Off to the Races in 2019
If you’re a runner, you’re in luck! Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is an outstanding destination for running events.
Jan. 27: Kick off the year with the Big Beach Marathon & Half Marathon at The Hangout. It’s part of the Run the Beach Series.
Feb. 16: The Sea Turtle Half Marathon is also part of the Run the Beach Series. For those not ready for a half marathon, the event is held in conjunction with the Sweetheart 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run in Gulf Shores.
Feb. 23: Join in the 7th Annual I Pink I Can 4-Mile Run/Walk starting at the Flora-Bama in Orange Beach. It’s an event to raise funds and inspire hope for those affected by breast cancer.
July 4: The Shark Run, a 4-mile course where you attempt to dodge . . . yes, “sharks.” It’s two miles on the road, followed by two miles on the sand during which “sharks” try to steal a flag football belt from runners.