Event Info | Santa Hustle® Galveston
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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 16, 2018 at Moody Gardens.

All 5K & Half Marathon Santa lovers will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Performance Hoodie
  • 5K or Half Marathon Finisher Medal

All Kids Participants will receive:

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

Add on the Santa Hustle Mrs. Claus Package! Package Includes:

  • Red Tutu
  • Arm Warmers
  • Candy Candy Socks
  • Two Face Tattoos

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

Entry Fees
5k Run/Walk
$49.75:  $44.75 – PRICE EXTENDED through 12/15
$50.00: Race Day
Half Marathon
$69.75:  $64.75 – PRICE EXTENDED through 12/15
$70.00: Race Day
Kids Races (12 & under) $10.00: 1-Mile Rudolph Run
Date & Time

Sunday, December 16, 2018

  • HALF MARATHON START: 7:00 a.m.
  • 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! Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Santa Hustle for Toys for Tots!

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The Official 2018 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 15, 2018 from 10am – 7pm

  • Moody Gardens Floral Ballroom. Click here for parking map for Packet Pick-Up.

Race day packet pick-up will be available on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 5:30-6:45 a.m.

  • Moody Gardens Floral Ballroom.
  • PPU will close exactly at 6:45 a.m. so Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines!
Host Hotel

The 2018 Santa Hustle Host Hotel is Moody Gardens Hotel. (SOLD OUT)

And Marriott TownePlace Suites Galveston. To book at the Marriott CLICK HERE.

2018 Santa Hustle® Swag
Santa Hustle Free Gifts

All 5K and Half Marathon participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Performance Hoodie
  • 5K or Half Marathon Finisher Medal


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 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.

Awards Ceremony! Stay after the race to for the Santa Hustle Age Group Awards Ceremonies:

  • 5K Awards Ceremony: 8:45 AM
  • Half Marathon Awards Ceremony: 9:30 AM

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.


Refunds / Exchanges
Santa Hustle Post Race Party

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

Register Now for the Santa Hustle® Galveston!

Register Now

or send a PDF Form to:


Santa Hustle Race Series, LLC.
c/o Santa Hustle® Galveston
345 N Eric Dr
Palatine IL, 60067