2022 Causeway Run & Fitness Walk
January 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will host its 37th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2022.
The 5K Walk and 10K Run will feature thousands of participants starting in Port Isabel and crossing the causeway. Walkers will end at the Padre Balli statue on the Island while runners will continue to the finish line at Louie’s Backyard. The run will start promptly at 8 am at the Port Isabel Community Center at 213 Yturria Street in Port Isabel. Walkers will start approximately 15 minutes later. Only the outside lane of the westbound side of the causeway will be closed for the run and it will reopen as soon as the last walker clears the bridge.
With more than 2,000 participants in 2019, run organizers say they are expecting an increase this year. “We expect a stronger Winter Texan turnout this year,” says Chamber President Betty Wells. “That should impact our event, especially in terms of walker turnout. We encourage our participants to park at Louie’s Backyard.”
“Everyone participating in the event will receive a custom medal commemorating the run and walk,” said Chamber President Betty Wells. “Our medals have a stained glass look and have been very popular.” The first 2,000 registrants to check in also receive an event T-shirt, although sizes are not guaranteed.
Entry fees for the Run & Walk start at $25 for students and military personnel with ID, $35 for walkers, and $40 for runners. Early bird registration will offer $5 off per registrant. Late registration will be held Friday from 4-7 pm at the Port Isabel Community Center at 213 Yturria St. and from 6-7 am at the Community Center on Saturday, where the race begins. For more information, visit www.portisabelchamber.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Chamber office at (956) 943-2262. The first 2,000 registrants to check in will receive an event T-shirt.