Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Email us at info@irvingmarathon.com


Are you on Facebook?

Yes! Add us on  Facebook for the latest news on the event.  We are committed to keeping you up to date on developments and exciting news! 


Where can I go to donate to Baylor scott & white Irving Foundation?

You can donate while completing the registration for any of our events. 100% of your contribution is used by the Irving iRun program dedicated to fight childhood obesity at the elementary and middle school level.


Boston Qualifier? 

Yes!  The 2020 event will again be a Boston Qualifying event. Learn more: Boston Qualifier


Who receives a finisher medal?

For the 2020 Irving Marathon, finishers in the 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and the Marathon will receive a Finisher Medal.

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How long will the course stay open?

The course will remain open for 6.5 hours from the 7:30AM Marathon start time.  Due to the impact the event will have on city street ways and to maintain compliance with our permit with the City of Irving, 6.5 hours will be a hard stop time.  Runners who are remaining will be picked up by Irving Fire or event staff.  Please feel free to shoot us an email at info@irvingmarathon.com if you have any specific questions.  


Do you offer a military discount off the registration fee?

Yes. Military discounts are available for active and retired military personnel. This offer is not available for dependents. Please email the Irving Marathon Committee prior to registering at info@irvingmarathon.com for additional information.


SWITCHING YOUR DISTANCE

If you are registered for the marathon or half marathon, for a fee, you may switch to a different race category (i.e. from the marathon to the half marathon or 5K, or from the half marathon to the marathon or 5K). All switches must be completed by MARCH 1.

INSTRCTIONS: Log in to Active.com, find our event registration and look, look for the option to switch events or do a transfer. A fee of $20 per transfer will be accessed after January 15.


Earphones?

Yes.  Please keep in mind the potential hazards this could pose for first aid/medical responders trying to get your attention in the event of an emergency- please keep your head on a swivel and stay alert! 


WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS?

Participants must be at least 12 years old on race day to register for the marathon and half marathon. Participants must be at least 7 years old on race day to register for 5K


What about strollers?

Yes, runner may bring strollers.  Irving Convention Center offers the Irving Marathon added capacity.  We do ask that runners who will be using joggers/strollers be mindful of your impact on other runners.  We highly encourage you to become familiar with the course, as the Half Marathon and Full Marathon.

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Where do I park?

For the 2020 Irving Marathon, the Toyota Music Factory will be managing parking for the event.  Parking will cost $5 per vehicle.  We highly encourage you to consider carpooling and to take a moment to map out your route prior to the event. There is a dart train station just a few blocks from the start/finish line.

Learn more: Event Parking


Race Day Schedule

5:30 AM  Registration, Packet Pick Up & Parking Open

6:30 AM  Welcome, Canine Companions & Baylor Scott & White Safety Brief

7:30 AM  Marathon Event Start Time

7:40 AM  Half Marathon Event Start Time

7:50 AM  Valley Ranch 10K Event Start Time

8:00 AM  5K Event Start Time & 1 Mile Fun Run Time

9:00 AM  Estimated time of 5K Awards Ceremony

9:45 AM  Estimated time of 10k Awards Ceremony

10:30 AM  Estimated time of Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

11:00 PM  Estimated time of Marathon Awards Ceremony

2:00 PM  Official Course Closure


Aid Station Locations

Aid Stations will be located roughly every 1.5 to 2 miles.  We will have a total of 8 aid stations throughout the course.  Port-o-lets and Irving Fire & EMS will also be available along the course.  Each Aid Station will be represented with a Baylor Licensed Athletic Trainer.

Learn more: 2020 Aid stations map coming soon


Inclement Weather (Please Read!) 

The Irving Marathon will be held rain or shine.  Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds and extreme temperatures. If necessary, participants will be made aware of these conditions and possible dangers that could result via the Irving Marathon website, as well as through other means of communication such as e-mail, social media and public address announcements.

DEFINITION OF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

The event may be delayed or canceled due to Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, Heavy Rain, or any other extreme weather condition. Light to moderate rain is not considered an Adverse Weather Condition.

Race officials, in consultation with the City of Irving, National Weather Service and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Visible lightning will cause the race to be delayed.

If the race is canceled, it will not be re-scheduled. Irving Marathon refunds and/or deferrals will not be made by the Irving Marathon in the case of inclement weather cancellations.


Spectator Viewing

There are a number of great spectator viewing areas along the course.  We are working on organizing a list for you. Come back soon.


Pacers

Pacers will be available for both the Full Marathon and the Half Marathon. Marathon Maniacs will be the official pacers for the Irving Marathon and Half Marathon. We’ve got you covered and super excited to have Marathon Maniacs flying from all over the USA to pace you.

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Race Photography

Photographers will be on at the start/finish line, on the course, and at the post party capturing this important day you. You and your fans can look up your bib or name and find your race photos moments as they are taken. Take a look at 2020 runners photos: https://raceday.enmotive.com/#/events/irving-marathon/gallery?checkpoint_id=3753


Race Day Overview

For 2020, a Race Day Overview is being prepared to provide you with as much information as possible leading up to the event.  

Content will includes: 

  • Parking

  • Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup

  • Race Day Schedule

  • Corrals

  • Course Etiquette

  • What can I bring?

  • Entertainment

  • Food

  • Awards

  • First Aid

  • Race Expo

  • Spectators


CANCELLATION POLICY

All Irving Marathon Committee event fees are non-refundable. In the event you are unable to participate, for any reason, you will not receive a refund.