Dogs and their people kicked off the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon weekend of events with a 5K and a doggie dash Saturday morning.
Around 1,300 runners hit the streets at 7:30 a.m. Saturday for the Coastal 5K that started and ended at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
Then dogs joined in on the fun with a 1.5-mile Doggie Dash at 9:15 a.m.
The mini marathon is slated for a 7 a.m. start Sunday and has around 3,600 participants. It begins at Coastal Grand mall and finishes at Ninth Avenue North and Plyler Park on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
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Several intersections will be closed to road traffic during the race. Times are estimated:
• Pine Island Road and Grissom Parkway | 7:05-7:35 a.m.
• U.S. 501 and Grissom Parkway | 7:10-7:45 a.m.
• Mr. Joe White Avenue and Grissom Parkway | 7:15-8 a.m.
• 21st Avenue North and Grissom Parkway | 7:20-8:15 a.m.
• 29th Avenue North and Grissom Parkway | 7:20-8:20 a.m.
• 38th Avenue North and Grissom Parkway | 7:25-8:35 a.m.
• 48th Avenue North and Grissom Parkway | 7:30-8:45 a.m.
• 62nd Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass | 7:35-9:10 a.m.
• 62nd Avenue North and Kings Highway | 7:40-9:20 a.m.
U.S. 17 Bypass is not part of the race course, so Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer Mark Kruea recommends that drivers use U.S. 17 to travel north and south.
Visit runmyrtlebeach.com for additional information.