Final Race Instructions
This email contains your Final Race Instructions so please read it carefully & completely! 
 
In an effort to go  green , we will not be providing any printed information or course maps to participants. All necessary information is contained in this email.
Schedule of Events- Rain or Shine!
D AY
EVENT
TIME
Friday, April 21
Packet Pick-Up

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 22
Packet Pick-Up
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 23 Divas Half Marathon

Divas 5K

Awards*- 5K Overall
Awards*- Half Marathon Overall
6:35 AM

6:50 AM

7:35 AM 
8:35 AM

* Award times are approximate and are subject to course conditions and verification of results. Age group awards can be collected at the results table after 7:45 AM for the 5K and 9:00 AM for the Half Marathon. 
Health & Fitness Boutique
Packet pick-up location:  
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551

Packet pick-up hours:
Friday, April 21- 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 22- 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Bib Number Look-up:
To expedite packet pick-up, please look up your bib  number prior to picking up your packet! 
Please note: If you registered this week, your bib number may not be available yet. Your bib number will appear once online registration closes on 4/20/17. In the meantime, please confirm your registration here.

Photo ID is required to pick up your race packet. 
 
We are unable to mail packets ahead of time since all packet materials (race bibs, shirts, drawstring bags, etc.) are shipped directly to the packet pick-up site the day before.

Packet pick-up by proxy:
If you cannot pick up your race packet yourself, someone else can pick it up for you. They must have a copy of a photo ID, a picture on a cell phone works great! 
Race Information
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Race location (NEW FOR 2017):
Moody Gardens
1 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554

Start times (wave start):
  • Half Marathon- 6:35 AM
  • 5K- 6:50 AM.

Waves will go off roughly every 2-5 minutes. Wave numbers are assigned based on your estimated finishing times and will be printed on your bibs. Runners are welcome to move back in waves, but cannot move forward. I.E. wave 1 participants can start with wave 2, but not vice versa. 


Parking:
Please enter Moody Gardens from the main entrance and follow the instructions of parking attendants. We recommend arriving before 6:00 AM. 

Gear check:
All participants may check their gear at the Runner's Gear Check Area which is located near the shuttle drop-off & pick-up location. Gear check will be open from 5:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Divas drawstring bag given to you at packet pick-up should be used as your gear check bag. Tear the gear check tag from your bib number at attach with the zip tie supplied. To claim your Divas gear bag, show your bib number to the volunteer. Both the bib number and the number attached to the bag MUST match.

All bags must be claimed by 11:00 AM.  Bags not claimed will be disposed of. Do now leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
VIP (Race Day) Packet Pick-Up
We are now offering paid VIP Packet Pick-Up! Purchasing VIP Packet Pick-up will allow you to pick-up your packet on race morning. If VIP Packet Pick-Up is not purchased, you must visit the Health & Fitness Boutique prior to race day to pick-up your race packet. No exceptions.
  • VIP Packet Pick-Up is an optional paid service that will allow participants to pick-up their race packet on race morning.
  • VIP Packet Pick-up must be purchased in advance, prior to online registration closing on 4/20; it cannot be purchased on race morning or at the Health & Fitness Boutique.
  • The number of VIP Packet Pick-Up tickets is limited - it will be available until the tickets sell out, or when online registration closes, whichever comes first.
  • VIP Packet Pick-Up is non-refundable, non-transferable, non-deferrable and does not include race entry.
  • VIP Packet Pick-up will open on race morning 2 hours prior to the start of the event and will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the race to ensure an on-time start. Early arrival on race day is highly recommended.
  • VIP Packet Pick-Up will be available near the west parking lot at Moody Gardens.     
Course Maps- NEW LOCATION FOR 2017!
Half Marathon 


5K


Other Important Course Information:
  • Time Limits*:
    •  Half Marathon- 3 hours 30 minutes
    • 5K- 1 hour
*In addition to the above overall time limits, participants must maintain a minimum pace of at least 16 minutes per mile throughout the entire course to comply with the permitted road closures and re-openings. 
  • Water stations for the half marathon will be approximately located at miles: START, 1.45, 2.9, 4.6, 6.3, 8.1, 9.2, 10.4, 11.8, FINISH.
  • Water station for the 5k will be located approximately at mile 1.8.
  • Restrooms will be available approximately every 1.5 to 2 miles throughout the course.
  • Bib numbers must be visible at all times and worn on the FRONT. Do not attach it to your back.  
  • No pets, bicycles, coaches,or unregistered runners allowed on the course
  • Strollers are strictly prohibited in the half marathon. They are allowed on the 5K course, but they must start at the very back of the race, regardless of the wave the runner is assigned to.
  • Click here for a map of road closures & times
Results & Awards
Results will be available online 5-10 minutes after you cross the finish line and can be viewed from any smart phone! 


Awards will be given to the top 3 overall and top 3 in each age group* for the Divas® Half Marathon & Divas® 5K.
Overall Awards will be presented at the finish line stage during the following times:
  • 5K Overall Awards- 7:35 AM
  • Half Marathon Overall Awards- 8:35 AM
Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,  55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Age group awards will be handed out at the results tent at approximately 7:45 AM for the 5K and 9:00 AM for the Half Marathon.

*Male participants are only eligible for awards in the 5K and these will only be awarded to as top 3 male overall. Overall winners are excluded from age groups. 
If you are not present to collect your award and you want us to send you the award by mail, please download the Awards Claim Form and send it in with the appropriate fee for shipping and handling. Awards will only be available within 4 months of the event. Please note, age group awards are issued based on chip time. 

Snapchat Filters on Race Day!
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Race Photography
EP Photos will be on location taking finisher photos for all 2016 Divas events! Photos will be available to view and purchase within a week after the event.
 
Don't forget to wear your bib number on the FRONT and secure it with pins in all four corners. If your bib number is not visible, you will be unable to search for your photos. 







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