For the second year in a row, runners can participate in the annual Panama City Beach Marathon. This event both starts and finishes at Pier Park on December 3, 2016.
This marathon will feature a general marathon, half marathon, 5K race and Kids Fun Run.
Run through paradise on the award-winning, sugary sandy beaches in Panama City Beach’s 2nd annual marathon.
BONUS: BOSTON QUALIFIER
Any runner that qualifies based on their age and gender with the Boston Marathon qualifications will be eligible to register for the Boston Marathon in 2018!
Participants can register online for free through the website. There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
The kid’s run is available for kids ages 6 and under and all other races are open to people ages 7 and up – there is no limit.
Strollers and pets are even allowed but must be started at the end of the race to allow for individual runners to go first.
All full and half marathon finishers will receive a medal once they cross the finish line.
The course will have pacers through the race provided by Beast Pacing. The races must be completed by 1pm. This allows for a full 6 hours on the full marathon race.
Participants should pick up their packets on Dec 3 from 6AM to 8AM at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Main Deck at 16230 Front Beach Rd.
Early Pick up at Dave & Buster’s at 15701 LC Hilton Jr Dr on Dec 2 from 12PM – 6PM.
Stick around for the after party at Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville for a complimentary Gumbo and Land Shark Draft Beer. The beer is available for only finishers of the race and they must show their number to enter a designated area. Of course, is only provided to runners 21 years of age or older. Margaritaville will be open to the public at 10:30 AM and offer runners, friends and family 15% off of all merchandise for the day.
The federal on Panama City Beach Marathon will begin at 7:00 AM. The start and the finish line is both located just a few yards north of the Margaritaville on Pier Park Drive. Look for the start and finish line arch. Remember, there is no race day registration so online registration will close on December 1 at 11:00 PM.
The half marathon also will be located at the same place but start at 7:30 AM.
The Panama City Beach 5K will start at 8:00 AM and the kids fun run will begin at 10:00 AM. There’s no fee to participate in this race so all children and parents if needed under the age of 10 can participate. Each runner will receive a finishers ribbon.
This is a great event so if you like running or simply want to participate with other local residents, visitors and vacationers, come out on December 3 for your chance at a metal and Boston qualifier. Visit the website for registration.