Corner Store kicks off inaugural 5K Country Run for charity

Family-friendly fun run to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters and local children’s charities

(San Antonio, TX ) — Corner Store, a Fortune 500 convenience chain based in San Antonio, Texas, is introducing its inaugural signature charity event, a 5K fun run series called the Corner Store Country Run that will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and local children’s charities.

The eight-city series will begin in Montreal, Canada on Sept. 13 and end in San Antonio, Texas on Nov. 15. The course will be country-themed with hay bales, corn stalks and giant inflatable cows and pigs. Participants are encouraged to dress the part with over-the-top country attire, and to stick around after the run for a free country fair that features eats and drinks, live music, a beer garden, carnival games and giveaways from sponsors.

Sponsors include Oak Farms, Michelob Ultra and Coca-Cola. For a full list of sponsors, visit

“At Corner Store, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve,” said Kim Bowers, CEO of CST Brands, the parent company of Corner Store. “With the Country Run, not only are we thrilled to be raising money for a great cause, we are looking forward to hosting fun-filled events that are open to the whole community and will get folks up and moving while having a great time.”

All net proceeds benefit charitable causes, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the world’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network making meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the globe. Additional funds will be donated to local children’s charities in each city. See for more information.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to be chosen as one of the charity partners for the upcoming Corner Store Country Run events,” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.  “Thanks to the support of companies like Corner Store, our national office is able to assist our affiliates across the country as they work to provide mentors for nearly 200,000 of our nation’s youth.”

The cost to register online at is $30, or $75 for a family four-pack. Children under 8 are free. Runners can save $5 by registering in-store at any participating Corner Store location. Find a Corner Store location by downloading the mobile app or visiting

2014 Corner Store Country Run Schedule

Montreal, Quebec Angrignon Park Sept. 13 10 am
Little Rock, AR The Park at War Memorial Stadium Sept. 20 7:30 am
Phoenix, AZ Rawhide Western Town Sept. 27 8:30 am
Denver, CO National Western Complex Oct. 12 8 am
Houston, TX NRG Park Oct. 18 9 am
Austin, TX Dell Diamond Nov. 1 8:30 am
Dallas, TX Fair Park Nov. 8 8 am
San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum Nov. 15 8:30 am

Official Event Hashtag: #CountryRun2014

About CST Brands and Corner Store:
CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CST), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuels and convenience merchandise in North America. Based in San Antonio, Texas, CST employs nearly 12,000 Team Members at approximately 1,900 locations throughout the Southwestern United States and Eastern Canada offering a broad array of convenience merchandise, beverages, snacks and fresh food. In the U.S., CST Corner Stores proudly sell Valero fuels and signature products such as Fresh Choices baked and packaged goods, U Force energy and sport drinks, Cibolo Mountain coffee, FC Soda and Flavors2Go fountain drinks. In Canada, CST is the exclusive provider of Ultramar fuel and its Dépanneur du Coin and Corner Stores sell signature Transit Café coffee and pastries. For more information about CST, please visit

About Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.  This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 110 year history. With nearly 340 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more than 500,000 youth, their families and volunteers. Learn more at