Best Sports Events After the New Year

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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 2018 events on our calendar so far in January and February.

Runners at the starting line Big Beach Marathon Series Gulf Shores Al

Run the Beach Series: Do you want to participate in sporting events instead of just watching? Head off to the races at Silver sponsor The Hangout when they play host to the first two events in the 2017 Run the Beach Series. The 2019 Big Beach Marathon and Half Marathon races into Gulf Shores on January 27. Runners of all levels are welcome at the 2019 Sweetheart 5k, Sea Turtle 1/2 Marathon and Sweetheart 1 Mile Fun Run on February 16.

Collegiate Softball: Beginning in February, swing by the ball field to see some competitive collegiate softball at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex, starting with the 2019 NCAA Division II Gulf Shores Softball Invitational February 2-4. Next up to the plate is the NCAA Division I Fastpitch Softball representing conferences from across the country in the 2019 NCAA Sand Dollar Classic scheduled for February 9-11. Finally, hit the fields as 20+ collegiate teams battle it out in the 2019 Coastal Alabama South Sun Chief Classic Softball Tournament on February 15 and 16.

Beach Volleyball Tournament  Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL

Volleyball: Bump, spike or jump your way here in February because you’ll dig the club volleyball action at the 2019 26th Annual Gulf Coast Classic Volleyball Tournament. Southeastern teams vie to win the championship title on February 17. Another battle on the white sand is set for February 24 and 25 at the 2019 Southeast Regional Beach Volleyball Tournament – Beach Wars in Gulf Shores.

Soccer: Rounding out the month is the 2019 Island Cup. Male and female high school athletes will show off their fancy footwork as more than 24 teams battle for the Island Cup soccer title in Orange Beach. Games will be played on February 23 and 24.

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