Runners in Gulf Shores

5 Reasons to Book a Racecation on Alabama’s Beaches

If you are searching for challenging, yet fulfilling races to ramp up your running, then sprint right on over to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL for the best in beach races and events.

Below are five of the top reasons you should book your next racecation event in our coastal destination.

Runners on Alabama's Beaches

1. The scenery is in Gulf Shores AL is spectacular.

Whether you lace up your shoes for a 5k run with the family or want to test your endurance at one or more of our half marathons, our destination offers stunning views throughout all of our races. From our sugar-white sand beaches to the paved pathways at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are sites for sore (or tired) eyes during your run.

2. Carb loading is our specialty.

Every runner knows the importance of fueling up before a big race; and it’s no secret that we know how to cook down here in Gulf Shores. Choose from juicy burgers, fresh fried shrimp, seafood pasta and more at one of our locally owned restaurants.

3. Our after-race parties are simply THE best.

After you cross the finish line, it’s time to celebrate; and, boy, do we know how to throw a party on the Gulf Coast. With live music, fresh Gulf seafood, and plenty of drinks (both mocktails and cocktails), there is no shortage of fun events after all of our runs.

Alabama's Beaches at Sunset

4. Beachfront accommodations are the perfect place to wind (or wine) down.

Reward yourself for a job well done after that 5k run by booking a fresh beachfront accommodation to lay your head after your long day of running and celebrating. Whether you’re looking for a hotel, condo or beach house, we have loads of options for you to choose from!

5. You can bring the family!

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach AL are known for being fun and family friendly. Your kids will be thrilled when mom or dad has a race in a destination where they can hangout,  build sandcastles, hold baby kangaroos, parasail and see a dolphin for the first time.

Are you ready to run? Find your race on Alabama’s coast by visiting our Beach Races page. Here you can find events like family-friendly runs, quirky-themed 5k events, Boston qualifiers, half marathons, triathlons, the Big Beach Marathon and more.


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