Galveston Sand Crab 5/10K/Kid’s Beach Mile
Saturday, September 06, 2014Time: 8:30 pm CDT
Seawall Blvd & 10th St
Galveston, Texas 77550

 About This Event

 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 Porretto Beach and runs east for 3.1 or 1.55 miles (depending on the event). Then turns back to the finish. The course is lit with glow sticks and tiki torches. Runners are required to run with a flashlight or head lamp. There are 2 watertops with HEB Quench and water hit 2X ea for the 10K and 1 hit 2X for the 5K. After finishing runners receive bbq with all the fixins and cold cerveza for those of age. Extra BBQ plates available for $15 (this is a good deal).

New Kid’s Mile, sponsored by

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 and post race food with water and sports drink.  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, 15-29, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.

Event Hotel

The Galvestonian at 1401 East Beach Dr, 77550 will offer 25% off all 2 nights stays and 33 % off 3 night stays for the week and weekend of Sand Crab.  Call 888-526-6161 and ask for the “Sand Crab” rate.


Camping on Porretto Beach is $75/night.   Click here to download a camping form. for more information.

Packet Pickup

Early packet pick up will be in Houston, Wednesday September 4, 10:00 am–7:00 pm and Thursday Sept 5, 10:00 am–2:00 pm at Fleet Feet on Rice Blvd both days.   Also,in Galveston at the Galvestonian Condos on  Friday, Sep 6, 10-6pm and Saturday, Sep 7th, from 10:00 am–4:00 pm.  No packets will be available at Porretto Beach


Porretto Beach Parking in Galveston: $10 event parking for Sand Crab.

Post Race Party!!!

This includes an awesome live band, bbq and cerveza (for those over 21. We ID) lasting until 1:00 am.

Entry Fees

Kid’s Beach Mile- Includes cotton shirt and post race food.

  • $20
  • $25 on race day


  • $45 through 8-6
  • $55 through 8-23
  • $65 after that
  • $70 on race day


  • $50 through 8-6
  • $60 through 8-23
  • $70 after that
  • $75 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.


  • Galveston Police Department K-9 Unit-   A portion of this events proceeds will be donated to the GPD K9 division to contribute to the care, training and multiple other items or needs necessary to efficiently and properly continue maintaining a group of quality GPD officers and their K9 partners. This division has significant impact on serving and protecting the Galveston Island community.
  • American Cancer Society’s Determination Program