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IDEA Public Schools 5K & Healthy Living Expo

Sat February 24, 2024 El Paso, TX 79905 US Directions


5K El Paso Community

8:15AM MST - 11:30AM MST

1 Mile Fun Run El Paso Community

8:15AM MST - 11:30AM MST

5K IDEA Team & Family

8:15AM MST - 11:30AM MST

1 Mile Fun Run IDEA Team & Family

8:15AM MST - 11:30AM MST

5K Run/Walk IDEA Students

8:15AM MST - 11:30AM MST

1 Mile Fun Run IDEA Students

8:15AM MST - 11:30AM MST


Ascarate Park
6900 Delta Dr.
El Paso, TX US 79905


Get Ready!  Get Set!  Go!

IDEA Public School's Healthy Kids Here program recognizes that the roots of academic success for our students run far deeper than classroom learning alone. IDEA started Healthy Kids Here seven years ago with the goal of becoming the healthiest district in the country. As part of our mission to become the Healthiest District in America, IDEA Public Schools hosts the 3rd Annual Healthy Kids Here 5K Run | 1K Walk & Healthy Living Expo to engage the El Paso community in a family-friendly and educational opportunity which encourages families to be active.

Frankie Gray, executive director for IDEA El Paso Public Schools says, “IDEA believes that in order for students to get to and through college and beyond, they also need a foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to maintain their health.  As always, we don't do what's easiest for adults; we do what's best for kids."

Proceeds from the Healthy Kids Here 5K Run will support programming efforts for scholars at IDEA El Paso schools.

Your Race Details:

  • Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 7:30 am
  • Location: Ascarate Park
  • Parking: Free, on-site 
  • Races:
    • The 5K Race is competitive and starts at 8:15 am. 
    • The 1M Walk is non-competitive and starts at 8:25 am. 
  • Awards:
    • Every runner in the 1 Mile & 5k receives a Finisher Medal.
    • 5k trophies: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for Male and Female in 3 age categories
      • 12 & Under
      • 13-18
      • 18+
    • Top Campus Participation: IDEA campus with the most runners on race day will win a TRAVELING TROPHY that will live at their IDEA campus until the next year's race! Who will take it home?!.
    • Race is rain or shine. No refunds allowed.

Packet Pick-Up (includes bib for all runners and shirt for paid runners):

  • Thursday, February 22 & Friday February 23
    • 7:30am - 5:30pm
    • IDEA El Paso Regional Office, 813 N Kansas St Suite 100, El Paso, TX 79902
  • Saturday, February 24
    • 7:30am - 8:05 am
    • Ascarate Park, 6100 Delta

About IDEA El Paso Public Schools:

As a tuition-free public school, IDEA believes every child can go to college. For the 15th yr IDEA provided college scholarships to 100% of its graduating high school seniors. IDEA El Paso Public Schools offers 5 beautiful campuses to serve El Paso children:

IDEA Mesa Hills | IDEA Edgemere | IDEA Rio Vista | IDEA Horizon Vista | IDEA Mesquite Hills   Discover More:

Ready To Create A Brighter Future for Your Child

Get enrollment information here:  Our Approach is Different - and It Works!
From the first day students set foot on an IDEA Public Schools campus, we begin preparing them for success in college and in life. We achieve our record of 100% college acceptance through a focus on personalized learning, and character and leadership development beginning in Pre-K*. 

Got questions and want to speak to someone directly?  Sure thing! Contact: Yanira Aguilar, Regional Director of Operations and former Principal at or 915-309-9005.  


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