Alabama Beaches Set to Host First Running Event of Year

25 Jan, 2019

2019 Run the Beach series opens with The Big Beach Half Marathon Jan. 27

New year, new you – start 2019 fitness-focused by participating in the Run the Beach three-race half marathon series whether you run, walk or wheel to the finish line. The series begins with The Big Beach Half Marathon on Jan. 27 followed by the Sea Turtle Half Marathon Feb. 16 and the Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half Marathon Nov. 30.

“Run the Beach is a community-minded event series geared toward helping people develop healthy habits and experience our beach cities outside of summer,” Beth Gendler, vice president of the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. “Each race winds through the beautifully enhanced and expanded Backcountry Trail system, showing off the nine distinct ecosystems within Gulf State Park.”

Register for Run the Beach at Individuals who complete all three races receive a medal, series swag and special pricing. For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit, or call 1-800-745-SAND.

About Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is a partnership between Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2007, this commission became a department within GSOBT. In this role, the commission – along with assistance from both cities – works to bring quality sporting events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To learn more about playing along Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches, please visit


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