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Five Best Sports Events After the New Year

The new year is already promising skills and thrills from the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission team.

We’ve got a busy schedule ahead, so plan now to head to the beach for some sand, sun and sports this winter. Take a brief look at the 2021 events on our calendar so far in January and February.

Top Four Winter Sporting Events

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1. Run the Beach Series

Do you want to participate in sporting events instead of just watching? Head off to the races at the sponsor The Hangout when they play host to the first two events in the Run the Beach Series. The 2021 Big Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & 7K races into Gulf Shores on January 30 and 31. 

2. Collegiate Softball

Beginning in February, swing by the ball field to see some competitive collegiate softball at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex, starting with the 2021 Coastal Alabama Sun Chiefs Classic Softball Tournament beginning February 19. Watch over 20 collegiate teams compete in this annual tournament.  

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3. Volleyball

Bump, spike or jump your way here in February because Gulf Shores is welcoming the 2021 28th Annual Gulf Coast Classic Volleyball Tournament beginning February 13. Southeastern teams vie to win the championship title. Another battle on the white sand is set for February 27 and 28 at the 2021 Southeast Regional Beach Volleyball Tournament Beach Wars in Gulf Shores. 

4. Wrestling

An exciting dual is set for February 5 & 6 at the 2021 GSHS Wrestling Dolphin Duals in Gulf Shores. Watch as Gulf Shores High School competes in a competition you won’t want to miss. 

5. Virtual Run

Can’t make it to any of the events but still want to be a part of the action? Join the I Pink I Can Run Virtual Breast Cancer 4 Miler from ANYWHERE between February 20 and 28! Runners, walkers and survivors are welcome. Be a part of this great race from the comfort of your own home. 

It’s time to hit the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to take part in these amazing annual sporting events. 

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