SEC Soccer Championship back in Orange Beach Oct. 29

SEC Soccer Championship back in Orange Beach Oct. 29
Sports Commission to host nearly 30 competitive events this fall

This fall, a wide range of sporting events head to the Alabama Gulf Coast – from national soccer championships and local half marathon races to softball and youth soccer tournaments. Several of these competitions are returning to the destination including the SEC Women’s Soccer Championship which is coming back to Orange Beach Sportsplex for the 11th year in a row.
“It’s because of these relationships our sports commission and cities have formed with organizations such as the SEC and NAIA that we continue to see sports tourism growing in our destination,” said Beth Gender, vice president of sales for the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. “We look forward to fostering these relationships and welcoming new tournaments to our beaches every year.”
Another popular fall sporting event is the annual Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Half-Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Locals and visitors alike will come to run off their Thanksgiving dinner at this fun, family- and pet-friendly race on Nov. 25. To register for the race, please visit
For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit, or call 1-800-745-SAND.

Sports Commission Fall Schedule

Sept. 2: Tacky Jacks Bloody Mary 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
Sept. 8-9: University of Mobile soccer tournament
Sept. 9: Brett/Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon
Sept. 9-10: 7th Annual Super Slugger Co-ed Softball Tournament
Sept. 9-10: Publix Super Cup Soccer Tournament (girls)
Sept. 16-17: Publix Super Cup Soccer Tournament (boys)
Sept. 16-17: MS Ride – Tour de Beach
Sept. 21-24: Alabama State Tri-Level Championships
Sept. 22-24: Battle at the Beach
Sept. 30: NBL Beach Brawl Karate
Oct. 12-15: Shrimp Festival Volleyball Invitational
Oct. 13-15: Sanddollar Showcase (softball)
Oct. 14: Shrimp Festival 10K and 5K Run
Oct. 21: Dive Against Debris
Oct. 29-Nov. 5: SEC Women’s Soccer Championship
Nov. 2-5: Al Southern Combos Doubles Tennis Championships
Nov. 4-5: Flora-Bama Ultimate Tournament
Nov. 5-16: World Food Championships
Nov. 10-12: Coastal Alabama Couples Classic
Nov. 11-12: USSSA Softball Gulf Coast Championship
Nov. 18-19: G. S. Junior Classic – Southeastern Junior Golf Tour
Nov. 18-19: UTR Fall Tennis Tournament Orange Beach
Nov. 20-22: Battle at Beach Thanksgiving Basketball Tourney
Nov. 25: Kaiser Coastal Half-Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
Nov. 27-Dec. 2: NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship
Dec. 2-3: Challenger Soccer Cup
Pictured: The SEC Women’s Soccer Championship will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 5 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.