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Santa Hustle® Galveston Event Information

It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience.

Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Moody Gardens.

All 5K & Half Marathon Santa lovers will receive:

  • Santa hat & beard
  • Santa Shirt to wear while running
  • 5K or Half Marathon Finisher Medal
  • New for 2017 – Candy Cane Socks.

With this swag gift, you won’t want anything else this Christmas!

Entry Fees

5k Run/Walk

$45.00: December 3 – December 16
$50.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day

Half Marathon

$65.00: December 3 – December 16
$70.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day

Kids Races (12 & under)

$5.00: 100-Yard Santa Sprint
$10.00: 1-Mile Rudolph Run

Date & Time

Sunday, December 17, 2017

5K START: 7:15 a.m.

***Start times subject to change

Start & Finish

The Start and Finish will be at Moody Gardens.

1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554


Race Charity

Santa Hustle’s® National Charity is Toys for Tots! All toys donated go to children in need, so on event day please bring new toys to make a children’s Christmas! Boxes will be by the information booth on December 17.

The Official 2017 Santa Hustle® Galveston Charity is Galveston County Food Bank. 

The Galveston County Food Bank is aiming to make an even larger impact on hunger and nutritional education in Galveston County. We are working diligently on developing partners so collectively we can not only eradicate hunger in the county but improve access to nutritious food sources for the economically disadvantaged. We are the only non profit organization in Galveston County that operates a centralized food distribution system providing product to other charitable organizations. It is our goal to strengthen our lead in meeting the needs of those facing food insecurity in Galveston County by providing nutritional food through as many avenues needed to reach those struggling with hunger. For more information about the Galveston County Food Bank, CLICK HERE.

To donate to the Galveston County Food Bank CLICK HERE.

Race Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-Up will be available on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10am – 7pm at Moody Gardens Floral Ballroom. Click here for parking map for Packet Pick-Up.

Race day packet pick-up WILL BE AVAILABLE on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Moody Gardens under the White Tents from 5:30 a.m.-6:45 a.m. PPU will close exactly at 6:45 a.m. so Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines!

Host Hotel

The 2017 Santa Hustle Host Hotel is Moody Gardens Hotel.  To make a reservation, call 888-388-8484 to book their reservations under Santa Hustle.

2017 Santa Hustle® Swag
Santa Hustle Free Gifts

All 5K and Half Marathon participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Santa Long Sleeve Shirt
  • 5K or Half Marathon Finisher Medal
  • NEW! Candy Cane Socks!


All Kids Participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Ribbon

Timing and Bibs

The Santa Hustle® 5k and Half Marathon is an officially timed event using the disposable B-Tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Pinned in all four corners
  • Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

There will be timing clocks at each mile marker along the course and the start and finish lines. Results will be posted on-site, as soon as possible following the event and official results will be posted on our website within 24 hours.

Location & Parking

Parking will be at Moody Gardens.



The top three male & female finishers in each age group for the 5K and Half Marathon will receive a customized Santa Hustle medal. The top three overall male and female finishers will receive a Santa Hustle® personalized award. Age groups are as follows: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.

There will be no on site awards ceremony. All awards will be mailed out after the New Year.

All Finishers will receive either this awesome half marathon or 5K finisher medal!

Awards will be handed out for the following categories:

  • Best Group Costumes
  • Best Individual Costume
Gear Check

Gear Check will be available for all participants at the race starting at 5:30 AM. Please use the provided tear off on your race bib and zip tie to use when you check your personal items. Any gear not picked up by 1:00 PM on race day will be transported to our main office in Palatine, IL. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.

Strollers, Walkers, and Dogs

Strollers and walkers are allowed. Walkers and strollers need to start behind all the runners.

Even though we love your fur babies, they are not allowed on the course. However, they can come and cheer you on.


Post Race Party
Santa Hustle Post Race Party

Post Race Party will be TBA

Register Now for the Santa Hustle® Galveston!

Register Now

or send a PDF Form to:


Adrenaline Sports Management
c/o Santa Hustle® Galveston
345 N Eric Dr
Palatine IL, 60067

Refunds / Exchanges

Since Santa Claus has many upfront costs, we have a strict and uniform policy of no refunds or exchanges, no person-to-person transfer, or no deferrals to a future year. We do understand that plans change, injuries happen, and various holiday festivities and situations arise, but, we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of a subjective line of who should receive a refund and who doesn’t.  All purchases and sales are 100% final, no exceptions. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.