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Race over the Galveston Causeway


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Details | Course Map | Race Day Instructions | Hotels | Awards | Packet Pick-Up | FAQ

Event Date:
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Race Start Time:
7:30 AM

Time Limit: 2 hours (strictly enforced*)

USATF Certification: TX11142ETM

The race will be chip timed.

*Time limit is strictly enforced! Bridge races involve special permission and cooperation by local authorities, police and emergency response, and impact motor vehicle traffic. In order to keep doing these races we must comply with the limits set by those agencies. Runners who are trailing far behind may not be allowed back on the bridge for their final loop. You will not be allowed back on the Causeway from Tiki past 8:45 AM.

All finishers will receive a medal.

Registration Entry Deadline & Fees:
See Registration Page

Packet Pick-Up:
Click here for Packet Pick-Up Schedule and Group Pick-Up Form

Out and back, Start and Finish at the Galveston County Daily News, get on the causeway north bound (against traffic) exit Tiki Island, turn around, back same way.

Click here for Course Map (PDF) updated for 2015

Directions and Parking:

SPECIAL PARKING NOTE: Unlike previous years, there will be no parking at the Start/Finish. See SATELLITE PARKING information below and use this provided parking, or park where you can (businesses may tow) except at the Start/Finish, that will be blocked off.

Satellite Parking: Galveston County District Clerk BLDG. 600 59th St. Galveston TX 77551

Map to Satellite Parking Area

Shuttle Transportation: Shuttle transportation from the satellite parking lot will be available to transport runners (and family/supporters) to the start/finish line starting at 5:30 AM. Last shuttle leaves at 7:15 AM. Shuttle transportation back to the parking lot will be available after the race start (~7:45 AM).

Car pooling is highly suggested! Please allow yourself ample time to find a parking space and get to the race start area.

Driving Direction from Houston to Satellite Parking: Take I-45 South. Follow I-45 South onto State Highway 87 N. for 0.1 mile. Turn left onto 59th Street. Continue 0.2 miles to destination on right.

Note: If you are trying to drive to the start/finish line to access donor parking, the exit to Teichman Road/Harborside Drive will close at 6:45 AM.

Bag Drop:
Bag drop is available next to packet pickup.

If you lose your bib or your chip or you forget them at home there will be a $10 charge to reissue you a new bib or chip.

We highly recommend packet pickup be completed on one of the designated days. However, we realized it may be impossible for a few people to pickup their packet at the official times. We will have limited packet pickup the morning of the race.

Race day packet pickup and race day registration (credit card accepted) are available starting at 6AM. Race day registration is available as long as there are slots open. However, you will not be given a shirt until after the race if available.

This race is limited to 2000 runners and registration will close when that number is reached.

Race Day Instructions:
Race Day Instructions (PDF)
Instructions include details about overflow parking, parking shuttle, and procedures to follow on race day.

Water Stations:
Water stations will be on either side of the bridge (before and after the Causeway), but there will be no water stations on the bridge. Port-A-Johns will be at Start/finish and all aid stations.


SpringHill Suites Galveston Island
6303 Broadway St. Galveston, Texas 77551 USA Phone: +1-409-740-9443
Special Price of $109 for Toughest 10K Galveston runners, for the night of Friday, October 14th.
Call the hotel directly to get this special rate for the Bridge run.

The following hotels are also close by the start of the race:

Motel 6 Galveston
7404 Broadway Street
Galveston, TX 77554
(409) 740-3794

Howard Johnson Express Inn
8216 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77554
(409) 744-1100

For a list of lodgings and restaurants, check out GALVESTON.COM

Awards will be presented at 9AM.

Cash prizes: updated for 2016
Top Overall Male and Female - $150
Second Overall Male and Female - $100
Third Overall Male and Female - $75
Top Overall Masters Male and Female (40 and over) - $75
Top Overall Grandmasters Male and Female (50 and over) - $50
Top Overall Senior Grandmasters Male and Female (60 and over) - $50

First Three (3) Males and Females in the following age groups will each receive a special commemorative award.
In addition, all first-place age group winners will have 250 RAS Perk Points added to their account manually after the race. Second-place and third-place age group winners will earn 200 and 150 Perk Points, respectively. Runners must have an RAS member account to receive and use RAS Perk Points.

1st - 3rd Place Male and Female
14 and under

Awards will be handed out the day of the race only. No awards will be mailed.

All Perk Points will be awarded after results are declared official or a week after the race has concluded, which ever comes later.

If there is an unforeseen circumstance that prevents awards from being picked up on race day, awards may be picked up at a designated location, usually one of the packet pick-up locations. Check with us after the race via Contact form.

Overall and Masters winners (top male and female) will be based on gun time.  Age group awards for top males and females will be based on chip time. No double-dipping.

No Duplication of Awards

Special Offer: The Texas Bridge Series!
Run all three Bridge races - Kemah (Toughest 10K), Fred Hartman (La Porte Half Marathon), and the Galveston Causeway (The Toughest 10K Galveston) and you will get a commemorative medal!

Race To Benefit:
The Bridge Over Troubled WatersBridge Over Troubled Water

Our Fantastic Sponsors: Miller Lite Airrosti Provider
On the Run, Texas New Balance
Powerhouse Racing
Houston Fast Track White Water Cowboy BBQ Company Tiki Island