Marathon + Half Marathon
Join us at 7:00am on December 9, 2018 for the 8th year of the highest rated marathon in the state of Texas (marathonguide.com). How satisifed are our runners? 99% of the runners who filled out our post race survey told us they found the organization of our race to be excellent or good. More than 96% said they found the value of our race to be excellent or good. Those numbers don't lie.
You'll have the opportunity to explore the Bryan/College Station community as well as experience the spirit of Aggieland while you run through the Texas A&M campus.
VIP Runner Package
As a VIP you will receive the following perks:
• Separate VIP line at packet pick up
• Custom 2018 race pullover
• Valet parking on race morning
• Custom VIP race bib
• VIP post-race tent with tables and chairs
• VIP bathrooms
• VIP bag drop/pickup
• VIP concierge to escort you to the front of all lines, and take care of you in the VIP area
Look for the VIP Package in the swag section of registration. It is current registration cost + $100. Every cent of the extra $100 goes directly to our charities!
Beginner Training Plan
If you are new to the half marathon or full marathon distance, have we got a treat for you! We have put together a free beginner training plan to help you get across the finish line, and hopefully enjoy the distance running experience! When you make that step up to a half, or full marathon, it is VERY important to have some type of training plan. The last thing you want is to injure yourself by training too much, or to have a miserable race day because you trained too little.
This plan will give you daily activities and proper distances to keep you progressing until race day, so you can achieve a goal that only 1% of the world’s population has achieved! Plus, we will be right there with you when you have questions or need help!
All you have to do is check the appropriate box in the “swag” section of registration, and we will do the rest! You must register by 7/31 to be eligible for the training plan.
Here is a brief overview of what to expect:
In addition to the half and full marathon, we are offering a marathon relay for 4 or 8-person teams. Gather some of your closest friends and/or family and get a taste of the marathon experience. Each member of a 4-person teams runs approximately 6.5 miles of the marathon course, while 8-person team members run about 3.2 miles. Please note each leg will vary slightly.
Corporate Marathon Relay
In addition to the traditional relay, we are also offering for businesses to form 4 or 8-person teams of employees to participate in the marathon relay. Runners will each cover 6.5 miles (4-person) or 3.2 miles (8-person). All members of the corporate relay team MUST work for the same organization. What a great way to promote wellness and camaraderie within your organization!
The race courses are fairly flat and fast, and the route includes plenty of shady neighborhoods, several golf courses, and enough crowd support to help you get to the finish for your first time or your fastest time. The marathon course has some rolling hills miles 7–13, but is otherwise mostly flat. The marathon course will also be USAT&F certified and a Boston Marathon qualifying race.
Aid stations will be every 1.5 miles and include both water and Gatorade.
Course Time Limit
The time limit for completing the marathon is six and a half hours. The course closes on a rolling schedule based on a 15:00 per mile pace (6 hours and 30 minutes total) for both the half and full marathons. The half marathon converges with the full marathon around mile 8, which allows half marathoners extra time to complete the race after that point.
Dogs, bicycles, and strollers are NOT allowed anywhere on the course!!!
Our runners consistently tell us that our swag is the best around. In 2017, all runners registered for the marathon and half marathon received a short sleeve technical fabric participant shirt and all race finishers also received a very sweet finisher’s jacket, as well as a gorgeous custom finisher’s medal! Yes, we're serious. Expect more of the same awesomeness in 2018.
Registered relay runners received a technical fabric participant shirt and those who run on race day will receive a custom finisher's medal.
All runners have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishment at the post-race party immediately after crossing the finish line! You can expect a food and beer spread that beats any large marathon in Texas! All relay participants are eligible to participate in the post race party.
December 9 7:00 AM CST - Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay start