Big Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & Safari 7K

Half & Full Marathon: January 28, 2024 | 7K: January 27, 2024 Gulf Shores, AL 36542 US Directions

Travel + Transportation

Air Travel

The closest area airport is the Pensacola International Airport( (located approximately 43 miles from Gulf Shores) which is serviced by all of the major airline carriers.

Another option is the Mobile Regional Airport ( This airport is located approximately 62 miles from Gulf Shores.

Airport Shuttle Service

Coastal Express Shuttle provides transportation to and from the Pensacola International Airport. The cost is $85 for up to 2 people and $10 each additional person on a reservation. If you are in need of transportation, you may contact Coastal Express Shuttle directly OR you are welcome to fill out the Big Beach Transportation form. Be sure to check the box in the form for airport transportation and a dispatcher will contact you to confirm your information. You may also book through our website.

Transportation Locally

If you have a vehicle, or have rented a vehicle, the packet pick up location, and race day sites have free parking.
The Lodge is located approximately 1 mile from the The HangOut, the venue for Big Beach Marathon and Half Marathon start/finish + post race party.

Gulf Shores is a great place to get around on a bike or e-bike. We are happy to partner with Infinity Bicycles and encourage you to look into renting from them in order to get around on race weekend with ease! Bike Rentals Orange Beach & Daphne, AL - Infinity Bicycles Daphne Malbis Orange Beach AL (

Shuttle Service

We are proud to work with Coastal Express Shuttle to offer transportation services for Big Beach event weekend.

For those who stay at our host venue, The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Coastal Express will offer race day shuttle service to the start/finish, as well as return trips back to the Lodge. YOU MUST BOOK SHUTTLE SERVICE IN ADVANCE. Booking and information can be found HERE!


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