Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Alabama provide a phenomenal backdrop to kick off the 2016 Gulf Coast Half Marathon Series. Starting at Lulu's runners will loop underneath then cross over the intracoastal bridge to begin their 13.1 miles. Exploring the many coastal neighborhoods that make Lower Alabama great runners will then enter Gulf State Park for a loop around Lake Shelby briefly popping out onto Perdido Beach Blvd for a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Finishing the loop around Lake Shelby runners will trace back part of the course to return to the north side of the Intracoastal Canal before turning for home and the nearly World Famous Post Race Party hosted at Lucy Buffet's LuLu's!


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Distance: 13.1 miles & 10K (6.2 miles)
Date: February 28, 2016
Race Start time: 7:00am

Average Start Time Temp: 49 degrees (high 61, low 38)
Forecast for Sunday 3/1/15: 53 degrees at Start
Sunrise: 6:17am
Number of Aid stations on course: 11 (Approx. 1 every mile)

Start Location: Lucy Buffett's LuLu's , 200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542

Finish Location: About 50 yards away from where we started all the fun!

The Nearly World Famous Post Race Party hosted at Lulu's will begin as soon as you get to the finish line!

This is a walker friendly course with a ~18/min per mile pace cut off time.
A sag wagon will be following the course at that pace.