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Three Reasons to Run the Beach This Winter

The Run the Beach Half Marathon Series is a three-race series where participants receive a medal for completing all three courses.

The Run the Beach Half Marathon series consists of the Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half Marathon (November), the Big Beach Marathon and Half Marathon (January), and the Sweetheart 5k and Sea Turtle Half Marathon (February), all winding throughout the gorgeous scenery of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. If you’re reading this article and there’s even a question if the Run the Beach series is right for you, check out these 7 reasons to commit right now. 

Why should you Run the Beach this winter?

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1. Build your endurance, and while you’re at it, experience the “runner’s high” endorphin rush. A long run means carving out time to enjoy the solitude of training. And there’s plenty of solitude waiting for you along the coastal forests of Gulf State Park. The only time to start is now, and this forgiving landscape should inspire confidence. 

2. Set a goal for yourself and crush it. Use your goal to Run the Beach as motivation to connect with other runners. Success runs in packs, and whether you need a pacer or an accountability partner, running a half marathon is an opportunity to meet people with similar goals and interests. 

3. Take home a medal for each race you complete, AND an extra medal for completing all three races. All the while, you’re taking in the gorgeous scenery of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. What a nice way to celebrate your achievements. 

Find a friend, commit your name on the dotted line and look forward to an outstanding experience with the Run the Beach series of races. There’s no better place to set your pace than the balmy winter weather of coastal Alabama. 

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