Gulf Coast Series: February 8-12, 2020
Series Dates: February 8-12, 2020 (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. Gates at Blakeley State Park won’t open until 5:00 AM.
Packet Pickup/Pasta Dinner*: Friday, February 7, 3:00-5:00 PM, at Big Lagoon State Park, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, FL. GPS Coordinates: 30.310960, -87.416822
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.
Hotel Searches: FL, AL, MS, LA, TX
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. (Active.com 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, Loony Lunchbox!
Registration link is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all five!
- Day 1: Florida
- Day 2: Alabama
- Historic Blakeley State Park – Gates open at 5:00 AM
- 34745 State Hwy. 225
- Spanish Fort, Al. 36577
- GPS (map): 30.749547, -87.910986
- Course Surface: Hard-packed dirt horse trail on a Civil War Battlefield
- Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 10′
- Course Lap Preview
- Tentative Course Laps: 12 for Marathon
- Day 3: Mississippi
- Day 4: Louisiana
- Day 5: Texas
Travel distances/times between race locations:
- Day 1 (FL) => Day 2 (AL): 51 miles, 0:46
- Day 2 (AL) => Day 3 (MS): 83 miles, 1:19
- Day 3 (MS) => Day 4 (LA): 227 miles, 3:23
- Day 4 (LA) => Day 5 (TX): 95 miles, 1:29