About The Galveston Dolphin Festival
For the past three years during the month of March the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network has put on the Land and Sand Run to create awareness and understanding about the need for conservation of marine mammals through rescue and rehabilitation, research and education.
Our event has grown in size and popularity so we have expanded our run into a full festival that still includes the popular land and sand run.
We want to create a fun family event welcoming everybody from a child to a seasoned runner, with fun activities for the entire family to enjoy, whether you run or just come out and play on the beach with us.
Our run is the ONLY race that travels over the sand and on through the streets of Beachtown offering the participant a seaside jaunt followed by a scenic tour through the beautiful wetlands of Beachtown.
100% of the proceeds from this race will go directly to the
Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network!
- 5K Chip Timed Run that travels Gulf side over the sand and on the street through the wetlands
- Kids 1K Dolphin Dash
- Kids Obstacle course that illustrates the perils of man mad junk in the ocean that dolphins have to encounter
- Dolphin Discovery Zone with hands on learning
- Kite Flying contest and crafts
- Food and Beverages
About The Texas Marine Mamal Stranding Network
Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that is supported by donations from the public and grants. The TMMSN is the only stranding network in the state of Texas authorized to rescue and rehabilitate dolphins or whales.
Each year the Texas Coast sees an average of 150 stranded dolphins and whales. The goals of the TMMSN are to immediately respond to live animals, stabilize them on the beach, and transport them to the rehabilitation center. TMMSN also responds to deceased animals to gather important data to determine the cause of stranding. Watch a wonderful video on TMMSN
For more information on TMMSN please go to: DolphinRescue.org