Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

  • December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016

  • Recurring daily

  • Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, LLC

Schedule of Events

Friday • December 9


Saturday • December 10

  • 8am • Mississippi Gulf Coast 5K
  • 9:30am • Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon
  • 9:30am – 1pm • Finish Festival – Beach Party & Kids Zone
  • 10am – 5pm • The Expo at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center 


Sunday • December 11

  • 7am • Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon & Half Marathon
  • 9am – 2pm • Finish Festival – Beach Party & Kids Zone
  • 10am – 5pm • The Expo at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center

Note: All scheduled times are subject to change.

Multi-Race Format

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon is a multi-race format that has a distance for everyone. Participants can choose from the following races:

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

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 will be a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier route.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Half Marathon 

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.

Mississippi Gulf Coast 5K

Come run, jog or walk with us. 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.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon

Looking for an exciting way to get the whole family active? Give the kids a chance to burn off a little extra energy and get exposed to the running lifestyle? Then join us Saturday for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon.

Double Down Packages - Run Saturday. Run Sunday

Run the 5K on Saturday and the full/half marathon on Sunday to received a coveted Seafood tray. 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 the next seafood boil or fish fry.


Founded in 2015, The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, a Coastal Running Fest, will be held December 9-11th, 2016 to celebrate the local flare and beauty of running along the scenic beaches from Pass Christian to Biloxi. Races include a marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K (3.1 miles), and kids marathon race program (a 1.2 mile fun run). 

The weekend kicks off Friday, December 9th at 11am with a health and fitness expo at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi. On Saturday, December 10th the 5K starts at 8:00 am and the Kids Marathon starts at 9:30am. There will be a post-race party following the 5K and Kids races and the expo will reopen from 10am until 5pm. On Sunday, December 11th the marathon starts in Pass Christian at 7am and half marathon starts in Gulfport at 7am.

The Finish Festival, a post-race beach-party offering local Gulf Coast seafood, Mississippi style BBQ and live performances featuring country, rock and blues, begins when runners cross the finish line Sunday morning and jams until 2:00 pm — location to be released.

Only on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

The goal of this is to infuse the casual, laid-back vibe of the Mississippi Gulf Coast into all elements of the running festival both as a celebration & introduction to the culture of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. From the beach inspired logo to the locally caught fresh seafood served at Finish Fest, the race showcases the best that the Mississippi Gulf Coast has to offer. 

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Twitter: @MSGCmarathon
Instagram: @msgulfcoastmarathon


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

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon
  • December 9, 2016 to December 11, 2016
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, LLC
  • Recurring daily