There are so many things to do this week on the Grand Strand! We have many events and activities this coming week, including the Myrtle Beach Marathon on Saturday, March 4.
The list of activities includes the Myrtle Beach Marathon and associated races, the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Tournament at the Convention Center, a major soccer tournament at the Grand Park Athletic Complex, a large gymnastics event at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center and the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at Coastal Carolina University in Conway.
Here is what’s happening:
March 1-5 – 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament, HTC Center, Coastal Carolina University
March 2-4 – 14th Annual Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, Myrtle Beach Convention Center (66 high school teams)
March 3 – Family Fun Run & Party and Grand Dunes 5k, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
March 4 – Myrtle Beach Marathon 20th Anniversary, 6:30 a.m., Grissom Parkway and 21st Avenue. North (more than 4,000 runners). See map for the course.
March 4-5 – YMCA Can Am Cup Soccer Tournament, Grand Park Athletic Complex & Ashley Booth Field (more than 130 teams)
March 4-5 – Coastal Classic Gymnastics Meet at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center (more than 1,200 participants)
March 6 – Snowbird Softball College Spring Training, Grand Park Athletic Complex.
Remember that US 17 bypass is not part of the Marathon. Use US 17 for north/south travel on Saturday. The marathon begins at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, March 4. Motorists should avoid the intersections of 21st Avenue North and Grissom Parkway and 29th Avenue North and Grissom Parkway. Anticipate heavy congestion in the Grand Dunes Boulevard and Kings Highway area. Northbound traffic on Ocean Boulevard is only available for race participants.