Race Information

Distances Parking
Course Details Timing
Aid Stations Awards
Bag Check

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 Details
Get all the details on the half marathon and 5K courses here...

Aid Stations
Every 2-3 miles with water and sports drink for the half marathon. For the 5K race, 1 aid station with water only.

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
There are both pre-race and race day packet pickup options. We also have packet pickup available for those in the North Dallas area (near McKinney/Allen/Plano). Details are here on the Packet Pickup page...

Parking
All parking is in close walking distance right by the race site.

The address for the race site, to plug into your GPS to get to the general vicinity, but more specifically follow the directions and map below:

Downtown Paris Square
39 U.S. 271 Business
Paris, TX 75460

Click on the parking map below to access the Parking Map PDF you can print to have with you 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 you do not wear a bib, you 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 you wear 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 00-19, 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 00-19, 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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