Welcome to the inaugural 2016 Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, a Coastal Running Fest, showcasing the local culture with a beautiful beachside run from Pass Christian to Biloxi. Kick off the weekend with a health and fitness expo, then run the Double Down with a 5K on Saturday and a full/half marathon on Sunday before relaxing to enjoy incredible seafood and barbecue at a beach party, the Finish Fest. Register today for the Marathon • Half Marathon • 5K • Kids Marathon!
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Calling All Active and Retired Military and First Response Members! Come run the Marathon • Half Marathon • 5K or a Double Down race package and Enjoy Everything Extra the Coastal Running Fest has to offer. You and your family can use the code 'MIL2016' for 20% off until the expo - Required military I.D. at packet pick. Register Now >>
A TEAM WITH LOCAL ROOTS
Pat Fellows, the Race Director and local boy, returns to his hometown with his team of event producers to Soak Up The Run at A Coastal Running Fest he has been planning for years...
KICK OFF THE WEEKEND AT THE EXPO
The expo opens at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center and officially kicks off The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon on December 9, 2016. It will be the exclusive Packet Pickup and Late Registration venue. Learn more about the world of running, health & fitness and the products & services from key partners and sponsors, and get to know our charity partners. The expo is free and open to the public.
Celebrate the announcement of the running fest, shop for official Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon race gear. Look out for new releases throughout the year. Get a Trucker Hat while supplies last.
26 MILES WITH VIEWS
For the 26.2 miles of the Marathon and 13.1 miles of the Half Marathon, you will be running along the historic and beautiful Hwy 90 - a.k.a. Beachside Road - from west to east on the morning of December 11, 2016.
A FINGER LICK'N FINISH
Enjoy tastes of local seafood and Mississippi BBQ while grooving to country-rock-blues-funk performances at the Finish Festival. Set up like our sister event - The Louisiana Marathon - runners celebrate with gumbo and jambalaya while jamming to jazz-funk-zydeco jam sessions: we know how to throw a party!
On behalf of local leaders, our friends at Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, our casino resort partners and local businesses hosting the inaugural Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, we welcome you to the 2016 Coastal Running Fest.
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