatch.   

The first 100 participants to register will be provided with a t-shirt and a medal.  Prizes will be provided to the top three male and three female finishers who finish with their belts and also the top three male and females finisher who finish as undead.  In addition to the race an after-party will be held at Murphy’s Law in Carolina Forest immediately after the race.  Soft drinks and boneless wings will be provided.  On-line registration and fee information are available HERE.   

For more information, please contact Don Rockey at 843-349-4040 or drockey@coastal.edu.



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