Pre-Race at the Running Festival


Event Schedule

Friday • December 8

  • The Expo at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center

Saturday • December 9

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast 5K
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon
  • Coors Light Finish Festival
  • The Expo at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center

Sunday • December 10

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon & Half Marathon
  • Coors Light Finish Festival

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Places to Stay and Play



Feel like a winner on running festival weekend, book your stay at one of  the Official Host Casinos of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon. Traveler runners are encouraged to stay at a casino-resort near the all of the race action.

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Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast


Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast serves as a the official travel partner for the running festival and provides resources and insights so visitors to the coast can have an authentic and rich experience.

A Place Where You Can Run, Paddle, Swim and Drift the Day Away. Tucked away between New Orleans, La. and Mobile, Al., there’s 62 miles of scenic coastline just waiting for you to discover. A little slice of southern coastal heaven, where waters are nice ‘n calm thanks to our barrier islands.

Feeling a Little Adventurous? In between RUNNING on the beach, check out the championship GOLF COURSES and miles of HIKING trails. Feeling a lotta adventurous? Go FISHING, BOATING and scope out the local WILDLIFE on a nature tour. Or for a slower pace, pay our popular MUSEUMS and HISTORIC attractions a visit. Works of art and rich history are our specialties.

That goes double for the CULINARY arts scene. We’ve got international eats and local fare like fresh Gulf seafood that’s bound to make your mouth water. And when the sun sets, we’ve got wild NIGHTLIFE and plenty of PLACES TO STAY, from ultra-luxurious CASINO resorts to B&Bs by the beach.

Plan Your Trip


For help planning and to see what’s happening on the Coast, check out our Coastal Conversations blog. And look over our suggested Itineraries, for a little inspiration if you need.
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