Fun For the Whole Family at the Holiday Half Marathon in Galveston

Our area comes alive again once the weather cools off and lots of marathons in Galveston are planned to take advantage of the delightful fall temperatures.

One of these, the Holiday Half Marathon & 5K is a serious, certified run with a Family Fun Walk the day before and all sorts of fun location perks for runners of every skill level and their supportive family and friends. The location is Moody Gardens and the dates are Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

Registration for the Family Fun Walk includes early entry to the Festival of Lights at 5:30 p.m., free ice skating and skate rental, a t-shirt if pre-registered, a family photo with Santa and a Holiday Surprise – all for only $15.

Entrants in the 5K and Half Marathon on Sunday get a free t-shirt if pre-registered, awards in every age category, a Half Marathon finisher medal. two free tickets to Schlitterbahn’s Indoor Water Park and a rollicking post-race party.

Registration fees range from $28 to $129 depending on when you register and which race you’re running.

Moody Gardens is a great place for marathons in Galveston. Both the 5K and Half Marathon of this event take advantage of a fairly flat course heading out at 8 a.m.

It starts at 83rd Street and Stewart Road, then back into Moody Gardens and scenes of Palm Beach, Offits Bayou and the Festival of Lights. Runners are rewarded with a fabulous post-race party featuring live music, food and free massages.

Marathons in Galveston aren’t the only fall attractions worth attending near our resort-style community. We’re conveniently located close to shopping, schools, services, highway access and entertainment venues.

Why not contact us today to schedule a tour of our premium amenities and gracious lifestyle.

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