More than 500 runners from across the country crossed the finish line in all three races combined at the Saturday, November 27 running of Orange Beach’s Kaiser Realty Coastal Half Marathon, 5K & Fun Run, which features a beautifully scenic course that combines stretches along paved and shaded backcountry trails with a long stretch along the beach here on Alabama’s coastline along the Gulf of Mexico.
Mostly fast and flat throughout, all races start and finish at the Orange Beach Sportsplex on William Silvers Parkway, just off Highway 180. From there, those running the half marathon follow a fun mix of paved trail through the Orange Beach, Gulf
Shores and Gulf State Park “back-country” along with stretches on the Gulf State Park main drive – all but about 2.5 miles is on the beautiful, back-country paved trail system.
As runners crossed the finish line at the Orange Beach Sportsplex, they were greeted to a post-race party with food provided by Lester’s Restaurant. The event closed with presentation of awards to overall and age group winners. Congratulations to the winners of our men’s and women’s divisions, Scott Novack with a final time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 50 seconds and Laural Novack who timed in at 1 hour 25 minutes and 34 seconds.