Saturday, January 16, 2016 • Pensacola, FL • Course Map
Run along a fast and flat race route along the Gulf Islands National Seashore here in the Florida panhandle area, the Pensacola Beach Half Marathon, 10K & 5K features a course that’s open to both runners and walkers (in the 10K and 5K races) and takes participants along this city’s scenic waterfront along paved roads between the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound.
The race is also a flexible one for participants who aren’t sure exactly which race they want to run — if you’ve registered for the 10K and decide you want to run the half-marathon in mid-race or vice versa, you’re welcome to do so.
Organized by the local running & athletic group Pensacola Runners Association, which hosts a series of area road races throughout the year, the out-and-back race starts in the Casino Beach Parking Lot at Pensacola Beach at 7:30 AM, followed by the finish line ceremonies starting at 9:30 AM, when the first of the runners will be completing their race.
Just over 690 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in all three races combined in 2014, including 298 finishers in the half marathon.
Race Weather & Climate
The Pensacola area features mostly cool-to-mild temperatures in early winter, with January temps averaging between 43°F and 61°F. Be prepared for rain, however — Pensacola Beach sees an average of over 5 inches of precipitation in January.
On race day (Jan. 16), the average low is 42°F and the average high is 61°F.
- 2015 Pensacola Beach Run Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Pensacola Beach Run Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Pensacola Beach Run Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Pensacola Beach Run Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Pensacola Beach Run Half Marathon Results
- 7:30 AM – half marathon
- 8:00 AM – 10K, 5K
- $45 for the half marathon, if registered before December 15, 2015
- $50 between December 15 – January 11, 2016
- $60 after January 12
To reserve your spot in the winter 2016 running of the Pensacola Beach Run Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at imATHLETE.com here.
Official Race Website
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