Good Friday afternoon again from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach! Are you ready to ROAR? In just a few days, the Myrtle Beach streets will be a roaring good time as The Myrtle Beach Marathon once again partners T.I.G.E.R.S. and the Rare Species Fund to create a weekend filled with wild animal encounters up-close and eye-to-eye. Combine that with a flat, fast course, miles of sandy beaches, world class dining, shopping, golf, and entertainment and you're assured to have an exciting and wild experience!
Do you feel like unleashing your inner beast along the edge of a continent? The Myrtle Beach Marathon has partnered with the Rare Species Fund for International Wildlife Conservation to create a weekend filled with wild animal encounters and opportunities to connect with rare species that you’ve only seen on television. Marathon runners are a perfect group to support this cause due to their love of the outdoors and desire to help the endangered and rare species throughout the world. The Myrtle Beach Marathon started as a way for runners to give back! In fact, the Myrtle Beach Marathon emerged from five Myrtle Beach residents’ participation in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Team in Training” (TNT) program. In becoming a Marathon weekend, more events were added as was support for additional charities. Today, each Marathon event supports one or more charities including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina (since its first event in 1998), the Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Horry County Schools.
Beginning in 2013, we have added the Rare Species Fund, a non-profit wildlife conservation group located in Myrtle Beach, SC to the recipient list. Funding for the group is derived from The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) located in Myrtle Beach, SC. T.I.G.E.R.S. houses a stunning group of the world’s most rare and endangered species, some of which you will meet during exciting animal encounters scheduled throughout the three-day event! Let us hear you ROAR!!
For over 25 years, their wildlife conservation and education programs have been funded entirely by offering incredible wildlife encounters. Come visit The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species and Preservation Station to share these incredible experiences with your family and friends while helping to save some of the rarest species on Earth.