The Ultimate Run-cation Destination Awaits During the South Padre Island Half Marathon Weekend

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, November 08, 2023 – Visit South Padre Island is thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated South Padre Island Half Marathon Weekend, scheduled for November 11-12, 2023. This two-day event promises an unforgettable “run-cation” experience, offering a variety of races and activities for runners of all levels.

“The South Padre Island Half Marathon Weekend is a unique celebration of athleticism and island life, with races that showcase the stunning coastal beauty of this Texan paradise,” said Blake Henry, South Padre Island CVB Executive Director. “Whether you’re a long-distance runner or prefer a shorter route, this event has the course you’re looking for and offers a unique opportunity for participants to experience the island in a way that only runners can. We’re excited to welcome those from both near and far to our little slice of paradise.”

The South Padre Island Half Marathon Weekend offers a variety of ways to get moving. Saturday, November 11, will see the Turtle Trot 5K ($30) and 1 Mile Fun Run ($25), while the Half Marathon ($80) will take place on Sunday, November 12. Runners can register for just one event or opt for the Loggerhead Challenge, which combines the Half Marathon with either the 5K or 1 Mile run ($110 or $100). There is also a Half Marathon Relay ($130) for those wishing to sign up in pairs. Isla Blanca Park will mark the starting line both days, with Saturday’s events beginning at 7 a.m. and Sunday’s kicking off at 6:45 a.m. For those participating, packet pickup times include Friday, November 10, from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, November 12, from 4-8 p.m. There will be no race day packet pickup. Awards will be announced and given at the end of Sunday’s race, so be sure to stick around.

To learn more or register for the South Padre Island Half Marathon Weekend, visit the event website here


About South Padre Island

With miles of pristine shoreline and clear emerald water, South Padre Island is Texas’ only tropical island paradise. Calm weather and more than 300 days of sunshine make South Padre Island a year-round destination offering a variety of nature tourism attractions, water sports, and activities for the entire family. For more information, visit

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