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February 2nd: Surfside Beach Marathon, Half and Surfin’ Surfside 5K – All races are 100% pavement free – you will stay on the beautiful stretch of beach between Surfside Beach and the San Luis Pass. All events begin and end at Stahlman Park in Surfside. Marathon and Half Marathon registration include packets with awesome swag, shirt, commemorative stone coaster, finisher medal and meal, and beverage at after party. Go to surfsidebeachmarathon.com for more info. There is also a Timed Kids 1K!
February 2nd (6:30pm): Anchor Leg Athletic Club: Run Meet – Whether you are a walker, a jogger, or a seasoned marathoner, you are invited to join. At the end of each event, stick around and hang out with other runners, enjoy music, and sip brews. Check in time is at 6:30pm. You can choose from 3 miles, 2 miles, 1 mile. This will start at Devil and the Deep Brewery, Downtown Galveston. This is a free event and open to all levels. There is an optional donation of $5. These donations go to improve the club and for purchasing things like water, snacks, signs, print materials and more. Donate at the club or online at paypal.me/anchorlegac. Also, be sure to join the Facebook group: Anchor Leg Athletic Club.
February 17th: Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K – Start and finish at Stewart Beach.
The race is totally on paved roads with no running on sand/beach. There is also a Kids 1 Mile race. This fun annual race is always the highlight of Spring. For more info go to galvestonmarathon.com.
February 23rd: “Galveston! Mardi Gras” Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K/10K – Join for the 108th celebration of “Mardi Gras! Galveston” – the best day ever! You receive with your registration a festival shirt, mardi gras themed item, a beer at the finish, and a ticket to Mardi Gras that day is included. To register go to mardigrasgalveston.com/jolly-jester-jaunt. The Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K will start in the heart of “Mardi Gras! Galveston’s” Entertainment district under the famous Mardi Gras arch on 24th and Mechanic. Runners and walkers will jaunt inside the Entertainment District for an unforgettable 5K experience.
March 2nd: Causeway FunD Run/Walk – Ever thought of taking in the view standing on top of the Galveston Causeway? Then you will want to be a part of this run. Proceeds raised at the SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk benefit School of Health Professions (SHP) student scholarships. Your participation represents a powerful investment in the future of health care for our region and state. This starts at the Galveston County Daily News Building parking lot. To register go to shp.utmb.edu/fundrun.
April 6th: Wicked Wine Run – Race through the beautiful and scenic Haak Vineyard & Winery, Santa Fe, Texas The start time for the 5K Wicked Run begins at 5:30pm and the 1K Wicked Tasting Walk begins at 7pm. 5K participants are required to finish in one hour or less. Waves of runners will be released on the course with 5-minute intervals. Runners and ALL attendees must be 21 or older to participate. Register at wickedwinerun.com.
April 7th: Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas – This flat, fast course runs along southern Texas’ Gulf of Mexico coastline. This is a qualifier run. To register go to ironman.com.
April 13th: Gritty Goddess Womens 5K – Gather your fellow goddesses for an event that’s all about women, and women ONLY. If you really need to set aside one day for yourself and take on a different sort of challenge, this obstacle course (approximately 3 miles) built just for women, no matter your age, shape, size or athletic ability. It’s a way to get back to nature, and reconnect with your inner goddess. And it’s non-competitive, so you can take your sweet time, have fun, and enjoy every moment with your bosom buddies. Register at grittygoddess.com.
April 27th: Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne 5K – Lace up your kicks and raise your little finger, it’s time to toast the 3rd Annual Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne Fun Run! This morning race takes you along the beautiful scenery of Galveston Island. Starting & Finishing at Beerfoot Brewery on Galveston’s quaint island seawall, this 5K Fun Run will feature an easy route with a celebratory champagne drink at the finish line. To register go to eventbrite.com.
April 28th: Divas Half Marathon & 5K – This scenic course will begin and finish at Moody Gardens. Runners will experience 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 our “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. A truly memorable experience awaits. Register at runlikeadiva.com.