texas marathon

Event Information

Date: October 21, 2017

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 whether it is the library, the school, the Fire Dpt. or our precious Post Park. We hire locals for our event so the money goes right back into our town. 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!



*Late registration fee of $10.00 for registering after October 1, 2017.

*Late registration fee of $20.00 for registering at packet pickup Friday night. This is the last chance to register for the race.

*Online registration closes October 19, 2017 - 10 p.m.



Refunds are not available 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 call me the week of the race!!!!

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!


Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, October 20, 2017 4:00 - 8:00 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 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.

"All You Can Eat" MISD Fundraiser Pasta Dinner in Marathon:

Friday, October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 8:30 (Gluten Free and Vegetarian options). $12.00/person. Order online with your registration. Fun entertainment provided by the kids of MISD!

Free Pasta Dinner at Historic Ft. Stockton Visitor Center, Ft. Stockton

Friday, October 20, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30pm. Others can purchase a pasta dinner for $13.00.
1000 Railroad Avenue, Ft. Stockton, Texas 79735 (old train depot) 800-336-2166


See Race Info page.

Post Race Lunch:

11:00am to 2:00pm - The Marathon Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring the post race Fundraiser lunch again this year!! Last year they raised $8310.00 to buy much needed equipment. They are bringing the big grill out again and will be serving up Chicken, Brisket, Sausage, Beans (vegetarian and regular), vegetables, cornbread, cobbler and iced tea! The lunch is $14.00 per plate. Extra plates can be ordered with the online registration, or lunch only can be ordered online as well. 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. $15/fifteen minutes

Awards Ceremony:

The awards ceremony is right after the race at 2 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 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each race, mens and women's AND 1st, 2nd, 3rd 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.

Star Party:

On Saturday evening at 8:30pm, come to the Marathon Motel to check out our telescopes set to view the Class I Dark Sky here in Marathon. Compliments of a 24" Dobsonian donated to the Marathon ISD by McDonald Observatory and the Motel's 20" Dobsonian. Bring your own refreshments, adult or otherwise and relax those tired muscles under the starry sky. No reservations required. Bring your own telescope if you would like! Weather permitting.

Marathon, Texas Information:

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