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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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and Half Marathon are point-to-point races. This means the start lines and finish line are in different locations. The marathon start line is 26 miles from the finish line and the half marathon is 13 miles from the finish line. The following plan is designed to make getting to and from the race venues as easy as we can make it for our participants. Read the Shuttle Plan >>
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 >>
JOIN OUR KREWE
Great running festivals like the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon do not happen without tremendous volunteer support from local communities. Opportunities to be a part of the 2016 Krewe are available throughout race weekend.
COMPLETE THE BEACH~TO~BAYOU CHALLENGE
Run the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and complete a race at our sister event, the Louisiana Marathon and receive a third media. Register separately for each race and we will have your medal at the awards tent for pick up!
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Register for Louisiana >>
STAY AT THE BEAU RIVAGE, THE OFFICIAL HOST RESORT & CASINO
Book your room at the Official Host Casino Resort of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon before they sell out.
FILLED 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.