"Awesome time at the Gulf Coast Half Marathon this morning! One of my favorite races because it's so well supported and such a great course! And it has a special place in my heart as it was my first half marathon ever in 2015. Between a great race and such great gear from #RunningWild, I was set! I had my #tasc running shorts, my #phatgirlztank, my #movingcomfort sports bra, and of course my #runhappy#Brooks shoes! Sunny skies, cool winds, and gorgeous views for #13point1 miles of bliss. And whining. But mostly bliss.  πŸ˜‰ πŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ Half marathon #5 in the books! Thanks!"

– Katie


β€œI LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this race!!! Can't wait till next year!!!.”

–  Jessica


β€œThe race was well organized but what really blew me away was the water-stations! WOW! They were amazing!."

– Justin



The Details:

Distance: 13.1 miles/10 mile/ 5K
Date: April 7, 2019
Race Start time: 7:00am

Average Start Time Temp: 57 degrees
Sunrise: 6:26am
Number of Aid stations on course: 11 (Approx. 1 every mile)

Start Location: 6 Casino Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach FL, 32561 (Casino Beach Parking Lot)

Finish Location: 1 Via DeLuna, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 (Santa Rosa Island Authority Parking Lot) post race party right next door.

The Nearly World Famous Flounder's Post Race Party will begin as soon as you get to the finish line!

This is a walker friendly course with a ~18/min per mile pace cut off time. (you must keep up a pace of a sub 4hr half marathon)
A sag wagon will be following the course at that pace.

Age Group Breakdown
Awards will be awarded 3 deep in each of the below age group for both males and females. (Walkers Division will be awarded 3 deep Overall in both the male and female categories, not age group)

14 & Under 15-19 20-24
25-29 30-34 35-39
40-44 45-49 50-54
55-59 60-64 65-69
70-74 75+

Please note that Overall awards are based on Gun Time, all age group awards are based on chip/tag time, NOT gun time.

Athlete Raves

Come run in Paradise! 2019 marks the 10th annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon @ Pensacola Beach. A must do race by the locals and a Destination race for those that visit. This flat, certified Half marathon will have you feeling at home on the beach. With themed water-stations and scenic white sand, Gulf front views, you'll never want to stop running. Not quite ready for 13.1? That's ok, we have a 10 mile and new to this year, a 5K option. We have something for everybody. 

Looking for a race with a party?  We've got you covered. Our post race party at Flounders (steps away from the finish) will have you sipping on beers with your toes in the sand, listening and dancing with the best live Gulf Coastal music. 

Run in Paradise and party on the Beach. What are you waiting for, Register now. 

Our Story

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Run PEnsacola BEACH, april 7,2019

Address: 6 Casino Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
"Drive to Pensacola beach, look for Beachball water tower."

Course Time Limit
There is a 4 hour course limit to complete the half marathon race (~18:00/mile pace). If you are unable to continue at this pace you 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.

The Gulf Coast Half Marathon @ Pensacola Beach will feature Mile Markers at every mile and 11 well supported water stations.