The 5th Annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon Has Pensacola Beach ‘Running Wild’The 5th Annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon Has Pensacola Beach ‘Running Wild’
03/04/14 09:10 Filed in: Events
The 5th Annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon Has Pensacola Beach ‘Running Wild’
By: Kelly Woodard
Hit the pavement and have some fun at the 5th Annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon, Sunday, April 13th at 7 am on Pensacola Beach brought to you by Running Wild. This fast, fun run will get your blood pumping as you trot through one of the most beautiful scenic half marathon routes in the country.
Imagine running 13.1 miles with spectacular views of the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico on one side of the course and stunning visions of Santa Rosa Sound on the other.
All participants that complete the 5th Annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon @ Pensacola Beach will receive a special finisher medal at the finish line, and awards will be awarded 3 deep in various age groups for both males and females. The Gulf Coast Half Marathon @ Pensacola Beach will feature Mile Markers at every mile and 11 well supported water stations.
Runners will have a 4 hour course limit to complete the half marathon race (~18:00/mile pace). If any runners are unable to continue at this pace they will be helped into the SAG wagon and will be transported to the finish line. The SAG wagon will only leave after the last runner has crossed the starting line and will proceed at ~18:00/mile according to chip/tag electronic timing.
Free parking will be available at 6 Casino Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561, and due to traffic conditions it is recommended that runners arrive at least one hour before the race begins. The National Anthem will kick of the race at 6:55 am, and the race begins promptly at 7 am. The nearly world famous Flounder’s Post Race Party begins at 8:30 am and will feature drinks, food, and fun entertainment for all participants. Awards will be given at the Post Race Party at 10:30 am.
Registration for the race is open now. Registration fees are $85 until 4/12/14 (in person only at Running Wild Pensacola), and $105 (04/13/2014 - Race Day but only if available). Registration will automatically close at 2,500 runners so register early to guarantee your spot.
Packet pick-up will be held at Running Wild, located at 3012 East Cervantes Street, on Friday, April 11th & Saturday, April 12th from 11 am-5 pm. Participants must present a government issued ID to pick up race packet. There is No Race Day Packet Pick-Up.
No Bikes / hand-crank cycles (chairs), Baby strollers/jogging strollers, Dogs, Rollerblades/roller skates, Scooters, or Skateboards will be allowed at the race.
For more information or to register for the Gulf Coast Half Marathon, visit www.gulfcoasthalf.com or www.werunwild.com.