5th Annual Run for the Redfish This Weekend!

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the 5th Annual Run for the Redfish this Saturday, December 7, 2013. Runner’s from across the country will participate in this combined half-marathon, 5K and kid’s fun run to start/finish at Pier Park. There are already more runners than in the past four years signed up to run the course along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and through Pier Park!

Tomorrow is the last day for registration, and runners are highly encouraged to get their registration forms in to the Beach Chamber, or through www.runfortheredfish.com, to secure their spot to participate in this continuously growing event. The cost for the half-marathon is $45; for the 5K it is $30. All runners of the half marathon and 5K will receive the traditional Run for the Redfish long-sleeved T-shirt. Chip timing is provided for participants of the half-marathon and 5k races. An after party at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville inside Pier Park will also be held in their honor as part of their participation.

We hope to have support from the media and community by coming out to Pier Park to cheer on all participants. The half-marathon race begins at 8:00 am and the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. Look forward to seeing you there rain or shine!

Panama City Beach Presents Twelve Days of Christmas Cheer this December

The holly jolly days are upon us, and Panama City Beach has decked its halls AND beaches! Embrace this magical season and create lifetime memories with your family and friends. These festive December events are certain to capture your holiday spirit!

Christmas Tree at the Beach

1) Mon. 12/2; 6:30pm, Frank Brown Park, PCB : Annual City of PCB Christmas Tree Lighting Celebrate the magic of Christmas at PCB’s official tree lighting ceremony with musical performances by local schools, churches and civic groups, photos with Santa and all sorts of yummy treats.

2) Thurs. 12/5; 10am-9pm, 1st Baptist Church Family Life Center, Panama City: 10th Annual Festival of Trees Decorated trees for auction, holiday music free kids’ events, bakery goods and value-oriented gifts for sale. Proceeds benefit PC Rescue Mission. Admission: $5 adults, $3 kids or $15 family. For more info., visit www.festivaloftreesspc.com or call 850.481.1093.

3) Thurs. 12/5, 7:30pm, Marina Civic Center, PC: Bonnie Raitt Live in Concert Grammy award-winner singer, songwriter & guitarist gives her audiences “Something to Talk About” with her unique blend of blues, R& B, rock & pop. For more info., visit www.marinaciviccenter.com

4) Fri. 12/6; 5-8pm, Downtown PC: “A Dickens of a Christmas” Festive family-fun in the heart of PC with horse-drawn carriage rides, free ice skating, carolers, concerts, extended shopping hours, kids events, train rides, a bounce house & more surprises. For more info., visit http://events.panamacity.com/event

5) Sat. 12/7; Start/Finish Pier Park, PCB: 5th Annual Run for the Redfish Great family event for all levels of runners, includes a ½ Marathon, 5K & Kids fun run along scenic Front Beach Rd & after-party at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. All runners for the 5K and certified half marathon professionally- timed course receive long sleeve t-shirt & swag bag. A portion of proceeds benefit Ocean Conservancy. Visit www.runfortheredfish.com for race start times, registration & more info.

6) Wed. 12/11; 7pm, Marina Civic Center, PC: Goo Goo Dolls Live in Concert A rockin’ holiday treat for alternate rock music lovers the world over. For tickets or more info, visit www.marinaciviccenter.com

7) Fri. 12/13; 5-8pm, Downtown PC: “A Dickens of a Christmas” (see details above 12/6)

8 ) Sat. 12/14; 4pm, Front Beach & Pier Park, PCB: Annual PCB Optimist Christmas Parade Everyone loves a parade! Floats, marching bands & Santa will delight all ages as this festive procession flows down Powell Adams to Front Beach Rd & northwest through Pier Park, then ends at Wal-Mart.

9) Fri. 12/20; 5-8pm, Downtown PC: “A Dickens of a Christmas (see details above 12/6)

10) Fri. 12/20; 3pm & 6pm, Marina Civic Center, PC: Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales. All-new musical with 25 Disney characters that bring to life the stories of “Snow White,” “Cinderella” and “Beauty and the Beast.” For tickets or more info, visit www.marinaciviccenter.com

11) Sun. 12/29; 8am, Frank Brown Park, PCB: “The Biggest Loser Run/Walk” Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Fun Run Perfect chance for all levels of runners and walkers to celebrate their 2013 healthy lifestyle milestones! Each participant receives an inaugural finisher’s medal & t-shirt. Post-party with celebrity appearances. www.biggestloserrunwalk.com or contact@biggestloserrunwalk.com for more info.

12) Tues. 12/31; Pier Park, PCB: Two New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Celebrations From 5:30-8pm, it’s a family-style Family Ball Drop event with face painting, stilt walker, live music, prize giveaways & dazzling fireworks following the 8pm countdown when 10,000 beach balls will be dropped! Then from 8:45pm-1am, it’s time for grown-ups to countdown to 2014 with a New Year’s Eve inaugural street festival featuring live music, food booths & endless fun, promising to become PCB’s best annual NYE bash! Midnight countdown has an 800-lb glowing Beach Ball Drop followed by dazzling fireworks.

Admission is free for both events. Visit www.pierpark.com for more info.


The Biggest Loser RunWalk Returns to PCB Dec. 29, 2013!

The Biggest Loser RunWalk 2013 in Panama City Beach

The Biggest Loser RunWalk – December 29, 2013

Get a healthy jump-start on 2014 with The Biggest Loser in Panama City Beach. This popular event features a half-marathon, 5k, and kids one-mile fun run.

Each registered participant and finisher will receive:

  • The Biggest Loser Finisher’s Medal
  • Drawstring backpack
  • Commemorative technical t-shirt
  • Chip-timed race for runners and those tracking personal goals
  • Free downloadable race photos
  • Award divisions for runners and walkers
  • Celebrity appearances
  • Hydration stations with water/sports drinks along the course and food at the finish line
  • Finish line festival entertainment by Billboard chart-topping artist and former Biggest Loser Season 5 contestant, Dan Evans
  • Last but not least, a truly inspirational and unforgettable experience
  • Click here for complete event details and registration

Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, the official expo host and lodging partner for this great event, is the only full-service resort in Panama City Beach and offers a wide range of activities, amenities and perks. Enjoy discounted group rates when you book online using group code 10D39N. If a longer stay is preferred, please call for a tailored reservation to fit your desired travel dates!

Celebrate the completion of this fun and challenging event with us at Panama City Beach’s Sixth Annual Beach Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve. This exciting tradition takes place at Pier Park and culminates with an 800-pound glowing beach ball descending to ring in the New Year. Enjoy a family beach ball drop consisting of 10,000 inflatable beach balls dropped from the sky and a brilliant fireworks display. Click here for more information on the Beach Ball Drop.

Click Here to Book Now!

OR Call (877) 476-1419

Group Code: 10D39N


Goin’ to the Beach TV – Treasures Magazine

Goin’ to the Beach TV – Episode 5

Join Alex on a Panama City Beach adventure as she visits some of the great local spots featured in The Resort Collection’s magazine, Treasures. Pick up your copy today at any Resort Collection property or read online HERE to find out about dining, activities, attractions, shopping, day trips, our resorts, events, and everything else there is to love about our beautiful Panama City Beach!

Goin’ to the Beach TV – Sports and Activities

Goin’ to the Beach TV – Episode 2

Alex is exploring all the great options for sports and fitness at The Club at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort and Hombre Golf Club in this episode of The Resort Collection’s web TV series. Come see all the great options to stay fit and have fun in Panama City Beach, Florida!