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Corpus Christi To Host Beach Running World Championships
Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS TO HOST 2013 & 2014 BEACH RUNNING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIIPS
TWO DAY EVENT TO FEATURE 5K, 10K AND ½ MARATHON RUNS
Corpus Christi, Texas - Corpus Christi's Upper Padre Island is today announced as the site for the 2013 & 2014 Beach Running World Championships. The low tide out and back races will occur during a full moon and be held over the weekend of November 16 & 17.
The USA Track & Field-sanctioned Beach Running World Championships has been based the past few years in Cocoa Beach, Florida and is moving westward the next couple of years to diversify its reach on the wide and hard-packed beaches of Texas' Gulf Coast.
"We are excited to host the 2013 & 2014 Beach Running World Championships on Upper Padre Island and the opportunity to showcase our beautiful beaches," said Keith Arnold, CEO of the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Corpus Christi is not only a great place to visit, but it is also a great sports destination."
The Beach Running World Championships draws many hundreds of runners from around the United States and overseas and has in the past featured running distances of 10-kilometers and half-marathon. For 2013, the event expands to two-days and will add a 5-k race into the mix.
The 5-k run will be held late afternoon on Saturday, November 16, and the 10-k and ½ marathon runs will be held the following morning.
"We are very much looking forward to taking the Beach Running World Championships to Corpus Christi and Upper Padre Island," noted race director Mitch Varnes. "We did a site visit there last fall and were basically floored by how wide and packed the beaches are in that area. With a full moon tidal phase during Sunday morning's races, we should have some really good beach running conditions."
Registration for the Beach Running World Championships is now open. For entry and event information, go to www.runonthebeach.com.
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