The Showdown Half Marathon and 5K Course Info & Maps

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Quick Overview | Half Marathon Course Map | 5K Course Map | Aid Stations and Portalets | Course Time Limit and Incremental Cutoffs | Impact on Residents

Quick Overview
Participants will enjoy a beautiful looped course through the Town of Fairview. The roadways are a mixture of concrete and asphalt, with the majority being asphalt road surface.

You'll experience the rolling hills of a town who prides itself in "Keepin' It Country" while enjoying a mix of darling farms and pastures, and beautiful neighborhoods of large homes and perfectly manicured yards!

The half marathon and 5K courses will be USATF-certified.

The half marathon course will be different from previous years as TX Department of Transportation will have significant construction on Stacy Road through October.

 

Half Marathon Course Map:

Half Marathon Map in PDF Format

Map My Run Half Marathon course map available, with elevation profile. This is done generally to assist in seeing the hills on the course. The course will be measured and marked to the 13.1 mile distance, so don't worry that this map "appears" to be a different distance since it's done roughly and not exact measurements of each turn or start/finish location.

 

5K Course Map:

5K Map in PDF Format

Map My Run 5K course map available. The course will be measured and marked to the 3.1 mile distance, so don't worry that this map "appears" to be a different distance since it's done roughly and not exact measurements of each turn or start/finish location.

 

 

Aid stations and Portalets:
On the half marathon course, aid stations are every 2-3 miles. The first aid station will be WATER ONLY. All other aid stations will have water. Sports drink (probably Gatorade) will be available at some but not all aid stations. Locations are subject to change.

There will not be any water at the start of the race, so bring water if you need it before the race start. If you need more hydration than these locations, this is your responsibility, and we suggest you carry a handheld water bottle or wear a fuel belt in that instance. If you need any advice on the best hydration solution for carrying fluids during your run or walk, we're happy to help - just email us and we can advise to the best of our ability and recommend places where you can purchase hydration gear!

On the 5K course, there will be one water-only aid stationat mile 1.4.

There are portalets located at or nearby each aid station.

 

Course Time Limit and Incremental Cutoffs:
The course time limit for the half marathon is 4 hours. Those maintaining a brisk walker pace of 18:15/mile or faster should be able to complete the event in the required time.

Due to construction on Stacy Road, there is a different course in 2016 that will require a lot of help from police. In order to make this course work for the officers and the local residents, we must be able to open sections of busy road back up to area traffic at certain times. Therefore we will unfortunately need to enforce a few cutoffs for this year's course. If you do not make one of the following cutoffs, you will be transported at that time to the start/finish/parking area and will not receive an official finish or any finisher item.

Aid Station 2 (approx. Mile 4) 8:40 AM
Aid Station 3 (approx. Mile 9.5) 10:15 AM
Aid Station 4 (approx. Mile 10.5) 10:35 AM

 

Impact on Residents:
We want this to be a great community event, enjoyable for both the participants and the residents. Spectators will be encouraged to spectate at the start/finish only, and not in residential neighborhoods. Participants will be spread out, and we anticipate delays of no more than 15 minutes at the busiest times for residents. No roads on the route are closed. Runners will either have a lane dedicated to them or will be to the side or shoulder. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

 

 

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