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South Padre Marathon 2017

Start: Nov 10, 2017 End: Nov 12, 2017


The medal sits lightly as it sparkles in the suns brilliance, only matched in radiance by the smile that now adorns your face, your naked feet greet the soothing Gulf waters in reward for their valiant effort. You met the suns first rays as you crossed the still waters of the Laguna Madre, but that was miles earlier, now the miles are behind you and satisfaction is replacing determination. You steal a glance at the medal dancing in the sun, look down to your feet rejoicing in the surf, you close your eyes and see the pride of accomplishment, it’s your turn to celebrate in South Padre.

Down south, at the end of the world’s longest barrier island, you’ll find South Padre Island, home to the most scenic beaches in Texas. The blue waters of the Laguna Madre rest upon its western shore while the soft sand beaches on the east slide into the gentle surf of the Gulf of Mexico. In between, though only ½ mile wide, lies home to abundant wildlife, nightlife, shopping, first class dining, great family entertainment and of course, the most scenic beaches in all of Texas.

Race Weekend Info
Expo and Packet Pick Up Location: Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, 100 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Hours: 4pm-7pm, Friday November 10, 2017
9am-3pm, Saturday November 11, 2017

Race Days

10k Start Time: 8:00am, Saturday November 11, 2017
Location: Schlitterbahn Summer Waterpark, 33261 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX
Parking: Parking will be onsite at the waterpark

Marathon & Half Marathon Start Time: 6:30am, Sunday November 12, 2017
Location: Corner of Manautou and HWY 100, Port Isabel TX
How do I get to the Start Line?
Shuttles will run from South Padre to the start line in Port Isabel from 4:30am-5:45am (shuttles are for registered runners ONLY)
North Island Shuttle Parking:
– Convention Center and Andy Bowie Park
South Island Shuttle Parking:
– Schlitterbahn (shuttles will run from the finish line to Schlitterbahn till 3pm on race day)
Bag Check:
– Drop Off: South Longoria St. in Port Isabel, 4:30am-6am
– Pick Up: Claytons Beach Bar (finish line), 8am-2pm
Special Note: You may only use bags provided at packet pick-up for Bag Check…place sticker with your bib # on the front of the bag

Spectator Parking:
– Parking at the SPI Convention Center and Andy Bowie Park will be CLOSED from 7am-10am on race day, please arrive early if you wish to park near the finish line
(NOTE: There Will Be NO PARKING at Claytons on race day)
– Pre race shuttles will run from 4:30am-6:00am from the 2 shuttle locations: SPI Convention Center, 7355 Padre Blvd, and Schlitterbahn Waterpark, 33261 State Park Road 100.
– Shuttles will be running from Schlitterbahn to the finish line during the hours of 8am-2pm.
– Post race shuttles will run from the SPI Convention Center to Schlitterbahn from 10am-3pm.
– ROAD CLOSURES: The eastbound side of the Causeway will be closed Sunday morning. There will be two-way traffic on the westbound side of the Causeway allowing for access to and from the Island. Highway 100, eastbound lane, will be re routed through S. Shore Drive. Westbound traffic along Hwy 100 will operate as usual.
– PARKING CLOSURE: There will be no spectator parking along Gulf Boulevard. No parking will be available at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill on race day.
– RUNNER PARKING INFORMATION: Shuttles will run from South Padre Island to the start line in Port Isabel from 4:30 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. Parking is available at South Padre Convention Center and Schlitterbahn Outdoor Water Park.
– SPECTATOR PARKING INFORMATION: These shuttles are for registered runners only. North Island parking is available at the South Padre Island Convention Center and Andy Bowie Park. Spaces are limited.