boston qualifying marathon

Race Information

Date:

October 22, 2022

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

Click here to register.

Important Information:

NO WHEELS ON THE COURSE - which means (but not limited to):
*No strollers
*No bicycles
*No push rim wheelchairs
*No hand-cycles
*NO DOGS
*No one on the course WITHOUT A BIB
*No drones on the course (except for the Marathon Fire Dpt.)
*Any aircraft needs to coordinate with the Marathon Fire Dpt. and Brewster County Sheriff Office to fly around the racecourse during the event

**No registrations the day of the race. Online registration closes Wednesday before the race. Last chance to register is Friday night at Evans Gallery in Marathon with a $20 late fee.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!
*This is a highway race that is not closed off to traffic.
*The marathon race start is in the DARK. Racers are required to wear reflective clothing.
*To manage a safe race we need ONLY RACERS RUNNING/WALKING THE COURSE. You cannot run/walk if you do not have a bib, which means you registered and you signed the waiver form.
*If you are supporting a racer you must park completely in the grass on the opposite side of the highway from the racers.
*Look before you walk! We have rattlesnakes out here!

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

No registrations the day of the race!

Finish Line Closes At 1:30pm:

If you cannot cross the finish line at 1:30 based on how far you are from it, you will be picked up. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS, no matter how much you beg! We cannot have you on the course by yourself! If you cannot do a marathon in 6 hours then do the half marathon. This is also a race in the desert on an isolated road. We cannot have you struggling alone out there. That is why we need everyone off the course at a certain time. Thank you for your support of safety.

RACE STARTS:

Bus to your race start (Available ONLY from Marathon):

Instead of the bus, you can drive to your race start and park your car COMPLETELY on the grass across the highway from the race start. Look for traffic when you cross the highway, it is not closed to traffic. SLOW DOWN and be on the lookout for pedestrians if you are driving...racers will be gathering for their race starts. This is really convenient for those staying in Ft. Stockton.

Transportation will take runners back to the start lines after the race:
11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm - meet at The French Co. front porch.

Buses will pick up racers in the morning at The French Co Grocer and take you to your race start. When you register, you can sign up and only if you need it please. We have limited seats as we only have three small buses in our school district. For some races, it is possible you will have to sit 3 to a seat, or even stand. We are determined to get you on the bus if you need it, but it may be crowded!

No registrations the day of the race!

If you are parking your car in Marathon, park across Hwy 90 beside the RR tracks.

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 The Community Center. If you don't pick them up they will be donated to the thrift store. NO CLOTHING WILL BE MAILED. While we do our best, we are not responsible for lost clothes and items.

Packet Pickup:

If you did not pick up your packet Friday night (see Event Info tab), you can get your bib at the race start and pick up your shirt and meal wristbands after the race at The Community Center.

Course:

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

Racers are to stay on the east side of the highway on the shoulder. Cars can be going 75 miles an hour as the highway is not closed to traffic.

This is a Boston Qualifying Course.

Marathon 2 Marathon map Marathon 2 Marathon elevation profile

*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 as well as limited first aid supplies.

You may drop your clothes at any water station and pick them up in the Community Center after the race. 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. While we try our best, we are not responsible for lost clothing or items.

Typical Race Day Weather:

Average Low: 48 Degrees Fahrenheit
Average High: 79 Degrees Fahrenheit
Average Mean: 62 Degrees Fahrenheit
*The weather changes very quickly in West Texas, please plan accordingly.

Port-a-pottie Locations: