Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sun Bowl Parade & Turkey Trot

Sun Bowl Parade

  • The 74th annual FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade will start at 10 a.m. Thursday.
  • The 2.7-mile route is on Montana from Ochoa to Copia. Traffic along Montana will be stopped from Mesa to U.S. 54, starting at 5:30 a.m.
  • About 300,000 spectators are expected to attend.
  • Spectators can bring ice chests, grills and chairs. They are asked not to block intersections, so that emergency vehicles have room to operate.
  • The event is free to attend. Tickets for the reviewing stands at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana, cost $5 a person. They can bought at Circle K stores; any FirstLight Federal Credit Union branch; the Sun Bowl office, 4150 Pinnacle, Suite 100; or on the day of the parade at the reviewing stands if they haven't sold out.
  • The parade will be broadcast live on KTSM-Channel 9 (cable Channel 10).
  • Information: 533-4416 or www.sunbowl.org/game-a-events/sun-bowl-parade.

    Turkey Trot

  • The 34th annual event is organized by the YMCA of El Paso and benefits its Strong Kids Campaign.
  • It includes a 5K competitive run, 3K fun walk and 1 mile kids' fun run. Races will start at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
  • Race-day registration will from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.; race packets can also be picked up at the same time.
  • All three races
    will start and finish at Virginia and Montana.
  • The races must be finished by 9 a.m. so the parade can start an hour later.
  • Cost: $30 for the 3K fun walk and 5K run, and $35 on race day. The 1-mile kids' fun run costs $20 and stays the same price on race day.
  • Registration includes an official long-sleeve race shirt. Only the first 1,000 to register are guaranteed a shirt.
  • Information and online registration: www.elpasoymca.org. You may also register for the race at any local YMCA or on race day in front of the Y's corporate headquarters at 808 Montana. You may also call 755-9622 for more details.

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