PIBC Surf-N-Turf Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, January 27, 2024 • Padre Island, TX • Course Map

With miles that take runners along a combination of both city streets and right along the sandy beaches of the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island anywhere in the world, Padre Island Baptist Church’s Surf N’ Turf Race is aptly named, and features a half marathon for individual runners as well as a 10K and a 5K run and walk.

Set for its 15th annual running this year, the race is organized by Padre Island Baptist Church, which uses the proceeds from the race to benefit its missions programs. The course unfolds just north of the Padre Island National Seashore.

The race also is part of the church’s “fitness ministry,” which seeks to help parishioners “grow in both their physical and spiritual health,” according to the church, by participating in local races and through the church’s own Surf N’ Turf Races.

The race is open to both runners and walkers, and features an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at Padre Island’s Balli Park, which lies just a short drive from the grounds of the church itself, off South Padre Island Drive.

From there, runners will follow a course that unfolds mainly along an out-and-back route along the beach here on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

These stretches along the beach offer what are perhaps the race’s most scenic views, as runners follow the race route along the sand with the waves rolling in just over their shoulders. The scheduled starting time for the half marathon is 7:00 AM, followed by the start of the 10K and 5K races at 8:00 AM.

Sand dunes on Padre Island National Seashore, Texas. (Photo by monad68/flickr)

Sand dunes on Padre Island National Seashore, Texas. (Photo by monad68/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Located along the Gulf coast of southern Texas, just a short drive from nearby Corpus Christi and roughly 140 miles south of San Antonio, Padre Island National Seashore typically sees January temperatures between 52ºF and 67ºF, while records here have fallen as low as 22ºF (in 1963) and risen as high as 89ºF (in 1936).

On the day of the race (Jan. 27), the average low is 53ºF and its average high is 69ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Surf N’ Turf Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – half marathon
  • 8:00 AM – 10K, 5K


  • $60 – $70 for the half marathon
  • $20 – $35 for the 10K, 5K


To reserve your spot in the winter 2024 running of the Surf N’ Turf Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at RaceEntry.com here.

Official Race Website



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2 comments… add one
  • Tommy January 24, 2023, 2:42 pm

    What does the medal look like for the 1/2 marathon.

  • maria garcia January 20, 2020, 3:17 pm

    hi I am signed up for a 10k on Saturday jan. 25 can this be changed to a half marathon?


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