City of Laredo announces details for this year's half-marathon

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - In a couple of weeks, local runners won’t have to travel too far to compete in their next half-marathon.

The City of Laredo announced the details for the city’s first half-marathon.

Maribel Garcia is just one of the many local athletes that is excited about the upcoming event.

Before the city decided to host its own race, runners would have to travel to different cities to take part in such an event.

Now as the city gears up for the run, they want people to know they can enjoy their hobby right here at home.

Councilman Roberto Balli says there is a large population of runners that travel all over the country to run, so they decided to host an event in our own city.

For those who want to take part in the event but don’t want to do the entire half marathon, they will have options such as a relay race or 5K run.

The race will be during the Memorial Day weekend, so runners start training for the big event.

The event will take place downtown on Sunday, May 26th at seven in the morning.

Pre-registration will cost $40 and onsite registration will be $50. High school students will be able to register for $25.

Onsite registration will be from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.

The first 100 people to register will get a free shirt.

This is the first half marathon organized by the City of Laredo.

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