Gulf Coast Half Marathon Series and the Race to the Top of the Tower

Whether you are a sports enthusiast or just looking for some motivation to keep up your New Year's resolutions, we have two events coming up that are sure to pique your interest.
2012 Race to the Top of the Stairs
On Thursday, January 19, the Gulf

Coast Half Marathon Series weekend kicks off with an invitational stair race 33 floors to the top of the Turquoise Place Tower in Orange Beach for police, fire, EMS and military. The entry fee is $10 with 100% of the proceeds going to the Special Olympics of Alabama. If you are a member of the police, fire, EMS or military and want to be a part of this great fundraiser call 850-261-6171 for information on how to sign up.

For the rest of us, this is a great opportunity to be inspired by strength and stamina of those who work so hard to keep us safe. Come out to support the participants and watch a great competition. The race starts at 10:00 am.

2012 Gulf Coast Half Marathon Series
This race series features half marathons throughout the year along the Gulf Coast starting with a race in Gulf Shores on January 22. Runners get the opportunity to test their skills along some of the most scenic stretches of the Gulf Coast and we get the chance to cheer them on as they begin and end at LuLu's at Homeport. Runners will loop underneath then cross over the intracoastal bridge to begin their 13.1 miles as they head to Gulf State Park for a loop around Lake Shelby and briefly to Perdido Beach Blvd. for a view of the Gulf.

The other races in the series include Pensacola Beach, Florida on April 15th and Mandeville, Louisiana on October 14th. Runners who compete in all three Gulf Coast Half Marathons in the 2012 series receive a limited edition GCHM Series sweatshirt. Additionally, they can compete to be named Series Champion. Times from the 3 events currently on the 2012 calendar will be averaged at the conclusion of the series. The fastest average time overall (M/F) in each age group will be named Series Champion. Prizes will be announced at the Gulf Shores race, January 22.

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