Join Galveston Marathon & Half Marathon
Come run through historic Galveston and along the seawall over the full Marathon. Join us for this fun day of running and challenge your limits, whether you are a seasoned runner or a first timer.
After more than two decades since its last running, the Galveston Marathon returned to the streets and seawalls of this Texas port city in 2011 for a Mardi Gras-themed revival of a race that takes runners through the city’s historic Strand district and along the highways that look out onto the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which runners will be able to see for a several miles in the middle portion of the race.
The full marathon is 2 lap of the half marathon loop course.
From the race starting and finish line area at the Galveston’s Saengerfest Park, the course takes runners along a single loop out towards Seawall Boulevard, which was built in the early 20th century to protect the city and its inhabitants following the historic Galveston hurricane of 1900, which cost an estimated 6,000 to 12,000 people their lives.
Runners will get to see several miles of the seawall, which still stands today after a beating from storm surge caused by 2008’s Hurricane Ike. After heading down along Seawall Boulevard toward Fort Crockett Seawall Park, runners then turn around and head back along a stretch of the route they’ve just run, back northeast along Seawall Boulevard toward Menard Park.
After about two more miles along the wall, the course next takes runners toward East Beach Drive, where they turn right and head toward the seashore. The course follows East Beach until reaching Apffel Park Road, where runners turn left and follow the road until they meet up again with Seawall Boulevard, where they turn left and then stay on that road until they hit the intersection with Broadway, where they turn right for roughly the last mile and a half or so of the race.
Stations will be available every 1.5 miles for both races. Fluids will include water and Gatorade, Gels, cookies and fruit will also be available.
There will be a 6 hour time limit on the Marathon
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