Panama City Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, December 7, 2024 • Panama City Beach, FL • Course Map

There are few better places to run a December race than in the South, where the temperatures rarely drop below freezing. The Panama City Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K embraces this spirit while providing a fun and entertaining race experience after the end of tourist season.

The half marathon features an out-and-back course starting just yards from Margaritaville on Pier Park Drive. From there, runners continue running east along Front Beach Road for the majority of the course, turning onto Thomas Drive just before completing the sixth mile. The course turns around at mile 6.5 and retraces its route back to the finish line at Margaritaville, where a post-race party awaits all runners.

Runners can see the ocean during the majority of this flat course, providing the views and the means for a personal record. And for full marathon runners, the event is a Boston qualifier.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the Florida Panhandle, Panama City Beach experiences mild weather in December, with the occasional chilly morning. Precipitation averages just over 4 inches for the month.

On race day (Dec. 7), the average low is 43ºF and the average high is 67ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Panama City Beach Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – marathon
  • 7:30 AM – half marathon
  • 8:00 AM – 5K


  • $60 for the half marathon
  • $85 for the full marathon
  • $45 for the 5K
  • price subject to increase as race day grows closer


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Panama City Beach Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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