RACE DATE, April 22, 2017
PAUL MITCHELL XTERRA MYRTLE BEACH TRAIL RUN
is produced by Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club & Setup Events.
The XTERRA South Carolina Trail Run Series is another case of quality prevailing over quantity. The South Carolina Series features four races in 2014, but each race is considered a unique event.
“South Carolina has many challenging trails that a lot of people outside of that state might not know about,” series director Victoria Seahorn said. “The races in this series offer a different challenge every time, and each event takes place at a gorgeous venue.”
Each race in the South Carolina Series is open to runners of all ages and skill levels from all states, and there will be courses of different lengths at each event to accommodate the runners. -xterraplanet.com
The XTERRA Myrtle Beach Trail Run in May will feature a 5k, 10k, 20k, & 50k options. The run course will take place at Horry County Bike & Run Park aka HULK. Don’t let the name Myrtle Beach fool you as in the trial run is flat. It is all but that. It is a single track course full of elevation changes. It gets its nickname from Universals Studio’s Hulk roller coaster. You are constantly changing elevations, twisting and turning, climbing up 12 steep hills and facing another dozen g-force drops. The scenery is always changing from water way views, grassy meadows, to thick jungle sections. The terrain is mixed rutty ruts, hard pack & soft sand. The bike trail is entirely single trail. There are ample enough opportunities to pass. Distance may be modified in the event of bad weather.