Marathon Coming to Panama City Beach in 2015

04/23/2015Press Release

Panama City Beach, Fla. (December 5, 2014)—The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to organize the inaugural Panama City Beach Marathon. Set for Saturday, December 5, 2015, the 26.2 mile race will become a staple for the community and attract thousands of both residents and visitors to Panama City Beach.

Due to the persistent popularity and demand for the Panama City Beach Chamber’s prior event, Run for the Redfish Half-Marathon and 5K, the addition of the full-marathon and renaming of the event to the Panama City Beach Marathon was anticipated.

“We are excited at the rate Run for the Redfish has evolved,” Beach Chamber President/CEO, Lance Allison, stated. “This growth aligns us with the Panama City Beach CVB in their efforts to attract more visitors during the shoulder season. Marathon runners are serious about their sport and typically have the financial means to have a significant impact on our members businesses.”

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce see this as a tremendous opportunity. “The Panama City Beach Marathon will create a fun experience for every runner with a 26.2 mile course to showcase the beautiful coastline, St. Andrews State Park, quaint neighborhoods and local businesses,” says, Amy Mann, a local resident and marathoner. “The marathon will attract runners from across the nation and allow them to challenge themselves and compete in a desirable coastal destination.”

While many details remain to be released, the Panama City Beach Marathon will give running fanatics the opportunity to test their limits while running alongside the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  The Panama City Beach Marathon will comprise the 13.1 mile half-marathon and 5K races as a result of the merging and renaming of Run for the Redfish. Registration will become available in early 2015.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. If interested in being a part of the Panama City Beach Marathon, please contact Catherine Collins at or call (850) 235-1159.

About the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce:​
Discover Panama City Beach, Florida, home of award-winning beaches, world-class accommodations and an authentic atmosphere that lives and breathes vacation any time of the year. With spectacular events, predictably sunny weather and sun-soaked excitement for all ages, the welcome mat is always extended! With 27 miles of shoreline bordering the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay, Panama City Beach provides a genuine vacation experience in a relaxed, inclusive setting, enticing visitors to come back time and time again. The mission for the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is to support, encourage and expand business development and tourism while enhancing the quality of life in the community. Visit or call (850) 235.1159 for more information.

Lauren Williams
Director of Communications
Phone: (850) 235-1159  Cell: (850) 866-3319