Race Day


A Race for Everyone

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SATURDAY

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST 5K
8:00 am Start – Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi, MS
A 5K that everyone from the most experienced runner to the couch-to-5K-first-timer can appreciate. Toe the line with Mississippi locals and travelers striving to secure a Double Down award for running both days, with sprinters, joggers, and walkers.

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST KIDS MARATHON
9:30 am Start – Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi, MS
The kids race program is fun for the entire family and challenging enough to instill a sense of real accomplishment.

SUNDAY

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST HALF MARATHON
7:00 am Start – Sunday, Dec.10, 2017, Jones Park, Gulfport, MS
Join us on the coast for the fastest growing race distance in the country, the half marathon. While The Mississippi Gulf Coast Half Marathon may only be half distance, it’s all the fun you need with 13.1 miles of unobstructed beach views.

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST FULL MARATHON
7:00 am Start – Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, Henderson Point, Pass Christian, MS
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon course features a fast, flat, BQ-friendly path along the coast from Pass Christian to Biloxi. The course is a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier route and offers unobstructed beach views and a takes you past some of the coast’s most historic and beautiful homes.



FULL MARATHON
26.2 MILES

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon course features a fast, flat, BQ-friendly path along the coast from Pass Christian to Biloxi. Runners are entertained by supporters and spectators while viewing breathtaking beaches historic homes, local restaurants and luxury casino resorts.

The course is a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier route.

See the Marathon Course Map >>


HALF MARATHON
13.1 MILES

 

Join us on the coast for the fastest growing race distance in the country, the half marathon. While The Mississippi Gulf Coast Half Marathon may only be half of the full, it’s all of “awesome” that makes the route special.

Runners still get 13.1 miles of unobstructed views of the beach while running on Hwy 90.

See the Half Marathon Course Map>>


5K
3.1 MILES

You are 5K Ready! Enjoy a 5K that everyone from the most experienced sub-5 minute miler to the couch-to-5K-first-timer can appreciate. If you do one race all year or compete for a 5,000 PR; then this is your 5K.  

Toe the line at Mississippi locals and travelers striving to secure a Double Down award for running both days. Sprinters, joggers, walkers can also participate.

See the 5K Course Map >>


DOUBLE
DOWN

Run the 5K on Saturday and the Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday to qualify for the coveted Double Down Seafood Tray Award.

Add to your collection and share with friends because this award shouldn’t sit on the shelf all year-long.  It should be enjoyed at your next seafood boil or fish fry.

More about the Double Down >>


NOT A RUNNER YET?
NO PROBLEM • VOLUNTEER

No matter how well organized a race might be, it could never be a successful event and festival without volunteers. We realize the importance of volunteer time and service, but more importantly, we know how to appreciate it. Our racing festival requires over 600 volunteers. Are you ready to be in that number? Email runner’s support if you are interested in volunteering as an individual or a group:info@msgulfcoastmarathon.com

Learn More about the Volunteer Program >> 


HYDRATION

We will have water and Powerade at every aid station. They are ~1.25 mile apart. At every other aid station there will be Honey Stinger gels. There are port-a-lets at every aid station.


The Course

Beachside Run with Views of the Gulf of Mexico

A Boston Qualifier –

Once again, the marathon course is certified as a Boston Qualifier. With a traditionally good tailwind and flat course, those runners aspiring to qualify are in a making a good decision to race our course and we wish you the best with your training. See you on race day!


Questions?

If you have questions, please check the FAQs or email: info@msgulfcoastmarathon.com

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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 >>

Meet the Official Host Casinos >>


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.

Plan your trip and learn more about things to do –
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast >>




Countdown to The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon • A Coastal Running Fest • December 8-10, 2017

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