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Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:10 pm

Officials from Brownsville and Matamoros, along with the Mr. Amigo Association and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, gathered Thursday to announce the first bi-national 10K and 5K run.

The run, billed as the Teleton-USA Binational Run, is scheduled for March 24 and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the university.

UTRGV President Guy Bailey said the starting point for the run is significant for the university, because the educational institution serves students and families on both sides of the Rio Grande.

“If you talk to students, many either come across the border or have roots there,” Bailey said.

The bi-national run is positive for Brownsville and Matamoros’ relationship, he said.

“This will solidify the relationship we have,” Bailey said.

Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez said the bi-national run represents the true success of Charro Days in Brownsville and Fiesta Mexicanas in Matamoros.

Those interested in participating can register online at www.teletonusa.org/brun, and the entry fee is $10.

Roxanne G. Rosas, spokeswoman for the City of Brownsville, said runners should be sure to bring their international travel documents, border crossing cards, visas or passports.

mreagan@brownsvilleherald.com

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