El Paso Community College (EPCC) is proud to
welcome you to El Paso, Texas for the National Junior
College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Half Marathon
El Paso is located in Far West Texas along the U.S.-
Mexico border. With fantastic running weather,
affordable accommodations, unique local attractions
and an excellent race venue, EPCC is proud to offer
athletes a high-quality and memorable national
The 2019 half marathon course is flat, fast and fun! The course runs through Ascarate Park,
which is the largest public-use recreational park in El Paso County featuring a lake, scenic
boardwalk, golf-course and other amenities. After running through the park, athletes will
then run on the City of El Paso’s newly opened Paso Del Norte Trail. This multi-use
recreational trail runs from Ascarate Park to Riverside Park on the historic Playa Drain
near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Coaches will not be allowed to follow athletes on bikes for safety reasons. Bikes can be used
to reach viewing points or aid stations throughout the course, but please be mindful of
course route and ensure athlete safety at all times. Pacing athletes is not permitted. Any
aid (energy bars, etc.) can only be provided to athletes at designated aid stations.
There will be course officials monitoring for violations. There will be a lead and last place
cyclist for the race.
The official host hotels are conveniently located within 3 miles of the airport, race-site and
pickup locations. Room blocks at a promotional NJCAA rate have been reserved at the Staybridge
Holiday Inn Express Suites. Hotels will provide all rooms reserved by October 15, 2019 by
hotel time a complimentary late check-out no later than 12:30 p.m. on the date of
must be confirmed with a proper hotel confirmation number in the group block. Quoted rates
group cut-off date of November 8, 2019 at midnight local host time. Group Code: CCC
premiere destination with excellent running weather as well as exciting
activities for visitors. The vibrant border region has something for all interests. Athletes can
our walkable downtown with museums, theatres, restaurants and even take a ride on historic
as well as other attractions throughout the city. And, El Paso restaurants offer a local flavor
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