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Running for the Bay Marathon
October 22, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Sunday, October 22,2017 at 7:15 AM
The “Running for the bay!” Full Marathon is held in the beautiful Apalachicola Bay area of Florida. From historic Apalachicola, the race heads toward Eastpoint and then St. George Island, only to return again to the bay’s peaceful waters.
Full Marathon USATF Certified Course # FL10040EBM
The “Running for the bay!” Marathon medal was voted as one of the top 10 medals in North America for the last two years running!
YES! The “Running for the bay!” Marathon can qualify you for the Boston Marathon!
The marathon starts in Apalachicola with easy access to the starting corrals
for any of the races.
Get ready! Get set! Go!
From Apalachicola, the course crosses the Gorrie Bridge (Named after Physician John Gorrie, the inventor of refrigeration as a byproduct of his fight against Malaria). From Gorrie Bridge you can see a full view of America’s greatest wildlife estuary stretched out before you, the estuary stretches from horizon to horizon. You’ll see the bay’s laced with local shrimp boats with their “hanging” nets dancing in the wind. As you run above the bay, you’ll see the local oyster fisherman raking for oysters, the same way they have for over a hundred years. The bay’s considered the finest oyster laden waters in America. Flying along side of you while on the bridge, you’ll see one of the more than three hundred species of birds that inhabit the bay, some of which will be gently “racing” along on the Gulf’s breeze.