Saturday November 3rd, 2018
El Paso, TX
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) always has been very supportive of this binational event and is a critical stakeholder in making 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. A new date will be announced soon.
The USMX International 10K is more than a race. It’s about the unique greatness of the largest borderland in the world. It illustrates how ONE community, united by an international boundary line, blends itself into ONE region, Region UNO.
The race starts in El Paso at the International Bridges Department, corner of S. Mesa St. and Olivas V. Amy Av. It treks by Southwest University Park (home of the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball team), the redesigned San Jacinto Plaza, the Albert Armendariz Sr. United States Courthouse, through Segundo Barrio, then over the Stanton Street bridge into Ciudad Juarez.
In Juarez, the route passes Juárez’s city hall; the Bullring-Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas; the Old Customs House, where the first U.S.-Mexico presidential meeting took place between William H. Taft and Porfirio Díaz in 1909 (it now houses MUREF), the Mexican Revolution Museum; the Misión de Guadalupe (where Ciudad Juárez was founded in 1659); and the Juarez Cathedral nearby. For the last leg of the run, marathoners will turn on Avenida Juarez, past the world famous Kentucky Club, then climb to the top of the Paso Del Norte Bridge for a wonderful and ONE-derful international finish.