COURSE SAFETY


Course Safety

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EVENT ALERT SYSTEM (EAS)

The color-coded Event Alert System (EAS) status—ranging from Low (Green) to Extreme (Black) based primarily on weather—will be communicated by way of public address announcements, digital notifications and color-coded signs/flags at the Start/ Finish Line and Aid Stations.

AID STATIONS

Medical personnel will be stationed at each aid station along the race course to monitor and treat any athlete who is injured or in distress. Aid stations contain first aid personnel, portable toilet facilities, water, Powerade & Honey Stinger Products. Local EMS will also be providing medical support throughout the race course on both days.


MEDICAL SUPPORT

Each medical tent will be staffed with teams of medical professionals, and equipped with emergency equipment and supplies. The Main Medical Tent is located just past the Finish Line.


FAMILY RELATIONS TENT

This tent is an area for family/friends to inquire about the health status of a runner. Due to medical confidentiality, medical personnel cannot provide medical information on a runner unless the runner provides oral permission for the designated person(s) or if the runner has provided race organizers with emergency contact person(s).


Meet the Medical Coordinator

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RAY CASTLE, PhD, ATC, LAT 

Ray has been the director of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Louisiana State University since 2002 and also serves as associate professor of professional practice at LSU. He has had an impressive career as a licensed athletic trainer and has served on many professional boards and committees. Ray has also been heavily involved in large-scale athletic event coverage, including the 1992 US Olympic Track & Field Trials, 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Louisiana Marathon, Boston Marathon, and Ironman Texas Triathlon.

QUESTIONS?

For addition information or special requests, contact Ray Castle, our Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon Medical Coordinator or: medical@msgulfcoastmarathon.com


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As Alabama and Mississippi’s largest privately-owned rehabilitation company, Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. helps people get back to their lives through physical therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, industrial rehab, sports medicine, and other orthopaedic rehabilitation programs. Rehabilitation services are provided at Encore Rehabilitation Centers in Alabama and Mississippi, as well as on-site at healthcare facilities, schools, companies, and other locations.

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MEET OUR OFFICIAL MEDICAL PARTNERS

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Our medical sponsors & partners provide The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon the personal health know-how and medical support that will many runners will be able to utilize throughout the weekend. These partners are crucial to The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon’s success of all our runners and volunteers. On behalf of our team at The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon we would like thank all of our medical sponsors for all their support and endless hours in giving our runners the best experience possible.


 

PRESENTING PARTNERS OF THE COASTAL RUNNING FEST

                                             


Come Stay • Play • Run the Day Away

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Meet the Official Hosts of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos. Want to feel like a winner on running festival weekend? Traveler runners are encouraged to stay at a casino-resort near the race action. Book Your Room Now at Participating Casino-Hotel Partners >>

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Official Host Hotel

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Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast

Tucked away between New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama, there’s 62 miles of scenic coastline just waiting for you to discover. A place where you can run, paddle, swim and drift the day away.

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