The Sparkling City Strollers are hosting a 5k and 10k walk along the historic seawall and in Coie Park. They invite you to take time to relax away from the daily rush; to take a mini-vacation for the weekend as you walk with them and enjoy all that Corpus Christi has to offer
To participate in either of these walking events you are required to register at the start. Registration is anytime from 7:30am to 10:30am. Registration costs $3.00. You will carry a start card with you and at checkpoints your card will be marked.
This is not a speed competition. You are encouraged to bring along your children and walk/talk and spend some time together enjoying the great outdoors.
When you finish (anytime before 1:30 pm) you turn in your start card. If you are an official Volkssporter you will have an Event and/or Distance Record Book. When you turn in your start card you will receive a stamp in your record books.
If you do not as yet have an AVA record book, they will be for sale at the start/finish. Just ask for a new walker’s packet. The packet is $5.00 but it contains three coupons for free registration ($9.00 value) as well as both an Event and a Distance book.
Start Point: Conference Center at the Emerald Beach Hotel, 1102 South Shoreline BLVD, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Driving Directions: There is major ongoing construction on South Shoreline Boulevard in the downtown area along with street closures please follow these directions.
Entering Corpus Christi on I-37 follow the overhead signs to Shoreline Boulevard. At North Water ST (one block from Shoreline BLVD) turn RIGHT and go South. When you reach the First United Methodist Church on your LEFT, Water ST becomes one-way Southbound. Get in the LEFT lane. At T-Intersection (Bufford ST) turn LEFT and then immediately turn RIGHT. Go a very short block to the STOP SIGN. Look for a blue sign with an arrow pointing to: Emerald Beach Hotel. At STOP SIGN turn LEFT crossing the S. Shoreline BLVD to the Northbound lane. Again, turn LEFT, go Northbound to traffic light and turn RIGHT into Emerald Beach Hotel.
At bottom of ramp either go straight ahead to hotel check-in entrance in the North Tower OR turn RIGHT to go to the Conference Center (pass the covered driveway which is the Ball Room entrance). The Conference Center entrance is at the highway side of the South Tower. There is plenty of parking. Look for the AVA Banner.
Hope to see you there!