April 21st – Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne Run 5k fundraising event will be part of the Galveston Wine Festival. This morning race takes runners along an easy route with a celebratory champagne drink at the finish line. Register at imeo.com/253527672.
April 22nd – Divas Half Marathon & 5k – This scenic course will begin and finish at Moody Gardens. Runners will experience the Seawall’s long beaches, historic piers, and some angry waves hitting the rocks just beneath the beach-walk. Runners also go through a beautiful residential community with amazing architecture. Finally, Schlitterbahn Park is visible within the last two miles, where runners will see the adventurous and thrilling attractions. Along the way, runners will enjoy “Diva stations,” including the famous Boa and Tiara station. You will end your Diva run with the most impressive medal ever and a beautiful view of the best of Galveston, bubbly toast, and many other Diva touches. For more info go to runlikeadiva.com.
May 12th – Texas Crab Festival 5k – The Texas Crab Fest 2018 promises to be a tasty mix of Gulf Coast fun for the whole family! Kick off Saturday with a chip-timed Kids Run and 5k Plan, then to stay, play and enjoy all of the music & festivities for this 33rd annual event. This will take place at Crystal Beach, Gregory Park (behind Cobb Real Estate) 2292 Hwy. 87. To register go to athlinks.com/event/2018-texas-crab-festival-5k-190495.
June 9th – Galveston Island Brewing Co. 5k Beer Run – This run is the #3 in the Run in Texas 5k 6-Pack Series. Start and finish at the hip and groovy Galveston Island Brewing Co and run a well supported, well-staffed 5k on a fast and flat course. Post race party with food trucks and the usual 4 x 8 oz beer tastings in finisher glass included. All Runners receive finisher pint glass, tech shirt, and a well supported, well organized 5k run. Register at runintexas.com/galveston. The 2018 Texas 5k 6-Pack Beer Series & Challenge featuring breweries across Texas. This one-of-a-kind series of 5k races at independent craft breweries are held across Texas. Your registration includes entry into eight 5k beer runs, along with a limited edition tech T-shirt. Finish at least 6 events to complete the challenge and receive your custom finisher’s medal. Register at runintexas.com/sixpack.
- September 9th – Captain Kid’s Triathlon
- September 29th – Galveston Island Shrimp Festival 5k Shrimp Scampe
- September 30th – Island Girl Tri