This is an email that no race director ever wants to write, but sometimes things are out of our control. Due to the current national environment, the 11th running of the Gulf Coast Half Marathon/10 miler and Quinten Cooper 5K at Pensacola Beach has been changed to a Virtual Run. Today we received the news that our event permit has been canceled.
We believe that running is good for the mind, body and soul and in these challenging times, staying healthy is more important than ever. We want you to continue to run-keep your training program going-set your goals and attain them. Just because the actual race has been canceled doesn’t mean you should stop, and that’s the reason for the virtual run. Medals have been cast and t-shirts have been ordered, so why not?
So, this year the Gulf Coast Half/10 miler and the Quinten Cooper 5K is officially a Virtual Run. Run your distance on your time. We’ll mail out your medal, T-shirt, and a gift card to Flounders (because, once this is over, you’re entitled to enjoy your post race beers (or beverages of your choice) at the world Famous Flounders on Pensacola Beach).
Adam Guess and The Run Pensacola team
Run Pensacola is the brainchild of local event director, Adam Guess, and owner of Running Wild, Paul Epstein. Our goal is to create a community of local running events that build the running community and give back to local charities. When you see the RunPensacola.com logo you know that you’re getting a professionally produced event that is built and managed by locals, for locals.