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Event Details

Events

Marathon (26.2 Miles), Half Marathon (13.1 Miles), and 7k

Locations

Marathon & Half Marathon Start/Finish -1/26/20
101 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

7k Start/Finish – 1/25/20
21101 AL-135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Expo, Packet Pickup

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Schedule

12:00 PM – Packet Pickup and Expo open
6:00 PM – Packet Pickup and Expo close

Race Days

Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 7k
Sunday, January 26, 2020 – Marathon & Half Marathon

Prices

Marathon
$65 through 3/31
$75 through 8/31
$85 through 9/30
$90 through 10/31
$100 through 11/30
$110 through 12/31
$120 through Race Day

Half Marathon
$50 through 3/31
$60 through 8/31
$65 through 9/30
$70 through 10/31
$75 through 11/30
$80 through 12/31
$90 through Race Day

7k
$30 through 5/31
$35 through 8/31
$40 through 10/31
$45 through 12/31
$50 through Race Day

No Race Day Registration for Marathon or Half Marathon

Marathon & Half Marathon Race Day Schedule 1/26/20

6:15 AM – Late Packet Pickup Opens
7:45 AM – Late Packet Pickup Closes
8:00 AM – Race Start Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay
11:00 AM – Award Ceremony Half Marathon
2:00 PM – Award Ceremony Marathon & Marathon Relay
3:00 PM – Course Officially Closes
4:00 PM – Post-race Party ends

7k Race Day Schedule – 1/25/20

7:30 AM – Late Packet Pickup Opens
8:45 AM – Late Packet Pickup Closes
9:00 AM – Race Start 7k
10:15 AM – Award Ceremony
10:30 AM – Course Officially Closes

Jeff Galloway Running School – 1/25/20

10:45 AM – Shakeout Run (from 7K Start/Finish)
12:00 PM – Class Start
3:00 PM – Class End

Event Amenities

Each participant will receive a custom finishers medal, long sleeve tech race shirt, access to post-race party with free beer and food with live music.

Event Time Limit

Half Marathon – 3.5 hours
Marathon, Marathon Relay – 7 hours
7k – 1.25 hours

Race Awards

Awards will be given to male and female overall and age group winners based on chip time. Age groups are as follows: U19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74, 75-79, 80 and up.

Results and tracking

We will offer free instant text and email messages for finish times

Courses

The Big Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, and 7k take place in Gulf Shores, Alabama, known for its white sand beaches and clear Gulf of Mexico waters. 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 mile on Beach Blvd with great views of the Gulf of Mexico as you cross the finish line.

Marathon Course Map

Half Marathon Course Map

7k Course Map

Expo and Packet Pickup

Expo & Packet Pickup

7k Packet pickup
Friday, January 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 6:00PM
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
21196 East Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Marathon & Half Marathon Packet Pickup
Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:00 PM – 6:00PM
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
21196 East Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Late Packet Pickup

7k Late Packet Pickup
Saturday, January 25, 6:15 AM – 7:45 AM
Gulf State Park
21101 AL-135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Marathon & Half Marathon Late Packet Pickup
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 6:15 AM – 7:45 AM
The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

 

FAQs

Will there be medals for participants?

All  finishers will receive an awesome  medal!

Can I wear headphones?

It is unsafe to wear headphones while running. Event organizers will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete on his/ her ability to follow direction while wearing headphone devices. If you do choose to wear headphones please keep the volume level down so you are able to hear and follow the direction of course volunteers.

How many aid stations will there be?

The course will feature plenty of aid stations approximately every 1.5 to 2 miles. Water and sports drink will be served at the aid stations. We will have Porta-Johns at several aid stations on the course. There are a number of park restrooms available along the course.

Can someone else run in my place?

You are allowed to transfer your bib to another runner for a $10 fee.

Can I register on race day?

Yes!

Are walkers allowed in the race?

Yes! However, you must meet the requirements of completing the half marathon in 3.5 hours or less and 7 hours or less for the marathon.

Are baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed during the race?

No. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.

Will there be professional photographers?

Yes! Professional photographers will be on site for the race and will provide great race photos.

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