FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon Creates New, Faster Courses for 2012
Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 5, 2012!
Registration is NOW Open!
EL PASO, Texas – The Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon is making exciting
changes for 2012 that will feature a faster marathon course, cooler
temperatures and better wind conditions ideal for long-distance running.
The half marathon and Jarritos 5K courses will also see changes that we
feel will make our participants happy. Mark your calendars for Sunday,
February 5, 2012!
"We are excited with both the marathon course and date changes. Having the
event in February will hopefully draw more runners from Mexico and the new
marathon course is sure to offer runners an opportunity to run a personal
best while enjoying one of the most spectacular sunrises in the southwest,"
said Race Director Mike Coulter.
The revamped marathon route starts atop the Franklin Mountains on the
northern edge of the city, meanders down Transmountain Road alongside
desert landscapes, passes through Fort Bliss (the first official marathon
to run through a military installation) to the beautiful Austin Terrace
neighborhood and finishes in historic Downtown El Paso. The elevation drop
of 1, 584 feet will make the Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon one of the
fastest 26.2-mile courses in the nation. The El Paso Marathon will continue
to be a Boston Marathon qualifier.
The new half marathon will begin and end at the marathon finish line
located in downtown El Paso's Union Plaza District and will take runners to
the beautiful Austin Terrace neighborhood and back, while 5kers will enjoy
a run through historic downtown past the Magoffin Home, San Jacinto Plaza
and the Plaza Theater. All races will end at El Paso's Union Plaza
Early registration is now open. For more information please visit
www.elpasomarathon.org or call 274.5222.
About Michelob Ultra
Michelob Ultra has partnered with key running and cycling events nationwide
as part of the brand's ongoing commitment to adult fitness and the sports
of running and cycling. Michelob Ultra is proud to include the Michelob
Ultra El Paso Marathon as one of these premier adult fitness events.
Michelob Ultra sponsors over 40 such events across the U.S. ranging in size
from 2,000-65,000 participants. With these sponsorships Michelob Ultra
continues its commitment to promote fun, healthy and active adult
About the El Paso Marathon Foundation
The El Paso Marathon Foundation mission is 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