Beach to Host Third Annual Panama City Beach Marathon Saturday

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - The third annual Panama City Beach Marathon on Saturday is bringing more than a thousand runners to the beach. 

"About 600 of the registrants are local or from the state of Florida and the other half are from all over the country and some even from other countries," said Director of Events at the Beach Chamber of Commerce Helen Adami. 

The start and finish line will be at Pier Park and the marathon runners will run all the way to St. Andrews State Park and back. Race participants will run alongside usual traffic but extra law enforcement will be out to ensure runners safety, as well as hundreds of volunteers. 

"They will be helping out at the aid stations making sure the runners are being cheered on, making sure they are hydrated, and also helping us out at the start and finish line," said Adami. 

An after party for runners will be held at Margaritaville featuring free beer and gumbo.

"If people are out and about and they see marathon runners just cheer them on. That's a really big thing, crowd participation, and they really appreciate that," said Adami.

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