Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Beach to Bay Recap

By the numbers
Teams: 1,987
In Corpus Christi: 11,922
In Iraq: 200
Youngest/Oldest: 10 to mid-70s
Volunteers: 3,100
Medical staff: 200
Runners taken to the hospital: 5
Runners treated for heat exhaustion: more than 50
Police: 30 with Corpus Christi Police Department and Nueces County constables
Parking trouble: None. No citations were written for dozens of vehicles parked along Ocean Drive medians near Cole Park because of the nature of the event, police said.
Portable toilets: 200
Ice: 14 tons
Barbecue sandwiches: 6,000
Pizzas: 500
Bananas: 800 pounds
Oranges: 1,200 pounds
Pepsi: 4,000 gallons
Beer: 90 kegs
Water: 10 truckloads
Total event cost: $350,000
Disbursement of proceeds from entries (about $50,000):
• One $10,000 track scholarship awarded for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi track program
• Half of the remainder goes to volunteer youth groups: Boy Scouts, Young Marines, Boys & Girls Club and school youth groups
• Other half goes to nonprofit organizations: divided between Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi Navy Relief Society and its Christmas/Thanksgiving basket fund and to Corpus Christi Police Department for needed equipment

Source: Beach to Bay organizers

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