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FAQ’S for the Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon, RAIZ Half Marathon and Spine & Rehab Specialists 5K

Where do you I get my packet, timing chip, t-shirt?
At the El Paso Sports Commission Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday, February 17th from 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum. There is no race day registration or packet pick up.

Can someone else pick up my packet?
Only with a printed copy of your email confirmation.

Is there race day registration or packet pick up?

On race day where do I wear my bib number?
Make sure your bib number is easily visible to race officials at all times. 

Will photographers be on the course?
Yes! So be sure to wear your bib on the front so you can be easily identified.  Photos will be available for viewing within 72 hours of the event.

What time does the race start?
The RAIZ Half Marathon and Michelob Ultra Full Marathon start at 7 a.m. 
The Spine & Rehab Specialists 5K will start at 7:30 a.m. 
The Kids Dash will take place Saturday, February 17th at 1 P.M. at the Expo.

Where do the races start?
The Michelob Ultra Full Marathon
San Elizario High School
13981 Socorro Road
San Elizario TX 79849

The RAIZ Half Marathon
Start and Finish at the El Paso County Coliseum
4100 E. Paisano Dr. 
El Paso TX 79905

The Spine & Rehab Specialists 5K
Start and Finish at the El Paso County Coliseum
4100 E. Paisano Dr. 
El Paso TX 79905

The Kids Dash will take place Saturday at the El Paso Sports Commission Health & Fitness Expo 
at the El Paso County Coliseum
4100 E. Paisano Dr. 
El Paso TX 79905

On race day how do I gain entrance into the County Coliseum?
There will only be one entrance open to the public. That will be the East entrance of the Coliseum on Boone St. Restrooms and clothing drop will be available in the building.

Where do the races finish?
All races finish in the El Paso County Coliseum. Invite your family and friends to watch you finish!
Only runners and staff will be allowed on the Coliseum floor, no exceptions.

Will there be finisher medals?
Michelob Ultra Marathon, RAIZ Half marathon, Spine & Rehab Specialists 5K & Kid's Dash finishers will receive a finisher medal.

Will there be clothing drop off available on race day?
Yes.  Bring your OWN bag on race day or use one of ours to stash your clothing in.  Markers will be available for you to write your bib number on the bag for you to match when picking up. Do not put any valuables in these bags, ie. cell phones, money, ID’s etc. 
Clothing drop for the marathon will be at the start line. Your bags will be transported to the Coliseum and available for pick up inside the building.
Clothing drop for the half marathon will be inside the Coliseum. 

After the race, where do I pick up my drop bag?
There will be a designated area inside the Coliseum where you can pick up your bag.

Where do I park on race day?
There will be parking available at the Coliseum, street parking on Boone & Delta. Half Marathon and 5K runners are encouraged to park at the El Paso Zoo. 

Are we allowed to run with our pet?
Due to safety concerns pets are not allowed.  However certified service dogs are allowed.  

Are strollers allowed?
Strollers, bikes, roller blades, roller skates or other wheeled conveyances are not allowed on the course.

If I decide to drop out of the race or need assistance what do I do?
Make your way to the next water stop.  Volunteers will have contact phone numbers. If you experience a medical emergency and cannot make to a station flag done a member of law enforcement.

How will water stations be positioned?
The Michelob Ultra Marathon will have water stations at every 2 miles up to mile 19 then a station every mile.  The RAIZ Half Marathon will have a water station every 2 miles up to mile 6 then share water stations with the Marathon every mile back to the finish line.
There will be one water station for the Spine & Rehab Specialists 5K at De Vargas Park.

What will be at the water stations?
Water of course, and Gatorade.  There will also be Clif Shot energy gel at mile 10 and 19 of the Marathon and at mile 6 for the Half Marathon. 
There will also be plenty of entertainment and enthusiasm at all water stations!
Portable restrooms will be at each water station.

How will I know where to go on the course?
There will be turn signs at each turn along with arrows painted in the pavement.  Volunteers will also be posted throughout the course. 

Will there be any post-race refreshments?
Participants will be treated to post-race refreshments in the Michelob Ultra Party Tent courtesy of Michelob Ultra. Michelob Ultra for participants over 21, water, fruit & burritos for all participants. Only participants will be allowed in the post-race food area and must be wearing their race bib to gain entry.
Concessions will be available for spectators. Outside food and beverages will not be allowed in the Coliseum.

Is there a time limit for the Full Marathon race?
Yes.  The race is permitted through the City of El Paso for 6 hours.  Anyone who has not reached RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL by 11:15 am will be picked up and transported to the finish line.

 Please be watchful for hazards in the road.  The City and County of El Paso have done their best to make sure your path is safe but however please be aware of uneven surfaces throughout the course.



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