Run flat, run fast – that’s the motto for the upcoming Big Beach Marathon in Gulf Shores, Alabama, hosted by The Hangout. Taking place January 31 and boasting a Boston qualifier of a course, serious runners won’t want to miss this event – or excuse to enjoy an Alabama vacation!

The Hangout is located near many of our Gulf Shores condo and home rentals, and acts as the start and finish of the awesome event. The course, which boasts a half and full marathon track, runs through the paved trail system of Gulf State Park before finishing along three miles of Beach Boulevard, which offers beautiful scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico.

The race expo will take place on Saturday, January 30 from noon to 6PM, before runners are encouraged to card-load at the pasta dinner on Sunday evening. Both events will take place at The Hangout. The half and full marathon will kick off at 8AM. Awards for each race will begin at 11AM and 2PM respectively. Be sure to stick around The Hangout after the event to enjoy live music, beer and fun during the post-race party!