Sign up now for Thanksgiving weekend fitness and family fun at Coastal Half Marathon
The Coastal Half Marathon, 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run takes place Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Orange Beach Sportsplex
GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – Trot off the turkey with family and friends Thanksgiving weekend with the Coastal Half Marathon, 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run presented by This Is Alabama Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Taking place at the Orange Beach Sportsplex, participants can walk, wheel or run their way along the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail at Gulf State Park in the morning and make it back home or a local watering hole for the Iron Bowl.
“2022 marks the 15th year of the Coastal Half Marathon, and we’re gearing up for what we’re expecting to be the biggest and best one yet,” said Joe Fleenor, president of Team Magic, the company Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events contracts to manage the event. “Happening the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this is the perfect place to burn off some of those extra calories as families from across the region will be joining us for what we believe to be one of the greatest racecations and family fun events in the country."
Drive-thru packet pick-up will take place at the sportsplex Friday, Nov. 25, from 3-5 p.m. and the morning of the race from 6:30-7:30 a.m. The half-marathon is set to begin at 8 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8:10 a.m. and the fun run at 8:20 a.m. The post-race party will feature food by Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar, beer for participants 21 and up, live music, inflatables, a rock wall and face painting – to name a few.
Caption: The 15th annual Coastal Half Marathon, 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run presented by This Is Alabama takes place Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Register now at Team-Magic.com.
Credit: Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events
About Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events:
Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events is a partnership among Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, Gulf State Park and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2007, the organization became a department within GSOBT. In this role, the GSOB Sports & Events – along with assistance from both cities – works to bring quality athletic and leisure events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To learn more about sports and events along Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches, please visit GSOBsports.com.