UTMB Causeway Fund Run to cause traffic closures

Scheduled for tomorrow, event will close Teichman Road feeder and inbound exit lane of causeway

The Causeway Fund Run, benefitting the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch, set for Saturday, March 2, will close the inbound exit lane and the shoulder of the Galveston causeway from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Teichman Road feeder also will be closed during that time. City of Galveston Traffic Division personnel will begin setting up cones in these areas at 6 a.m.

Teichman Road itself will not be closed. Residents of the Teichman Road neighborhood will be able to drive in and out of their properties during the duration of the race and after-party.

The race begins at the Galveston County Daily News parking lot, 8522 Teichman Road, goes half-way up the causeway and then returns to the Daily News headquarters.

Participants are asked to park in the Target parking lot. Shuttles will run continuously between the Daily News and Target parking lots before, during and after the event.

The Causeway Fund Run is being held to raise money for UTMB School of Health Professions scholarships. There will be a party after the event with food, drinks, music and awards in the Daily News parking lot.

The event includes a kids’ 1K that begins at 7:45 a.m., a wheelchair 5K that begins at 8:05 a.m. and a 5K run/walk that begins at 8:15 a.m. Online information is available at http://shp.utmb.edu/fundrun/. The cost is $10 for the kids’ run and $25 for the 5K in advance and $20 for the kids’ run and $40 for the 5K on the day of the race. The course is certified. Preregistered 5K participants will be chip timed. For race-day concerns or questions, contact Kim Bachmeier, race chairwoman, at 409-996-6912.