Grand Strand Running Club Newsletter 
Issue: #021
January 2015 
GSRC Events

March 7:
BFF Pink Ribbon Run 
5K/10K/Double Bling/Kids Race/Tribute Walk

March 21:

Derrick Law Firm Run 

for the Children 5K

Click here to register


March 28:

2nd Run for the Shelter and   1 Mile Dog Walk

Click here to register 



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 OR 10K

March 28: Run for the Shelter 5K

May: Cinco de Mayo 5K

May: Little River May 5K

May: Brookgreen Gardens 5K

July: Independence Day 8K

Sep: Park Sweep 5K (this may be re-named)

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

Nov: Turtle Strut 5K

Nov 21: Race to Save Hearts 5K (new addition)

Nov: Surfside Beach Turkey Trot 10K

Dec: Reindeer Run 5K

Membership Information 
Check your membership status and renroll online. 
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

Grand Strand Running Club
2015 Board Members


The Grand Strand Running Club is an organization dedicated to the development of running as a vital activity for the betterment of its members' health and well-being and to promote the sport of running in the Grand Strand.

2014 Achievements:
  • Advanced membership database development
  • Continued NEW website improvement and functionality
  • Created transparency in the financial controls
  • Promoted and achieved greater membership participation at the committee level
  • Ran successful 5k and half marathon training programs
  • Promoted October as GSRC Safety Awareness Month
  • Offered a promotional code for Road ID
  • Produced successful GSRC races during the year
  • Produced another successful Grand Prix series
  • More interesting Membership/Social meetings
  • Expanded the Kids Running Program
  • BFF Pink Ribbon Run raised thousands of dollars for Cancer Research
  • South End and Conway Area Running Groups expanded
  • Produced a monthly digital newsletter
  • Participated in the 2nd Annual Border Battle with the Wilmington Road Running Club
  • Increased Scholarships Awards
  • Created a Communications Committee
  • Established a greater Social Media presence through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Hosted the RRCA 10K South Carolina State Championship
  • Hosted a Club Member Tent at the Myrtle Beach Marathon
  • Produced a NEW Logo and T-shirt designs


I invite you to join with us or renew your membership on your profile page, and help us make the Grand Strand a great running community. You will meet lots of people who share an interest in both competitive and non-competitive running and participate in this great sport that will help to make you healthier and happier.

Roscoe Griffin, President


2015 Grand Prix Rules and Guidelines

General Guidelines:
  1. Grand Prix Series consists of the Races identified to the extent those events are held.
  2. Best 5 races count toward scoring - Must race a minimum of 4 races to qualify for an award.
  3. May enter the Grand Prix at any point ONCE YOUR PAID MEMBERSHIP HAS BEEN RECEIVED. 
  4. No retro scoring will be allowed.
  5. Age will be determined by the competitor's age on January 1, 2015.
  6. Once a race's results have been posted, members will have two weeks to notify committee of any errors.
  7. After two weeks, results will be considered final.


  1. At least Top 5 overall
  2. At least Top 3 in the following age groups: 
    • Youth (19 and under)
    • Open (20-29)
    • Open (30-39)
    • Master (40-49)
    • Grandmaster (50-59)
    • Super Master (60-69)
    • Super Grandmaster(70 and over)



  1. Overall and Age Group scores are determined by the distance of the featured race as follows:
    • 5K and 8K - 10 pt. max/5 pt. min
      (30 overall max/5 min)
    • 10K and 15K - 11 pt. max/6 pt. min
      (31 overall max/6 min)
    • Half and full marathon - 12 pt. max/7 min
      (32 overall/7 min)


Example: Age Group Points in the Marathon based on top 12 finishers/members with first place receiving 12 points, second place receiving 13 points, etc. After 8 points is awarded, those following will receive 7 points. Overall score in the Marathon based on the top 32 finishers/members with first place receiving 34 points, second place receiving 33 points, etc.

Prediction Run Food Drive

Have you ever participated in a race in which there was no money required for the entry fee, and no watches or phones allowed on the course? Each year the GSRC holds its Prediction Run on January 1. Not only were race participants required to run "naked" aka free of any watches, phones, etc. but they also had to predict their finish time. Once the runner crossed the finish line they were still left wondering about their total time. The winner is the one closest to their predicted finish time. Race participants were asked to donate at least 20 cans of food for race entry into the Prediction Run. The GSRC donated over 6,000 pounds of food to the Buck Creek Baptist Church Food Pantry! Thanks to all who participated! Click here for the Prediction Run race results.
Volunteers needed for 
our upcoming events! 

Wednesday, 1/28 at 5:30pm: 
MB Marathon Packet Mailout Party. 
Meet at Troxell Chiropractic

Saturday, 2/7 at 10:00am: 
MB Marathon Medal Organizing Meeting. 
Meet at Pelican's Field Clubhouse

GSRC Expo Booth 2/12-2/13:
MB Convention Center
Hours: 5-9pm Thursday, 2/12
11am-9pm Friday, 2/13
Volunteer for a 2 hour slot by emailing 

 Friday, 2/13: Neon Night Run 5k.  
Volunteers needed at start line from 5-7pm and finish line  from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Race starts at Ripley's Aquarium and ends at Pelican's stadium.  Email if able to help.

Saturday, 2/14: GSRC Post-Race Marathon Tent and Clothes Drop-Box

January 4-March 7: BFF 5K Training Group

If interested, please email Erin Walters at


Myrtle Beach Marathon Weekend 
Tent Reminder!

2014 GSRC Tent for MB Marathon Weekend

We are less than a month away from race day! Hopefully the weather will be perfect, but just in case it doesn't cooperate members may leave extra clothes
at the post race tent prior to the race. There will be volunteers at the tent during the race. However, please use common sense and do not leave valuables in your bag.

Also, we will have the clothes drop box around mile 4. Runners may shed jackets, gloves and other extra clothing items and retrieve them at the GSRC tent following the race. If runners are interested in another box later in the race, please let us know and we will accommodate pending ample volunteers.

If you are not running the half or full marathon this year, or if you have a family member that is willing to volunteer during the race please contact 
Lorena Cutright at

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

O'Donovan Travel
Sports Radio 100.3
Myrtle Beach Marathon
Black Dog Running Company
Coastal Timing
Troxell Chiropractic