Official Galveston Island Shrimp Festival 5K

5K

Event Date

Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Address

Galveston, TX

Pricing

Activity Today Later

Early Shrimp Registration - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Shrimpiest Registration - Individual Age group/open

$100 $100 Closed

Shrimpier Registration - Individual Age group/open

$75 $75 Closed

Shrimp Registration - Individual Age group/open

$50 $50 Closed

About This Activity

Get your teams together, outfits ready and lace up your running shoes, the new & improved 4th Official Galveston Island Shrimp Festival 5K returns Saturday, Sept. 26! In cooperation with the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival, this is your opportunity to scamper your way around Galveston's beautiful Historic Strand District & follow it up with a day of great eats & drinks!

 

Items included with ALL run registrations:

Gumbo Tasting Cup for entry into The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival in Downtown Galveston ($15 value)

5K runners receive one free beer at Early Packet Pick Up on either Wednesday (9/9/15) or Wednesday (9/16/15) at Beerfoot Beach Bar (2816 Avenue R 1/2) from 5PM - 8PM ($5 value)

& ANOTHER free beer after the 5K Fun Run ($5 value)

*Must be 21 or older to receive the free libations

Detailed Description

The Official Galveston Island Shrimp Festival 5K is an event for all ages and fitness levels. Running, walking, rolling, strolling, jogging, skipping and/or marching are all permitted, but we will say this is a timed event that will allow competitive runners to blast their way to the finish line! The only things we ask is that you JUST HAVE FUN, GET SOME EXERCISE & DRESS WILDLY! Skateboards, roller skates, strollers, and bikes are all welcome! Bring your dog along for the fun too!

The run will start in the Historic District of Downtown Galveston followed by a designated route. After the run, scamper on down to the Historical Strand District located at 23rd and Strand St. to partake in the Gumbo Tasting Stroll so don’t forget to hang onto your tasting cup!

*5K Scampers are encouraged to enjoy your one FREE beer at Galveston Island Shrimp Festival in Downtown while they attend the Gumbo Stroll!

For more information about The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival, follow the link! http://www.yagaspresents.com/shrimpfestival/gumbostroll.html

Individuals and teams can sign up online via active.com or register as a walk up the day of the race.

 

Registration Levels

Items included with EARLY Shrimp Registration ($30):

  • ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 100 RUNNERS
  • Event T-shirt
  • Koozie
  • Gumbo Tasting Cup for entry into The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Items included with Shrimp Registration ($50):

  • Event T-shirt
  • Koozie
  • Gumbo Tasting Cup for entry into The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Items included with Shrimpier Registration ($75):

  • Event T-shirt
  • Koozie
  • Sunglasses
  • Gumbo Tasting Cup for entry into The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Items included with Shrimpiest Registration ($100):

  • Event T-shirt
  • Koozie
  • Sunglasses
  • Event Tote
  • Gumbo Tasting Cup for entry into The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Teams are highly encouraged; so get your friends, family, co-workers, and community together for an awesome day in Galveston!

WARNING: Crazy outfits/Team Uniforms are EXTREMELY encouraged. People in normal, boring clothes will be punished with evil stares and glares for the rest of their lives ;)

What are you waiting for? Sign up today to be a Shrimp Scamper! 

*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. 

Event details and schedule

Registration Opens: 5/1/15

Early Bird Registration is $30

Day of registration is $50. 

 

EARLY PACKET PICK UPS

Wednesday (9/9/15) and Wednesday (9/16/15) at Beerfoot Beach Bar (2816 Avenue R 1/2) from 5PM - 8PM. One free libation for those registered whom are 21 or older.

Please bring a valid ID if you plan to enjoy libations.

 

RACE DAY

7:30am- Day of Registration & Packet Pick-Up

8:45am- Runners to your mark and Warm-up activities

9:00am- Shrimp Scamper 5K Begins!

 

PARKING 

There will be designated 'Runners Lots' at a discounted price located at 21st Street & Market Street and 21st Street & Mechanic Street. Downtown street parking can be purchased for $1.75/hr via Pay by Phone Application or a phone call to the number listed on the signs as well.

 

UNIFORM

Team uniforms, crazy costumes, tutus, and wild flare is extremely encourged!! The weather will be hot so dress accordingly.

*Water and light snacks will be provided day of the run!

 

Be sure to visit our fundraising campaign and consider making a donation in support of our event participants or directly to the charities supported by this event.

100% of the proceeds of from your donation benefit The Ronald McDonald House, a "home away from home" for the families of children who are seeking medical treatment in Galveston, as well as The Justin Hughes Foundation at UTMB that raises awareness and provides assistance to medical students experiencing depression.

Follow the link: https://fundraising.active.com/event/ShrimpScamper5K2015

Any amount is greatly appreciated!

 

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