boston qualifying marathon

Race Information

Date:

October 21, 2017

Transportation (Available ONLY from Marathon):

*If you did not sign up for transportation online, you are not guaranteed a seat!

Runners may park off the road on the grass at the starting line. Transportation is available back to your car after the race.

Transportation will take runners back to the start lines after the race: 11am, 12pm, 2:30pm - meet at Evans Gallery.

If you did not pick up your packet Friday night, you can get your bib at the race start and pick up your goodies after the race in Evans Gallery.

No registrations the day of the race!

Please be ON TIME. The bus cannot wait for you if you are late.

*You may leave clothes on the bus and we will have them for you at Evans gallery. If you don't pick them up they will be donated to the thrift store. NO CLOTHING WILL BE MAILED.

Overall times are based on gun time.
Age category times are based on chip time.

RACE STARTS:

Parking your car in Marathon:

Park across the railroad tracks by the Ritchey Bros. building.

Course Closes at 1:30pm:

Any runners still on the course after that time will be picked up (which means you do not have time to walk a marathon). There will be no exceptions this year, no matter how much you beg! We want our Fire Department at the awards ceremony, they deserve it! If you cannot do a marathon in 6 hours then do the 1/2 marathon.

*No strollers
*No dogs
*No bicycles

This is a highway race that is not closed off to traffic. To manage a safe race we need only racers on the course. You are a racer if you have a bib, which means you registered.

This is also a race in the desert on an isolated road. We cannot have racers struggling alone out there. That is why we need everyone off the course at a certain time. Thank you for your support of safety.

COURSE:

Every mile is marked on the shoulder of the highway. Race starts are marked as well.

This is a Boston Qualifying Course

*Consideration should be given for the hill starting at mile 22. Located at the end of the race, it is more challenging than it appears on the profile.

WATER STATIONS:

Water stations are placed every 2 miles, starting at mile 2. A sports drink and water will be provided.

You may drop your clothes at any water station and pick them up after the awards ceremony in Evans Gallery. If you want your clothes sooner, leave them on the bus. If you don't pick up your clothing, they will be donated to the thrift store. NO CLOTHES WILL BE MAILED.

m2m-course

Typical Race Day Weather:

Average Low: 45 Degrees Fahrenheit
Average High: 78 Degrees Fahrenheit
Average Mean: 62 Degrees Fahrenheit
*The weather changes very quickly in West Texas, please plan accordingly.

Port-a-pottie Locations: