Sunday, November 13, 2022 • South Padre Island, TX • Course Map
Running on an island might not be what you’d associate with a race in the continental U.S., but the South Padre Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay provides just that: a scenic, flat race on the coast of Texas.
The point-to-point half marathon course begins on the mainland in the heart of nearby Port Isabel. From there runners run through Port Isabel and over the bridge toward South Padre Island. After arriving on South Padre Island, the course continues south along the island toward the island’s southernmost point before turning around and heading back north along the island, passing Queen Isabella Memorial Park and Andy Bowie County Park along the way.
There are plenty of photo opportunities along the course, and the race organizers have even included selfie zones along the course for these photo opportunities, both with local landmarks and areas designed just for the race.
The course is almost entirely flat, just above sea level, with a few rolling hills along the island. The four-hour time limit for the half marathon gives walkers and runners alike plenty of time to complete the course.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico in southeastern Texas, South Padre Island experiences warm weather all year long, with just over 2.1 inches of rain for the month of November.
On race day (Nov. 13), the average low is 64ºF and the average high is 77ºF.
- $60 – $110 for the half marathon
- $80 – $140 for the full marathon
- $35 – $60 for the 10K
To reserve your spot in the 2022 running of the South Padre Marathon, Half Marathon or Relay, register online at the official race website below.
Official Race Website
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