SPI marathon gets County go-ahead

Port Isabel-South Padre Press

The Cameron County Commissioner’s Court approved the use of County beach accesses for the 2nd annual South Padre Marathon which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 16 of this year.

Last year’s inaugural race saw approximately 2,400 race-day participants out of the 2,900 people who registered, marathon organizer Tim Scribner told the Commissioners Tuesday morning.

“That’s a good turnout,” said Commissioner Alex Dominguez. “These events are gaining popularity in the Valley where a lot of people are getting active. It’s always good for people to get fit,” he said.

This year, organizers hope to draw 3,000 participants.

Commissioner David Garza asked if the organization overseeing the event is a non-profit. Scribner said it was not, but that the race does partner with charitable organizations. “Last year, the event itself lost over $26,000, however, we were still able to raise $10,000 for partner charities,” he said.

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