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As annual El Paso Marathon approaches, organizers put out call for volunteers

While the El Paso Marathon races are on track to field their largest number of runners ever, fewer people have signed up to volunteer to help the non-profit El Paso Marathon Foundation put on the races.

“We’re pacing to have the best year yet,” said Mike Coulter, race director of the Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon, TFCU Half Marathon and 5K, race officials announced Tuesday. “People are really excited about this year’s races, and they’re signing up in droves.”

With less than two weeks to go until the races, runner registrations are up 32% above last year. The past two years have seen more than 3,000 runners participate each year, marking the largest field since the races began in 2007.

Volunteers are most needed for the 2020 Visit El Paso Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, February 15, and for the races on Sunday, February 16, especially from 10:30 a.m. into the afternoon.

Runners must attend the expo to pick up their individual race number, as well as their commemorative race shirt.

Volunteers are asked to register online. Once signed up, volunteers receive a free race T-shirt in appreciation for chipping in, as well as an individualized code for $10 off the 2021 races.

Moreover, groups with the most volunteers receive special honor and recognition. Volunteers must be high school age or older.

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.

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,” organizers shared via a news release. “The El Paso Marathon races are organized by the El Paso Marathon Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to health and fitness that uses proceeds from the races to benefit select area charities.”

Proceeds from the races are donated to area charities every year.  Since the first marathon 12 years ago, more than $270,00 has been raised for local El Paso-area charities.

People interested in running, volunteering, or sponsoring can go to the marathon website for more information.

El Paso Marathon welcomes Visit El Paso as Expo Sponsor

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.

KVIA Good Morning El Paso Anchor Stephanie Valle Pledges to Run El Paso Marathon

KVIA’s Good Morning El Paso anchor Stephanie Valle announced today that she will run the 2019 Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon on February 17, 2019.

Valle is making the commitment to run the 26.2 mile race in time to log several months of training beforehand.

“I can’t believe I’m agreeing to run 26.2 miles,” Valle said. “But after running the half marathon twice over two years, why not try running that total amount at one time, right?”

Most runners consider the marathon much harder than a half marathon. Of course, the distance is double for a marathon, but also the human body tends to run out of glycogen after about 20 miles, making the last 6 miles of the marathon extra strenuous.

Still, marathoners come to love the challenge of pushing their bodies beyond its normal limits.

“I’m nervous and excited about the challenge and am eager to learn what exactly I’m capable of doing,” Valle said.

Training for a marathon takes time. For Valle, who besides having a successful career in TV journalism is married with two children, finding nearly 10 hours a week of time to run is its own challenge.

Generally, running experts recommend that those who commit to run a marathon have a good base of 20-25 miles a week of running before beginning a four-month program leading up to the race. That typically will culminate in a week of 40 to 50 miles of running, about three weeks before the race.

Although this will be her first marathon, Valle is no newbie to running, having run the El Paso Half Marathon two times already.

“Stephanie will surely be an inspiration for many, being a mom, wife, career women runner committed to getting it done,” said Mike Coulter, race director of the Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon, Half Marathon and Up and Running 5K.

“One of the exciting things about working with the El Paso Marathon is seeing people accomplish their goals.”

Springfoot Marathon’s Health & Fitness Expo Set for Saturday, Race on Sunday

With the annual Springfoot Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk (formerly known as the El Paso Marathon) less than a week away, the annual pre-race health expo is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th.

Each year, the El Paso Marathon Foundation holds its Health & Fitness Expo the Saturday before the big race. Attendees can visit with multiple vendors to learn about the latest information and products regarding marathons.

The expo also serves as the pick-up location for runners to collect packets with their race number, timing chip, technical t-shirt and goodie bags.

The Springfoot Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk, formerly the El Paso Marathon, will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2017. All participants will receive a free technical t-shirt and event photos plus Michelob Ultra, food and entertainment at the finish line.

The first 1,700 registered participants will receive a complimentary Chihuahuas game voucher and all participants in the full and half marathon will receive custom designed medals.

Anyone interested in the event can visit SpringfootElPaso.org to learn more details and register through Saturday, February 18. Saturday registrations will need to be done in person at the expo.

The Springfoot Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by Michelob Ultra, TFCU and Up and Running.

For more about the Springfoot Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk as well as the “More Than a Marathon” race series, interested persons can contact Mike Coulter at (915) 274-5222 or click HERE.

WHAT: 2017 Michelob Ultra Springfoot Marathon Expo

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017 – 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM

WHERE: El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center

Newly Renamed Springfoot Marathon Organizers remind Runners, Groups about New Events

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  info@elpasomarathon.org.

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