texas marathon

Event Information

Date: October 22, 2022

Welcome to the 19th annual M2M!! Four races starting north on 385 to one finish line in the heart of Marathon, Texas... and FOOD!!

Pasta Dinner Friday night at The Gage, BBQ lunch Saturday at the finish line, Marathon Motel evening dance / star party and Sunday Brunch at The French Co. Grocer.

We appreciate our racers! This is a small town of less than 500 people and YOU make a difference to us. 100% of the proceeds from this race have gone to various organizations in Marathon for the last ten years. Proceeds now go to The Marathon Health Center, Marathon ISD and Marathon Volunteer Fire Dpt! Our health center project has been in the works for five years and will launch in 2022, bringing a necessary "full health" vision to our rural town. Partnering with Texas Tech Health Science Center, we are hoping to be a prototype for rural health centers in the state of Texas.

Unlike big cities, your individual registration can have a huge impact for us and we appreciate your support! We hope to show you the hospitality that will bring you back to see us. Thank you!

Last year was our launch of the new finish line location. Due to safety reasons, it is no longer on Hwy 90 but ends in front of the Community Center and Fire Dept. You will make a jog before you get to town that will give you a straight away shot to the finish line in sight! The finish line will be right at the post race lunch so all of the lunch goers can hear the winners crossing the finish line and give them the proper cheers they deserve! The awards party will be right at the same place as well, so easy to stick around!

See the course map under the Race Info page.

COVID-19 protocols for entire race:

We are a small population with no good hospital close. Please respect our vulnerability and wear your mask at packet pickup and lunch line. Please wear a true mask.

Registration:

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. After October 1st are not guaranteed a medal and shirt. We have never missed but the more late registrations we have the less we are able to guess, as the medals and shirts have to be ordered a month ahead.

Click here to register.

We appreciate our racers! This is a small town of less than 500 people and YOU make a difference to us. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this race has gone to various organizations in Marathon for the last ten years. This year the proceeds will be going to our Marathon Health Center. This project has been in the works for five years and will launch in 2021 bringing a necessary "full health" vision to our rural town. Unlike big cities, your individual registration can have a huge impact for us and we appreciate your support! We hope to show you the hospitality that will bring you back to see us. Thank you!

PLEASE READ THIS WEBSITE CAREFULLY. IT HAS ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED.

Prices:

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

*Late registration fee of $20.00 for registering at packet pickup Friday night.
THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE RACE AND MUST BE IN PERSON.

*Online registration closes October 19, 2022 - 11 p.m.
NO REGISTRATIONS ON THE DAY OF THE RACE!

Refunds/Transfers:

No refunds or deferring to the following year... there are no exceptions to this policy. 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 contact me the week of the race!!!!

Change your registration, transfer add merchandise online until Wednesday, October 29, 2022 at 11:00 pm.

Requests for Handicap Accommodations:

You may request Handicap accommodation through the USATF. Please contact the website at usatf.org. 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!

FRIDAY

Packet Pick-Up:

4:00 - 7:00pm at Community Center in Marathon. Same place as the finish line. See map on Race page.

If you are unable to be present at packet pick up, you can have someone pick it up for you or you can get only your race bib at the start of your race and pick up your packet after the race in the Community Center. Your t-shirt and food wristband will be in the packet.

Pasta Dinner in Marathon:

5:30pm - 7:30pm at The Gage Hotel (Gluten Free and Vegetarian options). $15.00 /person. Order online with your registration.

Pasta Dinner at Historic Visitor Center in Ft. Stockton

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free - Order online with your registration
1000 Railroad Avenue, Ft. Stockton, Texas 79735 (old train depot) 800-336-2166

SATURDAY

See Race Info page.

Post Race Fundraiser Lunch:

11:00 am to 1:45 pm – right at the Finish Line. DOUBLE serving line this year so you can get your food fast!!!

We are proud to be partnering with several establishments on our famous Post Race Lunch.

Sul Ross Meat Lab will be serving up various BBQ and smoked meats.

The French Company will be holding us up with baked beans, baked potatoes with all the fixings and iced tea.

And......kegs of FREE BEER!!!

Marathon ISD will be serving up the food for you!!

The lunch is $20.00 per plate. Extra plates can be ordered with the online registration. 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.

Post Race Massages:

Massage therapists are allowed to set up tables on the lawn beside the lunch venue. Please contact us first to get permission and sign up to provide massages. If you would like you can also schedule a massage with the spa at The Gage Hotel.

Awards Ceremony:

The awards ceremony is right after the race at 1:30 pm at the Fire Dpt. Fundraiser lunch.

In 20 minutes we give over 100 awards!!! - 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each overall race, men's and women's AND 1st & 2nd 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. Also, it is just a wonderful moment to end the race, if you haven't experienced one, you will go away with a smile on your face and a warm heart!

See the awards page for all the spiffy awards!! NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED! You may have a friend receive your award for you.

Photo of the awards not picked up!!!

Dinner:

Make a reservation for dinner at The Gage Hotel, pick up something at the Brick Vault or check out The French Co backyard dinner before music and dance at The Marathon Motel!

Post-Race Party at Marathon Motel:

9:00 pm - ???

The traditional Saturday night party continues in the Marathon Motel courtyard with a live band, dance floor and fire pit. Free beer until it runs out! Otherwise BYOB. Dance under our Class I Dark Skies...look at the Milky Way while you dance! And, take a peek through the Marathon Sky Park telescopes (part of the Marathon Motel) right there at the party!!! Donations are welcome to keep the scopes pointed at the stars!!

SUNDAY - October 23, 2022

Sunday Brunch:

9:00 am – 1:00 pm The French Co. Grocer backyard will be providing "to go" tacos so you can get your food quick!  As well as a full brunch menu with their yummy espresso!

Marathon, Texas Information:

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