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2024 Preventive Medicine Initiative: Heart & Sole 5K

Sat March 2, 2024 Galveston, TX 77550 US



2222 28th St
Galveston, TX US 77550


UPDATE 2/24/2024: As of February 24, 2024, the 2024 PMI Heart & Sole 5K is sold out!! We are so thankful for the immense support from the community for this event, and we're so excited for race day! The race committee will be emailing out details to prepare for race day, so be on the lookout for those details! 

Everyone says exercise is important, but let's be honest: it's easier said than done. Join us for the 2nd Annual Preventive Medicine Initiative (PMI) 5K, where we're not just talking about the importance of exercise – we're showing you how to make it a part of your life! Last year, we took 224 participants from the couch to the finish line, and this year we’re excited to run it back. This year, the 5K will be in-person and conclude with a finisher festival where you will receive free snacks, drinks, games, and FUN! The PMI 5K is more than just a run/walk; it's a celebration of community, health, and making lasting lifestyle improvements.

We understand that for some, taking that first step toward an active lifestyle begins with a simple yet essential element – a pair of shoes. That's why, this year, a portion of our donation funds will support the Mobility Clinic at UTMB. This student organization is dedicated to working closely with the Galveston community, ensuring that those who are underserved have access to proper footwear & footcare. As of December 2023, they've completed three shoe drives and donated over 600 pairs of shoes! 

For individuals who are unable to participate in-person, we are offering a virtual option! Registration includes a virtual bib with the opportunity to pick up a packet the week before the race. Additionally, all registrants will be able to pick up their finisher stickers and prizes while supplies last after the race.

There is a limited number of spots available. If you cannot attend the event on March 2, 2024, please consider purchasing a shirt and/or making a donation instead of registering as a racer. All donations and proceeds will fund future PMI community projects, and a portion will be dedicated to providing shoes for the underserved. Registration will close on February 24, 2024 or when all spots have filled. Shirt and packet pick-up will be announced closer to race day. Unfortunately, shirts that cannot be picked-up in person will be recycled 2 weeks after the event. 

We will announce the dates of 2 beginner friendly training sessions in collaboration with Run Club at UTMB with free goodies as a courtesy of our sponsors.  Follow us on Instagram @prevmedutmb for more details and future updates. For even more information about the race, please visit our website:

This event is public, and participants do not need to be residents of Galveston or be affiliated with UTMB. Strollers are permitted, but pets will not be allowed on the race course. However, pets are welcome at the finisher festival. We apologize to your furry friends, and we ask you to give them pets as consolation.

See you at the starting line!

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