Run, Walk, and Party with us January 24 - 26, 2020

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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 crossing the Beach Blvd pedestrian bridge and  finishing the last 1.2 miles on Beach Blvd with great views of the Gulf of Mexico at the finish.  ::race details

Half, Full, 7K and Challenge Options

Choose from a flat, fast and fun half or a full tailor-made to BQ! Not up for that much running? Do the 7k on Saturday! Or choose our brand new Dolphin or Shark Challenges! Run the 7K on Saturday then the half or full on Sunday. ::race details

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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, the entertainment epicenter of the northern Gulf Coast. Great food, beer, music and celebration!  :: race location

Questions?

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

Shark & Dolphin Challenges!

Shark Challenge

Feeling at the top of your game? Ready for a race packed weekend with extra bling, shirts and yummy craft beer? Then the Shark Challenge might be just the thing for you.  Run the Big Beach 7k on Saturday and the Big Beach Marathon on Sunday for a total of 30.6 miles and get a cool Shark Challenge medal and t-shirt to recognize your achievement. And we’ll throw in 2 extra beer tickets for Sunday’s Big Beach Bash! Register Now!

Dolphin Challenge

Maximize your race weekend with extra bling, shirts and yummy craft beer. Chose the Dolphin Challenge and run the Big Beach 7k on Saturday and the Big Beach Half Marathon on Sunday for a total of 17.5 miles and get a cool Dolphin Challenge medal and t-shirt to recognize your achievement. And we’ll throw in 2 extra beer tickets for Sunday’s Big Beach Bash! Register Now!

Jeff Galloway Running School

At this highly motivating class taught by Jeff, he gives you the information you need to reach your goals.  The format allows everyone to ask questions at any time, so each can get the individual info needed.

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 7k, 13.1, 26.2  at the Big Beach!

hang out at THE HANGOUT

On Sunday the half and full marathons start and finish at the entertainment & dining epicenter of Gulf Shores, The Hangout.
The 7K on Saturday  starts and finishes in Gulf State Park across from the beautiful brand new Lodge.

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