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Maybe you regret not signing up for the McGuire’s or you had such a blast you want to do it again! While none are quite like McGuire’s Annual Prediction Run, there are a number of races coming up.


If you’ve never been much of a runner or you would like some help improving, check out Running Wild for merchandise, training groups, or running clubs. They will provide gait analysis and fit your feet with shoes to accommodate the structure of your foot and your gait.

In Pensacola, Running Wild is located at 3012 E. Cervantes Street.

Here are just a few upcoming runs:

Bayou Hills Run on Saturday, March 18, 2023

The Bayou Hills Run is back to its original Spring date!  The Bayou Hills Run is one of Pensacola’s oldest running events and is partnered with the City of Pensacola to make it the Official Pensacola 5K and 10K City of Pensacola Championships. Now runners will have some serious bragging rights for winning the race and their age division. In addition to awards stating “Pensacola City Championships”, the overall male and female winners for both the 5k and 10K will be welcome and recognized at a city council meeting following the race.  We are pleased to continue to offer a virtual race option.

All proceeds benefit Creative Learning Academy and Pensacola Sports.

13th Annual Navy Federal Credit Union – Pensacola 5K on Saturday, April 1, 2023

The race beneficiary is Escambia County Public Schools & Santa Rosa County Education Foundations, Course will open to traffic one hour after the start of the race. Timing for this event is provided by Good Time Event Services. Awards are given to the top male/female/hand cyclist or wheelchair user overall finishers and the top three male/female users in each age group. Water is provided during and after the race, and food and refreshments are available at the post-race gathering.

The Gulf Coast Half Marathon and Quentin Cooper 5k on April 2, 2023.

Come run in Paradise! 2023 marks the 14th annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon at Pensacola Beach. A must-do race by the locals and a destination race for those looking for the perfect beach weekend. This flat, certified half marathon will have you feeling at home on the beach. With themed water stations and scenic white sand, Gulf-front views, you’ll never want to stop running. Not quite ready for 13.1? That’s ok, there is a great 5K option.

Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz Justice Jog on April 15, 2023

All proceeds from the Justice Jog will benefit the AWKO Justice Foundation scholarship fund for local high school seniors! The course is a 3.1-mile course and 1-mile fun run through historic downtown Pensacola.

Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero!

Following the race, we will host a family-friendly street party! Join us for the free Budweiser Beer Garden, complimentary food tastings from local restaurants, a Kids Zone & so much more!

With your paid registration you will receive a race packet including goodies from all of our sponsors and a limited edition dri-fit race shirt.

Crawfish 5k on April 22, 2023

This course is flat and will be the scenic beach route on the streets of Pensacola Beach. Post-race party and awards ceremony will be at Bamboo Willies with live music and great food. Remember, it’s okay to “suck” at this race.

Ronald McDonald House Firecracker 5k on July 4, 2023.

The 2023 Firecracker 5k will be held in historic downtown Pensacola and benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. The race starts and ends at Seville Quarter and invites both runners and walkers to join the fun. Celebrate our Fourth of July-themed race by wearing your red, white, and blue! Following the 5K is the Kids Fun Run. Don’t forget to grab a cold drink after the race and pick up your finisher’s medal!

For additional races, visit Run Pensacola. Run Pensacola was created by local event director, Adam Guess, and owner of Running Wild, Paul Epstein. Its goal is to create a community of local running events that build the running community and give back to local charities. When you see the RunPensacola.com logo you know that you’re getting a professionally produced event that is built and managed by locals, for locals.

*Not all races listed above are produced by Run Pensacola.