-How do I register?

Register online through Active HERE. There will be no race day registration.

-Do you provide live tracking?

Real-time runner tracking will be available via RaceJoy. Download the RaceJoy app and search for Panama City Beach Marathon.

-Is there an age minimum or maximum?

The Kid’s Fun Run is provided for kids ages 2 – 6 . The 5K is for ages 6 and older. The Half Marathon is open to anyone 10 years of age and older. The Marathon race is for ages 18 and older and we recommend experienced athletes only as this distance may be dangerous. Safety is our #1 priority.

-Do you give refunds?

We recommend purchasing “Registration Protection” from Active.com. In some extreme circumstances (Military Duty, Injury, Death in the Family), a refund may be possible if requested no later than November 1, 2021. Please call the Panama City Beach Chamber at 850.235.1159.

-Will the race be cancelled due to COVID-19?

Although the race in 2020 was postponed due to public safety, the 2021 race is scheduled to take place in-person on December 4, 2021. We are closely monitoring the situation in Bay County and the state of Florida. Please be aware that the event status is subject to change at any time due to COVID-19.

-Do all runners receive a finishers medal?

All full marathon, half marathon, and 5K finishers will receive a race specific medal as they cross the finish line!

-Can I switch distances?

Yes! However, you must notify us before race day. Please call the Panama City Beach Chamber at 850.235.1159.

-Will I get a bib for timing?

Yes! The bib will contain a chip which will allow us to track your results.

-Will the course have pacers?

Yes! The Full Marathon will include pacers for completing the race in [H:MM]: 3:40, 3:55, 4:10, 4:25, 4:40, 4:55, and 5:30. For the Half-Marathon, pacers will be completing the race in [H:MM]: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00. Pacers provided by Beast Pacing.

-Where is the start/finish line located?

Just north of Margaritaville on Pier Park Drive, in front of the store Paradise Found. Music will be playing and look for the start/finish arch.

-What is the time limit?

All races must be complete by 1:00PM. There is a 6 hour time limit for the Full Marathon.

-Is this race a Boston Qualifier?

Yes! Any participants in this year’s Panama City Beach Marathon that run qualifying time based on their age/gender (Boston requirements), will be eligible to register for the Boston Marathon in 2023. USATF Certification FL15004LAB

-Are strollers or pets allowed?

Yes! However, we respectfully ask that you start the race at the end of the crowd for everyone’s safety.

-When will I pickup my race packet?

Early packet pickup will take place December 3, from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm at: Dave & Buster’s

Dave & Buster’s
15701 L.C. Hilton Drive Jr. Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Google Map Location

Race day packet pickup will take place 6:00 am – 8:00 am on December 4, at:

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville – Main Deck
16230 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
(850) 235-7870
Google Map Location

-Additional Marathon, Half, and 5K FAQ available HERE.