Mardi Gras! Galveston Fun Run 5k -Jolly Jester Jaunt


Event Date

Sat, Feb 7, 2015


Galveston, TX

About This Activity

Join us for the 104th Celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston on Saturday, February 7, 2015 for the 4th annual Jolly Jester Jaunt 5Kish Fun Run!  This whimsical event will take you through the Historic Strand District beginning and finishing under the iconic Mardi Gras Arch in front of The Tremont House. Prepare yourself for a fun festive (COSTUMES ENCOURAGED) run for fun-jester hats and jester themed t-shirts provided!

So you want the details…?!?!

Included with all registrations:

-5k-ISH Fun Run w/ a complimentary fermented libation during the festival*

-Festival T-Shirt and Jester Hat

-Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 2015 medallion

-Access to all the Mardi Gras festivities in the Entertainment District- headline concerts on 2 stages, 4 parades including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and Krewe of Gambrinus parades and more!

If you register for the 5K + Mardi Gras Party you will also receive:

-1/2 Day Balcony Pass from 12pm to 4pm with a VIP view of the Mardi Gras festivities

*Must be 21 to receive free beer

*T-Shirt(s) cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after February 2nd.


Even more details….?!?!

The Jolly Jester Jaunt is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a leisurely crawl through Galveston's Historic Strand District & follow it up with a day of great celebrations & libations! The run is <5 kilometers long and will begin at 24th and Mechanic underneath the iconic Mardi Gras Arch in front of The Tremont House heading East to 20th street, loop around to Strand, and head back West to 25th street, making 3 laps. Walking and/or Running is permitted as this is a non-competitive, non-timed event!

WARNING: Crazy outfits/Team Uniforms are EXTREMELY encouraged. The more OUTRAGEOUS, the better!

NOTE: Teams receive a discount, so get your friends, family, and co-workers together for an awesome day in Galveston!!

After the run, jaunt over to any official festival beer booth (yellow & black signage) and redeem your bib ticket for a refreshing libation. Then head to the Trolley Station balcony (if you registered for 5K + Mardi Gras Party) located on Strand between 20th & 21st where you can tantalize the revelers to perform tricks for beads (remember this access is for the first 300 registrants only, so what are you waiting for?)!!

 It's an amazing deal for an awesome Saturday at one of Galveston Islands great historic festivals so don't miss out!!

NOTE: Due to the costs of preparation and setup, there will be NO REFUNDS for this event. The run will be done rain or shine. In the case of extreme inclement weather, a new run date will be chosen.

Please contact for any questions.

Event details and schedule

Oct. 1st-Registration Open!

Dec. 9th- Price increases to $55!

Jan. 8th- Price increases again to $65!

Jan. 30th - Early Packet Pick Up @ Beerfoot Beach Bar at 2816 Ave R 1/2 from 5-8pm


RACE DAY Feb. 7. 2015

9:30am- Check-in/Registration at The Mardi Gras Arch (Please enter at the 23rd Street Gate)

10:45am- Stretch/Warm up!

10:55am-Runners line up under The Mardi Gras Arch

11am-RACE TIME!!

12pm- Grab your beer (1 free per runner) and get the party started!!! Balcony Party is at Trolley Station, 2021 Strand St on the 2nd Floor.

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