The El Paso Marathon announced today that Visit El Paso will be title sponsor of the 2020 Visit El Paso Marathon Expo set for Feb. 15 at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center.
The Expo is held the day before the Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon, TFCU Half Marathon, and 5K, which are to be run Feb. 16, 2020.
The races begin in Downtown El Paso and finish at Southwest University Park, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball team and El Paso Locomotive soccer club.
Visit El Paso is responsible for destination marketing for the City of El Paso, as well as Convention Development and Meeting Planning Services.
“Visit El Paso is delighted to sponsor the 2020 El Paso Marathon Expo,” said Bryan Crowe, General Manager of Destination El Paso. “El Paso is the ideal location to host this group of exceptional athletes and we look forward to making our city a home they come back to year after year.”
Mike Coulter, Race Director of Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon, TFCU Half Marathon and 5K, said Visit El Paso’s support will boost the profile of the races and expo
“We are excited to have Visit El Paso as the title sponsor for the Health & Fitness Expo,” Coulter said. “We couldn’t ask for a better partner to help us showcase our great city to locals and visitors alike!”
At the Expo, racers, spectators and running enthusiasts learn about the races, pick up race numbers, and visit various booths to learn about running, health and fitness. Thousands of runners, walkers and their families and friends attend the Expo every year.
The El Paso Marathon races are organized by the El Paso Marathon Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to health and fitness that uses proceeds from the races to benefit select area charities. Since the first marathon 12 years ago, more than $250,000 has been raised for local El Paso-area charities.
The next El Paso Marathon races will be Feb. 16, 2020. People interested in running, volunteering or sponsoring can online for more information.