Race Information

Race Name

McAllen Marathon


City of McAllen


  1. Marathon 26.2 miles
  2. Half Marathon 13.1 miles
  3. Relay Marathon 26.2 miles (5 Person)
  4. McAllen Marathon 5K (January 20 - 7:00 a.m.)
  5. McAllen Marathon 10K (January 20 - 7:00 a.m.)
  6. Final Kids Mile Run (January 20 - 9:00 a.m.)

Elite Qualifying Times

Female 3:05:30
Male 2:44:30

Date & Time & Start

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.
McAllen Convention Center - 700 Convention Center Blvd. McAllen, TX 78501

Time Limits

7 hours maximum - Course closes at 2:00 p.m.


  1. Marathon – Must be at least 14 years old.
  2. Half Marathon – Must be at least 14 years old.
  3. Participants ages 14-18 who sign up for the full marathon will be subject to evaluation to ensure preparedness for event.
  4. General Participants, runners including handicapped must complete the race in 7 hours or be removed by the SAG vehicle.

Entry Fee







01/20/17 - 06/30/17






07/01/17 - 09/30/17






10/01/17 - 11/30/17






12/01/17 - 01/12/18







*$10 Discount off 10k or 5k with purchase of Marathon, Half Marathon or Relay Registration


  1. Online entry only
  2. Registration deadline: 01/12/18 at 5:00 p.m. or when race hits max capacity.
  3. Payment Active.com 


  1. Participant Shirt
  2. Finisher Medal
  3. Swag Bag

Packet Pick Up & Expo

See link above. 
Please remember:  Runners are responsible to pick up their packets.


The race will be held rain or shine.

If the weather is anticipated to be cooler, we recommend that you consider bringing old clothes/jackets to stay warm before and as you start the race. Then, during the event as you warm up you can throw the clothes/jackets to the side of the street where our team will pick them up and donate them to the Salvation Army.

Miscellaneous issues

If the event is cancelled due to any reason beyond the control of the organizer, the entry fee will NOT be refunded to the runner.

We realize that things come up and prevent our participants from running and/or they change their mind about which event they want to participate in. We are happy to accommodate any transfer requests (participant to participant and event to event), but the last day to submit these requests will be January 12, 2018. Please complete a transfer request here.

“No registrations will be accepted after January 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm or after race hits maximum capacity. No last minute registrations and/or changes will be accepted at the Packet Pick Up & Expo.”

*High school and collegiate athletes should be aware of the effects of accepting cash prizes. If cash prizes are accepted, this may affect your eligibility.