Enjoy Some Fun in the Sun on Beautiful Galveston Island
Who’s up for some paddling fun in the sun? We know you are. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that we’ll be returning as the host of Island Paddle’s Galveston Bay Paddle Race—the second annual event—this year. We’d love for you to join us on beautiful Galveston Bay for a memorable day of friendly competition and old-fashioned fun. Best of all, the Galveston Bay Paddle Race benefits a great cause.
When and Where
The second annual Galveston Bay Paddle Race will take place on September 27. The festivities will happen right here at Moody Gardens, so you won’t have to travel far from your room to participate. The event begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m., but you’re welcome to get there even earlier to watch the crew set up and linger afterwards on the grounds of our beautiful hotel-resort.
Three Races, One Ticket and One Great Cause
The first race is a 5K stand-up paddle race that covers a pre-defined course and comes with a cash prize for the winner. The second is a kayak/canoe race that covers the same 5K course and also comes with a cash prize. For both races, you and your team are welcome to go as hard as you’d like or hang back and finish the course at your own pace. Note that the stand-up paddle event is divided into men’s and women’s categories.
But wait – there’s more! Everyone who enters the first two races is automatically entered into the “K6 Dash for Cash,” a 200-year sprint on a straight course. The winner doesn’t win anything other than a feeling of accomplishment, but we’re confident that that’ll be enough.
All for a Good Cause
Registration for the second annual Galveston Bay Paddle Race costs $45 for the first race and $70 for both. All proceeds benefit the Mauli Ola Foundation, an organization that connects cystic fibrosis patients with surfing opportunities. Other sponsors include the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program and its Be the Match Registry, a critical resource for those who live with blood cancers. We hope to see you out in support of these great organizations!
Discover Galveston’s Premier Hotel-Resort This Holiday Season
Whether you’re able to make it to Island Paddle’s second annual Galveston Bay Paddle Race or simply wish to get away one weekend soon, Moody Gardens is proud to offer a range of lodging options for your whole family. When you book your stay here in Galveston, we’re proud to put you at the center of it all. To book a stay with us, visit http://www.moodygardenshotel.com/.