August 19th – Summer 2017 Swim & Sprint – Summer in Texas gets hot; cool off with this fun series in Galveston! Keep track of your progress throughout the summer, and have some fun. The cost is $20 per race, or save money and get swag when you register for multiple races or the whole series together. The Swim & Sprint is a 300-yard pool swim and one-mile run, chip timed. The series also offers open swims, clinics, gear, and fun. The event takes place the third Saturday of each month during the summer and starts at 8am at 200 Seawolf Pkwy. For more info and to register go to ftrracemanagement.com/summer-swim-sprint.html.
September 17th – Captain Kids Triathlon – In its 4th year, Captain Kids Tri is a triathlon just for kids. There are two divisions: Mates (USAT age 11-14) and Mini Mates (USAT ages 6-10) with different course distances. This race is $65 and is limited to 600 participants. For more info and to register go to captainkidstri.com.
September 24th – Island Girl Tri – Island Girl Tri is a super fun multi-sport event! This race is perfect for those who want to do their first triathlon and for veteran triathletes as well. Enjoy a 200m swim in the Palm Beach lazy river at Moody Gardens, a flat 8-mile bike ride in Galveston, and a 2 mile run around the lush and tropical Moody Gardens. Stick around for post-race fun, food, and refreshments. We welcome women and girls, ages 8 years old and up. For more info go to islandgirltri.com.
September 30th – 5k Shrimp Scamper – Enjoy the official 5k of the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival. More details coming soon. For more info about the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival go to galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com.
October 14th – 2017 Bay Area/Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. The walk will take place 8am-12 noon at Stewart Beach Park, 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info and to register go to act.alz.org.
October 21st – The Toughest 10K Galveston – This run is part of The Texas Bridge Series. Run the Kemah Bridge in September, the Galveston Causeway in October, and the Fred Hartman Bridge in November to get a commemorative special medal. The race will start at 7:30am and will be chip timed. For more info and to register to go toughest10kgalveston.org.
October 28th – 17th Annual D’Feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk – Join in for the 17th Annual D’Feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd. The D’Feet Breast Cancer 5k Run, 10k Run, 5k Walk, and Kids 1k is truly a Celebration of Life. Register now, and help D’Feet Breast Cancer in Galveston County. For more info and to register go to athlinks.com.
November 10th – World Class Racewalking Clinic – Do you want to learn to Racewalk, or to walk a 5k, half-marathon, or marathon faster? Join U.S. National Racewalk Team member and fifteen-time U.S. National Champion Dave McGovern for this unique racewalking event. Participants will learn techniques used by elite walkers at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers to help you to racewalk faster and more efficiently with fewer injuries. If you don’t race, these techniques can help you to lose weight, get fit, and feel great. Registration for this event begins at $175. This event will be held at FIT TRI RUN located at 23rd St., Galveston. For more info and to register go to active.com/galveston-tx.
December 17th – Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5k – See Galveston unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and the oceanfront path. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images, and so much more, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood. It is bound to be a Christmas tradition you do with your family and friends year after year. All participants receive a hat and beard. Registration opens June 1st. For more info go to santahustle.com/galveston.
February 3rd – Official Mardi Gras Galveston Jolly Jester Jaunt 5k/10k – Join the 107th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston by taking part in the 2018 Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K/10K. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a leisurely crawl or an intense run through the beautiful City of Galveston and follow it up with a day of celebrations and libations in Mardi Gras! Galveston’s Entertainment District. For more info and to register go to mardigrasgalveston.com/jolly-jester-jaunt.
February 18th (7:30) – 8th Annual Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k – Enjoy the fun and party of the 8th Annual Galveston Half and Full Marathon and the 5K. Same new course as 2017. The start/finish will be at Stewart Beach Park, 201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. The Half Marathon will be a one loop course with the full marathon taking you a second time up and down the seawall. The event is run on the roads, not the beach. Race start times are: Wheelchair/handcyclist will start at 7:15am, Marathon and Half Marathon will start at 7:30am, and Cupid 5k will start at 7:45am. The Kids Mile will start after the 5k. For more info and to register go to galvestonmarathon.com.