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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Divas Half Marathon & 5K Returning To Island Sunday, April 22nd

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Galveston, TX – April 16, 2018 -  The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K is returning to Galveston, TX, on Sunday, April 22, 2018, and will feature a 13.1-mile loop course starting and finishing at Moody Gardens. The events will start at 6:35am with the half marathon, and the 5K will follow at 6:50am. The event will follow a rolling road closure, which means that traffic will be affected for a short period before the first runners enter the section and ends when the last runner leaves that section. The City of Galveston Police will reopen the roads as soon as race course operations cease, with the half marathon course officially closing by 11:00 am.


Impacts to Traffic on Sunday:

The following roads will be affected by the half marathon route during the designated times as stated below:

  • Moody Gardens
    • Closed in some areas and limited traffic from 6:00am to 11:00am. Parking will be available inside Moody Gardens.
  • Lockheed Dr. (between Hope Blvd and Piper St)
    • Both lanes closed from 6:25am to 10:15am
  • 83rd St (between Piper St. & Stewart Rd)
    • Both lanes closed from 6:30am to 10:00am.  Local traffic to use northbound lane.
  • 83rd St (between Stewart Rd and Seawall Blvd)
    • Both lanes closed from 6:35am to 7:10am
  • Seawall Blvd (between Cove View Blvd and 63rd St)
    • Lane closure of the eastbound lane(s) will take place from 6:45am to 8:30am.  Eastbound traffic will be restricted to one lane.  Westbound traffic will not be impacted except for possible delays at the intersection of Seawall Blvd and 83rd St from 6:40am to 7:05am and the intersection of Seawall Blvd and Cove View Blvd from 7:10am to 8:20am.
  • Cove View Blvd (between Seawall Blvd and Stewart Rd)
    • Northbound curbside lane closed from 7:10am to 8:35am.  Local traffic will have access.
  • Stewart Rd (between Cove View Blvd and 99th St.)
    • Westbound curbside lane will be closed from 7:10am to 8:40am.  Westbound traffic will travel using the center lane.  Eastbound lane will be open.  However, the intersection of Stewart Rd and Cove View Blvd will experience some delays from 7:15am to 8:40am for runners crossing the intersection.
  • Stewart Rd (between 99th St and 83rd St)
    • Westbound curbside lane will be closed from 7:30am to 9:50am
  • 99th St (between Stewart Rd and Schaper Rd)
    • Southbound lane closed from 7:15am – 9:15am.  Traffic will travel on the northbound lane.  Police will direct the flow of traffic in each direction.
  • 99th St (between Sunset Cir and Schaper Rd)
    • Runners will use the sidewalk and part of the southbound lane from 7:25am to 9:15am.  


More Information & Contact Information

We ask residents and businesses to follow the detours and plan an earlier start during the listed times to avoid delays and for safety purposes. We also ask residents to contact us with any questions at Please visit the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series website at for more information.

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