Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K &
Ultra Marathon 50K..
(All with Wheelchair & Walking Divisions!)

SUNDAY, 10/18/2015

In beautiful Apalachicola Bay, Florida..

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BIG NEWS!!! The "Running for the bay!" Marathon medal has been
voted three years running as one of the top medals in North America
by Marathon and Beyond magazine!

I would like express to you how much I enjoyed the 2013 race.  
It was my first time running this race and I plan to keep the race on my schedule.
Thanks! Ross
2013 Race
I wanted to tell you what a great race it was again this year!. The weather
was great, this was the best medal out of the four I have gotten from you. See you next year!
Tim M. 2013 Race
I’m so glad I chose this for my first marathon. I’ve read about your
event the last two years, since I started running, but didn’t think I’d be ready for the distance. 
I decided to go the distance this year, and enjoyed a wonderfully well-run race.  Thanks
so much
for having lots of friendly volunteers and plenty of fuel and water along the way.  The medal is absolutely the
prettiest I have ever seen, and all my friends think the same.  Hope I can bring some of them with me next year!
Lisa A. 2013 Race
Thank you so much for putting on such a great race! This was my 52nd marathon, and I loved it!
Jennifer S. 2013 Race 
Thanks for a great race and I thank all the ultra runners that
kept me encouraged as we were on that 50K portion on St George, you
were all very helpful. Great job to all the runners!!! So glad I made it
to the finish line ;-)

DB 2012 Race
Thanks for an outstanding event! I'm glad I chose this for
my first marathon. I tried to thank all the volunteers I
saw but I'm sure I missed a few. Great hospitality!

RW 2012 Race
I had a great race. Thank you to everyone.
I love the course...

SA 2012 Race
Thank you for a wonderful race on Sunday!
Not to mention WONDERFUL weather!!! :) Everyone
involved was certainly appreciated for their
hard work! See you next year!

BC 2012 Race
Thanks again! It was a wonderful weekend. I will be back!!!!
AL-S 2012 Race
This was a great destination race. I am so use to Atlanta Ga
hills that the flat course caught me off guard but I loved the
ease of parking and how quick and easy it was to get right
back to my beach house and enjoy the rest of my extended
weekend vacation- thanks guys!

LRG 2012 Race
A great day and a great place for a race! Congratulations
to all the finishers, thanks to the volunteers, and a
bit of both to the Race Director and team!

ETA 2012 Race

RFTB Medal


St. George Island beach voted in the top six in the United States! Come
enjoy a run and the beach!


Apalachicola Bay, Florida

The “Running for the bay!” Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Ultra 50K (all with wheelchair divisions) are races held in beautiful Apalachicola, Florida. The races are designed to bring attention to The Apalachicola Bay area, one of the most beautiful and important estuaries in America; create an avenue for charity fund raising and to promote health and fitness.

The Full Marathon and Half Marathon and Ultra 50K start in Apalachicola and head over the beautiful Apalachicola Bay to Eastpoint and St. George Island. The 10K and 5K also enjoy the local beauties of Apalachicola and the Apalachicola Bay.

Come see "The Forgotten Coast" and enjoy the fun of the race activities, either as a runner, walker, wheelchair entrant or spectator. You'll be involved in activities that will become one of your "life long" memories. Enjoy it with your family and friends, while receiving the benefits of health and fitness. View our other pages to find out more about our races and activities.

The "Running for the bay!" Marathon course is USATF certified!

The "Running for the bay!" Marathon course is certified by the USATF. Our certification number is: FL10040EBM. This means the course can be used to qualify for the Boston Marathon or any other major that requires times to be set on a certified course.

Time limit: Course is open for all races for 8 hours!

The race event will be a lot of fun and you'll be helping raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and local charities and/or non-profits.

Need a place to stay? Call and/or e-mail our

DON'T WAIT!!! Last year rooms sold out in Apalachicola and the surrounding areas! We want our runners to have a convenient place to stay, so reserve your rooms now. Any room in Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island or Carrabelle will be convenient.

Official "Accommodations" Sponsor...


We invite you to discover the charm of staying in a vacation rental home during the "Running for the bay!" Marathon event. Participants will receive 10% off the minimum night stay and if you have stayed with us before, you also get the extra 5% Repeat Renter Discount. This offer is for new reservations, it is subject to the large number of homes that participate in our specials program and it cannot be combined with any other offer.

We wish everone the best of luck and we thank you for supporting our community.


Email: vacationplans@resortvacationproperties.com

Or call: 1-888-364-4536

or visit...


for details!!!