Fort Bliss Half Marathon

Saturday, January 9, 2016 • Fort Bliss, TX • Course Map

Organized by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation program office at Texas’s Fort Bliss as part of its annual Fitness Resolution 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.

(Last year’s race included a 5K in addition to the half marathon; for the 2016 race, only the half marathon distance will be offered.)

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.

Runners take off from the starting line at the Commander's Cup Aquathon in Fort Bliss, Texas, in July 2014. (Photo by Sgt. James Avery/U.S. Army/flickr)

Runners take off from the starting line at the Commander’s Cup Aquathon in Fort Bliss, Texas, in July 2014. (Photo by Sgt. James Avery/U.S. Army/flickr)

Race 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 race day (Jan. 9), the average low is 32°F and the average high is 57°F.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Fort Bliss Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:30 AM

Fees

  • $10 for the half marathon, for active duty military
  • $35 for the half marathon, for all others

Registration

To reserve your spot in the winter 2016 running of the Fort Bliss Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk, register online at RaceRoster.com here.

Official Race Website

bliss.armymwr.com


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