Vacasa Coastal Half Marathon and 5K Run
Shed your turkey with us at the beach on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bring the whole family to make memories Thanksgiving weekend on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. From a 1-mile fun run or a 5K to a half marathon, there is a distance for everyone to walk, run or wheel.
Enjoy running on the peaceful, scenic paved Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail system. You will soak in breathtaking scenery encompassing Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Stick around for awards and the best post-race party around at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.
To prioritize safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been modified, including the following:
-Participation is limited to 500
-There will be no 1-mile fun run
-Packet pick-up will be a contactless drive-thru
-Staggered starts will be in effect
-Grab and go snacks, drinks and prizes will be available post-race
Drive-thru, contactless packet pick-up will take place Friday, Nov. 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 28 from 6:30-7 a.m. at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.
Socially distanced walk-up packet pick-up will be available at the Sportsplex Saturday from 7-7:30 a.m.