Grand Strand Running Club Newsletter 
Issue: #024
April 2015 
GSRC Events


September 19: 

Park Sweep 5K


July 25:

Battle at the Border

Cross Country style race pitting the GSRC vs. Wilmington Road Runners Club


October 30: 

Running Dead 5K


November 21: 

Race to Save Hearts 5K


Quick Links

Grand Prix Races

Jan 24: NMB Winter Run 5K OR 15K

Feb 14: Myrtle Beach Marathon OR Half-Marathon

Mar 7: BFF Pink Ribbon Run 5K and/or 10K

March 28: Run for the Shelter 5K

May 3: Cinco de Mayo 5K
 May 9: Little River May 5K 
Click here to register

May 24: Brookgreen Gardens 5K
Click here to register

July 4: Independence Day 8K

Sep 19: Park Sweep 5K 

Oct 18: Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon (half-marathon)

Nov: Turtle Strut 5K

Nov 21: Race to Save Hearts 5K

Nov 26: Surfside Beach Turkey Trot 10K

Dec 5: Reindeer Run 5K

Membership Information 
Check your membership status and re-enroll online. 
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to check your status. 
If you have any questions about membership, 
please contact
Special Interest

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers  are always
welcome and needed. If you would like to volunteer for an upcoming event, click here.


Specialists in Irish Marathon Trips


"Run Away with us to Ireland"


Lakes of Killarney Marathon

July, 2015


Killarney Marathon Information

or call

Ed@ 843-504-1440


GSRC Board Members

Roscoe Griffin

Murray Honick

Matthew Cutright

Erin Walters

Race Director
Jim Troxell 


GSRC Committees

Jane Serues

Jim Troxell

Christine Rockey

Kids Running
Terry Layton

Grand Prix
Melissa Kavanagh

Lorena Cutright

Erin Walters 

Dawn White

**If you are interested in serving on one of the committees, please email Roscoe Griffin
Congratulations to the Boston Marathon Runners!! Way to represent the GSRC!!


Diva Half Marathon Water Stop

Thanks to all who have volunteered this year!

Dawn White-Editor

Did you know there along with the Executive Board, there are several committees working hard to make our club successful? Do you want to get more involved with the club? Consider joining one of the committees. See the committee list to the left and let us know if you are  interested in serving .
Burro Loco Stache Dash 5K

Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:00 AM

Horry County Bike Park/The Hulk
Myrtle Beach, SC


BFF Pink Ribbon Run Check Presentation

Thanks again to our Presenting Sponsor, Beach Automotive, and to Beach Mazda for the decorations and refreshments.

Run Like a Diva!

My name is Jill Formato and I am 40 years old. I live here in Myrtle Beach with my husband and three sons. When I first moved to Myrtle Beach I didn't know anybody. I have always struggled with my weight since having kids and thought maybe if I joined an exercise group I could get in shape and meet people at the same time. I started working at a local hospital and was asked by Debbie King if I was interested in joining a training walk/run group. At first I wasn't sure, but I said why not, this is my opportunity to do what I want to do. Little did I know within six weeks I would run my first 5K. A year later I would run my first ? marathon. I never thought I would accomplish something like that at 40 years old. 

I was given this opportunity by Tina Hursh, who was unable to run due to an injury. At first I thought it was for another 5K, but soon found out it was for the ? marathon. I had done some training but wasn't sure how I would do during the actual race, so I took the two weeks that I had until race day and trained. Almost every day, Debbie King helped me to physically and mentally get myself ready. I started reading different articles about people who trained for this and what to eat. I knew I had to detox and mentally commit. I studied the course map every day and would just remind myself, up 20 blocks and back down for 13.1 miles. I didn't set a time for myself, I just wanted to finish. It took me 3:15 but, I finished. They say you want to continue to do more once you run one and, they are right, I'm ready to really train and run the Myrtle Beach mini marathon this October and do much better.

--article submitted by Jill Formato


Why Battle at the Border?

The days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer and the streets are getting fuller. And you know what that means, yes, another Boarder Battle against our northern rivals in Wilmington. We won our first match showing the group spirit as taught by our fearless leader, Roscoe Griffin. But last year Wilmington came back with a vengeance, changing their club rules to make participation a near necessity, while we were perhaps too complacent. 

This year we need everyone to come out for the most fun race of the year and show what a great club we are a part of with the Grand Strand Running Club. We aren't looking for the fastest of the fast ... we're looking for the club to come together as a group. Every runner, regardless of speed, counts as a member of the Grand Strand Running Club. Your paces don't count. We need strength in numbers and unity is the key to our success. Join for a fun run and an opportunity to bond with all members in the club.

The focus of this race is not a competition. The Border Battle was created to bring the GSRC together as a united front, displaying our uniformity and strength as a group of individuals with a common interest. Our number one goal is to gather our members together to illustrate the club's overall interest in running and friendship.

So mark your calendar, cancel your vacation plans and get out your war paint or tutu, whatever showing spirit might be for you! Join us for a fun run, good conversation and refreshing popsicles! This is our opportunity to get to know each and every member, regardless of your location in the Grand Strand. But most importantly, show up, because we all want you there. Win or lose, we do this together!

Date: July 25
Time: 8:30am
Location: Indigo Farms market
--article submitted by Ryan Dion
Volunteers needed for 
our upcoming events! 

July 25: Battle at the Border vs. Wilmington Road Runners Club

If interested, please email Erin Walters at


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Thanks to our sponsors!
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email for more information.

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