Date: Saturday, February 11 2017
Gulf Shores, AL

Half Marathon Entry Fees
Opening price - $50
1/1/17 - $55
1/14/17 - $60
2/4/17 - $70

online Registration closes at midnight 2/9/17
2/10/16 - $85 (Packet pickup and race day)

10K Entry Fees
Opening Price - $45
1/1/17 - $45
1/14/14 - $50
2/4/17 - $60

online Registration closes at midnight 2/9/17
2/10/17 - $75 (Packet pickup and race day)

Packet Pick-Up
Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
200 East 25th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL. 36542

Friday, February 10th

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, February 11th
5:30am - 6:30am



Packet Pick-Up Procedures

Participants must present a government issued ID to pick up race packet. Proxy Packet Pick-up (picking up a packet for someone else) the process is as follows: a copy of that participants photo ID is required and an acknowledgment of proxy pick-up will need to be signed. This copy will be retained until the completion of the event weekend as proof of packet distribution.

There are no exceptions to this rule. If you wish to have your packet picked up by proxy the photo copy of your drivers license will be retained as proof of pick up. You must be 18 years or older to proxy pick up for another runner.

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. Should you be unable to participate due to injury or illness you can defer your entry to another Gulf Coast Half Marathon in the next 12 months up to 14 days before the event for a deferral fee of $20. Email for info.


There is plenty of free parking surrounding Lucy Buffett's LuLu's.
It is suggested to arrive no later than 1 hr before race.

Not Allowed:
- Bikes / hand-crank cycles (chairs)
- Baby strollers/jogging strollers
- Dogs- Rollerblades/rollerskates
- Scooters
- Skateboards
- Anything being dragged behind including tires

Course Time Limit
There is a 4 hour course limit to complete the half marathon race (~18:00/mile pace) If you are unable to continue at this pace you will be helped into the SAG wagon and will be transported to the finish line. The SAG wagon will only leave after the last runner has crossed the starting line and will proceed at ~18:00/mile according to chip/tag electronic timing.

The Gulf Coast Half Marathon at Gulf Shores with the nearly world famous post race party hosted by Lucy Buffett's Lulu's will feature Mile Markers at every mile and 11 well-supported water stations.

Post-Race Party fueled by Landshark Lager

The post-race party will take place just beyond the finish line at Lucy Buffett's Lulu's. Starting at around 8:15am, participants will be treated to some top shelf grub, Landshark Lager, and other assorted goodies.

One common complaint is that the awards ceremony never starts soon enough and that people have to wait around. Well in the spirit of fun we're changing the way it's done. The top finishers will be announced in our awards presentation starting at 10:00am and all other age groupers can claim their awards as soon as we wrap up with our overall awards. This way you can claim your award and never slow down the party!

All participants that complete the Gulf Coast Half Marathon at Gulf Shores with the nearly world famous post race party hosted by Lucy Buffett's Lulu's will receive an awesome finisher medal!

Age Group Breakdown

Awards will be awarded 3 deep in each of the below age group for both males and females. (Walker division will be to 3 male/female Overall only)

14 & Under 15-19 20-24
25-29 30-34 35-39
40-44 45-49 50-54
55-59 60-64 65-69
70-74 75+

Please note that overall awards are based on Gun Time, all age group awards are based on chip/tag time, NOT gun time.


The Gulf Coast Half Marathon & Joe Relaxo are looking for a team of dedicated volunteers to assist in helping make the 5th Annual GCHM in Gulf Shores a success. Are you part of a charitable organization? We have volunteer fundraising opportunities for groups such as schools, clubs, churches and other not-for-profit organizations. Contact us at to get involved!

Our Story

“I LOVED this race!"

– Megan


“Spectacular day for running, thank you so much to the coordinators, volunteers, police, & sponsors for the awesome support for a great race..”

–  Gailanne


“Excellent job again!!!"

– Keith Gates



Athletes Raves

The Details:

The 2017 Gulf Coast Half Marathon in Gulf Shores, AL will be a special one. Not only because it's a beautiful course, or because of your finishers medal ("America's Most Useful Medal", or because the race has been moved to a Saturday. Those are all great reasons to run! But this year, it's even more special. We are teaming up with Lulus Vow Renewal!!  That's right not only do you get a chance to run this amazing race you'll also have the opportunity to look your loved one in the eye and say "I DO" once again. 


We've got something for everybody. Not only do we offer the Half distance, we're also offering a 10K option too. Everybody that crosses the finish line will receive our World Famous Finishers Metal/bottle opener.

Come for the Race, stay for the party. 

Run Gulf Shores, Sat. Feb 11, 2017

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