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


Saturday, September 11, 2021, 7:30 pm/Kid Mile; 8PM/ 5K & 10K


R.A. Apffel East Beach Park Pavilion, 1923 Boddeker Rd, 77550


2019 RESULTS!!!

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 About This Event

Start and finish at East Beach in Apffel 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 and have a few beers and other refreshments 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 waterstops with sports drink and water hit 2X ea for the 10K and 1 hit 2X for the 5K.

Kid’s Mile

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.  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.

Packet Pickup

  • Race day from 6-8PM at East Beach Pavilion, 1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
  • Additional pickups TBD


Apfel Park has beach parking for $15.  There is a free lot before the entrance to Apfel that is first come first serve.

Post Race Party!!!

Celebrate your achievement with a finisher medal, great beer from Galveston Island Brewing and other refreshments!

Official Sand Crab Galveston Beer Garden Sponsor:

Entry Fees

Kid’s Beach Mile- Includes cotton shirt and post race water and sports drink.

  • $20
  • $25 on race day


  • $40 through 7-15
  • $50 through 8-1
  • $60 after that
  • $65 on race day


  • $45 through 7-15
  • $55 through 8-1
  • $65 after that
  • $70 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.


2018 RESULTS!!!

2017 RESULTS!!!

2016 RESULTS!!!

2015 Results  –  Nice work Crabbers!!!

2014 Results

2013 Results

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