The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon weekend is a multi-race event, offering four different distances. Saturday gets started at 8am with our Margaritaville Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon 5K, and is followed by our Chevron Kids Marathon 1-Mile race at 9:30am. Sunday is our Marathon and Half Marathon, both of which start at 7am. We also offer a Double Down award for runners who want to run on both days.
7:00 am Start – Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, Henderson Point, Pass Christian, MS
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon course features a fast, flat, BQ-friendly path along the coast from Pass Christian to Biloxi. The course is a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier route and offers unobstructed beach views, as well as takes you past some of the coast’s most historic and beautiful homes.
7:00 am Start – Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, Jones Park, Gulfport, MS
Join us on the coast for the fastest growing race distance in the country, the half marathon. While the Mississippi Gulf Coast Half Marathon may only be half the distance, it’s all the fun you need with 13.1 miles of unobstructed beach views.
*All courses are very well marked. There are mile markers for each distance event, directional signs for course splits and TURNAROUND signs for course turnarounds. Course splits and course turnarounds will be manned with an operations staff member who will typically be making announcements on a megaphone. Course turns are indicated with traffic cones and usually (not always) have police units, volunteers and/or staff members. Traffic on courses is managed by our law enforcement partners, but no roads are promised to be closed to all traffic. Runners should be aware of their surroundings: the course, applicable signage, vehicles, staff, volunteers, and police officers.
*Runners must maintain a 13:45 minute per mile pace to be allowed to continue the Full Marathon. Runners not able to maintain this pace will be picked up in a SAG vehicle and moved forward on the course or brought to the finish line.
Male - Jonathan Mott - 2020 - 2:18:03 | Female - Ann Centner - 2020 - 2:43:36
Male - Louden Boudreaux - 2021- 1:09:42 | Female - Makena Morley - 2020 - 1:12:15