Category: Activities

Run for the Redfish is Catching Up On Us!

$60.00 for 1/2 Marathon

$45.00 for 5K

Kids under 12 run FREE in the 1 mile “Kid’s Fun Run”

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce has been diligently working to host the 6th Annual Run for the Redfish on Saturday, December 6th, 2014. Runners from across the country will participate in this combined half-marathon, 5K and kid’s fun run to start/finish at Pier Park. A portion of all proceeds from the event will benefit a select charity to raise coastal awareness. Race sponsors include Pier Park, The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach, Ocean Conservancy, the Bay County Tourist Development Council, Beach TV, and Margaritaville.

Early bird registration is currently underway, and runners are highly encouraged to get their registration forms in to the Beach Chamber, or through, and secure their spot to participate in this growing event. The early bird registration cost for the half-marathon is $50; for the 5K it is $35. Prices for the half and 5k will increase to $60 and $45, respectively, on Sunday, November 30, 2014. All runners of the half marathon and 5K will receive the traditional Run for the Redfish long-sleeved T-shirt. An after party at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville inside Pier Park will also be held in their honor as part of their participation.

“The Run for the Redfish supports the ‘couch to 5K’ encouragement aspect for improved health and well-being,” Race co-founder and Director, Paul Wohlford, states. “With the Beach Chamber’s involvement, the 6th Annual run promises to be the biggest ever, potentially reaching over 1000 runners.” The run’s course will begin at Pier Park and continue down Front Beach Road, looping back to end back at Pier Park. Half-marathon racers will start at 8:00 AM, 5K at 8:30 AM, and 10:00 AM for the kid’s fun run.

Mr. Wohlford insists that, “the run was created to focus on fishing, coastal and community awareness, and leading an active lifestyle as an effort to restore the perception of the Gulf of Mexico and Panama City Beach.” The Run for the Redfish will enter its 6th consecutive year as a family-oriented, nationwide event that will show participants how the panhandle of Florida has maintained its reputation for having the world’s most beautiful beaches. For more information on the run or registration, visit Runners can also register for the race at or at the Beach Chamber; there will be no registration the day of the event. Registration forms and payment can also be mailed to the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, 309 R. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 101, Panama City Beach, FL 32407. For more information, contact the Beach Chamber at (850) 235-1159.

6th Annual Course Certified Timing Chip for 1/2 Marathon and 5K SWAG Bag to all 1/2 and 5K runners Gatorade and water stations located at miles 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and finish line. Music on course sponsored by DJ Markie Mark. Official race committee available for Q & A Start Times: 8:00 AM (1/2 Marathon), 8:30 AM (5K) and 10:00 AM for kid’s Fun Run. After Party at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville inside Pier Park. (Beer, Gumbo & Live Music) Pier Park holiday shopping specials for all runners.

Be sure to visit for more information about the race.

Get Ready for License Free Saltwater Fishing Day!


Get your fishing rods and tackle box ready for the Saturday following Thanksgiving, November 29. It’s license free saltwater fishing day! This day is a perfect chance for parents who don’t yet have a license to take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to the recreational pursuit without having to purchase a license.

Visit for more information about the license free fishing days.

The Color Vibe 5K Run is Making Its Way to PCB!

Color Vibe 5K run comes to Panama City Nov. 15, 2014

The Bay County Chamber announces that the Color Vibe 5k will be held on November 15th at the former Panama City – Bay County International Airport site. Race begins at 9 a.m. If you are one of the first 500 to register, you will receive $5 off your registration fee by using the coupon code PANAMACITY5.

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Bay County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation.

When: November 15, 2014

Where: The Old Bay County Panama City International Airport
Airport Road & Hwy 390, Panama City, FL 32401

Time: 9:00 AM


Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival is Right Around the Corner!


With exactly 2 weeks left until the Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival, we’re getting overly excited.

Don’t miss out on live performances on Friday October 17 starting at 4:30 pm from Dylan Altman Blues Band, Foghat, and The Outlaws, with Blues Traveler headlining at 9:30 pm.

Music starting on Saturday October 18 at 2:00 pm with Heritage, continuing throughout the day with Little Honey, Andy Velo Band, Panfish Band, Adam Craig Band, Josh Thompson. Of course we couldn’t forget the main headliner—The Band Perry hitting the stage at 9:30 pm!

You won’t want to miss this! Remember, you can still purchase tickets at or if you need any more information please visit

Visit our specials page to get the best deal on places to stay during the festival!