Run, Walk, and Party with us January 28, 2018








Run Flat. Run Fast!

Boasting a flat and fast Boston Qualifier course, the marathon reveals beautiful scenery as it runs through the paved trail system of Gulf State Park before finishing the last 3 miles on Beach Blvd with great views of the Gulf of Mexico.  ::race details

Half, Full and Relay Options

Choose from a flat, fast and fun half or a full tailor-made to BQ! Not up for that much running? Get 3 friends and do the marathon relay. ::race details


Register now and save

Registration is now open. Register early for the best price.  :: register now!

Big Beach is Gulf Shores, AL

Adventure, fun, relaxation…you’ll find it all on Alabama’s white-sand beaches.  :: race location

Best Pre and Post Race

Party with us at The Hangout pre and post race. Food, beer, music and celebration!  :: race location


You’ve got questions… we have answers! :: contact us today

Back2Back Challenge

Mississippi Blues Marathon – Jackson MS

Big Beach Marathon – Gulf Shores, AL

Blues 2 Beach!


One of America’s favorite double weekends is back for 2018 with a whole new look, the Big Beach Marathon is teaming up with the Mississippi Blues Marathon for the new Blues2Beach Back2Back Challenge. Back2Back participants will run the Blues on Saturday, January 27, then head south to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for the Big Beach Marathon on Sunday, January 28, starting and finishing at the world famous Hangout.

Each event offers both marathon and half marathon distances so runners who complete any combination of the two will receive a Back2Back Challenge finisher’s award. Additionally, runners who complete the marathon at both events are instantly eligible for Marathon Maniacs’ Iridium level! Be sure to check the appropriate box on our registration form indicating your interest in participating in the Back2Back Challenge.

You Got this!

The Big Beach Marathon will again take place in Gulf Shores, Alabama, known for its white sand beaches and clear Gulf of Mexico waters.  Run 13.1, 26.2 or on a marathon relay team at the Big Beach!

hang out at THE HANGOUT

The race starts and finishes at the entertainment & dining epicenter of Gulf Shores, The Hangout.

The Hangout

The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542


Where to Stay

Gulf shores offers great accommodations, restaurant and vacation options.  Fly in to Pensacola International Airport or the Mobile Regional Airport. Visit our Location and Travel page for more info.

Sponsor Us!

Our sponsor partners will be highly visible, recognized and honored through multiple avenues based upon the level of support. Our charity partners will be able to help those in need from the funds raised as our community, state and region partipate in and celebrate this event.  More details