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WELCOME TO THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST MARATHON • A COASTAL RUNNING FEST

                                                          



BOOK YOUR ROOM AT THE
OFFICIAL HOST HOTEL

Book your stay before our room block sells out. The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino serves as the Official Host Hotel, and not only offers guests a premier entertainment resort, but it also allows runners to easily walk across the street back to their rooms after the Coors Light Finish Festival.

Book Your Room at the Host Hotel >>
Book Your Room at Participating Casino-Hotel >>


VOLUNTEER

Great running festivals like the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon do not happen without tremendous volunteer support from local communities. Opportunities to be a part of the Race Krewe are available throughout race weekend.

Volunteer Now >>


SPONSOR-A-KID

Help a runner in need. Sponsor-A-Kid for $25 or Sponsor-A-Family for $100 and share the gift of running with kids and their families on the Gulf Coast. To request more information about additional programs: Sponsor-A-Class ($500), Sponsor-A-Grade ($1,500), or Sponsor-A-School ($5,000); please email kids@msgulfcoastmarathon.com
Sponsor-A-Kid Now >>



STEP UP TO THE DOUBLE DOWN

Runners who finish the 5K on Saturday AND finish the Marathon OR Half Marathon on Sunday receive the coveted Double Down Award.

The 10-inch “seafood tray” is common dinnerware in many coastal seafood restaurants bearing the fruits of the Gulf Coast but at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon it is also the symbol of dedication preparation commitment and endurance. It’s a trophy that few earn.
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BEACH~2~BAYOU

It’s a major commitment to train and run a marathon or a half marathon. It’s an even bigger commitment to run back to back events or to run a half in Mississippi and a marathon or half marathon in Louisiana. We have set up two great races for you to test your skills along the beachfront of Mississippi and through historic lakefront properties of Baton Rouge. Learn More about the B~2~B >>


MEDALS

After each race, our race krewe will be distributing finisher medals. Awards and recognitions will be at the Coors Light Finish Festival. Return to this page after the event to find results. #SoakUpTheRun
Check Out the Medals, Age Groups and Awards >>



EVENT SCHEDULE

Plan your weekend. Arrive early. Leave late. Check out the Official Running Event Schedule to learn more about the expo, races and Coors Light Finish Festival. See the Event Schedule >>


WATCH THE SHUTTLE VIDEO

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and Half Marathon are point-to-point races, which means the start and finish lines are at different locations. The Race Krewe has arranged for shuttles to take runners to the starting line for the Full Marathon and for the Half Marathon.See Shuttle Video & Maps >>


COURSE MAPS

Some say we host a different race for each runner. Fortunately, each runner follows a similar course for each distance: Full & Half Marathons, 5K and Kids Marathon. See the Course Maps >>



2017 ART PRINT

The 2017 Commemorative Art Print, a limited edition silkscreen piece of art which embodies the Coastal Running Fest weekend experience, was created by Anna Fallon-Pierce, the winner of this year’s contest. We engaged the artistic community on the coast by asking them to … Learn More about the Art Print >>


MEET THE ARTIST

Meet Anna Fallon-Pierce, the winner of this year’s art print contest. Her artwork was selected to be the 2017 Commemorative Art Print, which is a limited edition silkscreen… Learn More about the Artist >>


MILES & MILES OF SOUTH COAST AWESOME

Founded in 2015, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, a Coastal Running Fest, celebrates the local flare and beauty of running along the scenic beaches from Pass Christian to Biloxi. Races include … Learn More >>



EXPO

Pick up your packet. Check out some of the latest and greatest in running gear. Enjoy a little Community Coffee while socializing with running friends.  Learn More about the Expo >>


THE OFFICIAL RACE GUIDE

Flip through the Official Race Guide online or in print. Copies to be distributed online and on land before the event. Coming Soon >>


DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL MOBILE APP

Download the official mobile race app for the running festival and Be-In-The-Know while you’re on the go. In addition to the website and the printed race guide, the mobile app gives our runners and spectators the most current information, special offers and access to key race-week tools. Full App Update Coming Soon >>



CHEVRON KIDS MARATHON

Kids of all ages can run the 1.2 mile Mississippi Gulf Coast Chevron Kids Marathon. Its a great way to challenge your little ones and instill or cultivate confidence. Its a great way to celebrate a healthy life style on the Gulf Coast. In Partnership with Let’s Go Gulf Coast, Chevron is encouraging families and communities to live a more active lifestyle.

Learn More about the Chevron Kids Marathon >>


KIDS MARATHON ACTIVITY BOOK

Entertain the kids while sharing insights about running when they’re not physically preparing for the race. The activity book we pulled together can be enjoyed by kids of all ages: engage their creative thinking abilities with word searches, crosswords, lexicons and coloring book pages.

Play with the Kids Activity Book >>


SIGN UP A SCHOOL

Schools are encouraged to incorporate the Chevron Kids Marathon Race Program in their health and fitness initiatives as well as fundraising efforts. Schools can win cash prizes for physical education equipment.  Schools must notify us of their desire to compete and provide …  Learn How to Sign Up a School >>

PRESENTING PARTNERS OF THE COASTAL RUNNING FEST

                                             


Come Stay • Play • Run the Day Away

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Meet the Official Hosts of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos. Want to feel like a winner on running festival weekend? Traveler runners are encouraged to stay at a casino-resort near the race action. Book Your Room Now at Participating Casino-Hotel Partners >>

Meet the Official Host Casinos >>


Official Host Hotel

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Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast

Tucked away between New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama, there’s 62 miles of scenic coastline just waiting for you to discover. A place where you can run, paddle, swim and drift the day away.

Plan your trip and learn more about things to do –
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast >>




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