Gulf Coast Stampede 2024

Pensacola, FL
Registration Opens On May 1, 2024

Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

WELCOME to the 2023 Gulf Coast Stampede! NEW, this year: Middle School Races!

Timing & Sanctioning

Timing is provided by Miles and Minutes, LLC. Live results will be provided. 

Sanctioned by FHSAA and NFHS for TWELVE states: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN.

There will be a TIME/PACE restriction of 9 minutes per mile in the Varsity Races. Due to course management, all runners entered in the varsity races must be able to run at least 9:00 min pace. There is no time restriction in the junior varsity races. If runners are slower than this stipulated pace, they will be pulled from the course. Coaches, please adhere to this rule.


Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, Florida

Course Maps: HS Races are the same as last year. Middle School will run 3k.
The web link is COMING SOON. 
Registration: The registration deadline is 11:59 pm Wednesday, September 06, 2023. You must enter every athlete including junior varsity runners. On race day you will send up to 10 runners from any of the runners you registered to the varsity race and the rest will run in the junior varsity race. You don't need to predetermine who is running which race.

Entry Fees

Varsity Races: $200 per school. Middle School Races: $70 per team 

Make checks payable to West Florida High School and mail them to Everett Whiteside, West Florida High School, 150 E. Burgess Rd, Pensacola, FL, 32503. Payments also can be made on the day of the race.

J.V. Races: Free and unlimited for both boys and girls teams as long as each team has a paid varsity team running. 

Middle school races: entries are unlimited.

Awards: We will award custom plaques to the top three varsity teams and custom die-cut medals to the top 15 Varsity finishers and top 10 junior varsity finishers. We will also have a plaque for our top junior varsity team. The individual champion for each of the varsity races will also receive a unique trophy award. For the middle school division, the top ten finishers will receive medals and the first-place team will receive a custom plaque. The winner of each race will also receive a Stampede t-shirt. Lastly, we have T-shirts for the Dance-Off competition: best male and best female.

Admission: $5 per vehicle. Passenger team vans and buses transporting athletes will not have to pay for parking, but all other vehicle types will be charged regardless of passengers, no exceptions.

Schedule of Events

Friday Afternoon 9/08

12:00 pm to Sunset: Course Preview

Saturday 9/09

6:00am Gates Open, Course Preview Begins

6:45 am Coaches Meeting at Finish Line

7:15 am Girls Varsity Race (10 Runners Max., 5 for team score)

7:50 am Boys Varsity Race (10 Runners Max, 5 for team score)

8:20 am HS Boys JV Race 5k (Unlimited Entries, 5 for team score)

8:55 am HS Girls JV Race (Unlimited Entries, 5 for team score)

9:30 am MS Girls Race (Unlimited Entries, 5 for team score)

9:55 am MS Boys Race (Unlimited Entries, 5 for team score)

10:15 am Dance Competition

10:35 am Awards Ceremony

Other Cool Stuff

Running Wild Retail Area: Running Wild, our local running apparel store, will have a tent set up at the meet. They specialize in fitting every person to the proper shoe and apparel. They can analyze your unique biomechanics to determine your degree of pronation and from there they can narrow the shoe selection to a stability, motion-control, or cushioned shoe. They will also be selling the latest in racing flats and spikes. And don't forget you can get your new gear personalized by the graffiti artist. We will also be doing face painting this year!

DJ Jammin' Joe: DJ Jammin' Joe will be on site providing 2000 watts of digital power for awesome sound that will be sure to entertain and motivate both spectators and athletes. At 10:30, right after the start of the last race we will hold a dance competition. Last year we saw some crazy moves so we are very excited to see what the kids have in store for us this year. We even have a special awards for our top dancers!

Food Vendors: Bitchin' Sauce Tasting Tent, Kona Ice, and Waffle Boutique

Questions: Please contact Everett Whiteside: OR call/text: 971-373-0115


Course Map

3k Course Map

Sanctioning CLEARED for August 23, 2023 at 4:41 p.m. CST