Ditch the sleigh and pound the pavement with thousands of jolly Santas in the annual Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon at Moody Gardens in Galveston on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
The return of the annual Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon will once again flood the streets of Galveston with a field of 5,000 Santas winding around courses near the Moody Gardens campus and along Seawall Boulevard.
The holiday run event sends participants decked out in Santa hats, beards, and hoodies on a 5K course that winds through the surrounding neighborhood of Moody Gardens, or along a thirteen-mile course for a run near the beach and back. The Kids Dash kicks things off with a quick course that circles the main pyramids of Moody Gardens.
During their yuletide outing, Santa Hustle participants will also have a chance to stop by cookie stations, enjoy festive music, and spot outrageous holiday decorations that adorn their routes.
Don Your Festive New Apparel
Each participant in the Santa Hustle 5K or Half Marathon will receive a performance hoodie (in women’s or unisex styles), a Santa hat and beard, and a finisher’s medal after crossing the finish line.
If you’d like to add a little extra pizzazz to your holiday outfit, runners can also upgrade to the Mrs. Claus Package for $19.95, which includes a red tutu, candy cane-striped socks and arm warmers, and two face tattoos. Runners can also opt for the long-sleeve Santa shirt or go for the full look with a Santa suit that includes hat, beard, coat and pants.
The Santa Hustle at Moody Gardens in Galveston
- Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
- Time: First race events begin at 6:45am
- Location: Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
- Admission: Registration for the 5K is $49.75 in advance, $60 on race day; Half Marathon is $69.75 in advance, $80 on race day; Kids Dash is $10 in advance, $20 on race day. Click here for more information and to register for the event.
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