texas marathon

Event Information

Date: October 26, 2019

Welcome to the 17th annual M2M!! Four races starting north on 385 to one finish line in the heart of Marathon, Texas... and FOOD!! Pasta Dinner Friday night, BBQ lunch Saturday, Marathon Motel evening dance / dinner / dance / star party and Sunday brunch.

Registration:

All registration fees include free transportation to your race start line (from Marathon only), a technical racing shirt AND every racer who crosses the finish line gets an M2M ribbon medal at the finish line and additional awards for winners at the awards ceremony.

We appreciate our racers! This is a small town of less than 500 people and YOU make a difference to us. Proceeds from this race go to various organizations in Marathon the Marathon Volunteer Fire Dpt. and Marathon ISD being the main recipients, but money also helps out the clinic, the library, specific school programs or specific folks in need. Unlike big cities, your individual registration can have a big impact. We hope to show you the hospitality that will bring you back to see us. Thank you!

PLEASE READ THIS WEBSITE CAREFULLY. IT HAS ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED.

Prices:

*Late registration fee of $10.00 for registering after October 1, 2019.

*Late registration fee of $20.00 for registering at packet pickup Friday night.
THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE RACE AND MUST BE IN PERSON. NO REGISTRATIONS ON RACE DAY.

*Online registration closes October 24, 2019 - 10 p.m.
NO REGISTRATIONS ON THE DAY OF THE RACE!

Refunds/Transfers:

No refunds or deferring to the following year... there are no exceptions to this policy. However, you can transfer your registration to someone else or transfer to another category online until registration closes. Your confirmation email will contain a link that allows you to transfer. Keep your email order receipt as it contains everything you registered for and you don't have to contact me the week of the race!!!! Last chance to transfer is Friday, October 18, 2019.

Change your registration & additional merchandise - last day online is Friday, October 18.

Requests for Handicap Accommodations:

You may request Handicap accommodation through the USATF. Please contact the website. This is a lengthy process so please request ahead of time.

El Paso Time Change:
Remember there is a time change between El Paso and Marathon!

FRIDAY

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 4:00 - 7:00 pm in Evans Gallery.
On main street between the Trans Pecos Banks and the Gage Hotel. If you are unable to be present at packet pick up, you can have someone pick it up for you or you can get only your race bib at the start of your race and pick up your packet after the race in Evans Gallery. Your t-shirt and food wristband will be in the packet.

Pasta Dinner in Marathon:

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm – 7:30pm (Gluten Free and Vegetarian options). $14.00/person. Order online with your registration. All proceeds will go to Marathon ISD.

Pasta Dinner at Historic Visitor Center in Ft. Stockton

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
$12.00/person – Order online with your registration
1000 Railroad Avenue, Ft. Stockton, Texas 79735 (old train depot) 800-336-2166

SATURDAY

See Race Info page.

Post Race Fundraiser Lunch:

11:00am to 1:45pm – DOUBLE serving line this year so you can get your food fast!!! All proceeds go to the Marathon Volunteer Fire Department as they work hard all day to keep our course as safe as possible. Last year they raised $8535 to buy much needed equipment. Serving up Chicken, Brisket, Sausage, Beans (vegetarian), baked potatoes, iced tea, free beer AND an added bonus this year….Connie from Connie’s Baked Goods will be serving up some fabulous cobblers with ice cream for dessert! We won't run out this year... I guess racers really like their sugar after a run!!

Nicole Davenport is cooking up the food for us again this year. In case you don’t know, she appeared in BBQ Pitmasters in 2010 and Chopped in 2012.

In 2012 she was one of Five of the greatest BBQ Pitmasters in the USA who traveled to military bases in Kuwait to stage a once-in-a-lifetime Southern-style cookout. It became a documentary released in 2013 called "The Kings of Barbeque Kuwait". Watch the trailer here.

The lunch is $16.00 per plate. Extra plates can be ordered with the online registration. There will be a limited amount of tickets available the day of the race so be sure and reserve your spot by ordering a lunch online. All proceeds go to the Fire Department.

Post Race Massages:

Available in Evans Gallery (between the bank and the hotel on the main street) Sign up sheet in the gallery. $20/fifteen minutes.

Awards Ceremony:

The awards ceremony is right after the race at 1:30 pm at the Fire Dpt. Fundraiser lunch. See the awards page for all the spiffy awards!! NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED! You may have a friend receive your award for you.

We give lots of awards 200 of them!!! - 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each overall race, men’s and women's AND 1st & 2nd for each age category in each race. Folks are surprised they actually placed! We give awards so that you will come to the awards ceremony. So, if you don't come - don't ask me to mail your award! It defeats the purpose. Also, it is just a wonderful moment to end the race, if you haven’t experienced one, you will go away with a smile on your face and a warm heart!

Post-Race Party at Marathon Motel:

6:30pm dinner
7:30pm Music / Dance
9:00 pm Star Party

We are thrilled to have the Marathon Motel back to sponsor the Saturday night party in their courtyard. Live band with a great dance floor, fire pit and Nicole Davenport (see Post Race Lunch) will have her food truck delivering up Steak, Pulled Pork and Chicken Tacos with toppers of queso fresco, ensalada, black or barracho beans, jalapeno, Serrano, chili pequin, pickled onions and sweets. 12.00 for 5 tacos!! May be a chef plate special in there as well!

The Motel will provide a keg of beer until it runs out...otherwise BYOB!

They are pulling out the telescopes to gaze at the stars from our stunning Class I dark sky for a star party to add to the fun.

SUNDAY

Sunday Brunch:

7:30am - noon

To be determined.

Marathon, Texas Information:

Please go to MarathonTexas.com to check out all of our town's amenities that are available.