Whether they choose to run or walk in this annual summer tradition, participants will be able enjoy a one of a kind experience this weekend that highlights the marvels of the Laguna Madre area.
The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce is going to host its sixth annual Summer Causeway Run on Saturday, Sept. 18.
“We’re looking forward to seeing some old friends who have been with us for many runs/walks,” Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce President Betty Wells said. “It looks like the weather will be good for the event this weekend.”
The 5K walk and 10K run will start at the Port Isabel Community Center, located at 213 Yturria St.
The run will start promptly at 8 a.m. The run will continue on to the Queen Isabella Causeway over the Laguna Madre Bay and end in front of Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island.
The fitness participation walk is three miles long and will start at 8:30 a.m. The walk will end at the Padre Bali statue on South Padre Island.
There will be water stations along the course and at the finish line. Police and EMS protection will also be provided.
Late registration fees are $40 for the 10K run, $35 for the 5K walk and $25 for students and military with ID for either the run or walk.
Late registration can be processed in-person at the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online until Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. To register online, visit bit.ly/2021summerrun .
Participants are able to check in at the Chamber on Thursday during registration to pick up their T-shirts and walker wristbands.
On-site registration will be held at the Community Center on Friday, Sept. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 6 to 7 a.m.
Runners’ disposable timing chips and bibs will be handed out during Friday and Saturday’s on-site registration.
According to event organizers, T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 1,000 participants to check in and sizes cannot be guaranteed.
All participants crossing the finish lines will receive custom finishers medals commemorating the event.
“Our medals have a stained glass look and have been very popular,” Wells said.
Awards and scoring will be available immediately following the race at Louie’s Backyard. Free refreshments will be available, as supplies last.
Medals will be given to the overall first through third male and female winners, as well as first through third place winners in each male and female age division of the 10K.
Overall winners will be ineligible for awards in their respective age divisions.
According to Wells, the event had almost 900 participants registered on Monday and she expects to have more than 1,000 participants this year.
“We’re just grateful that we’re going to be able to get this one done,” Wells said. “Last year had been difficult for all event promoters and we’re grateful that things are better than they were a year ago.”
For more information about the event, visit www.portisabelchamber.com or call (956) 943-2262.