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Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

Sunday December 9th, 2018
Biloxi, Mississippi
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 5K · Kids Race

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 seafood, Mississippi style BBQ and live performances as runners cross the finish line.

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Race Date: 12/09/2018 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:27:12 Ben Schneider 29 USA
2nd Male 2:36:05 John Hitter 41 USA
3rd Male 2:51:10 Adam Lazrus 28 USA
4th Male 2:51:47 Grover Brown 26 USA
Female 2:53:05 Samantha Yeager 28 USA
2nd Female 3:09:14 Kate Cramer 26 USA
3rd Female 3:11:28 Krista Steinbeiser 25 USA
4th Female 3:20:00 Rhea Loney 33 USA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:36:05 John Hitter 41 USA
M 50-59 3:02:02 Dominique Perrier 52 USA
M 60-69 4:25:43 Ron Eaker 60 USA
M 70+ 4:08:19 Edward Bates 72 USA
F 40-49 3:25:30 Kimberly Bradley 45 USA
F 50-59 3:48:00 Amy Hall 53 USA
F 60-69 4:33:12 Paige Mucha 60 USA
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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