While the name may have changed, organizers say the Springfoot Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K Run/Walk will continue to support the community via several all-new events.
Springfoot officials say that their charitable efforts made possible by the previous marathons, include close to $200,000 in charitable contributions during the past nine years, will now include family and kids events.
They added, “Our new brand represents a reinvigorated mission 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.”
In addition to the Springfoot Marathon, organizers have added a Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk. While it’s a competitive long distance run, the 5K Run/Walk allows for fitness enthusiasts of all levels and families/friends to join in a fun and non-competitive manner.
Additionally, Crave Restaurants & Springfoot announced two new marathon-related events designed to provide a little extra incentive to participate in this year’s event, The Crave Springfoot Team Fun Run & the Crave Springfoot Kid’s Dash.
The Crave Springfoot Team Fun Run will be part of the 5K Run/Walk and participants will need to be in groups of five runners/walkers or more in order to be eligible. While it won’t be a competitive run, there will be prize packages for different group categories. Category options are as follows:
- MOST SPIRITED TEAM
- BEST TEAM OUTFIT
- SPRINGFOOT STAFF FAVE
- BEST GROUP SELFIE
Some of the prizes Groups will be competing for:
- Five $100 gift certificates to any of the 4 Crave restaurants
- Ten Proper Printshop t-shirts
- Five I * EP t-shirts
- $100 gift card to Alamo Draft House
- “Homegrown” prizes from local businesses will also be available!
*All Team members must be registered runners / walkers to eligible.
As for the New Crave Springfoot Kid’s Dash, Kids 9-years-old and under are invited to join Mom & Dad on Sunday, February 19th at Southwest University Ballpark, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas for a dash around the bases.
All registered kids receive:
• An official Crave Springfoot Kid’s Dash t-shirt
• A commemorative Crave Springfoot Kid’s Dash Finishers Medal
• A Certificate of Completion that they can redeem for a FREE CRAVE KID’S BRUNCH at any Crave location on race day, the Official Springfoot Post Race Brunch place
Kid’s Dash Registration fee: $10 – No Race Day Registration; the Kid’s Dash will start inside the ballpark, first base dugout at 7:25.
To register for any of the events, click HERE.
The El Paso Marathon Foundation is inviting non-profit organizations to apply for consideration to benefit from proceeds from the El Paso Marathon Foundation events scheduled for 2017.
Priority ranking will be given to organizations that are willing to assist the Foundation in the production of these events by providing volunteer support.
Funding eligibility is limited to organizations with documented non-profit [501©(3)] status that are located in El Paso, Texas. The applicant organization must have a governing Board of Directors and an Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization. Applicants must be in good financial standing and must have the appropriate organizational capabilities to receive and administer grant funds.
For more information on applying for marathon foundation, interested parties can email organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.