Gulf Coast Half Marathon Series


What started as an idea to produce a half marathon on the Northshore of New Orleans and a chance mention to a friend who thought of doing the same in Pensacola Beach led to the half marathon series we have today.

Utilized borrowed and rented equipment, the first GC Half in Pensacola Beach was fortunate enough to have on it's staff members who now work for Competitor Group, Lifetime Fitness, Ironman/WTC and many other top companies in the industry. The quick lesson: surround yourself with the best possible people. They will make magic when things don't go as planned (and they never do in a first year event).

Now, 8 years later our finishers number in the thousands from across the US and abroad. We have worked tirelessly to produce the events that have brought us such great reviews including a recent honor from Women's Running Magazine as 1 of 6 half marathons with serious bling for our Mandeville finishers medal

Competitor Magazine recently named the GCHM in Pensacola Beach as a Must-Do Race in their April issue.