Tuesday, November 23, 2010

El Paso Marathon Kicks Off With a Party

The El Paso Marathon Foundation is kicking off the Fifth Annual Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon with a big El Paso fiesta on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at The Garden restaurant and bar located at 511 Western, from 5:30p to 7p.

Everyone is welcome! Past runners, new runners, curious runners and the El Paso community is invited to help us kick off the 2011 El Paso Marathon. Whether you’re assembling a team or plan on meeting a personal goal by participating in the marathon, the kick-off party is a great way to get inspired and get training. Meet like-minded runners, get training tips, cash in on the discount and have a great time.

The El Paso Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 6, 2011, and we’re getting the party started now to kick start your training. “For runners, this is a reminder that their training should be getting more formal now, and what better way to celebrate the start of your training for El Paso’s premier 26.2 Mile fiesta than a fiesta?,” said race director Mike Coulter. New runners will need to start slow and increase mileage little by little. Seasoned marathoners are already in training.

If you’d like to be a part of the excitement but aren’t planning on running, come down to the kickoff party and sign up to volunteer with the El Paso Marathon.

The El Paso Marathon organization continues to grow in strides each year. What started in 2006 with 1,100 runners has been on a healthy growth path--we’re expecting close to 4000 people to take to the streets in 2011!

Kickoff Party Info

Anyone wearing a past-year El Paso Marathon T-Shirt who registers at the kick off party will receive a $5 discount from pre- registration prices of $70.00 for full-marathon, $50.00 for half marathon, $35.00 for 5k run/walk.

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Place: The Garden Restaurant and Bar, 511 Western
Admission: FREE

For more information please visit www.elpasomarathon.org  

About Michelob Ultra

Michelob Ultra has partnered with key running and cycling events nationwide as part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to adult fitness and the sports of running and cycling. Michelob Ultra is proud to include the Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon as one of these premier adult fitness events. Michelob Ultra sponsors over 40 such events across the U.S. ranging in size from 2,000-65,000 participants. With these sponsorships Michelob Ultra continues its commitment to promote fun, healthy and active adult lifestyles. 

About the El Paso Marathon Foundation
The El Paso Marathon Foundation mission is to organize a first-class marathon that promotes health and fitness in the community, brings tourism to the region of El Paso and provides support to local and national non-profit organizations.

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