boston qualifying marathon

Race Information


October 27, 2018

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, 2:00pm – bus will be across Evans Gallery on main street.

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.


Parking your car in Marathon:

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

Finish Line closes at 1:30 pm:

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 and we want our volunteers at the awards ceremony, they deserve it! If you cannot do a marathon in 6 hours then do the 1/2 marathon. 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.

Important Information:

*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 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.


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 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 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-courseClick here to download map.


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: