Date: October 24, 2015
All registration fees include a free pasta dinner at the Gage Hotel on Friday night, free transportation to your race start line (from Marathon only), a technical racing shirt, a stompin' awards party with free beer and music AND every racer who crosses the finish line gets an M2M ribbon medal and additional awards for winners.
A BBQ lunch after the race with live music can be purchased at registration... wear your wristband for the race and you can go straight to the buffet line after you finish! Extra lunches can be purchased when you register.
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 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!
*No marathon walkers. Your pace must be such that you are off the course by 1:30 or you will be picked up. Please understand that this is the desert and on an isolated highway. Conditions can change quickly and we need to manage a safe event. If you cannot accomplish this pace then register for the 1/2 marathon.
This is a highway race that is not closed off to traffic. To manage a safe race we need only racers on the course. Thank you for your support for safety.
Online Registration: Active.com - Includes transportation to the start line from Marathon only. There is no transportation from Ft. Stockton or Alpine.
Registrations can be altered online by the registrant until registration closes. Your confirmation email will contain a link that allows you to transfer your registration. You can also log in to see what you signed up for when you registered - transportation for instance. Keep your email order receipt as it contains everything you registered for.
Online Registration Closes: October 23, 2015 - Noon
Packet Pick Up: Friday, October 23th, 4:00 - 8:00pm at 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.
Free Pasta Dinner at the Gage Hotel, Marathon: Friday, October 23, 2015, 6:00pm - 8:30 (Gluten Free and Vegetarian options). Others can purchase a pasta dinner for $13.00.
Free Pasta Dinner at Historic Ft. Stockton Visitor Center, Ft. Stockton:Friday, October 23, 2015, 6:00 pm - 8:30pm. Others can purchase a pasta dinner for $13.00.
Saturday (Race Day)
Please be ON TIME. The bus cannot wait for you if you are late.
6:30am - Marathoners to meet in front of the Gage Hotel for the bus to the marathon start line
Parking your car in Marathon - Park across the railroad tracks by the Ritchy Bros. building.
Bus will take runners back to the Start lines after race as needed.
*Course closes at 1:30pm, any runners still on the course after that time will be picked up.
Post Race Lunch: Ê11:00am Ð 2:00pm - BBQ buffet. BBQ brisket provided by the locals BBQ Cook-Off. Winner announced at the Awards Party. Beans, cole slaw, potato salad, cornbread, cobbler and tea provided by The Famous Burro and a "sides" local contest. Winner announced at Awards Party. Beer provided by Big Bend Brewery and The Famous Burro. Music by Grupo Maracas.
Post Race Massages: available at the finish line! Look for the sign-up sheet at the finish line. $15/fifteen minutes
Award Ceremony: Saturday - Marathon Motel Courtyard, 6:00-6:30pm
Post Race Party: The Marathon Motel Court Yard with live music provided by the Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band, keg beer provided, food available for sale by the Marathon ISD.
Transfers: Refunds are not available however, you can transfer your registration to someone else or transfer to another category. Edit your registration online.
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!
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*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.