On Saturday, September 7, 2013, the second annual Patriot 5K Fun Run & Walk will take place in memory of the 12th anniversary of September 11, 2001. The event honors all of those who are first to respond in times of emergency, including all present and past members of the Armed Forces, Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics, Sheriff’s Deputies, Department of Public Safety Troopers, Constable’s Officers, State and Federal Officers and Dispatchers.

The run will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. at Sherrill Park, 222 S. Shoreline Drive. The event is free to all active and retired first responders. Kids 12 and under will cost $10, while adult non-first responders will cost $25. Everyone will receive a t-shirt and a bib number for finish line timing. Race day registration will take place from 6:30 a.m. until 7:15 a.m. Participants may also go online to www.vfitproductions.com to register or to print out entry forms which can be mailed to:

DeAnna McQueen

Interim Public Information Officer

P.O. Box 9277

Corpus Christi, Texas 78469-9277.

Checks payable to:

Coastal Bend Community Foundation

In memo area write “Citizens in Support of the CCPD”.

The event will begin with a patriotic ceremony at 7:00 a.m. at Sherrill Park, with the Veterans Band of Corpus Christi and the Patriot Guard Riders of South Texas. The 5K course will take place along the sea wall with a loop around the People Street T-Head and a turnaround in front of the bayfront. Afterwards, participants can tour different law enforcement displays. For more information contact DeAnna McQueen at (361) 826-2940.