Fun Run: The Beer and Burrito 5K and Other Awesome Races

You’d think beer, burritos, and running would present a complication or two when combined.


That’s not the case in the Beer and Burrito 5K. Head to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 16 to see how. The fun starts at 5 p.m. at Tidal Creek Brewhouse, and you can register now.

Wear festive attire. You’ll get a tri-blend participant shirt for running. Check out the race website for details.

Fun Facts About Running

When you put yourself on the starting line, you’re joining a community of athletes that does good things. Usually. Except for the 1904 Olympics.

  1. That’s impressive

Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele ran a 5K in 12 minutes, 37.35 seconds, in 2004. That’s a pace of 4:03 per mile!

  1. That’s not so impressive

In the third Olympic games, Frederick Lorz won the marathon — but rode most of the race in a car! In his defense, conditions were awful in St. Louis that year and most competitors dropped out. Lorz did too, but the car he rode in broke down, so he walked the rest of the way to the stadium. Fans cheered him as the winner, and he didn’t object! At least, not right away.

  1. Races are often for a good cause

Charities and non-profits sponsor 5Ks as fundraisers. So as you set a fitness goal to train for a race, you’re helping others, too.

Other Fall Races on the Grand Strand

Evoke your best performance when you run at your favorite vacation destination. Fun and run in the sun!

Brookgreen Gardens Labor Day 5K



What: Second annual 5K run/walk, 1-mile fun run/walk

When: Sept. 4, 6 p.m.

Where: Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

Cool stuff: You get to run through historic Brookgreen Gardens at dusk. Enjoy the natural beauty and incredible sculptures. Participants get a voucher for a Brookgreen Gardens visit.


Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon



What: 13th annual Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon/Goruck, Coastal 5K/Coruck, Goruck and doggie dash

When: Oct. 15-16

Where: Coastal 5K and doggie dash at Market Common. Half-marathon from 8th Avenue North to Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Cool stuff: It’s a surf-themed event. You get surfboard finisher medals, live music, and a post-race beach party. Goruck participants must have the proper gear. See the website for details.

Turkey Trot Races

What: Three Myrtle Beach area races:

  • North Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot 5K | Register
  • Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot 5K/10K | Register

When: Nov. 24

Where: Market Common (Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot 5K), Barefoot Landing (North Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot 5K), Surfside

Cool stuff: Participants get a T-shirt, finisher medal, and post-race goodies. Doggies, runners, strollers, and walkers are all welcome.

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Rest Up at Compass Cove Resort

Before you lace up — and after you cool down — relax at Compass Cove Resort. Every stay is great, from the comfortable accommodations to the fabulous location to the helpful staff. Plan your celebration dinner and check out specials. Then, book your stay at Compass Cove Resort today.



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