For the love of running… in paradise! The white-sand beaches in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are waiting for you to lace up your running shoes. Get ready to conquer the Run the Beach Series by completing the full or half marathon at the Big Beach Marathon, the Sea Turtle Half Marathon, and the Kaiser Half Marathon.
Complete all three and you will receive a medal depicting the Gulf Coast Marathon races and a shell jacket.
Start the year at the Big Beach Marathon on January 28. As the race promoters say, “Run Flat. Run Fast!” on the Boston Qualifier course. Your reward is the beautiful scenery as it runs through the paved trail system of Gulf State Park. The final three miles are on Beach Boulevard and include motivating views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Rest up and recharge for the 2018 Sweetheart 5k and Sea Turtle Half Marathon on February 18. To qualify for the Run the Beach Series, you must complete the half marathon option. Your course begins at The Hangout and borders the scenic lagoon area and the Gulf of Mexico.
Then you’ll have all summer to work on your pace for the Kaiser Realty By Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half, 5k and 1 mile. This annual post-Thanksgiving run, a favorite among runners, will take place on November 24. It’s a great way to shed the guilt of that extra slice of pumpkin pie.
So, are you ready to Run the Beach? Get registered now and we’ll see you on the course. Register for all three races by January 21, 2018 and receive a discount of $30.