Beach to Bay Relay Marathon is an annual six-person relay running event held in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA on the third Saturday in May. Back in 1976, the very first Beach to Bay Relay Marathon was held on Armed Forces Day to honor the nation’s men and women serving in the United States of America’s Military. To many runners, the annual event has become a tradition throughout the State of Texas.
Beach to Bay has grown to be the largest relay marathon in the United States. Attracting runners from all over the U.S. as well as Kenya, England and Mexico. Approximately 2,600 teams totaling over 16,000 runners compete each year.
Men: 7:00 am.
Women: 7:00 am.
The entry fees is $250 for early registrations and $330 for late registrations. To participate in Beach To Bay Relay Marathon you can register in the official website. Last date for registrations is April 7, 2015 (or when race fills up).
Course / Route Map
The course is divided into six-legs of roughly 4.4 miles each. Start at the Intersection of Ellif Rd. and Access Rd. 5, Run North towards Viento Del Mar, Turn right towards the beach, Turn left and run north till turnaround, run South along the beach, Turn right on Access Rd. 6, Turn Right on Southbound Park Rd. 22, Loop underneath Causeway Bridge to the Northbound side of Park Rd. 22, Which becomes South Padre Island Drive, Turn right ton Fawn Rd., Turn Right on Waldron Rd. which “Y’s” into N.A.S. Drive, Enter Gate, N.A.S. Drive now becomes Lexington Blvd., Turn right on Dimmit Drive, Proceed to Ocean Drive and turn left, Right on King Drive, Right onto Ocean Drive which becomes Shoreline Dr., Proceed through McCaughan Park to the Finish line.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
Time Limits & Cutoffs
- Beach to Bay Courses close promptly at 1:00 pm.
- Disposable timing tags attached to the back of the anchor’s bib number will be used.
Prize Money & Awards
- The top teams from each division will be recognized with awards.
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- All participants will be given Official T-shirts
- All finishers will will be given finisher medals.
Water Stops & Refreshments
- Complimentary pizza, soft drinks and adult beverages will be served at the finish.
Expected Race Day Weather
- Temperature: 75°F to 84°F
- Humidity: 67% to 85%
- Wind Speed: 10 mph to 17 mph