One Thousand People Ran Across the US-Mexico Border and the Border Patrol was Cool with It

More than 1,000 people gathered in El Paso this weekend for Run Internacional.

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It was a 10k run that took participants from El Paso to Ciudad Juárez.

It was the first time runners were allowed to cross the US-Mexico border since 9/11.


The run was organized by the El Paso Community Foundation and the office of U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke.


O’Rourke said he hoped the event would give people a different impression of the US-Mexico border.

Photo Credit: Congressman Beto O’Rourke / Facebook

O’Rourke told the El Paso times: “In this time of Donald Trump, it’s important we remind ourselves and the country at large just how wonderful the border is and what a significant part in America’s success the border has been.”

O’Rourke even wore a Trump-style hat with a message for for the GOP candidate:

Photo Credit: Congressman Beto O’Rourke / Facebook

“The border makes America great.”

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Many El Pasoans were grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with their neighbors in Juárez.

And who wouldn’t want to run across the border for tamales and champurrado?

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