On Thursday, officials with the Run Internacional :The U.S. -México 10K Committee announced the postponement of the annual international run.
Via a news release, officials said that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials requested that they postpone the race, due to CBP’s need of additional resources for the caravan of Central American migrants potentially headed for the U.S.
According to the race website, the race starts in El Paso next to the Stanton Street Port of Entry, then over the Stanton Street bridge into Ciudad Juarez, then back the Paso Del Norte Bridge. Along the way, racers pass several iconic structures and locations in both El Paso and Juarez.
Below is their statement.
We greatly appreciate your continuous support of this unique 10K run between our two countries. As you may know, the race requires a lot of coordination and collaboration from our local and federal authorities from both the United States and Mexico.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been always very supportive of this binational event and is a critical stakeholder to make this happen. You may have heard that a caravan of Central American people is on its way to the U.S.-Mexico border. Based on the need of resources, CBP has requested we postpone this year’s race to a later date in the next few weeks. Please be aware that you can still register for the race here.
We will be providing updates on our website, our Facebook page and by e-mail to already registered runners on a weekly basis until we receive the green light from CBP to celebrate our Run Internacional 2018.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause to you. We hope you can still join us on the new to-be-announced date.
We appreciate your understanding.
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