Date: February 28, 2016
Gulf Shores, AL

The Gulf Coast Half Marathon Series will return for the 4th year to Gulf Shores, Alabama in 2016.

- Beautiful course
- Great support
- Awesome finishers medal
- Spectacular views
- Nearly world famous post race party at Lulu's


Half Marathon Entry Fees

Opening price - $50
11/3/15 - $55
1/11/16 - $60
2/14/16 - $70
2/21/16 - $85

10K Entry Fees

Opening Price - $45
11/3/15 - $45
1/11/16 - $50
2/14/16 - $60
2/21/16 - $75

Packet Pick-Up

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

Saturday February 27th
11:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday February 28th
5:30am - 6:15am



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.

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 4th 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!