About 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the race this year.

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The race will begin this Saturday, December 10th at 8 a.m. outside the El Paso Community Foundation in downtown El Paso. The race will then continue past Southwest University Park, through San Jacinto Plaza, and through Segundo Barrio before crossing the international boundary line on the Stanton Street bridge. From there, the race will then continue into Ciudad Juarez past Juarez's city hall, the Old Customs House, the Mexican Revolution Museum, Mision de Gaudalupe, the Juarez Cathedral, and Kentucky Club. The race will then finish on the Paso del Norte International bridge and an awards ceremony will be held near San Jacinto Plaza at the conclusion of the race.

The race allows runners to see historical landmarks and experience the beauty of seeing two countries and two cities for a very special occasion. On December 12th of this year, the United States and Mexico are celebrating 200 years of diplomatic relations. You can learn more about the bicentennial celebration at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico website.

Attendees of previous events were sadden after the race was put on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now are eager to return to the borderland this weekend. For people who commute in the race area, make sure you allow extra time for any delays due to the race. U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso Port Director Ray Provencio told Border Report there will be reduced lanes at the Paso del Norte Bridge and reduced throughput at Stanton. Provencio said they believe traffic will be back to normal by 10 a.m. and that CBP officers will be monitoring the race throughout the morning. To learn more about the 5th annual Run Internacional U.S.-Mexico 10K race, please visit their website.

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