Trail Racing Over Texas, the largest community-based trail racing organization in Texas, today announced its upcoming Franklin Mountains 50k Trail Run will include an international field of participants including the legendary Tarahumara runners of Northwest Mexico. The race is scheduled for November 10-12, 2017 in El Paso, Texas.
“I’m excited as both a trail runner and a race director to host this amazing race here in El Paso,” said Trail Racing Over Texas Race Director Robert Goyen. “Most people assume the state is completely flat so runners will be pleasantly surprised when they have almost 10,000 feet of climbing to play with in Franklin Mountains State Park while running alongside runners from all over the world.”
The Franklin Mountains Trail Runs offers views of 3 U.S. States, 2 Countries and features more than 9,250 feet of vertical gain and descent along its trails. The Franklin Mountains Trail Races include the marque 50k, King/Queen of the Mountain events, 27k, half marathon, 10k and 5k distance trail races.
“Held in the Nation’s largest urban park, the Franklin Mountains Trail Runs embraces the multicultural lifestyle found only in El Paso. The race celebrates regional participants that include the Tarahumara Indians and Juarez Running Team” says Bryan Crowe, General Manager for Destination El Paso. “Now in its third year, this signature event continues to showcase El Paso’s magnificent mountains and diverse culture.”
Registration for this year’s event is open and runners can register at http://www.trailracingovertexas.com/franklin-mountains-trail-run/ for all events.
ABOUT TRAIL RACING OVER TEXAS: Trail Racing Over Texas (TROT) produces the largest trail running series in Texas with over 16 races offering a variety of distances from 5k’s to ultra-marathons, kids only races and night races. TROT is a community-based company that aims to involve and benefit local communities by giving back in various ways. TROT is also devoted to bringing greater awareness to the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department by placing races in beautiful Texas State Parks.