Join us for 2nd Annual GOFM’s Market Mile on April 30, 2023!
Runners & walkers of all levels, ages & speeds are welcome to participate. Choose to run or take a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood & stop at the notable historical spots identified by Galveston Unscripted that we’ll have posted for you to read & enjoy. We encourage you to sprint the route as fast you can or grab a stroller, dog leash & a coffee for an amble with friends (& the chance to make new ones!)
At the finish line, join the big post-race market party with live music from PB N’ Jam Jar, local treats & drinks, and of course, our weekly farmers market!
Scroll down to find out more information about this fun run!
Adult Registration Closed
Kids Registration Closed
For Ages 3-15
Race Day Guide
Why Market Mile?
We’ve long daydreamed about a funrun that brings together folks in the name of neighborhood connection, health & outdoor fun, but the true catalyst behind the Market Mile is one of our long-time vendors, David Sabot, who passed away in 2021 from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
David Sabot was an avid runner and a Race Director. He managed the ‘Run For Health 5K’ for many years while vending microgreens at GOFM with his wife at Galveston’s Own Farmers Market. David’s attitude about life and health rings in our hearts as we honor his memory with the Market Mile.
Siok-Hong & David
Proceeds will benefit Galveston’s Own Farmers Market’s Food Access Programming, including our SNAP-matching & WIC voucher initiatives. David was an avid supporter of these programs that aim to bring good food to all.
Adult Registration & Kids Registration comes with:
- Market Mile Bib
- Market Mile Shirt
- Market Mile Enamel Pin (first 100 folks)
- Entry to Post-Race Party
Pins available for the first 100 folks.
Save the date for packet pick-up, where you will be able to pick up your Market Mile bib and shirt! There will also be packet pickup available on race day, but we strongly urge participants to pick it up ahead of time.
Can't make it? A friend can pick up your packet for you! All they need is your name.
Date & Time:
Thursday, April 27
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
at Galveston Island Running Co.
518 23rd St, Galveston, TX 77550 (map)
It takes a whole crew to make the Market Mile happen!
Date: April 30, 2023
Volunteer Shift: 7 AM - 1 PM
Location: 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550
If you have a GOFM Volunteer Account, you can sign up by logging into the portal and signing up for the 4/30 - Market Mile: http://volunteerportal.gofarmersmarket.com/
If this will be your first time volunteering with GOFM, you can complete the application online here: https://www.volgistics.com/appform/727086783
If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com
This event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors & partners.
If you'd like to support this event, you can find our Sponsorship Guide online here.
Double Yolker Egg
The Planning Flock Committee
City of Galveston Parks & Recreation Department | Galveston Island Running Company | Galveston Running Tours | Galveston Unscripted | Grow4Health
Where do the registration proceeds & donations go?
Proceeds benefit the programs of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market.
Can I Walk?
Yes! Run, walk, stroll, jump, hop or skip down the course.
Are dogs or strollers allowed?
Absolutely! If you are participating with a stroller or pet you’ll start at the end of the corral.
I missed the event! Can I get my items?
Due to the overall nature of the event, there is a chance that you will not be able to receive your items. Folks that registered after 4/6 to pick a size from the extras, and the remaining items will be donated.
Due to the nature of the event and the proceeds directly benefit our programs and funding the event, no refunds will be given.
The event will go on rain or shine - however, if weather becomes too dangerous, GOFM will cancel the race.
- April 27 2:00 PM CDT - Packet Pickup STARTS at Galveston Island Running Co.
- April 27 6:00 PM CDT - Packet Pickup ENDS at Galveston Island Running Co.
- April 30 9:00 AM CDT - Market Opens / Race Day Registration
- April 30 10:00 AM CDT - Run/Walk Starts
- April 30 11:00 AM CDT - Post-Race Market Party!
- April 30 12:00 PM CDT - Course Closes
- April 30 1:00 PM CDT - Event Closes
- Event contact
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