Gulf Coast NEW for 2018!

Gulf Coast Series: February 17-21, 2018Gulf Coast

Series dates: February 17-21, 2018 (Sat-Wed)
Race times: All races will start at 6:30 AM (CST). Early Start available for distances of half marathon or longer.
Early Start: Yes (optional); click HERE for details.
Packet pickup: Friday, February 16, 3:00-5:00 PM, at Big Lagoon State Park, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, FL.
Race day packet pickup/registration: Beginning 1.5 hours before regular start time on race day, at the start line.
Time limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Group dinners, hotels, and airports: Check Gulf Coast Series Facebook Group.
Discounts: $10 discount on marathon/half marathon to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. ( requires a code to receive discount, which you can find on the club’s site or by contacting us.) We also offer a discount for local participants; contact us for details.
Food/aid stations: Due to our unique multi-loop course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen. Check out the Loony Lunchbox to see what’s cookin’!

Registration link is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all five!


Race locations:

  • Day 1: Florida
    • Big Lagoon State Park
    • 12301 Gulf Beach Highway
    • Pensacola, FL
  • Day 2: Alabama
  • Day 3: Mississippi
    • Gulfport
  • Day 4: Louisiana
    • Oil and Gas Park
    • 100 Rue de l’Acadie
    • Jennings, LA 70546
  • Day 5: Texas
    • Quinn Indoor Soccer Complex
    • 9001 Dishman Rd
    • Beaumont, Texas 77706

Register HERE!!

Check out the amazing aerial video shot by a drone flown over our course in Clayton, NM, during the 2015 Dust Bowl Series!
Click HERE to video the full-sized video on our YouTube channel.

Check out We're All in This Together, an insightful look into the very first 5-state, 5-day series, by author and series participant George Rose!


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