Race Information

Race Times and Details

The 2017 School of Health Professions Causeway FunD 5K Run/Walk will start in the Galveston County Daily News parking lot and proceed to the top of the Galveston Causeway where participants will turn around and return to the starting line.

7:45 AM Kids 1K Run/Walk
Age Categories: 5 & under, 6-8, and 9-12
1K Wheelchair Race - (For those who do not meet rules outlined in procedures below)
8:05 AM 5K Wheelchair Race (Wheelchair Entrant Rules and Procedures)
8:15 AM 5K Run (5K Walk Immediately following)
Age Categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over


  • Early registrants guaranteed a Tech-shirt (Dri-Fit).
  • Registrations received after early registration deadline, shirts will be based on availability/inventory.
  • All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The event will be held RAIN or SHINE.

Registration Category Info

  • The event is a 5K Race. Since all participants are in the same race distance and starting at the same time, the event is considered a 5K race.
  • We offer separate categories based on registration choices (i.e. a walking registration choice: 5K Walk or 5K Run registrations for what the athlete prefers).
  • The 5K Run is chip timed.
  • The 5K Walk will not be timed and there are no award categories for the 5K Walk.
  • If you would like to participate as a walker and be timed, please register for the 5K Run.
  • Teams can be comprised of both runners and walkers.

Award Categories

Kids 1K Run/Walk

  • Age Categories: 5 & under, 6-8, and 9-12
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Boy & Girl
  • Type of award: Medallion
    • All kids who do not place will receive a participant ribbon!

5K Run

  • Age Categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Male & Female
    • 1st place overall Male & Female
  • Type of award: Medallion

5 K Walk

  • Type of award: n/a - Not timed

Team Awards

  • Most Spirited Team
  • Largest Team
  • Best Average Time Team (applies to 5K run - participants)
  • Type of award: Plaque


Begins February 11, 2017 until Race Day

$20 Kids 1K
$40 All other races
$30 UTMB Students (must be a currently enrolled student)

To obtain the UTMB student coupon code, contact shpevents@utmb.edu from your UTMB student email.

  • All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • On-line registration will be open until race day.
  • Only Early Bird registrants will be guaranteed a Tech-shirt (Dri-Fit). After the February 10th deadline, shirt inclusion with registration will be based on availability and inventory at the time of registration.
    • Registrant Tech-shirt orders will be placed based on selections made when registering on-line.
      • Shirts will be based on remaining inventory and availability once registrations are received after the early bird registration deadline.
    • Shirt Sizes: Tech-shirts (Dri-Fit) are "Gender Specific" cut. It is highly suggested that go up one t-shirt size larger if you prefer larger fit. Exchange requests will be accommodated based on availability ONLY on event day after the race ends.

New Virtual Participant Info

Can't make the event, live too far away or want to support the event from the comfort of your couch?

Then our Virtual Race Registration Option is for you!

Virtual Registration Fee: $25.00

All participants will receive:

  • Event Dri-Fit Tech Shirt
  • Event Race Swag bag
  • Event Participant Ribbon
  • Free Shipping and Handling (Mailed in the U.S. only)

Course and Certification

The Causeway FunD Run has been certified by USA Track and Field, Certificate #TX13026ETM . Click on certification number to view certificate.

Skateboards, Bikes or Strollers and Pets

Due to TXDOT regulations and for participant safety no skateboards, bikes or strollers will be allowed on the Galveston Island Causeway. This regulation is enforced because only one lane of the causeway heading north on the southbound outside lanes of the bridge will be closed and not closed to all in-bound traffic.

No pets will be allowed on the Galveston Island Causeway. Individuals with disabilities can bring their service animals. We do ask however, that you keep in mind your safety and the safety of your pet that only one lane of the causeway heading north on the southbound outside lanes of the bridge will be closed and not closed to all in-bound traffic.

Race Timing Company

Kim Bachmeier
FTR Race Management / fitTRIrun
Email: kim@fitTRIrun.com
Phone: (409) 539-5150

Packet Pick-Up

Any packets and Tech-shirts (Dri-Fit) not picked up in advance will all be available at check in on RACE DAY.

UTMB Campus (open to UTMB employees):
School of Health Professions - Lobby, 1102 Mechanic (Bldg.# 57)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11am to 1pm

On The Mainland:
UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City, 77573
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 3pm to 6pm

On The Island:
fitTRIrun 518 23rd St, Galveston, TX 77550, (409) 539-5150
Friday, March 3, 2017, 11am to 6pm

Race Day:
Hospitality Tent located in the Galveston County Daily News parking lot
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 6:45 AM until 7:30 AM

Event Photos

Spring Action Photos uses the finest professional equipment, the most experienced photographers in the field, and time tested techniques to bring you the images you will treasure for a life time. They photograph Houston running events and triathlons. They also capture your personal best from a variety of points at the start, on the course, at the finish, and after. Fleeting moments are captured to be shared and re-lived. Whether you are racing your first 5K, enjoying a fun run, or knocking out a sprint triathlon, Spring Action Photos understands and appreciates the effort and discipline required. While you enjoy the event, they work from the best possible angles to insure the images presented here live up to the hard work that you bring to the field.

Tips for better race photos:

  • Wear your bib on the front of your shirt.
  • Pin all 4 corners of your bib.
  • Pull your cap/hat away from your face.
  • If running with a friend/family, run shoulder to shoulder while your photos are shot.
  • Smile

Spring Action Photos

Host Hotels

Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center
Seven Hope Boulevard Galveston, Texas 77554
Phone (409) 741-8484 | Toll Free (888) 388-8484
Website: http://www.moodygardens.com/

More hotel information can be found online at Galveston.com: http://www.galveston.com/lodging/

For more information call the SHP Causeway FunD Run Hotline at 409.772.3006 or shpevents@utmb.edu.