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N.S. Promos is pleased to present this one-of-a-kind opportunity along the Grand Strand! Join us on Sunday, September 1 to experience the beauty that is Pine Lakes Country Club! Race participants will run along holes 1-9 of the golf course and see first hand why this is a favorite of golfers in Myrtle Beach! Register today to join us for this unique experience!

Since 1927, Pine Lakes Country Club has been a favorite of Myrtle Beach golfers. Nestled in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the graceful Southern architecture of the Clubhouse symbolizes the deeply rooted history and tradition of the Grand Strand.

Pine Lakes was originally built upon natural dunes less than a half mile from the ocean and featured numerous freshwater lakes and rolling fairways. Designed by architect Robert White, the first president of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America and a co-founder of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Pine Lakes has surpassed its initial glory after a complete restoration.

After an extensive renovation to the golf course and clubhouse, you can now experience the Granddaddy as it was in the spirit of the 1920s. The back nine reflects White’s original design and the front nine was renovated to enhance the elegant experience golfers from around the world associate with Pine Lakes Country Club.

 

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule:

Bib Check-in/Packet Pickup: Sunday, September 1 beginning at 4:30pm
You will receive your bib number at check-in.

5k Race Start: Sunday, September 1 at 6:00pm

Parking will be at Pine Lakes Country Club

Due to the nature of the course, dogs and strollers are not permitted

Race participants are asked to be respectful of the golf course and stay on the designated 5k course at all times.

Awards:

  • Overall Male/Female 1,2,3 place
  • Overall Masters Male/Female
  • Age Group Male/Female 1,2,3 place

Age Groups:

14 & under

15-19

20-24

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

60-64

65-69

70-74

75-79

80 & up

Come join Team Black Dog and train for the 2019 Myrtle Beach Half or Full Marathon! Team Black Dog will equip you with the tools and knowledge to help you cross the finish line. Taught by certified running coaches and experienced runners with a passion for the sport, participants will receive individual attention and help along this journey.

Informational Meeting: Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30pm-Black Dog Running Company

Prerequisites:
*Marathon Training: Participants must have completed a half marathon within the past year and be able to complete 5 miles by start date along with committing to training 3-5 days a week during the training program.
*Half Marathon Training: Participants must be able to complete 3-5 miles before start date. This can be a combination of run/walk.

Training Dates:
*Marathon: November 11-March 2
*Half Marathon: December 9-March 2

Target Race Date: March 2

Training Cost:
*Marathon Cost: $150.00/participant (does not include race entry fee)
*Half Marathon Cost: $110.00/participant (does not include race entry fee)

Program Includes:

  • Daily training plan including a variety or workouts, cross training, and rest days
  • 4 weekly team workouts (2 coach led)
  • 2 week post race reverse taper schedule
  • Weekly email from coach
  • Team Black Dog Technical Shirt
  • Store discounts
  • Race Registration discount
  • Access to closed Facebook training team page
  • Gear tips
  • Nutrition/hydration tips
  • Strength workouts
  • Warm-up/cool down stretching
  • General training tips
  • Form drills
  • Gait analysis
  • Core training sessions
  • Race day preparation
  • Unlimited encouragement!

Training Team Runs (meet at BDRC):

  • Saturdays-6:30am  Long Run-a few at 6:00am for marathon participants (training team members only)
  • Mondays-6:00pm Strength and Run Workout (open to the public-not coach led)
  • Wednesdays-6:30pm Tempo/Speedwork (training team members only)
  • Thursdays-6:30pm Easy Pace Run (open to the public-not coach led)

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Episode #2: Jan 13, 2017

Welcome back to our weekly blog about all things running along the Grand Strand.  This week we are addressing the use of inserts in running/walking shoes.  The question is “To Insert or Not?”  The first question is why are you wearing the insert?  What is it’s purpose?  The answer can vary from additional support/correction, additional cushioning, lifting a certain part of the foot to relieve stress and dealing with an injury.  We have to realize that we are all experiments of one, what works for one person may or may not work for another.

We approach inserts/insoles as an potential add on if we need to supplement the cushioning and/or support of the shoes.  We don’t sell many inserts in store, because optimally the shoe should serve the purpose.  When the support is built into the shoe it generally feels more natural and comfortable.  We also want you to run in shoes that support, but allow your foot to do some of the work.  Throughout the years, I have found that too much support usually causes more issues than not having enough.  A certain degree of pronation of the foot is natural and allows us to distribute impact forces. That natural coil and spring of our legs/feet allows humans to be the best distance runners on the planet.

Our fitting philosophy is that “less is more” and inserts are generally a temporary fix.  Of course there are always exceptions and some people cannot be active without inserts, for them its a great fit.  So the bottom line is when being recommended inserts, ask why and then ask if there is a shoe standing alone that would fit the same purpose?  A little food for thought.  Happy running and see you out there : )

– Daniel Brass – Chief Running Officer, Black Dog Running Company