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Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

Sunday December 10th, 2023
Biloxi, Mississippi
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 5K · Kids Race
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Founded in 2015, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, a Coastal Running Fest, celebrates the local flare and beauty of running along the scenic beaches from Pass Christian to Biloxi. Races include a marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K (3.1 miles) and kids marathon race program (a 1.2 mile fun run). The Coors Light Finish Festival will be held Sunday morning at MGM Park, a post-race beach-party offering local Gulf Coast sea food, Mississippi style BBQ and live performances as runners cross the finish line.

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, Race Date: 2022-12-11, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:36:46 Joshua Moore 31 MS
2nd Male 2:40:27 Russell Simkins 49 MS
3rd Male 2:43:52 Dan Lemelman 32 NY
4th Male 2:48:17 Braden Scalisi 20 LA
Female 3:14:34 Valerie Richter 25 IL
2nd Female 3:19:42 Julie Danner 45 KS
3rd Female 3:26:02 Jaime Dawes 44 NM
4th Female 3:28:48 Ana Cadreche 51 FL
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:40:27 Russell Simkins 49 MS
M 50-59 3:22:45 Steven Bland 56 IL
M 60-69 3:44:07 Paul Baganz 68 WI
M 70+ 5:35:40 Jim Mitchell 72 MS
F 40-49 3:19:42 Julie Danner 45 KS
F 50-59 3:28:48 Ana Cadreche 51 FL
F 60-69 4:40:02 Sherry Pipkin 68 TX
Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon is the centerpiece of a three-day Running Festival featuring “Mississippi Gulf Coast Culture.” The goal is to establish the festival as an important annual destination event with strong ties to the regional flavor, showcasing the music, food and entertainment of the coastal resort area. Runs include a full marathon, half marathon, 5K (3.1 miles), and kids’ fun run (1.2 mile). The weekend kicks off Friday, December 9 with a health and fitness expo.

The 5K and Kids race are the next day, followed by a post-race party and more of the expo. The marathon and half-marathon (which starts in Gulfport) are Sunday morning, followed by the Finish Festival, a post-race beach-party featuring local Gulf Coast seafood, Mississippi style barbeque and live performances of country, rock and blues.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon course features a fast, flat, BQ-friendly path along the coast from Pass Christian to Biloxi. Runners are entertained by supporters and spectators while viewing breathtaking beaches historic homes, local restaurants and luxury casino resorts.

The race begins in Pass Christian, on the Louisiana side of Mississippi, then winds east along the coast on Beach Boulevard (Highway 90) to a grand finale in Biloxi, the region’s tourism epicenter, full of large modern casino hotels, standout golf courses, museums, attractions, fishing and great restaurants. There are few other races worldwide with this much coastal exposure, the waves almost always in sight.

The course is a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier route.


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