Kaiser Realty By Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half Marathon & 5K

There is a more recent schedule for this event. View the current schedule.

Date Saturday, November 29 2014
LocationOrange Beach, Alabama
  • Half Marathon - 13.1 miles
  • 5k - 5 kilometers
  • 1 Mile Fun Run - 1 mile


A holiday tradition brought to you by Team Magic and the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission.

The Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half Marathon is once again the Alabama RRCA Half Marathon State Championship.

Shed your turkey with us at the beach on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bring the whole family to enjoy the weekend on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. From a 1 mile fun run to a 5k run to a half-marathon run- There is a  distance for everyone. Enjoy running on the peaceful, scenic paved trails through Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, then join us for the post-race party at the Orange Beach Sportsplex with great food and drink, Gulf Coast style!


BAG DROP: We will have a bag drop option for those that need to put a few small items (like car keys!) in a bag. We will not have oversized bags for sweatshirts, etc... since the parking area is directly adjacent to the start and finish area. This is being offerered primarily to provide a place to keep your car keys if you do not have friends or family traveling with you that are not running in the event.

PROCESS / LOCATION: You will receive a bag when you pick up your race packet and a hang tag will be provided for your race bib number. Drop your bag at at tent located at the exit from the athletic field area to the run start chute and pick up your bag at the same location after you finish your run.



Course Overview

Site Overview Map: PDF

Half Marathon Course Description

A fun mix of paved trail through the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Gulf State Park "back-country" along with stretches on the Gulf State Park main drive- all but about 1/3 mile is on the beautiful, back-country paved trail system. This system has been expanded each year since this event started, so we continue to adjust the course to take advantage of these amazing, peaceful trails.

Half Marathon Online Course

What to Expect on the Course 
As the RRCA Alabama State Championship, we will be offering Gatorade Endurance Formula on the courses. Gatorade Endurance Formula is scientifically formulated to meet the needs of endurance athletes. 
It contains a five-electrolyte blend including nearly twice the sodium (200 mg) and more than three times the potassium (90 mg) compared to original Gatorade Thirst Quencher. Drink Gatorade Endurance Formula to help sustain hydration, maintain proper fluid balance and help replace key electrolytes lost in sweat during long distance training and racing.

Fuel your pre-race training with Gatorade Endurance Formula and other Gatorade Endurance products by finding them at a store near you or ordering online.  

5K & 1 Mile Run Description

Both the 5k run & 1 mile run start behind the soccer fields on the service road and proceed west on the trail like the Half Marathon course. The 5k will be a loop and the 1 mile will turn around at a 1/2 mile. Both runs go finish at the start line, which is now the race finish line. The 5k & 1 mile run will be completely on the paved back-country trail.

5k & 1 Mile Course