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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

Marathon Course Map

Here is our Marathon Course. It will be a flat and fast USATF Certified Boston Qualifier!

Big Beach Marathon Turn by Turn 

1. Start at the Hangout
2. Exit on Sutton Pl and head north on Hwy 59
3. Right on E 14th Ave
4. Right on Coyote Crossing Trail
5. Left on Gulf Oak Ridge Trail
6. Continue on to Twin Bridges Trail
7. Left on Catman Rd (half marathon breaks off soon after this turn)
8. Right on Cotton Bayou Trail
9. Left on sidewalk beside SR 161
10. Left on to Catman Rd
11. Procceed to Turnaround
12. Head back to SR 161
13. Turn left on sidewalk
14. Left on sidewalk/trail at Hwy 181
15. Left into exit from Orange Beach Municipal Complex
16. Left on Rattlesnake Ridge Trail
17. Right on Twin Bridges Trail
18. Proceed on to Gulf Oak Ridge Trail
19. Left on to Park Rd 2 Trail
20. Left on to bike lane at Campground entrance
21. Follow bike lane to connect with new trail built around campground
22. Right on Powerline Rd
23. Left on Catman Rd
24. Right on Rosemary Dunes Trail
25. Right on Beach Mouse Bypass Trail (wooden pedestrian boardwalk)
26. Left into Campground and proceed to end of the road and follow straight trail at circle
27. Cross Campground Rd
28. Left on trail/sidewalk
29. Right on West Wetlands Trail (wooden pedestrian boardwalk)
30. Proceed on paved trail to pedestrian bridge over Beach Blvd
31. Use pedestrian bridge to cross Beach Blvd
32. Short right at Lodge entrance
33. Left in Beach Blvd bike lane
34. Left on E 1st St to finish




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