Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon
- Presented By: Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon
- Dates: 12/9/2023, 12/10/2023
- Time: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- Price: Price varies, see below.
We couldn’t be more excited to be hosting the Eighth Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, a Coastal Running Fest.
Founded in 2015, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, a Coastal Running Fest, showcases the local culture with a beautiful beachside run from Pass Christian to Biloxi. Kick off the weekend in Biloxi for Packet Pickup and grab some commemorative merchandise to celebrate your accomplishment. Saturday morning is our Chevron Kids Marathon 1 Mile Run and the Margaritaville 5K from their new venue at Margaritaville Resort - Biloxi. Sunday starts as the sun rises over the Gulf for the Full & Half Marathons along the coast. Runners who run the 5K on Saturday as a warm-up to the Sunday races earn the coveted Double Down challenge medal. The weekend culminates with at the finish line inside MGM Stadium with a Finish Festival complete with hot food, cold beer, and watching runners cross the finish line on the jumbotron.
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 takes you past some of the coast’s most historic and beautiful homes. Runners must complete the course in 6 hours. That is a 13:45/mile pace.Event Date: Sunday December 10, 2023Start Time: 7:00am CSTEnd Time: 1:00pm CSTPrice: $170 $140.00 Race Fee + $9.40 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $155.00 after October 9, 2023 at 11:59pm CDTHalf 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 the distance, it’s all the fun you need with 13.1 miles of unobstructed beach views. Runners must complete the course in 6 hours. That is a 27:30/mile pace.Event Date: Sunday December 10, 2023Start Time: 7:00am CSTEnd Time: 1:00pm CSTPrice: $160 $130.00 Race Fee + $8.80 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $145.00 after October 9, 2023 at 11:59pm CDTMargaritaville 5K:A 5K that everyone from the most experienced runner to the 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. Runners must complete the course in 1.5 hours. That is a 29:00/mile pace.Event Date: Saturday December 9, 2023Start Time: 8:00am CSTEnd Time: 9:30am CSTPrice: $45 $35.00 Race Fee + $3.10 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $40.00 after October 9, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT
Chevron MS Gulf Coast Kids Marathon:The Kids Marathon is a 1 mile race designed as a way to introduce kids to the joy and rewards of running at an early age and promote an active family lifestyle. Runners must complete the course in 30 minutes.Open to ages 2 - 12.Event Date: Saturday December 9, 2023Start Time: 9:30am CSTEnd Time: 10:00am CSTPrice: $25 $20.00 Race Fee + $2.20 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $25.00 after October 9, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT
More information about the Beach-2-Bayou Challenge event on our website.
***NOTE: Event dates and details are subject to change or cancellation by the event host/organizer. Please refer to the event host website for the most up-to-date event detail information.