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  • Dates: May 20, 2023
  • Location: North Packery Beach/J.P. Luby Beach
  • Time: May 20
Every year since 1976, runners and fun-seekers alike grab their running shoes and converge in Corpus Christi to take on this beloved six-leg marathon. Our event has become an annual tradition for many of these runners, reuniting them with friends they've made from marathons past. Beach to Bay has grown into one of the largest relay marathons in the United States, attracting runners from all over the U.S. as well as Kenya, England, and Mexico and boasting an annual registration rate of over 2,000 teams.This is a six-leg running event, both in relay and full marathon format for those who prefer to take on a challenge solo, that totals approximately 26.2 miles of the Gulf Coast beach and pavement (including the JFK Causeway). Beginning on the sands of North Padre Island, winding through Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, and ending at McCaughan Park along Corpus Christis scenic Shoreline Drive, the legs are roughly 4.4 miles each. Always held on the third Saturday in May, or Armed Forces Day, Beach to Bay honors the men and women serving in the United States military and is a tradition founded by Captain John Butterfield back in the inaugural year of 1976.