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Big Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & Safari 7K

Half & Full Marathon: January 26, 2025 | 7K: January 25, 2025 Gulf Shores, AL 36542 US Directions



Our lodging partners can help you get the perfect accommodations for your race-cation!




The Lodge Gulf Shores is a Hilton Property and is the official Big Beach lodging partner. The Lodge is the host of early packet pick up for all events!


The Lodge is located on the beach and also across the street (an easy walk) to Saturday's Safari 7K.


The Lodge is one mile from Sunday's Marathon and Half Marathon events, making the Lodge the easy one stop for all of your race weekend needs!

Book your discounted room rates online at The Lodge at Gulf State Park.  

Your booking link is as follows:

The online link is set for the peak night of Saturday 1/25.  If you wish to book additional dates you can modify the dates at the top of the reservation link. They are also welcome to call in to Hilton reservations at 1-800-618-4350 and provide code 94P to book.  Extended dates are based upon availability and are not available via the booking link. 


Instructions for guests wishing to check availability to extend their stay for additional contracted nights:

  • Edit travel dates at the top of the landing page, then click the UPDATE icon.

  • If the requested dates are not available at the group rate, reach out to Central Reservations at 1-800-618-4350 and mention your group code 94P for assistance.

  • Reservations must be booked no later than 01/03/2025.

  • Any changes or cancellations to any reservation less than 5 days in advance of arrival will incur a one-night room and tax penalty.

Want a great cottage or cabin for a small group? Gulf State Park’s two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls and seashells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. Inside Gulf State Park there is a new beach pavilion, rental cottages, tennis courts, campsites, hiking trails, and a fishing pier that is 20-feet wide and extends 1,512 feet into the Gulf.

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