Runners take your mark: GO!

The 17th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and Desani Half Marathon is underway on the Grand Strand.

More than 10,000 runners were expected in the race that started 6:30 Saturday morning.

They've come from all over the United States to participate in this weekend's race.

The race took off from Grissom Parkway, just North of 21st Avenue North and ends at Field.

During the race, several Myrtle Beach streets will be blocked off during the duration of the races, for the official route, click here.

Earlier in the week, a winter storm had organizers concerned about participants arrivals.

At least the weather cleared up for the event.