Run for Blood 5K Run/Walk

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Date(s) - 08/29/2015
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Corpus Christi Water Gardens


Run for Blood’s mission is to provide funding and support to blood centers across the country through community charity runs.

Every two seconds, someone, somewhere, needs blood. Additionally, 72% of the population underestimates the need for blood. With 85% of the people in the U.S. needing blood during their lifetime, now is the time to get involved and support this life saving cause.

Whether you are a competitive runner, a casual walker, or just love the idea of supporting a wonderful cause, participating in a Run for Blood allows you to show your support for the Coastal Bend Blood Center. Give back.

Pre-registered by August 7:
Adults $25
Children 12 and under*, timed with bib & chip $20
Children 12 and under*, untimed, no bib or shirt FREE

After August 7, including Race Day:
All Adults, no exceptions $30
Children 12 and under*, timed with bib & chip $25
Children 12 and under*, untimed, no bib or shirt FREE

Registration Options:
1. Register Online at
2. Mail or drop off to: Coastal Bend Blood Center, 209 N. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi TX 78406
3. Day of Race Registration: Between 6:00 and 6:45 a.m.

*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required for children participating for FREE. T-shirt is not included, but may be purchased separately online before August 7. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All entries received by August 7 are guaranteed a t-shirt on race day. Pre-registration applies only for entries received by mail or dropped off at Coastal Bend Blood Center no later than August 15 or online by the same date. For registration forms received after August 7, t-shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Extra t-shirts are available for purchase online and must be ordered before August 7.

Awards ceremony will be held near the finish line after the run/walk is concluded. Awards will be given out to the top overall female and male runners. Awards will also be given out to the top three runners in each age and gender category.

The race begins at the Water Gardens, heads to the bayfront, follows the bayfront to the turnaround, and ends back at the Water Gardens. There is a water and first aid station midway through the course and breakfast, fresh fruit, water and drinks at the end of the race.

Parking is limited, so when possible please make arrangements to carpool, be dropped off, or ride your bike to the event.

Run for Blood utilizes computerized chip timing, which precisely records each runner’s or walker’s official time when they cross the finish line. Chips will be on the back of the race bibs. The first 300 participants that select to be timed will be guaranteed timing chips.

Finish line closes at 8:20 a.m. Official times cannot be guaranteed for those who finish later.

Save time, avoid race day crowds! Visit the Coastal Bend Blood Center (209 North Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX) on Friday, August 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Day of race packet pickup is available between 6:00 and 6:45 a.m. at the Water Gardens.

Phone: (800) 299-4943

All net proceeds benefit the Coastal Bend Blood Center.

The Coastal Bend Blood Center, established in 1969, is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3), community service organization committed to unifying, centralizing and consolidating blood donor services in the Coastal Bend. These services include donor recruiting, community education, drawing, processing and distribution. An effective and efficient organization, more than 90% of the Blood Center’s annual expenditures go directly to program services to benefit the community.