2018 Panama City Beach Marathon

Saturday 1st December 2018

Pier Park: 600 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, United States

Distance running, Running, Marathon, Half marathon, 5K


  • Marathon - Individual
  • Marathon - Wheelers - Individual
  • Marathon - Team of Five (Not A Relay-Each person runs whichever race the team has signed up for)
  • Half Marathon - Individual
  • Half Marathon - Wheelers - Individual
  • Half Marathon - Team of Five (Not a Relay-Each person runs the race the team has signed up for)
  • 5K - Individual


The 4th Annual Panama City Beach Marathon will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida. The 26.2 mile race is certified as a qualifier for the coveted Boston Marathon. The race is a staple for the community and attracts thousands of both residents and visitors to Panama City Beach.

The Panama City Beach Marathon also incorporates a Half-Marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun Run, allowing runners of all levels to test their limits while running alongside the World's Most Beautiful Beaches.

The race begins and ends in Pier Park, with an after party at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. All runners of the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K will receive a long sleeve shirt, and all finishers will receive a medal. Live tracking is available through the RaceJoy app. Register today!

Event details and schedule



Packet Pick Up will take place on November 30 at Dave & Buster's located in Pier Park.

15701 LC Hilton Jr. Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Race Day Packet Pick Up will take place at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Main Deck located in Pier Park.

16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Time: 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

All runners will receive t-shirt & timing chip when packets are picked up.

We strongly urge you to pick up Friday if possible to avoid delays on race day.


Full Marathon will start at 7:00 AM

Half Marathon will start at 7:30 AM

5K will start at 8:00 AM

Kid’s Fun Run will start at 9:30 AM

Start/Finish Line is located north of Margaritaville on Pier Park Drive.


Awards will start inside of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at 10:30 AM.

10:30 AM:  5K Awards

11:00 AM:  Half Marathon Awards

11:30 AM:  Marathon Awards


Full Marathon is a certified course and Boston Marathon Qualifier.

Half Marathon is a certified course.

All Full, Half Marathon and 5K Finishers will receive a medal at the finish line. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each division. Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K overall finishing awards will be given as well.

Kids Fun Run participants will receive a participation ribbon.

Marathon - Water and/or Gatorade will be on course at mile markers.  Energy gel will be available.

Half Marathon - Water and/or Gatorade will be on course at mile markers. Energy gel will be available.

Start/Finish Line will have water and fruit for runners.

Signs will be posted every mile starting with mile 1 and for 5K / Half Marathon / Full Marathon turn-around points. Course is an out and back.

Bay Medical EMS will be on course during race for runners in need of assistance.

Portalets: Marathon will have portalets approximately every 6 miles on course at turn point. Half Marathon will have a portalet at the turn-around.

Course is not closed to traffic, so be careful and always be aware, you will be running with the flow of traffic. Traffic is minimal this time of year but is always out there.

Bay County Sheriff’s Department and Panama City Beach Police Department will be on course for your needs as well.

Course will close on a rolling schedule. Entire course shuts down at 1:00 PM Sharp! (6 hour time limit for Marathon)


Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will supply complimentary gumbo and beer for runners only. You must show your bib number to enter designated area. Beer provided to runners 21 years of age or older, of course!

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will open to the public at 10:30 AM and will offer runners, friends and family 15% off merchandise.


Online Registration will close November 29, 2018 at 11:00 PM.

You may still register at Packet Pickup on Friday, November 30, at Dave & Busters.

There is NO RACE DAY registration!


Thank you for participating in the Panama City Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K race! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

You can find additonal information, course descriptions, etc., at www.pcbmarathon.com

We can be reached via e-mail or at packet pick up location: helen@pcbeach.org.

Good luck,

PCB Marathon Staff

Organised by

Panama City Beach Marathon

309 Richard Jackson Blvd., Panama City Beach

Phone: 850-235-1159

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