Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay & 5K

Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18, 2018 • Seabrook, TX • Course Map

A rare event that offers a half marathon and a relay race for runners on both Saturday and Sunday, the Seabrook Lucky Trails Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay — and now 5K — takes runners on a route that features gorgeous views of the Galveston Bay as well as the forest trails through parkland areas just outside the city.


Run along a combination of city streets, crushed gravel trails and worn grass and dirt pathways, the race features a nice mix of hills and elevation changes with some flat and fast stretches thrown in.

Laid out as an out-and-back loop course that runners in the full marathon run four times (and those running the half marathon run twice), the course begins at Seabrooks’ Meador Park, which lies at the corner of Hammer Street and North Meyer Avenue. From there, runners follow Meyer Street for a brief stretch before turning right onto East Meyer Road, passing by the park’s wooded forest area, known as Hester Gully.

The course then turns left onto the trail that runs alongside Todville, which runners follow for approximately the next 1.3 miles all the way to the intersection between Todville and Red Bluff Road, where they turn off and enter the woods once again.

Inside this forested area, known as Pine Gully, runners take another right when they reach the gully and follow the trail east as it crosses over Todville Road and takes them to Pine Gully Park, which features perhaps the race’s most scenic views, as it overlooks Galveston Bay.

After circling the park, runners then begin the trek back toward Meador Park along almost exactly the same route they’ve just run, with the exception of some additional mileage along Pine Gully Extension and a run alongside the opposite side of Hester Gully on the return route.

Along the way, the field also crosses a boardwalk and runs past a cemetery, and thanks to the length of the trail, participants tend to see lots of runners coming and going in both directions as they complete the race.

Organizers also have come up with a unique way to keep runners energized and entertained in recent years by holding up signs posted with trivia questions at regular intervals, followed by the answers to the questions about a third- or half-mile down the trail.

Pine Gully Park in Seabrook, Texas. (Photo by Mike Fisher/flickr)

Pine Gully Park in Seabrook, Texas. (Photo by Mike Fisher/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Mild to moderately warm weather conditions, with occasional showers, are the norm in the early spring in Seabrook, which overlooks Galveston Bay about 25 miles southeast of Houston. In March, record temperatures have been as low as 22 degrees (in 1980) and as high as 94 degrees (in 2000).

On the race days (March 17 & 18), the average low is 53°F and the average high is 72°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Seabrook Lucky Trails Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • Saturday: 7:15 AM
  • Sunday: 7:15 AM

Course Time Limit

  • 6.5 hours for all races on Saturday
  • 4 hours for the Sunday half marathon

Fees

see event website

Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of any of the race distances at the Seabrook Lucky Trails Marathon, Half Marathon or Relay, register online at RunningAllianceSport.org here.

Official Race Website

www.seabrookmarathon.org

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