Texas > Holiday Half Marathon Moody Gardens
Galveston, TX • Sunday, November 18, 2012 • Course Map
Set for its inaugural running on the weekend before Thanksgiving in November 2012 -- which coincides with the annual Festival of Lights displays at Moody Gardens leading up to the Christmas holidays -- the all-new Holiday Half Marathon at Moody Gardens also features a family fun walk in addition to its 13.1-mile run.
The race is set to follow a double-loop course along the fast, flat streets of Galveston Island, through the resort and amusement park area known as Moody Gardens, which features a golf course, resort hotel and spa in addition to ample attractions for kids like its Discovery Museum, Palm Beach, aquarium and Rainforest Pyramid, which houses a wide variety of exotic species of plants and animals collected from rainforests around the world.
Runners will start and finish the out-and-back course for the race on the grounds of the resort, and follow it twice as it winds around the roads and into portions of nearby Scholes International Airport. Thanks to its location on an island on the Gulf of Mexico, entrants can count on a fast and flat course for virtually the entire race, a nice feature if you're looking to set a personal record time.
Race Weather & Climate
Located on Galveston Island on the Texas Gulf coast, about 50 miles southeast of downtown Houston, Galveston typically sees November temperatures that average between 71°F and 59°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.6 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Nov. 18), the average high is 71°F and the average low is 59°F.
View the race route map for the Holiday Half Marathon
$65 for the half marathon, if registered before July 1, 2012
$75 between July 1 - September 30
$85 between November 1 - 14
To reserve your spot in the fall 2012 running of Galveston's Holiday Half Marathon at Moody Gardens, register online at the event website.
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