marathon to marathon

Date: October 25, 2014

Time: 7:30am

All registration fees include a free pasta dinner at the Gage Hotel on Friday night, free transportation to your race start line, 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!

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!

Marathon - $90.00
1/2 Marathon - $70.00
10K - $40.00
5K - $30.00
*Late registration fee of $10.00 for registering after October 1, 2014

*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.

*No bicycles

Online Registration: - Includes transportation to the start line.

Online Registration Closes: October 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm
*Late registration is available Friday, October 24th, at Packet Pick Up in Marathon.

Packet Pick Up: Friday, October 24th, 4:00 - 8:30pm at the Gage Hotel.

If you are unable to be present at packet pick up, you can get your race bib at the start of each race and then pick up your packet after the race in Evans Gallery. Your t-shirt and food wristband will be in the packet.

Free Pasta Dinner: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30 Gage Hotel (Gluten Free and Vegetarian options).
Menu dining also available at the 12 Gage restaurant, reservations required.

There will be a free pasta dinner provided in Ft. Stockton from 6:00 pm - 8:30pm, if you are staying there. An email will be sent to you a couple of weeks prior to the race for you to sign up for the dinner. Location is to be determined.

Saturday (Race Day)

*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 and ride the bus after the race back to the starting line.

6:30am - Marathoners to meet in front of the Gage Hotel for the bus to the marathon start line
7:45am - 1/2 Marathoners to meet in front of the Gage Hotel for the bus to the 1/2 marathon start line
9:20am - 10k runners to meet in front of the Gage Hotel for the bus to the 10k start line
9:55am - 5k runners to meet in front of the Gage Hotel for the bus to the 5k start line

The bus cannot wait for you if you are late.

Race Starts:
7:30am - Marathon starts 26.2 mile north of Marathon on Hwy 385
8:30am - 1/2 Marathon starts at halfway point
10:00am - 10K starts
10:30am 5K starts

Please be ON TIME for the bus, we cannot wait if you are late to the bus stop.

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: 11:00am BBQ buffet provided by the locals and The Burro. Free beer and music by Grupo Maracas.

Post Race Massages: available at the finish line! Look for the sign-up sheet. $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.
Music - 6:30pm until late.

Typical Race Day Weather:
Average Low: 45° Fahrenheit
Average High: 78° Fahrenheit
Average Mean: 62° Fahrenheit
*The weather changes very quickly in West Texas, please plan accordingly.

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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.

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