Prepare to Takeoff and Run the Runway @ CCIA

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - On Saturday, November 17, Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) will host a first of its’ kind in South Texas. One of the runways at CCIA will be closed for a few hours to allow the community to experience the airport in a whole new way. 

The 5K is a competitive, chipped run for both experienced and not so experienced runners and walkers. Prior to the start of the 5K, the Patriot Guard Riders will “ride” the runway beginning at 7:45am.  Immediately following the ride, kids will be lined up for a quick 1K. The Wings of Texas will gather at the starting line and takeoff with their Captains and runners working as a team at around 8:08am.  And at 8:10am, more than 700 runners will takeoff for the 5K.  

All money raised through registration and sponsorships will benefit USO South Texas. The USO is an organization dedicated to helping the men and women who are currently serving our nation. From free lunches on base to family events and entertainment – the USO is the force behind the forces.  Late Registration runs through race day. For more information visit

Members of the media can contact CCIA Marketing Manager Kim Bridger-Hunt with questions about the event at 361-774-7871. Media who would like to cover the event can park in the VIP parking lot while they are at the site.

Directions: Turn on to International Drive like you are heading to the terminal.  Take a left on Glasson. Then a right on Hangar Lane.  The VIP parking lot is there at the Aviation Maintenance facility. The entrance gate is just south of the building.

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