Galveston Sand Crab 5/10K/Kid’s Beach Mile

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Benefitting The Galveston Island Humane Society

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 8:30 pm

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 About This Event

Start and finish at East Beach in Apfel Park. Run entirely on sand, the Sand Crab is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful Galveston Beach at night, eat some BBQ and have a few beers  while listening to great music with other runners on a summer night.  All races are chip timed including the Kid’s Mile.  The Kid’s Mile will start at 8 pm.  Parents are welcome to run with kids free of charge.  The 5K/10K will start at 8:30PM.  The 5K run is very walker friendly with a 2hr cut off. The 10K is walkable but will share the 2 hr cut off. 10K runners must be at the 3.1 mile turnaround within 1 hour. The Sand Crab starts on beautiful East Beach and runs west for 3.1 or 1.55 miles (depending on the event). Then turns back to the finish. The course is lit with led lights. Runners are required to run with a flashlight or head lamp. There are 2 watertops with sports drink and water hit 2X ea for the 10K and 1 hit 2X for the 5K. After finishing runners receive bbq with all the fixins and cold cerveza for those of age. Extra BBQ plates available for $15.

Kid’s Mile, sponsored by

Kid mile starts at 8PM and will run an out and back.  Time limit is 30 minutes.  This will be an out and back course and we will have course marshals and adults running with the kids to make sure they make it back in one piece.  Entry fee includes cotton tee and post race food with water and sports drink.  All kids receive a finisher medal.  Awards to top 3 boy and girl 12 and under.

Awards for Kid’s Mile (12 and under only)

  • Overall top 3 boy and girl ages 12 and under
  • Finisher medal to all

Awards for 5K/10K

  • 1st Overall M/F
  • 1st Master M/F
  • Age group top 3: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.

Event Hotels

  • Four Points Sheraton $279.00 /$399.00 rack rate
  • Holiday Inn Express $ 249.00 /$299.00 rack rate
  • Inn at the Waterpark $139.00 /$169.00 rack rate
  • Victorian Condo Hotel $195.00 /$225.00 rack rate

Packet Pickup

You are strongly encouraged to pick up your packets EARLY.  Early packet pick up will be



Apfel Park has beach parking for $8.  There is a free lot before the entrance to Apfel that is first come first serve.

Post Race Party!!!

This includes an awesome music, bbq and cerveza (for those over 21. We ID)

Entry Fees

Kid’s Beach Mile- Includes cotton shirt and post race food.

  • $20
  • $25 on race day


  • $45 through 7-8
  • $55 through 7-25
  • $65 after that
  • $70 on race day


  • $50 through 7-8
  • $60 through 7-25
  • $70 after that
  • $75 on race day

Military, Fire and Police Discount: $5 discount via mail in entry only.  Please send copy of ID and have ID available at packet pickup.



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