Texas > Fort Bliss Half Marathon
Fort Bliss, TX • Saturday, January 14, 2012 • Course Map
Organized by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation program office at Texas's Fort Bliss as part of its Fitness Resolution 2012 program, the Fort Bliss Half Marathon is open to active duty military, retired military and non-military runners, as a kickoff to the running and fitness season.
The race is set to take runners on an out-and-back course that starts and finishes on the base at the Soto Gym, which lies along Constitution Avenue here just outside El Paso, along the Texas-New Mexico border. In addition to the half marathon, which is sponsored by Under Armour running gear and apparel, the race will also host a 5K for both runners and walkers, and both races are scheduled to start at 8:00 AM.
Runners in the half marathon must be pre-registered before race day; however, runners and walkers in the 5K may sign up on the day of the race. Following the half marathon, organizers will also host an "aerobathon," a demonstration of the wealth of fitness activities, classes and opportunities available on the base.
Weather & Climate
Located near the border between Texas and New Mexico (and between the U.S. and Mexico), Fort Bliss lies about seven miles to the northeast of El Paso, which typically sees January temperatures that average between 58°F and 33°F, while precipitation amounts average less than half an inch for the month. On the day of the race (Jan. 14), the average high is 57°F and the average low is 32°F.
View the race route map for the Fort Bliss Half Marathon
$35 for the half marathon
$20 for all military ID holders
Free for active duty military
To reserve your spot in the winter 2012 running of the Fort Bliss Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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