Gulf Coast: Fall Sports Lineup Continues Strong Season

18 Sep, 2014

Coming off a strong summer season for the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission (GSOBSC) contributing to 65,576 room nights and $27.5 million in direct visitor spending year to date, the organization looks forward to a fall filled with a variety of team and participation-based events along Alabama’s beaches.

 “Throughout the fall months, we will welcome hundreds of athletes of all ages for a variety of events from running and biking races to youth, collegiate and adult championship-level events,” Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for GSOBSC, said. “As our beach towns slow down for the fall and winter months, it is the perfect time for locals to support our area’s athletics efforts whether it be attending a high school or collegiate game or making a lifestyle change by running a 5K.”

Headlining the sports commission’s fall schedule are The World All-Beater All-Beach 10K Race & Relay Sept. 27; Xtreme Obstacle Challenge 5K Nov. 1; SEC Women’s Soccer Championship Nov. 3-9; Alabama Soccer Festival Nov. 8-9; Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Nov. 29; and the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Nov. 30 through Dec. 6.

For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit, or call 1-800-745-SAND.

Fall Sports Schedule in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach:
The World All-Beater All-Beach 10K Race & Relay: Sept. 27
USTA Alabama League State Tri-Level Championships: Sept. 25-28
Shrimp Festival Volleyball Invitational: Oct. 11
Shrimp Festival 10K and 5K Run: Oct. 11
Alabama State 40 & Over and 55 & Over Combo Doubles Tournament: Oct. 23-26
Xtreme Obstacle Challenge 5K: Nov. 1
SEC Women’s Soccer Championship: Nov. 3-9
Alabama Adult Combo Tennis State Championships: Nov. 6-9
Alabama Soccer Festival: Nov. 8-9
Craft Farms Junior Classic: Nov. 22-23
Gulf Coast Youth Football Classic: Nov. 27-29
Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal 1/2 Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run: Nov. 29
NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

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 a whole different state of play, please visit


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