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January 22, 2012

Queen Isabella Causeway Run

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Written by: Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Port Isabel, Texas

The Rio Grande Valley offers many enjoyable events that help us stay healthy and active. Because of the very pleasant weather, we are able to enjoy outdoor hikes through trails and wonderful walks on the beaches of South Padre Island. One of the most enjoyable winter outdoor events is the Queen Isabella Causeway run held every second Saturday of January.

The Queen Isabella Causeway is not a pedestrian causeway therefore this event becomes much more attractive and exciting since it’s a once in a year opportunity.  Runners run for a total of 6.2 miles while the healthy walk trail is 3 miles long. The first prize of $1,000 dollars goes to the overall winner of the race and medals are awarded to those who achieve the best time in different age and gender groups.

The race is sponsored by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce drawing the participation of 4,000 people this year. We were informed that 1,800 participated in the race and the rest participated in the healthy walk.

Registration costs are very affordable ranging between 15.00 and 20.00 per person. The opportunity of walking on this beautiful causeway is priceless. Don’t miss next year’s event. In the meantime, be on the lookout for other enjoyable events organized throughout the winter in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.-Maya Angelou. La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" life in the Rio Grande Valley. From this bi-cultural corner on the tip of Texas, I share my poems and spiritual and travel experiences. I also blog about the arts,nature and my passion for historic preservation and architecture. But most important, let's talk about "la vida" - living our lives - in a vacation state of mind. Contributions and comments are always welcome .




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