About the Race

My name is Heather Kirby. I am hosting a fun run at Stewart Beach, in Galveston, Texas to benefit the Dennis B. Koi Cancer Treatment Fund at UTMB. This fund was started after my close neighbor, Dennis, was diagnosed with cancer. He and his wife, Lavenia, realized that some of the medications associated with cancer treatment were too expensive for many patients. This fund has helped many people afford the costs associated with their treatments. My goal is to help build the fund so other patients may benefit from Dennis’ dream of helping others.

Come get your shoes sandy and race with us!

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Events: Fun Run 1K and 5K | Silent Auction | Vendor Tents| Refreshments
Stewart Beach (201 Seawall Blvd), Galveston, TX 77550
Course: Both races will take place on the sand beginning at Stewart Beach. The course will be marked
and volunteers will be positioned to aid runners. Water stations, Bathrooms and first aid are provided.
Race: 1K Fun Run/Walk – Open to all ages. Medals for male/female -6 age groups, (5 and under) (6-10) (11-15) (16-19) (20 – 29) (30 and up) Starts at 8:00 AM
Race: 5K Run – All ages. All run together, medals given for male/female in 7 age groups
Mens/Womens and age groups (5 and under) (6-10) (11-15) (16-19), (20-29) (30-39) (40-49) (50 and up) Race Begins at 8:30
Check In: At Stewart Beach begins at 6:30 AM and will stop 30 minutes prior to your race.
You will be given your race bibs and goody bags, including T-shirts, during check-in. (T-shirts not guaranteed on race day registration)
Registration: Fill out form online and proceed to secure check out. All participants must sign a waiver prior to race.
You may print form and mail with check to Sandy Shoes Fun Run, 41 Colony Park Cir., Galveston, TX 77551
Registration day of race: Pre-registration online is encouraged, but we will accept race-day registration from 6:30 – 7:30 AM
Prices: 1K $20 pre-registration / Day of race $25
5K $30 pre-registration / Day of Race $35
Children 10 and Under $20
Payment: Checks, Cash, PayPal and Credit cards are accepted forms of payment.
Make checks payable to Sandy Shoes Fun Run.
Timers: 5K Race will be timed with shoe chips. The organizers decision is final.
Post Race: Silent Auction | Vendors |Refreshments and awards will be given in all age categories.
Parking: Participants and spectators may park at Stewart beach and are welcome to stay all day.
There may be a parking fee to enter.
No refund if canceled due to weather

Looking back to the first Sandy Shoes Fun Run 2013