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SOAK UP THE RUN

WELCOME TO THE 3rd ANNUAL

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST MARATHON

We are thrilled to be hosting the third annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, a Coastal Running Fest.

Founded in 2015, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, a Coastal Running Fest, showcases the local culture with a beautiful beach side run from Pass Christian to Biloxi. Kick off the weekend at our Runner Village at MGM Park in Biloxi. Saturday morning is our Kids 1 mile run and our 5K at Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi. The NEW Beer Mile is Saturday afternoon at Harrah’s Great Lawn followed by a full/half marathon along the coast on Sunday. Runners who run the 5K on Saturday as a warm-up to the Sunday races get one of our coveted seafood tray Double Down awards. Our weekend will culminate in a relaxing post-race party in MGM stadium with incredible seafood and barbecue to eat as you watch runners cross the finish line on the jumbotron.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, December 7

11:00 – 7:00 pm

Runner Village + Packet Pickup

MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

Saturday, December 8

6:00 – 7:30 am

Race Day Packet Pickup

Point Cadet Plaza

7:00 am

Gear Check Opens

Point Cadet Plaza

7:50 am

Announcements / National Anthem

Point Cadet Plaza

8:00 am

Start of Mississippi Gulf Coast 5K

Point Cadet Plaza

8:30 am

Food Village & Kids Zone

Point Cadet Plaza

8:50 am

Announcements – 5K Top Finisher Awards

Point Cadet Plaza

9:25 am

Announcements / National Anthem

Point Cadet Plaza

9:30 am

Start of Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon

Point Cadet Plaza

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Runner Village + Packet Pickup

MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

1:30 pm

Beer Mile Packet Pickup

The Blind Tiger

3:00 pm

Beer Mile Relay Waves

Harrah’s Great Lawn

4:00 pm

Beer Mile Individual Waves

Harrah’s Great Lawn

5:00 pm

Beer Mile Awards

The Blind Tiger

KEY LOCATIONS

 

Point Cadet Plaza
The Mississippi Gulf Coast 5K & Kids Marathon121 Cadet St., Biloxi, MS 39351

MGM Shuttle Depot
Sunday Morning Shuttle Depot105 Caillavet St, Biloxi, MS 39530

Jones Park
Half Marathon Start Line1301 20th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501

Henderson Point
Full Marathon Start Line4th Ave. & Beach Blvd., Pass Christian, MS 39571

Harrah’s Great Lawn
Beer Mile265 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530

The Blind Tiger
Beer Mile Packet Pickup & Awards265 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530

MGM Park
Mississippi Gulf Coast Half & Full Marathon Finish Line105 Caillavet St, Biloxi, MS 39530

North of MGM Park
Sunday Post Race Shuttle Depot917 Howard Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530

Sunday, December 9

4:30 – 5:30 am

Race Day Packet Pickup

MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

4:30 am

Shuttle Depots Open

MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

5:45 am

Last Shuttle Departs for Full Marathon Start Line

MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

6:10 am

Last Shuttle Departs for Half Marathon Start Line

MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

6:30 am

Hwy 90 Traffic is stopped and Corrals Open for runners

Hwy 90 @ Henderson Pt., Pass Christian; Hwy 90 @ Jones Park, Gulfport

6:50 am

Announcements / National Anthem

Start Lines for Half and Full Marathons

6:55 am

Ainsley’s Angels Wave Star

Start Line for Half

7:00 am

Mississippi Gulf Coast Start for Half and Full Marathon

Point Cadet Plaza

8:00 am

Finish Festival Opens

MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

11:00 pm

Announcements – Top Finishers & Half Marathon Awards

MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

1:00 pm

Announcements – Top Finishers & Marathon Awards

MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

2:00 pm

Race Concludes and Finish Festival Closes

MGM Park, Biloxi, MS

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