Can I pick up my packet Sunday morning or have it mailed?

You cannot pick up your packet on race day. Packets will NOT be mailed. Packets MUST be picked up at the Expo/packet pick up on Saturday 12/9/23.

Can I defer or transfer my entry?

We do not offer participant transfers or refunds under any circumstance.

Runners may defer the original registration one time. BCS runners have the option to defer their original registration to the next year’s marathon or half. Deferring an entry guarantees a spot to re-register in the following year’s marathon by waiving participation in the current marathon or half. The registration you paid for this year’s race will then get you into next year’s race. Deferrals are allowed until noon on  November 10, 2023. Deferrals will not be allowed after this date for any reason, including medical reasons


Can I use headphones?

We think your experience and that of those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to relate with your fellow runners and to better enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line. 

However, the final choice is yours. Runner safety is and will always be a top priority at our race.

Can I switch from one race distance to another?

Runners may switch between races (i.e. from the marathon to the half marathon or vice versa) up until one month before race day (November 10th) for a fee of $15. No official distance switches are available after the November 10 deadline. If you switch during the run, you may not receive the finish medal or shirt until those who finish the proper distance all receive theirs.  

Anything else I should know about the race?

We are currently the highest rated marathon in Texas according to We strive for excellent organization and focus on details so you have the best race experience possible. It is our joy to host you!

Will you have aid stations and port-a-potties?

Yes. We have aid stations set up at approximately every 1.5 miles throughout the course, containing water and Gatorade. There will be portacans every 3 or so miles along the course. We also make sure to find the most energetic and encouraging volunteers possible to cheer you on!

Why should I run your race?

We can find several reasons we believe you will have a great experience running this race.

  • Our focus on organization and details will be evident in every aspect of the race.
  • Our directors and committee have run many of the biggest and most respected races in the country, giving us the knowledge of what it takes to put on a good race. Our race will feel like a big city marathon – without the high prices and massive crowds.
  • We stay engaged with our runners. From our very active Facebook community to our post-race reviews, we listen to our runners and offer what you are looking for in a great race!
  • Our post race food, beer and drink spread rival any marathon in Texas. Each of our runners are in for a treat once they cross the finish line.
  • 100% of proceeds from the race go to charities!

What does USATF certified mean?

The course has been accurately measured (multiple times) to ensure the distance. Our race is a Boston Marathon qualifying race allowing you to register for the Boston Marathon with a qualifying time on our course.

Is the course USATF certified?


Will the race have chip timing?