Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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 13 years of age and older. The Marathon race is for ages 18 and older and we recommend experienced athletes who have trained for this distance. Safety is our #1 priority.

No. Only in some extreme circumstances (Military Duty and Death in the Family), a refund may be possible if requested no later than November 1, 2024. Please note a fee may apply. We recommend purchasing runner insurance through RegShield. Please email carley@pcbeach.org

Yes. During the registration process, you have the option to select RegShield through RunSignUp. For more information, visit this LINK.

Yes. The Daybreak 76® Panama City Beach Marathon is proudly donating a portion of the proceeds to the CAF RISE ABOVE Squadron (formerly known as the CAF Red Tail Squadron) through the Panama City Beach Chamber for the 2024 Gulf Coast Salute Air Show. This is a three-fold educational outreach program that brings the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) to life in communities and classrooms everywhere. To learn more visit: https://cafriseabove.org.

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

Yes, depending on availability and you must notify us 14 days prior to race day. Please email carley@pcbeach.org or message us on FaceBook.

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

Yes! The Marathon and Half-Marathon will include pacers for completing the race in several time limits. Pacers provided by Beast Pacing.

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.

All races must be complete by 1:00PM. There is a 6 hour time limit for the Full Marathon. For athlete safety, you must be off the course by 1:00PM regardless of distance from the finish line.

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 2026. USATF Certification FL22003LAB

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

Early packet pickup will take place December 6, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm at: Dave & Buster’s

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

Race day packet pickup will take place 5:30 am – 6:30 am on December 7, at:

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville – Main Deck
16230 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

*We do our best to keep this page as accurate as possible. Please be aware that this FAQ is subject to change at any time.