Corner Store Releases 10-city lineup for 2016 County Run 5K

Feb. 10, 2016
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Race has raised $2.6 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters and local children’s charities

(SAN ANTONIO, TX) — CST Brands, a Fortune 500 convenience chain based in San Antonio, TX and parent company of Corner Store, has announced dates and venues for the third annual 2016 Corner Store Country Run.

The 2016 run is presented by Aquafina and net proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, the world’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, as well as local children’s charities in each market.

In two years, Corner Store Country Run raised a net total of $2.6 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as local children’s charities in each of the 10 race markets.

“Our partnership with CST Brands over the last 2 years has helped sustain and generate matches that make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children across the country,” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “We are extremely proud to have been chosen once again as a charity partner for the Corner Store 5K Country Run.”

This year’s 5K will once again offer a fun, family-friendly atmosphere with optional chip timing for serious runners. Runners will have the option to help raise funds from friends and family for the race beneficiaries, and additional revenues will come from participant registrations, corporate sponsors and Corner Store customers who donate at the register in participating locations.

The Corner Store Country Run 5K features a farm-themed course with hay bales, giant inflatable cows, chickens and pigs. Participants dress the part in Western wear, overalls, cowboy hats and farm animal costumes. After the run, folks are invited to stick around for a country fair with food, live music, free sponsor swag and a beer garden.

In addition, all participants will receive a branded T-shirt, backpack and finisher ribbon. For timed runners, prizes will be awarded to the fastest finishers in several categories.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the Corner Store Country Run team and all those who helped make our second year a big success,” said Kim Lubel, CEO and Chairman of CST Brands. “It will be year three for our race series – so be ready to get your country on and we’ll see you at the races!”

2016 Corner Store Country Run Schedule

Montreal, Quebec Angrignon Park June 18 9:30 am
Denver, CO National Western Complex July 9 8:30 am
Lehigh Valley, PA Lehigh University Goodman Campus July 30 8:30 am
Syracuse, NY Onondaga Community College August 6 8:30 am
Little Rock, AR The Park at War Memorial Stadium Sept. 10 8:30 am
Fort Worth, TX Will Rogers Complex Sept. 24 8:30 am
Round Rock, TX Dell Diamond Oct. 9 8:30 am
Phoenix, AZ Rawhide Western Town Oct. 22 8:30 am
Katy, TX Great Southwest Equestrian Center Oct. 29 8:30 am
San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum Nov. 12 8:30 am

Official Event Hashtag: #CountryRun2016

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 Brands employs 13,500 Team Members at approximately 1,900 locations throughout the 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 fuel and signature products such as Fresh Choices® baked and packaged goods, UForce® energy and sport drinks, Cibolo Mountain® coffee, FC® bottled sodas 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. CST also owns the general partner of CrossAmerica Partners LP, a wholesale distributor of fuels that serves more than 1,100 locations across 23 states.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. 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 more than 300 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves approximately 170,000 children, their families and 170,000 volunteer mentors. Learn more at