*February 19, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 am
Celebrating its tenth year, the Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon has now become the 2017 Michelob Ultra Springfoot marathon, half marathon and 5K. Its scenic course will give runners a taste of the city’s different neighborhoods, from upscale new developments in the far east sections to the urban Victorian homes on Montana Avenue that date to the 19th century.
Starting at the east El Paso campus of the The Hospitals of Providence, the course will head east on Tierra Cortez Avenue, letting runners enjoy sunrise over the Hueco Mountain to the northeast, and miles of rugged desert for as far as the eye can see.
Race numbers and timing chips must be picked up at the Springfoot Marathon Expo at the El Paso Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m, Saturday, February 18, 2017.; they cannot be mailed and will not be available for pick-up on race day. You must pick up your own race number and timing chip – no exceptions. You’ll need to show your race number to pick up your T-shirt and goodie bag.
T -SHIRT SIZES NOT GUARANTEED AFTER12/17/16
If you do not wear your computer chip you will not be timed.
COURSE TIME LIMIT
A 6 HOUR TIME LIMIT WILL BE IN FORCE FOR THE MARATHON COURSE. Runners and Joggers are welcomed to participate in the Marathon Race. Although the marathon race is mainly put on for racers, we applaud all those who set out to complete the marathon distance, regardless of the pace. The race is permitted through the city of El Paso and we use officers from the El Paso Police Department to monitor traffic along the route to keep the runners safe. Our City of El Paso Permit requires us to reopen the public streets we run on to vehicular traffic after a certain time period, and thus the need for a time limit.
2017 Registration Fees
May 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016
$75 Full Marathon – $60 Half Marathon – $30 5K Run/Walk
Late Registration Fees
September 1 – October 31, 2016
$90 Full marathon – $65 Half marathon – $35 5K Run/Walk
November 1 – December 31, 2016
$100 Full Marathon – $70 Half Marathon – $35 5K Run/Walk
January 1 – February 17, 2017
$110 Full Marathon – $75 Half Marathon – $40 5k
Race Expo Registration Fees February 18, 2017
$120 Full marathon – $85 Half marathon – $50 5K Run/Walk
Military Discount $5 for each race.
Shed your layers at the start and pack dry clothes and your favorite post-race snack for the finish. You’ll receive a gear check bag and label at the Expo. Your goodie bag will serve as your gear bag on race day. Bags must be claimed by 2 p.m. on race day. Do not leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag; the event is not responsible for any lost items. Dress in layers at the start, it will most likely be chilly – about 38 degrees. As the sun rises, it will warm up to about 65 degrees (average high in February). Please check the race day weather forecast and dress accordingly.
The Michelob Ultra Marathon will start at the east El Paso campus of the The Hospitals of Providence, 3280 Joe Battle. Buses will transport all marathon runners to start line and the last bus will leave the finish line area promptly at 5:30 a.m. Bus assembly area will be adjacent to the Durango St. entrance of Southwest University Park. All marathoners should be adequately trained to complete their course within 6 hours. Please note – this is gun time, not chip time. Please plan your training accordingly. If you want to drop out of the race (for non-injury reasons), visit the nearest medical station on the course. Water, sports drink, energy gel, and medical teams will be located on the marathon course at select mile stations.
Michelob Ultra Marathon finishers will receive a custom-designed finisher’s medal. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female overall finishers during the awards ceremony after the race.
Trophies will begiven the top three male and female
finishers in the following categories:
19 & under, 20 – 24, 25 – 29
30 – 34, 35 – 39 , 40 – 44 , 45 – 49
50 – 54, 55 – 59 , 60 – 64 , 65 – 69
70 – 74, 75 & over
Overall winners will not be eligible for age group awards.
Please see Register page for more information.
For a list of host hotels follow this link: http://springfootelpaso.org/visitors