The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, a Coastal Running Fest, showcases the local culture with a beautiful beach side run from Pass Christian to Biloxi. Kick off the weekend at the Runner Village at MGM Park in Biloxi.
Des Linden, the 2018 winner of the Boston Marathon, will join officials race weekend to be part of the Third Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon. The California native became the first American in 33 years to win the women’s category. She also competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, representing the United States in the marathon for both games. Linden now lives in Michigan and recently placed 6th in the New York City Marathon.
Linden will congratulate finishers of the half marathon and marathon Sunday. VIP participants will have a special opportunity to meet her post-race at MGM Park.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
11:00 – 7:00 pm - Runner Village + Packet Pickup, MGM Park, Biloxi, MS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
6:00 – 7:30 am - Race Day Packet Pickup, Point Cadet Plaza
7:00 am - Gear Check Opens, Point Cadet Plaza
7:50 am - Announcements / National Anthem, Point Cadet Plaza
8:00 am - Start of Mississippi Gulf Coast 5K, Point Cadet Plaza
8:30 am - Food Village & Let’s Go! Gulf Coast Kids Zone, Point Cadet Plaza
8:50 am - Announcements – 5K Top Finisher Awards, Point Cadet Plaza
9:25 am - Announcements / National Anthem, Point Cadet Plaza
9:30 am - Start of Chevron Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon, Point Cadet Plaza
10:00 am – 5:00 pm - Runner Village + Packet Pickup, MGM Park, Biloxi, MS