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We Run This Beach Marathon

Sat February 22 - Sun February 23, 2025 Directions

Events

Saturday

$30 - $45 8:00AM CST
Events: Beachin' 5K Beachin' 10K

Sunday

$65 - $125 8:00AM - 7:00AM CST
Events: Marathon Half Marathon Half Marathon + 5K CHALLENGE Half Marathon + 10K CHALLENGE Marathon + 5K CHALLENGE Marathon + 10K CHALLENGE

Bundles

$95 - $125 8:00AM CST
Events: Half Marathon + 5K CHALLENGE Half Marathon + 10K CHALLENGE Marathon + 5K CHALLENGE Marathon + 10K CHALLENGE

Description

We Run This Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Time to book your Runcation and punch your ticket to the Boston Marathon! The We Run This Beach Marathon will be a beautiful 🏖 , fast 💨  and scenic 🌴  course with gorgeous views of Lake Shelby, Middle & Little Lake's. The course will start and finish near the Gulf State Park Lodge and traverse the pancake flat paved paths throughout Gulf State Park. 

We will have Chip Timing splits at the 10K for both Half Marathon & Marathon and then a 1/2 marathon split for the marathoners. 

..And then there's the post race party. We will have post race food for all finishers, 2 drink tickets, post race music, all on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores AL. We believe in training hard, racing hard and celebrating hard and this race will be no different! 

Average Temperatures at this time of year are 46F for the Low and 66F the high. It doesn't get much better than that!

Yes, this is a Boston Qualifier! USATF certification code: AL22006JE

Packet Pickup Schedule

Friday: 1-8pm @ The Gulf State Park Lodge (5k/ 10k/ Half/ Full can all pick up)
Saturday: 6:30-7:45am @ Lake Picnic Area (across the highway from the Gulf State Park Lodge) 21101 AL-135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 only for the Beachin' 5K and 10K or Challenge participants!)
Saturday: 12-5:00pm @ The Gulf State Park Lodge (Half Marathon, Marathon)
Sunday: 5:45am-6:45am @ Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion: 22250 E Beach Blvd Gulf Shores, AL 36542 US **Please please please try to pick up your packets either Friday from 5-8pm or Saturday from 12-5pm to avoid long lines!)

WANT DISCOUNTS TO OUR RACES?

Yep that's right! If you love our races and want discounts, we have created a program just for you. Learn more about Race Club here: https://runninglane.com/racing-club

Calling all volunteers! We always need fantastic volunteers and we have a volunteer program to help save you some dough. Volunteers who work a 5 hour shift will receive free entry into a future RunningLane Event 1/2 Marathon distance and shorter. Volunteers who work (2) 5 hour shifts or (1) 8+ hour shift will receive free entry into a future RL Event 50 Miler and down OR (2) races 1/2 marathon and down. For more details please email kim@runninglane.com 
Excludes the Wild Thangs Trail Series Bundle

OVERVIEW

The Beachin' 5K & 10K will be SATURDAY, February 22nd, 2025. Where: Lake Picnic Area (across the highway from the Gulf State Park Lodge) 21101 AL-135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 and will start at 8:00AM

The We Run This Beach Marathon & Half Marathon will be SUNDAY, February 23rd, 2025.  Where: Gulf State Park Beach Pavillion: 22250 E Beach Blvd Gulf Shores, AL 36542 US
[Note: this is where the race STARTS & FINISHES. The first 500 participants to signup will get to park at this address. Registrations 501+ will use the shuttle system from the Gulf State Park Pier just west of the Gulf State Park Lodge (21196 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542]

Start Time: 7:00AM 

Driving distance from:

Pensacola: 31 miles
Mobile: 56 miles
Biloxi: 116miles
Panama City Beach: 125 miles
New Orleans: 197 miles
Birmingham: 283 miles
Atlanta: 355 miles
Huntsville: 383 miles
Memphis: 422 miles
Nashville: 473 miles

There are no refunds, credits or friend/ family transfers on entries. We do not mail shirts or medals to participants unable to make the event as left over shirts are donated.

SHIRTS & AWARDS & CUTOFFS

Once we get the 2025 designs we will update them below.

The We Run This Beach Marathon & Half Marathon race shirt will be a long sleeve tech shirt for both the half marathon and marathon (unisex sizing) seen above 🔥🔥🔥

To be guaranteed the long sleeve tech shirt above, you must be registered by 1/30/2025. Registrations past this date may receive a long sleeve tech shirt while supplies last or may receive a long sleeve We Run This Beach cotton shirt.

ALL Half Marathon & Marathon runners will receive a BIG finisher medal and long sleeve shirt!

**NEW IN 2025** The We Run This Beach CHALLENGE. For participants who sign up for either of the Half Marathon or Marathon + their choice of Saturday 5K or 10K, they will receive an even BIGGER finisher medal 🤩
Please note that CHALLENGE participants will receive (1) Long Sleeve Tech Shirt and (1) even larger finisher medal on Sunday. The Challenge Participants will not receive the Beachin' 5K or 10K cotton t-shirt on Saturday.

Age group awards will be top 3 in each AG: 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ for the WRTB Half Marathon & Marathon. For the Beachin' 5K & 10K, AG awards will be to the overall winner of each AG: 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


All Beachin' 5K & 10K runners registered before 1/31/25 will receive a super soft tri blend t-shirt & post race meal. Registrations past this date may receive a a Beachin' shirt while supplies last or receive a RunningLane t-shirt.

There are VERY generous cutoffs for the Half Marathon. We want everyone that wants to tackle their first half to have the opportunity to do so. Therefore, the Half Marathon cutoff is 5 hours. The Marathon cutoff is 6 hours. This is due to many factors including road permits, police, the state park etc. If you cannot run under 5:45, please consider signing up for the Half. Plus you get to eat post race BBQ sooner 😎

Runner Referral Program

Share your love of the We Run This Beach Marathon Weekend!!

Want a chance to earn back some of that registration fee?

It’s easy - encourage your friends and family to join you for the We Run This Beach Marathon or Half Marathon and receive a refund of $25 (5 referral registrations for eligible events). Have lots of friends? Sure thing, if 10 friends sign up you will receive $50 refunded back from your registration and so on. 

How does it work?

After you complete your online registration for an eligible in-person event, your confirmation email will contain a unique URL link that you can share with friends and family. Every time that link is used by someone who completes a registration, we’ll keep a tally.

(Note: Referral refunds will be awarded only once you have reached five (5), ten (10) and fifteen (15) referrals. Maximum refund allowed is $75. The amount will be applied to the credit card on file with your RunSignUp account)

How do I participate?

Referrals can only be credited to you when a registration is completed using your unique URL. Make sure your friends and family use your link to get to the registration site!

Your unique URL can be found in your registration confirmation email
or
Your RunSignUp account: To find the URL, or the status of your referrals, log in to RunSignup.com, click on My Profile, under Runner Links section (at the bottom), My Referrals. 

 

COURSE

Half Marathon Course/ Elevation Profile: https://www.strava.com/routes/2863883234302905108
Marathon Course/ Elevation Profile: https://www.strava.com/routes/2863886919960192412
Beachin' 10K Course / Elevation Profile: https://www.strava.com/routes/2957030242042595282
Beachin' 5K course/ Elevation Profile: https://www.strava.com/routes/2957028292522405842

Half Marathon Aid Stations: 2.2, 4.7, 7.7, 9.7, 10.6
Marathon Aid Stations: 2.2, 4.7, 7.7, 9.7, 13.1, 14.8, 16.7, 18.9, 21, 23.7
All aid stations will have GU energy gels (caffeinated and non caffeinated) along with water and Powerade. 

Place

Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion

Race Contact Info

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Lodging

The Lodge at Gulf State Park is the We Run This Beach Host site. Packet pickup for the marathon and half marathon will be at the Lodge on Friday February 21st, Saturday February 22nd (for the half marathon & marathon), 2025. We are PUMPED to announce that the Lodge at Gulf State Park will be the host hotel for the 2025 We Run This Beach Marathon weekend! We will have an exclusive athlete recovery room (normatec boots, massage guns, foam rollers, complimentary gatorade etc) that is FREE for athletes staying in the host hotel. There are a very limited number of rooms available and these will go fast. You will be able to book your room through us during the registration process. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email us at info@runninglane.com.

Other great discounted lodging options can be found here: https://www.gulfshores.com/events-calendar/sports-races/2023-we-run-this-beach-marathon-half-marathon-10k-5k/ (Be sure you click the "Book Direct" button for the best rates.

Directions

Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion

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