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Big Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & Safari 7K

January 25 & 26, 2025, Gulf Shores, AL

Big Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & Safari 7K

January 25 & 26, 2025, Gulf Shores, AL

Marathon

$145 $90 01/26 7:30AM CST - 2:30PM CST
351 spots left. Price increases after July 29, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 18+.

Half Marathon

$120 $70 01/26 7:30AM CST - 2:30PM CST Price increases after July 29, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 12+.

7K

$60 $35 01/25 9:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST
238 spots left. Price increases after August 29, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Safari Family Fun Run & Walk (Untimed)

$25 $15 01/25 9:10AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after November 28, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

Dolphin Challenge - 7k + Half Marathon

$160 $95 01/25 - 01/26 9:00AM CST - 2:30PM CST
274 spots left. Price increases after July 29, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 16+.

Shark Challenge - 7k + Marathon

$180 $120 01/25 - 01/26 9:00AM CST - 2:30PM CST
157 spots left. Price increases after July 29, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 18+.

Virtual Marathon

$80 Registration Opens August 21, 2024 at 6:01am CDT

Virtual Half Marathon

$80 Registration Opens August 21, 2024 at 6:01am CDT

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail Voted #1!

Alabama Beaches’ Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail received national recognition as USA Today’s 10Best as Readers’ Choice Award winners for “Best Recreational Trail.”!  Enjoy this beautiful trail at the 2025 Big Beach Half and Full Marathon!!
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The Biggest & Best Big Beach Ever!

You are invited to join us for the Big Beach Marathon and Half Marathon in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama the weekend of January 25 & 26, 2025! 

The courses are flat and fast running on the fully paved trails through Gulf State Park, with the start and finish located at the Hangout with stunning beaches and views of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to Sunday's Marathon and Half Marathon, the Safari 7K on Saturday gives an opportunity to take on the Shark or Dolphin challenge! Run the 7K Saturday and the Full or Half Marathon Sunday and get 3 medals, cool shirts, and the ultimate in bragging rights. 

We can’t wait to see you at Big Beach!

The Legacy Continues!

Thank you to all who've supported this great event five years or more! We celebrate your accomplishments and can't wait to see you in 2025! 

2024 Legacies Coming Soon!

Let's Run at Big Beach!

Dolphin Challenge

Maximize your race weekend with extra bling and yummy craft beer. Choose the Dolphin Challenge and run the Big Beach 7K on Saturday and the Big Beach Half Marathon on Sunday for a total of 17.5 miles! You'll receive a cool Dolphin Challenge medal, half marathon and 7K shirts to recognize your achievement. 

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Shark Challenge

Feeling at the top of your game? Ready for a race packed weekend with extra bling and yummy craft beer? Then the Shark Challenge might be just the thing for you.  Run the Big Beach 7K on Saturday and the Big Beach Marathon on Sunday for a total of 30.6 miles and get a cool Shark Challenge medal, marathon and 7K shirts to recognize your achievement. 

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