Race Across Texas

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According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. At the present time, 12.5 million children, ages 6-19 in the United States are obese. Many more are overweight. Starting January 16, 2015, an international team of athletes will begin a 4 1/2 month journey, running the equivalent of 117 back-to-back marathons across the United States with the goal of inspiring a healthier generation. Join us as we run across the country. Apply for the core team, cross a state or run one of thirteen 4-day challenge events. If you are not a runner, you can sponsor, donate or volunteer! Teachers, please click here.

TX01 –
Border to Border

Description: Run 22 back-to-back marathons (yikes!) across the Lone Star State of Texas from Brownfield to Jefferson. Details>>>
Arrival Date: Tue 3/3/15 5PM
Departure Date: Sat 3/28/15 4PM
Stages: 01-23 (see map)
Total Distance: 587.3
Award: Buckle
Registration: $290
Fundraising: $400*

TX02 –
The Wild West

Description: Run the four back-to-back marathons (a QUADZILLA!) from Brownfield to Aspermont. Details>>>
Arrival Date: Thu 3/5/15 5PM
Departure Date: Mon 3/9/15 4PM
Stages: 03-06 (see map)
Total Distance: 105.8 miles
Award: Buckle
Registration: $190
Fundraising: $100*

TX03 –

Description: Run four back-to-back marathons in the northeast Dallas area from Watauga to Emory. Details>>>
Arrival Date: Thu 3/19/15 5PM
Departure Date: Mon 3/23/15 4PM
Stages: 15-18 (see map)
Total Distance: 106.2 miles
Award: Buckle
Registration: $190
Fundraising: $100*

TX04 –
Plains to Pines

Description: Run the three back-to-back marathons from Springtown to Rowlett. Details>>>
Arrival Date: Tue 3/24/15 5PM
Departure Date: Sat 3/28/15 4PM
Stages: 20-23 (see map)
Total Distance: 84.2 miles
Award: Medal
Registration: $190
Fundraising: $100*

TX05 –
Run with the Team

Description: Run any marathon with the core team and support our efforts to inspire a healthier generation. Details>>>
Arrival Date: Arrive at 7:45am on the day you want to run
Departure Date: Depart when you are done. You need to arrange a pickup.
Stages: See schedule below
Total Distance: 26.2
Award: Plaque
Registration: $150 – $50 will be donated in your name to the 100 Mile Club.

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MMR Click for Map Date Starting Location Miles
Tue Mar 3 Arrive
RATX 01 Wed Mar 4 Border NM/TX 26.45
RATX 02 Thu Mar 5 Tolio, TX 26.43
RATX 03 Fri Mar 6 Brownfield, TX 26.41
RATX 04 Sat Mar 7 Tahoka, TX 26.43
RATX 05 Sun Mar 8 Post, TX 26.49
RATX 06 Mon Mar 9 Snyder, TX 26.46
RATX 07 Tue Mar 10 Aspermont, TX 26.48
RATX 08 Wed Mar 11 Old Glory, TX 26.45
Thu Mar 12 Rest Day
RATX 09 Fri Mar 13 Haskell, TX 26.46
RATX 10 Sat Mar 14 Throckmorton, TX 26.48
RATX 11 Sun Mar 15 Newcastle, TX 26.47
RATX 12 Mon Mar 16 Bryson, TX 26.54
RATX 13 Tue Mar 17 Jacksboro, TX 26.48
RATX 14 Wed Mar 18 Springtown, TX 26.48
Thu Mar 19 Rest Day
RATX 15 Fri Mar 20 Watauga, TX 26.63
RATX 16 Sat Mar 21 Coppell, TX 26.53
RATX 17 Sun Mar 22 Rowlett, TX 26.50
RATX 18 Mon Mar 23 Quinlan, TX 26.51
RATX 19 Tue Mar 24 Emory, TX 26.38
RATX 20 Wed Mar 25 Quitman, TX 26.43
RATX 21 Thu Mar 26 Gilmer, TX 26.57
RATX 22 Fri Mar 27 Jefferson, TX 26.46
RATX 23 Sat Mar 28 Jefferson, TX 4.75
Sun Mar 29 Depart
Total 587.27

Event Format: Most days, we will cover a marathon distance (26.2 miles). You can run or walk. We will start at approximately 8am each morning. The time limit to complete each day’s distance is 8 hours. We will have bibs and official results posted for each day’s race. You will have the opportunity to briefly visit schools en route with the hope of inspiring a generation.

Relay Teams: If you and a friend or family member (or two!) want to run as a team, we have designed a program for you!! The price is per runner is the same but the team can split the applicable fundraising goal. Together, the team must complete 26.2 miles per day in order to qualify for an award. The current format allows runners to switch at the halfway point of the day’s stage (approximately 13.1 miles). More frequent runner switching may be added in the future as more volunteers are recruited. Successful team members who each complete 100 miles or more will receive a buckle. Successful team members who each complete less than 100 miles will receive a medal. Make sure to select (or create) a team during registering. (Don’t forget to ask for a discount for teams of 3 or more!) Contact us if questions. Register Now>>>

Additional Costs: Runners should allocate additional funds for crew, daily accommodations, as well as food. There may be the option of staying in a tent in a campground (subject to availability).

Drivers: We have set up a Facebook Group so you can coordinate with other runners for transportation. Up to four runners can share a driver/car. After drop off each morning, drivers work together as a team to support all runners at each of the aid stations. While you run, you will have support based on what you have stored in each of your drop bags at roughly 6.6 miles, 13.1 miles and 19.7 miles. Check out the Facebook group for the Race Across Texas!

* Fundraising: Ever wonder how you could use running to give back to kids? Together with others, we are running coast to coast for the 100 Mile Club®, a 501(c)(3) organization that is stemming the tide of childhood obesity! If you are new to fundraising, our Ninja Guide to Fundraising will help! If you are unable or unwilling to fundraise, you can make the donation to your own fundraising page before the race starts. Help us to spark a renaissance of student health and fitness.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQs.

Note: We are currently looking for volunteers!  If you are interested, check out the open positions.


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5 comments on “Race Across Texas
  1. Hello,

    I noticed that you are using a photo of mine in your post:

    The photo of the Dallas Skyline during the day, with the bird flying over the Trinity River.

    I don’t mind at all and I’m glad you found it useful to use on your website. I also see that you did credit me, I really appreciate that, but instead of linking to my Flickr account can you please credit me as the photographer like this:

    Photo by Texas Wedding Photographer, Matthew T Rader

    Thank you

  2. Awesome, thank you so much 🙂

  3. Christy says:

    There is a price difference in registration. Here it says $190, but on the registration page it’s $240. Am I missing other included fees not on this page?

    • Race Director says:

      Hi Christy – There are regular price increases as the race gets closer. The Texas prices were increased two days ago. I apologize for not keeping the website up to date. Darren

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