Everything’s better at the beach—swimming, relaxing, and even running! In fact, Panama City Beach, Florida, is becoming a runner’s paradise with races such as the Biggest Loser Half Marathon, the Florida Iron Man, the Gulf Coast Triathlon, and many more. Coming up soon, you don’t want to miss the annual PCB Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016.
There’s nowhere better to run than alongside some of the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches,” especially in December when the rest of the country is a winter wonderland. The Start/Finish line is located in the heart of Pier Park outdoor shopping and entertainment center and the flat course runs parallel to the beach along Front Beach Road. Replace those white snow-covered trails with our beautiful view of the white-sand Gulf Coast, and replace harsh winter conditions with our cool breezes and sunshine. You might even hit your personal best!
Organized by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, the PCB Marathon (originally known as the Run for the Redfish) has evolved become an annual event for the community and attracts thousands of runners, both locals and visitors. For the running enthusiasts who are eager to cross the finish line fast, any participants in the 2016 Panama City Beach Marathon that run a qualifying time based on their age/gender based on the Boston requirements, will be eligible to register for the Boston Marathon in 2018.
Not quite up to speed for a marathon? Enter in the PCB Half-Marathon race, where you can get in your practice, but stay at your comfort level! You’ll still be able to enjoy the view of our beautiful beaches and Finish Line celebration and After Party at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.
If you’re just looking to join the fun in an entertaining race experience, or looking for something the whole family can do together, then consider running the 5K or running with your kids (if needed) in the Kid’s 1-Mile Fun Run. No Race Day registration is necessary for the two races, however online registration will close December 1 at 11:00PM, so be sure to sign up soon!
Get ready, get set, and run through paradise when you register for the 2nd Annual Panama City Beach Marathon! Register for the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K here at Active.com. The Kid’s Fun Run does not require registration.
Resort Collection is proud to be a sponsor of this fantastic and fun event benefiting two local charities: Warrior Beach Retreat, Inc. and the Panama City Beach Chamber Education Fund, Inc. We’ll see you at the finish line. Good luck!