Since the holidays bring heavy meals and tasty treats to the table, it is important to remember to keep your health in check. One way to celebrate with others while taking care of your health is to plan to attend a fast and festive holiday 5K. Here are a few 5Ks taking place along the Grand Strand this holiday season.

Dashing Through The Glow 5K/1 Mile Fun Run

Nov. 17, 2017

Join this festive 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run as you traverse through the beautifully decorated North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. This race is your one and only chance to walk/run through The Great Christmas Light Show, featuring over 500 custom made light displays! Dress in festive attire to get in the merry spirit. Prizes will be given to the best-dressed individual and best-dressed family. Registration includes a medal, t-shirt, official bib, glow necklace, and snacks. Once you finish the race, all participants and families are invited to continue celebrating in Santa’s Village. Visit with Santa, ride the Santa Express train, drink hot chocolate, or be the first to slide in the new 40’ toboggan slide (see additional fees for Santa’s Village activities). This race is open to all ages, with a 7PM start time. Visit the NMB Parks and Recreation site for more information, or to register!

Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot

Nov. 23, 2017

While it is easy to stuff yourself at Thanksgiving dinner, The Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot is the perfect opportunity to speed up your metabolism before the big feast. This event starts and finishes at Valor Park at The Market Common, winding through the former historic Air Force base. With over 1,200 runners in the past, this fun event has great food (Bojangles’ biscuits and chocolate milk) as well as a free Tot Trot race for the kids! Locally organized, all monies stay in the Myrtle Beach area with local vendors. This year the Myrtle Beach Humane Society acts as the official charity. Races begin at 8AM. For more information or to register, visit the Festival Promotions website.

Race Into The New Year

Dec. 31, 2017

While most people wait until after they ring in the New Year to start working on their resolutions, this race allows you to get a head start! This 5K begins at 8:30AM, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, and all ages are welcome. Awards will be given to the top three males and females overall, as well as the top three in each age group: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+. T-shirts are given to those who pre-register, as supplies last. Enjoy water, fruit, bagels, and sports drinks. The sponsors for this race include Risen Christ Lutheran Church and School, Barefoot Landing, and Southern Palms Memorial Gardens. Visit the race’s website on Run Sign Up to view more information on this race, and to register.

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Mar Vista Grande 1002: This luxurious 3BR/3BA oceanfront property is located in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach, close to Main Street. The Master Bedroom has a King bed with balcony access, and a spacious Master Bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and tiled shower. The other two bedrooms have two queen beds in each. There are flat screen TVs in all the bedrooms and in the living room, and hairdryers in all the bathrooms. The kitchen is fully stocked, with granite countertops and all stainless steel appliances. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river and a hot tub, as well as a walkway to beach. Non-Smoking, no pets or motorcycles allowed.

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