New Years Double - General Event Information

Participant Limits | Race Day Schedule | Event Location, Parking, & Directions

Participant Limits

Each of the 3 years of New Years Double, we have grown the event a little each time and sold out weeks before race day. We anticipate to sell out again for the 2014/2015 event.

5K - Limit To Be Announced.

Our emphasis in the 5K is on newer runners and walkers and on families trying to stay active.

We reserve right to close a 5K category and then, if another category is not as popular, to reopen and add more entries.

Half and Full Marathon - Limit 1000 participants each day.

In any combination of half and full marathons each day. Can be double day or single day entries. Participating two days earns the participant a hefty Challenge Plate. It's supposed to be a challenge, but it's something people can definitely train for, and we want to help you succeed! Our Double Half training plan is 12 weeks long so doesn't even kick off until October 7! With a 6 hour time limit each day, you can train to even run one half marathon and walk the other one!

We reserve the right to change the limits overall and between categories at any time.

 

Race Day Schedule
Same schedule for both December 31 and January 1
Please note the schedule is different this year from previous years.
We reserve the right to modify the times in this schedule leading up to race day.

6:20 am - 5K packet pickup opens.

6:50 am - 5K packet pickup closes.

7:00 am - 5K start (multiple start corrals with staggered wave start)

7:10 am - Last wave of the 5K starts

7:10 am - Half and Full Marathon packet pickup opens.

8:30 am - Half and Full Marathon packet pickup closes. (We close packet pickup early before the race start because many of our packet pickup volunteers are also running the race. We want them to have time to run to the potty and make their final preparations just like our other participants)

8:20 am - 5K course closes (so must be able to complete the 5K in 1hr10min)

8:40 am – Marathon and Half Marathon start (multiple start corrals with staggered wave start)

8:50 am (approximately) – 5K awards

11:30 am (approximately) – Half Marathon awards

12:05 am – Those completing their second loop of the marathon (at 13.1 miles) at this time or later will be stopped and given a half marathon finisher medal. We recognize that, at that point, the participant would not be able to finish within the 6 hour time limit.

12:30 pm (approximately) – Marathon awards

1:15 pm – Those completing their third loop of the marathon (at 19.65 miles) at this time or later will be stopped and given a half marathon finisher medal. We recognize that, at that point, the participant would not be able to finish within the 6 hour time limit.

2:40 pm – Course closes

 

Event Location, Parking, & Directions

All parking is at the race site. There are enough spots for all the runners in the 3 parking lots of Celebration Park. Get there early to allow enough time for parking, potty lines, and especially extra time if you still need to pick up your packet.

The address for the race site is:

Celebration Park
701 Angel Parkway
Allen, Texas

Here's a map!

 

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