Gulf Shores, Alabama February 28, 2016

Gulf Shores, Alabama

February 28, 2016

Pensacola Beach, Florida April 10, 2016

Pensacola Beach, Florida

April 10, 2016

Mandeville, Louisiana October 16, 2016

Mandeville, Louisiana

October 16, 2016

We produce the soon to be world famous Gulf Coast Half Marathon Series. For the past 6 years the GCHMS has changed expectations of runners and cities alike of how a major endurance event should be produced. We take pride in our attention to detail of course design all the way to the post race party. Thousands of runners now proudly use and display "America's Most Useful Finishers Medal" on their walls, by the pool and at the beach.

The 13.1 miles of running through beautiful beach and coastal communities will treat runners to stunning views of the water, historical neighborhoods & amazing white sand beaches that are unmatched anywhere. In true Gulf Coast style, the event will wrap with an awesome post race party that is sure to become a thing of legends.

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The Gulf Coast Half Marathon & Joe Relaxo would like to thank the team of dedicated volunteers who assisted in helping make the 5th Annual GCHM on the Louisiana Northshore 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!


GCHMLA medal

America's Most Useful Finisher Medal

All finishers of the half and the 10 Miler will receive America's Most Useful Finisher medal. Bartender tested, runner approved, the Original Finisher "Speed-Opener" doesn't spend it's golden years hanging from a rack or sitting buried with a hundred other medals in a box somewhere. America's Most Useful Finishers Medal lives an exciting life post-race celebrating life's everyday victories at the beach, on the deck, by the pool and on boats across the Gulf Coast.

If you ran the 2014 Gulf Coast Half Marathon powered by Varsity Sports you might even appear on this year's medal!

Earn yours by finishing Sunday October 18, 2015. Sign up today.