For information about individual races (course description, directions, GPS coordinates, lodging, etc), please click the links below:
Day 1 (Mar.23): Dalhart, Texas
Day 2 (Mar.24): Guymon, Oklahoma
Day 3 (Mar.25): Ulysses, Kansas
Day 4 (Mar.26): Lamar, Colorado
Day 5 (Mar.27): Clayton, New Mexico
Series dates: Wednesday, March 23-Sunday, March 27, 2016
Race times: TX, OK, KS: 7:30AM Central Time; CO, NM: 6:30AM Mountain Time.
Packet pickup: March 22, 4-6PM, at Rita Blanca Park, Dalhart TX. Free pasta dinner will be served during packet pickup, at the same location.
Race day packet pickup/registration: One hour before start time on race day, at the start line.
Early Start: No, all races begin at first light.
Average temps: Low 28/High 61
Time limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Group dinners: See individual states’ pages for times, dates, and locations.
Discounts: $10 discount on marathon/half marathon to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. (Active.com requires a code to receive discount, which you can find on the club’s site or by contacting us.) We also offer a discount for local participants; contact us for details.
Food/aid stations: Due to our unique multi-loop course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just Goo and bananas–we even have our very own chef and mobile kitchen. Check out Norm’s Kitchen to see what’s cookin’!
Closest Airport (see travel times below): Amarillo International Airport (AMA)
NOTE: Airport information is for reference only. Not everyone’s travel plans are the same; please do your own research to find the airport that best suits your needs.
Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all five!
Travel distances/times between race locations:
- Amarillo, TX (AMA) Airport => Day 1 (TX): 85 miles, 1:29
- Day 1 (TX) => Day 2 (OK): 73 miles, 1:12
- Day 2 (OK) => Day 3 (KS): 70 miles, 1:15
- Day 3 (KS) => Day 4 (CO): 100 miles, 1:43
- Day 4 (CO) => Day 5 (NM): 140 miles, 2:16
- Day 5 (NM) => Amarillo: 152 miles, 2:38
What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part! Every participant (full or half marathon) will receive one t-shirt and other fun goodies.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day; in addition, we give a special medal to those who complete all races in a series.
We even give a special award to each person participating in his or her first full or half marathon!
The best part: The famous caboose, given to the final finisher of each marathon and half marathon!
Looking for something to do between races?
Click HERE to check out an extensive list of points of interest along the way!