Races in Pensacola Beach, Orange Beach, and More ~ Southern Vacation Rentals
For most of us, the promise of a new year means we’ll finally keep up with our fitness resolutions. If marathons and 5Ks are more your style, then you’re in luck, as the Gulf Coast is teeming with options all across Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Just pick a spot, lace up your shoes, and get ready to hit the ground! Check out some upcoming races in Pensacola Beach, Orange Beach, Destin, and more. Find your next family event on our Gulf Coast Event Calendar!
Starting off the year is the Pensacola Double Bridge Run on Saturday, February 1st, also known as the “Race to the Beach.” This 15K run draws in over 3,000 runners! The race carries runners across two bridges over Pensacola Bay and the Santa Rosa Sound. The run begins in Downtown Pensacola with a tour that includes the historic district and Bayfront Parkway. Then, run through Gulf Breeze and onto Pensacola Beach. The 5K invites both runners and walkers to travel from Gulf Breeze to beautiful Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island and the Gulf Islands Seashore. To stay close to the action, book your Pensacola Beach, Florida vacation rental with us! We recommend a stay at Emerald Isle for spectacular views, resort-style amenities, and large, private balconies.
Then, on March 1st, head over to Seaside on 30A for the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run. 100% of the proceeds from this race benefit the tuition-free Seaside School which serves not just 30A locals, but surrounding counties as well. This race offers some of the best sights around, as 30A is surrounded by numerous dune lakes, white sand beaches, and an abundance of stunning foliage. What better backdrop could there be?
Also taking place in March is the Flora-Bama’s 6th Annual Beach Run/Walk for America’s Warriors, held on the 28th. 5K runners will head into Orange Beach, while all half marathon runners head into Perdido Key. 100% of the proceeds on the March 23rd run benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The foundation gives full scholarship grants and educational/family counseling to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty, as well as immediate financial assistance for severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.