Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon Weekend: A Resounding Success!

December 10, 2023

Over 3,200 runners participate in a weekend of running on the Coast

BILOXI, MS. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon Weekend reached its peak on Sunday morning as participants from across the nation crossed the finish line with remarkable achievements in the Marathon and Half Marathon. The coastal landscape served as a stunning backdrop for the runners, who showcased exceptional athleticism and determination.

In the Full Marathon, the male and female champions demonstrated extraordinary speed and endurance. Jacob Plocher of Biloxi claimed victory with an impressive finishing time of 2:31:21, while Stephanie McNabb of Houma dominated the women’s division, completing the challenging course in 2:57:42.

Equally thrilling was the Half Marathon, where Alex Hebert of Youngsville, LA secured the top spot with a remarkable time of 1:14:17, and Courtney Cobb of Lafayette, LA triumphed in the women’s category, crossing the finish line in 1:23:39.

“We congratulate all the participants for their dedication and perseverance in conquering the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and Half Marathon. The level of competition and camaraderie was truly inspiring,” said Mike Wattigny, Marketing Director for FRESHJUNKIE Racing.

The Marathon and Half Marathon courses, beginning in Pass Christian and Gulfport respectively, provided a scenic and flat route, showcasing the beauty of Coastal Mississippi. Runners experienced unobstructed beach views, passed by historic homes, and culminated their journey with a grand slam stadium finish at MGM Park.

“The support from our sponsors and the dedication of the runners have made this marathon weekend a tremendous success. We’re grateful for the commitment of our partners in making this event a celebration of fitness, community, and the spirit of the Gulf Coast,” Wattigny added.

As the sun sets on another memorable Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon Weekend, organizers and participants alike, look forward to December 13-15, 2024 for the 9th Annual event. For a complete listing of results, please visit www.MSGulfCoastMarathon.com. For photos and video, visit https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/o3591f5c3jruqi3avawyw/h?rlkey=1vsqxjd54onoe3upqa06bvle1&dl=0


FRESHJUNKIE Racing is an event production company based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Producing events since 2010, FJR manages, markets, and produces 20 events annually across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Missouri. Creating memorable experiences for 50,000 participants annually, the events produce over $15 Million in economic impact in the communities and $2.7 Million in charitable impact.

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Contact: Mike Wattigny, Marketing Director | mike@freshjunkie.com | (504) 952-2899