Located on Historic Galveston Island and nestled among 242 acres of lush tropical gardens, the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center's contemporary architectural design and natural beauty is complimented by views of three spectacular pyramids that are home to a living rainforest, ride film theater, educational exhibits and one of the largest aquariums in the United States. The complex also features an IMAX 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and Palm Beach- a private freshwater white sand beach complete with soothing lagoons.
The four diamond full-service resort features 428 guest rooms and suites, and 100,000 square feet of combined meeting space, including a 60,000 square foot ballroom quality exposition center. Moody Gardens' top of the line amenities such a Texas-size tropical heated swimming pool, 24-hour room service, elegant full service Spa and Teen Spa, award-winning restaurants, state-of-the-art fitness center and the Kid's Safari Club offer hours of added family entertainment.
1.2 mile saltwater swim, in protected Offats Bayou. No big surf here! The swim will begin at Moody Gardens' beautiful white sand Palm Beach, and finish next to the majestic Colonel Paddlewheel boat.. There will be lifeguard and boat support provided by Galveston Beach Patrol. Average water temperature is 72 degrees F. Wetsuits will be allowed.
56 mile spectacular, scenic one and a half loop course along the Gulf Coast of Texas. Head out of Moody Gardens and hammer along the Seawall and hug the Texas coastline, heading south to the end of Galveston Island. You'll cross over the San Luis Pass onto the mainland, through beautiful undeveloped coastline. The course is flat and fast! Nary a speed bump to be found. Watch out for the wind!
13.1 mile Run is a FLAT course meandering through Moody Gardens, it's tropical gardens and towering glass pyramids, along Offats Bayou and Palm Beach.There will aid stations every mile. Live entertainment featuring great bands, cheerleaders and more will be keeping your endorphins kicking in!