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Race Day Schedule

5:30 AM Early Bird Marathon * Recommended for walkers * Full Marathon ONLY. Not eligible for awards *

7:00 AM Full Marathon

7:15 AM Half Marathon

8:00 AM Kids K

8:15 AM Surfin' Surfside 5K

*If you do not start at your assigned race time, you will be disqualified*


 Race announcements, instructions and national anthem will start at 6:50am for the Marathon and 7:05am for the Half. This takes place at the starting line, near Stahlman Park.  

Post Race

All participants can enjoy post race food and drinks (beer for 21+) at Stahlman Park Pavilion after finishing. You can purchase non-participating family and friends meal tickets during the registration process, at packet pickup or on race day with cash or check.

Adult Meal Tickets (Beer included): $12

Kid Meal Tickets: $8

Directions

Stahlman Park Pavilion is Located at 2211 Bluewater Highway, Surfside Beach, TX 77541

From Houston:

Go South about 50 miles on Highway 288 towards Lake Jackson/Clute. Exit onto Highway 332 East toward Surfside. Go about 8 miles and over a large bridge to arrive almost at the water's edge. Turn left at light onto Blue Water Highway and Stahlman Park Pavilion is about 2 miles down on your right.

From Galveston:

Head west on Galveston's Seawall Dr/FM3005. At very west end of Galveston, you will arrive at the San Luis Toll Bridge ($2 each way). Take the toll bridge and Stahlman Park Pavilion is about 11 miles down on your left.

From Clear Lake:

Take Interstate 45 to Highway 2004 Exit. Go Southwest (just passed the dog track) and continue to Highway 523. Turn left on Highway 523 and then left onto Highway 332. You will go over a large bridge to arrive almost at the water's edge. Turn left at light onto Blue Water Highway and Stahlman Park Pavilion is about 2 miles down on your right.

Race Day Parking

You will park on the beach a small walk from Stahlman Park Pavilion and the Start/Finish Line. Please park single file, perpendicular to the dunes.

Option 1:

  • From Lake Jackson - Turn left onto Blue Water Highway and continue for about 1.3 miles. Turn right on Beach Access Road YUCCA Dr and then left onto the beach.
  • From Galveston - Keep straight after San Luis Pass and Continue straight for about 12 miles, passing Stahlman Park Pavilion. Turn left on Beach Access Road YUCCA Dr and then left onto the beach. 

Option 2 (recommended for smaller vehicles):

  • From Lake Jackson - Turn left onto Blue Water Highway and continue for about 2.5 miles, passing Stahlman Park Pavilion. Turn right on Beach Access Road BAY St. and then left onto the beach
  • From Galveston - Keep straight after San Luis Pass and Continue straight for about 10 miles, passing Stahlman Park Pavilion. Turn left on Beach Access Road BAY St. and then left onto the beach. 

Packet pickup

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ Fit TRI Run (518 23rd St. Galveston, TX 77550)

12pm (NOON) to 6pm

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ Johnny Z's Powerhouse Racing (18201 Egret Bay Blvd. Houston, TX 77058)

12pm (NOON) to 6pm

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ Stahlman Park Pavilion (2211 Bluewater Hwy. Surfside Beach, TX 77541)

5pm to 8pm

FAQs

  • What is the time cut off?

We encourage walkers at our event, therefore there is no formal cut off time. However, if you plan to walk the entire marathon, please take advantage of the Early Bird 5:30am start.

  • Can I pick up a friend's packet?

Yes, you can pick up packets for others as long as you are able to confirm their race and personal information.

  • Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are not allowed inside Stahlman Park Pavilion but are allowed in all outside areas and to run with owners. Please clean up after animals.

  • Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are allowed, please be aware that some areas of sand are looser than others. 

  • Can I start at 5:30am if I want to walk the Half Marathon?

No, 5:30am start is for the FULL Marathon only. Half Marathoners start at 7:15am.

  • Can I switch event distances?

Yes, please email the timer at sam@FTRracemanagement.com to modify any race details.

  • Can I switch my bib to another participant?

Yes, please email the timer at sam@FTRracemanagement.com to modify any account details.

  • Where can I stay?

There are plenty of near by lodging options close by including beach house rentals of all sizes -> LODGING