Press Release

Corpus Christi Beach to Bay marathon postponed due to COVID-19

31 Jan 2021 17:02
Jean-Loup Fenaux
40th Beach to Bay Relay Marathon 2015
Credit : Atom Van Doos

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The race committee for Beach to Bay Relay Marathon announces the postponement of this year’s 45th annual race due to continued concern over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 45th annual race, originally scheduled for May of 2020, was rescheduled for May of 2021 as a safety precaution for participants. However, given the current situation with illness and the vaccination rate, the committee feels that moving the race to the fall is best. “We are feeling confident that Saturday, October 30th will be a time when our athletes can get back to what they love, and do so feeling safe and secure”, says Race Director, Doug McBee.

Planning for the fall 2021 race, still the 45th annual, is in the works and is scheduled for Saturday, October 30, 2021. Registration remains open at this time. Teams that have already entered the 2020 or 2021 race remain ready to go: - All assigned BIB Numbers will be the same, no changes. - Team registration details will be the same, these can be updated at any time. - All three race events will be exactly the same including the original 6-person relay, the 2-person relay and the full marathon.

“2020 was the first year the race has not taken place since it was first run in 1976,” said McBee. “The October ’21 race will be a celebration like no other. We are planning some special surprises and expect the best team spirit and costumes ever!”

For more information and to register for the race visit

Beach to Bay Relay Marathon is a 26.2 point-to-point relay route, beginning on North Padre Island, winding through Naval Air Station Corpus Christi ending at Cole Park along Corpus Christi’s scenic bayfront. First held in 1976, it is one of the largest relay marathons in the country attracting runners from all over the world.