Friday, April 27, 2012

Streets Closed Saturday for Mighty Mujer Triathlon

Beware of Mighty Mujers!

On bikes and on foot as part of tomorrow morning’s Mighty Mujer Triathlon beginning at 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. or a bit later.  Many streets and intersections will be closed. Even if you are on a street that can be accessed, keep a sharp eye out for bicyclers and runners.  Here are the details:

El Paso's first all-female triathlon will host 350 racers from across El Paso and the Southwest!!
Saturday, April 28 (7:30-11 a.m.) beginning at the Memorial Park pool. (Map)
The race consists of three parts: swimming (at Memorial Pool), bicycling (see route map) and running (see route map).

We need your help to make this inaugural event a success and keep athletes safe.  Here is some important information regarding parking and road closures:

The bike and run courses will be closed to traffic between 7-11 a.m. on Saturday 4/28.  El Paso PD will only allow vehicle crossings at major intersections (Richmond, Fort, Cotton).  This includes:

- ALABAMA (from Arizona to Pierce)
- FEDERAL (from Luna to Alabama)
- ELM (from Grant to Federal)
- ARIZONA (from Alabama to Ochoa)
- RIO GRANDE/GRANT (from Ochoa to Elm)
- COPPER (from Copia to Piedras)
- GRANT (behind Memorial Park)
- SILVER/BRONZE/GOLD (between Piedras and Raynor)

PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON FEDERAL AVE! (This will be the main bike thoroughfare.  Please park on Wheeling or above if you need to leave between 7:30-10:30 a.m.)

COME OUT AND CHEER!!  Many women are first-timers, and they need your support!  Let's show them  the best neighborhood in El Paso!

Watch the race. Take some great photos. Win a mighty prize.  Here’s how:

¡Hola Vecinos!© wants your photographs of the event. Pick your best ones and email them to me. A panel of expert journalists will select one outstanding photo. The winner will receive a 2012 El Paso Fun Book with discount coupons to many of your favorite restaurants. The coupon book sells for $20 but has coupons for hundreds of dollars.

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