FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We regret to report that the BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon has been cancelled
for tomorrow, Saturday, February 13. The city staff has monitored weather
conditions and delayed making a decision as long as practical, in hope that
the forecast would improve. Unfortunately, the forecast consistently calls
for snow accumulations overnight, raising concerns about the safety of all
involved in the marathon.
The marathon course is not completely closed, which means that runners and
cars must safely co-exist on city streets. Given the potentially dangerous
surface conditions which may exist tomorrow morning, that would not be the
case. Safety is paramount for the runners, motorists and volunteers who
assist, as well as for city employees who set up the course and monitor the
The BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon is valued by the entire community, and we
do not make this decision lightly. We are disappointed by the cancellation,
but believe this action is necessary to ensure the safety of our guests,
volunteers and staff members.