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Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k

  • Saengerfest Park

    Strand St & 23rd St, Galveston, TX (map)

    29.307181 -94.794387

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    Santa Hustle Galveston Event Information

    Be a part of one of the largest growing races as thousands of Santas hit the streets of Galveston at the Fifth Annual Santa Hustle 5k & Half Marathon on December 18, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

    HALF MARATHON START: 8:00 a.m.
    5K START: 8:30 a.m.

    Every participant will receive a Santa hat, beard, and a lightweight performance hoodie to wear while running. NEW for 2016! All finishers, 5K and Half Marathon, will receive a finisher medal! Come on out to experience the outrageous holiday decorations, festive music, and cookie and candy stations on the course!

    Entry Fees

    5k Run/Walk

    $37.50: First 500 or July 1st
    $40.00: July 1- July 31
    $45.00: August 1 – September 30
    $47.50: October 1 – November 17
    $50.00: November 18 – December 10
    $52.50: December 11 – December 17

    Half Marathon

    $55.00: First 500 or July 1st
    $60.00: July 1- July 31
    $65.00: August 1 – September 30
    $67.50: October 1 – November 17
    $70.00: November 18 – December 10
    $72.50: December 11 – December 17

    Date & Time

    Sunday, December 18, 2016

    HALF MARATHON START: 8:00 a.m.
    5K START: 8:30 a.m.

    ***Start times subject to change

    Start & Finish

    The start and finish line location is TBD

    Race Packet Pick-Up

    Packet Pick-Up will be available on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Time and location TBD.

    Race day packet pick-up WILL BE AVAILABLE on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. PPU will close exactly at 7:45 a.m. so Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines!

    Santa Hat, Beard, and Lightweight Performance Hoodie

    Santa Hustle Free Gifts

    All participants will receive:

    Santa HatSanta BeardLightweight Performance Hoodie5k OR Half Marathon Finisher Medal

    SIZING CHART: Click Here

    Timing and Bibs

    The Santa Hustle 5k and Half Marathon is an officially timed event using the disposable B-Tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event.In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is:

    Clearly visible on the front of the torsoUnaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)Pinned in all four cornersNot covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

    There will be timing clocks at each mile marker along the course and the start and finish lines. Results will be posted on-site, as soon as possible following the event and official results will be posted on our website within 24 hours.

    Location & Parking

    All participants and specators are strongly encouraged to use public transportation and carpool to the start and finish areas, as well as to locations along the course. If you drive, allow sufficient time for heavy traffic congestion and street closures due to the race. To see a parking map and reserve your parking click here.


    The top three male & female finishers in each age group for the 5K and Half Marathon will receive a customized Santa Hustle medal. The top three overall male and female finishers will receive a Santa Hustle personalized award. Age groups are as follows: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.

    There will be no on site awards ceremony. All awards will be mailed out after the New Year.

    All half marathon finishers will receive an awesome finisher’s medal!

    NEW FOR 2016! All 5K finishers will recieve a finisher’s medal!

    Awards will be handed out for the following categories:

    Best Group Santa CostumesBest Individual Santa CostumeGear Check

    Gear Check will be available for all participants at the race starting at 7:00 AM. Please use the provided tear off on your race bib and zip tie to use when you check your personal items. Any gear not picked up by 1:00 PM on race day will be transported to our main office in Palatine, IL. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.

    Strollers, Walkers, and Dogs

    Strollers and walkers are allowed. Dogs are NOT allowed. Walkers need to start behind all the runners.

    Post Race Party

    Santa Hustle Post Race Party

    Post Race Party Information TBD

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    Santa Hustle Giveaway Week

     over on facebook, we are offering a $5 off coupon code for the 

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    . Use GIVEAWAY16 when you register anytime during August 15-21!


    Santa Hustle Galveston Half Marathon & 5K

     will take place at 8:00 am Sunday, December 18, 2016.


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  • Bob S.
    Walker, Organizer,
    Event Host

    Ex slow marathon runner, now a slow walker.

  • Joanne P.
    Half Marathon Walker, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    Hi everyone!! Looking forward to our Bridge to Breakfast weekly training sessions!

  • Alison Smith B.
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    Having fun hanging with friends and enjoying the outdoors ...

  • Terri B
    Event Host

    I am an engineer with a desk job and enjoy getting a chance to get out and walk.

  • Gay S.
    Pinky G,

    Gay Smither - A REAL African American!

  • Candy W.

    I really enjoy long distance walking and would like to continue with others who share the same... more

  • Larry W.

    I help the government buy spacecraft for a living but write screenplays as a hobby. I also sing... more

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