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Home | Sports | El Paso Sports | EPCC, El Paso Sports Commission, hosts the NJCAA National Half Marathon Championships

EPCC, El Paso Sports Commission, hosts the NJCAA National Half Marathon Championships

The El Paso Community College (EPCC), as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, will host the National Junior College Athletic Association Half Marathon Championships.

Over 120 of the nation’s best long-distance runners will complete the 13.1 mile course that crosses Ascarate Park and the Playa Drain Trail.

The race will include athletes from 16 colleges nationwide.

Felix Hinojosa, Director of Athletics and head cross country coach at El Paso will serve as tournament host. Hinojosa was pleased to receive the bid for two upcoming championships, when they were announced in Spring of 2018.

“El Paso Community College is honored to be selected to host the 2019 and 2021 NJCAA Half Marathon National Championships. We look forward to welcoming student-athletes to our great city to give them the best hospitality and race experience possible.”

El Paso will host the 2019 and 2021 championships while Kansas City, KS will host in 2020.

The race is sponsored by The El Paso Sports Commission and the County of El Paso.

What:                  19th Annual NJCAA Half Marathon Championships

When:                 Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.

Where:                Ascarate Park Pavilion – 6900 Delta Drive

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