Gobble then wobble at the Coastal half-marathon


Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal half-marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place Nov. 30

Kick off the Run the Beach half-marathon series in coastal Alabama with a Thanksgiving weekend tradition – the Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal half-marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Saturday, Nov. 30. The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission encourages participants to celebrate “Turkey Day” along Alabama’s beaches and stay for fitness and family fun.

“The Coastal half-marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run was designed with families in mind with a distance for everyone on the accessible paved Backcountry Trail at Gulf State Park,” said Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for the Sports Commission. “After the race, participants and families can celebrate at the post-race party and then watch the Iron Bowl – or another favorite rivalry game – in the afternoon.”

In the spirit of holiday giving, participants, families and fans are encouraged to bring canned goods for the Gulf Shores-based Christian Service Center for a chance to win a free 2020 race entry. Activities throughout the morning include a poster station to cheer on the racers, live music, bounce houses, yard games and food provided by Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar.

Register for the half-marathon, 5K or 1-mile fun run at Team-Magic.com. Up the ante and save $30 by registering for the full Run the Beach half-marathon series, which continues with the Big Beach half-marathon Jan. 26, 2020, and the Sea Turtle half-marathon Feb. 15, 2020.

To book discounted accommodations, visit GulfShores.com/Sports/Events-Special-Rates or WynVR.com/Alabama. Also, be sure to check out the restaurants open for Thanksgiving and excellent Black Friday shopping options. For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit GulfShores.com/Sports, or call 1-800-745-SAND.