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Office: (409)797-5121

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Ivette Wilhelm
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Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: (409)797-5124

                 5,000 “Santas” to Race on Galveston’s Seawall Sunday
Race Participants to Wear Santa Suits & Beards for “Santa Hustle” 

GALVESTON, Texas (December 14, 2016) – If you’ve never seen 5,000 Santas racing along the beach, you’ll have your chance this Sunday when Galveston hosts a wacky holiday race – the Santa Hustle.
This half-marathon and 5K event will be a “jolly good time” and one to be remembered as participants receive a lightweight performance Santa hoodie, Santa hat and beard to wear while running. Participants will also be able to stop at cookie stations, and enjoy festive music and outrageous holiday decorations along their routes.
The races, put on by Adrenaline Sports Management, will take off from East Beach and run along the beachfront on Seawall Boulevard.
New this year, all finishers will receive a participant medal.
Santa Hustle: Sunday, December 18:
Half Marathon Start  8:00 a.m.
5k Run/Walk Start 8:30 a.m.
For details or to register, visit
To download high definition video footage for Santa Hustle, click here. For photos, click here.
For more information on holiday events in Galveston, visit

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