Race Information

Distances Parking
Course Info and Maps Timing
Aid Stations Awards
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Packet Pickup Free Childcare
Half Marathon Pacers  

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Distances
There will be a half marathon (13.1 miles), a 5K (3.1 miles), and a Kids' 100 Yard Dash on race day. The Kids' 100 Yard Dash starts before both longer distance races so that the whole family and ALL the participants can cheer on these kids. Then, the 5K starts and finishes while the half marathon is going on, so this is great for friends and family waiting for a half marathoner to finish!

 

 

Course Info & Maps

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!

Full course details...

 

Aid Stations
We have aid stations on the half marathon and 5K routes. Get all the details on our Course Info page...

 

Bag Check
There is no bag check because parking is on-site. Allow enough time if you are picking up your packet race day morning to take it back to your car. We advise you to arrive 1 hour before your start time.

 

Packet Pickup
Packet pickup is always offered a few days before the race (at the start/finish area) and then also on race morning. Get details here...

 

Half Marathon Pace Squad
We're happy to be offering pacers for a variety of finish times to either give you company on that first half marathon, help you accomplish your time goal, or maybe help some veteran runners set a new personal record! We offer more pacers than many races, with goals of finish times in 5 minutes intervals from 1:45 to 3:00. Visit our Pace Squad page to meet the pacers, read their bios, see their pictures, then decide who you'll be hanging out with on race day!

 

Parking
All parking is at the race site. The address for the race site is:

Fairview Town Hall
372 Town Place
Fairview, Texas

Here's our Driving Directions and Parking Map that we suggest you print and put in your car for race day morning!

 

Timing
The event will be chip timed. The "chip" is actually a tag attached to the back of the race bib. Unlike shoe chip tags, there are no special instructions for the bib tag.  They do not have to be looped a specific way, nor is there possible runner mishandling that can compromise RFID timing.  Do not take the foam cover off your bib chip. If you do not have a chip on the back of your bib, find the race timer by the start/finish early race day morning to get a new bib.

Some tips that enhance reader sensitivity, all of which are very standard practices:

  • Bibs need to be worn to ensure race timing.  If they do not wear a bib, they do not receive a time.
  • Bibs should be worn on the front of the body.
  • Bibs should be worn visible to anyone observing, so on the exterior of clothing.  If youwear a jacket and place the bib underneath, it can help if you expose the underlying bib upon mat-crossing to enhance reader sensitivity.  This is usually only a precaution.
  • Bibs should not be crumpled up and placed inside runner's clothing.

 

Awards
All half marathon finishers receive a gorgeous colored finisher's medal. In addition, the following awards will be given:

 

Half Marathon -

  • 1st Open Male & Female,
  • 1st Masters Male & Female,
  • Top 3 Males & Females for Age groups 00-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • Top 3 in Clydesdale (males that weigh more than 195 lbs) and Athena (women that weigh more than 150 lbs).

5K -

  • 1st Open Male & Female,
  • 1st Masters Male & Female,
  • Top 3 Males & Females for Age groups 00-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • Top 3 in Clydesdale (males that weigh more than 195 lbs) and Athena (women that weigh more than 150 lbs).

Clydesdale and Athena divisions are their own award division like the age groups so they will not have their results shown with their age group and will not be eligible for age group awards.

Top overall finisher awards are based on gun time. Age group finisher awards are based on chip times.

You must pick up your award at the race. Awards are fragile and will NOT be mailed. If you must leave early, you can email us later about arranging to pick up your awards.

 

 

 

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