The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center is gearing up for its Eight Annual Tour de Tolerance. Just like last year, the Museum will again be partnering with Ardovino's Desert Crossing to host the 2013 Tour de Tolerance for a scenic ride and run/walk through the region's Upper Valley.
Photo by Brian Kanof Photograpy
Last year, cyclists loved the new route, which embraces the best of the desert Southwest - the open roads, gorgeous views and mountain landscapes. And this year the Tour de Tolerance is again offering that great course, delicious food, and a festive family atmosphere at the Finish Line!
The Tour de Tolerance, which began in 2006, is one of only a handful of races in the region that gives cyclists the opportunity to ride in 100K and 50K rides. The rides are designed to cater to the most advanced cyclists who want to test their endurance to the "just for fun"cyclists who enjoy a nice ride on a cool November morning.
Originally created as a cycling event, the Tour de Tolerance added a 5K competitive run/walk in 2009 at the request of runners in the area. The response has been great and it’s been wonderful to see the support of the local running community for the Tour de Tolerance.
All of the proceeds from the Tour de Tolerance will go toward operating expenses for the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center.
The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center is one of 13 free-standing Holocaust museums in the United States and the only one in the Southwest. The Museum was founded in 1984 by Holocaust survivor Henry Kellen, who at 97, continues to share his story with audiences. The Museum is dedicated to educating the public about the Nazi Holocaust; to honoring the victims and those who were able to survive; and to fighting prejudice and bigotry.
To learn more about the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, visit us at www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org