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Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon - Soak up the Run

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.

Saturday morning is the Chevron Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon 1 mile run and the Margaritaville 5K at Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi. The NEW Harrah’s Gulf Coast Beer Mile is Saturday afternoon at Harrah’s Great Lawn followed by a full/half marathon along the coast on Sunday. Runners who run the Margaritaville 5K on Saturday as a warm-up to the Sunday races get one of our coveted seafood tray Double Down awards. The weekend will culminate in a relaxing post-race party in MGM stadium with incredible seafood and barbecue to eat as you watch runners cross the finish line on the jumbotron.

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.

EVENT SCHEDULE

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

1:30 pm - Harrah’s Gulf Coast Beer Mile Packet Pickup, The Blind Tiger

3:00 pm - Harrah’s Gulf Coast Beer Mile Relay Waves, Harrah’s Great Lawn

4:00 pm - Harrah’s Gulf Coast Beer Mile Individual Waves, Harrah’s Great Lawn

5:00 pm - Harrah’s Gulf Coast Beer Mile Awards, The Blind Tiger

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

4:30 – 5:30 am - Race Day Packet Pickup, MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

4:30 am - Shuttle Depots Open, MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

5:45 am - Last Shuttle Departs for Full Marathon Start Line, MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

6:10 am - Last Shuttle Departs for Half Marathon Start Line, MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

6:30 am - Hwy 90 Traffic is stopped and Corrals Open for runners, Hwy 90 @ Henderson Pt., Pass Christian; Hwy 90 @ Jones Park, Gulfport

6:50 am - Announcements / National Anthem, Start Lines for Half and Full Marathons

6:55 am - Ainsley’s Angels Wave Start, Start Line for Half

7:00 am - Mississippi Gulf Coast Start for Half and Full Marathon, Hwy 90 @ Henderson Pt., Pass Christian; Hwy 90 @ Jones Park, Gulfport

8:00 am - Finish Festival Opens, MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

11:00 am - Announcements – Top Finishers & Half Marathon Awards, MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

1:00 pm - Announcements – Top Finishers & Marathon Awards, MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

2:00 pm - Race Concludes and Finish Festival Closes, MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

KEY LOCATIONS

Point Cadet Plaza
The Mississippi Gulf Coast 5K & Kids Marathon 121 Cadet St., Biloxi, MS 39351

MGM Shuttle Depot
Sunday Morning Shuttle Depot 105 Caillavet St, Biloxi, MS 39530

Jones Park
Half Marathon Start Line 1301 20th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501

Henderson Point
Full Marathon Start Line 4th Ave. & Beach Blvd., Pass Christian, MS 39571

Harrah’s Great Lawn
Beer Mile 265 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530

The Blind Tiger
Beer Mile Packet Pickup & Awards 265 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon