On the Fly | Regatta kicks off Christmas season, but not before Turkey Trot through Market Common

31st Annnual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta

Calling all regatta afficionados! If you LOVE regattas...and Christmas...then CLEAR your calendar for the 31st Annnual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta, Saturday, November 28!

Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the curtain rises on this spectacular maritime parade at the Little River Inlet at 5 p.m. and travels south, arriving at The Marina at Doc Holidays at 7 p.m., pending that traffic doesn’t hit. Gather your family and watch the parade as it passes various viewing areas along the waterway from Little River to The Marina at Doc Holidays!

If you’re tired of standing on the sidelines, or letting your parents put Baby in a corner, then man up and enter your own boat in the parade this year. Fill out a parade application online or call Susie Watson for entry information at 843-249-8888. Regardless of whether you’re a viewer or a doer, do not forget to bring a new toy and drop it off at a collection point at any marina in Little River or North Myrtle Beach. Kids need toys more than you do.

If the parade ends and you have not yet donated your toy, they know what you’re trying to pull. So you can take your toy to Harbour Gate Marina, where they will lovingly accept your donation. If you are having a party or attending a party, BE SURE TO TAKE A TOY FOR THE KIDS!

With your donations of new, unwrapped toys and/or monetary offerings, they can reach their goal. Don’t be a Scrooge and make sure there is not a single child without a present to open on Christmas morning.

Make plans now to join them for the 31st Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta on Saturday.

Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot

Attention strange people who like to exercise and take care of yourself instead of lying on the couch after downing seven pounds of turkey, watching football and feeling yourself get fatter.

Strap on your running shoes! The Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot is coming to The Market Common on Thanksgiving. Participate in a 8K, 5K, 1-Mile run and a Fun Run. Races begin at 8 a.m., so be sure to dress warm because it will probably be like 12 degrees. Good luck and Godspeed.

The Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot, or “The Trot” as I like to call it, starts and finishes at the at the beautiful Valor Park at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach.

Highlights that make Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot a great family tradition includes:

- Over 1,200 runners

- Highest quality race shirt

- Course winds through The Market Common and the former historic Air Force Base

- Great food (Bojangle biscuits, chocolate milk)

- Free Tot Trot race for the kids.

- Locally organized.

- All monies stay in the Myrtle Beach area with local vendors.

Small Business Saturday

If you’ve got a small business and you’re in the Myrtle Beach area November 28, these two facts combine to make you the PERFECT candidate to attend “Small Business Saturday.”

By Josh Bell, For The Surge