Marathon, Texas, celebrates its 10th annual Marathon 2 Marathon coming up on October 26th. The race, by the way, is sanctioned and certified, which means it serves as a Boston Marathon. Register at their website (click here).
This annual event not only is a blast, it raises funds for civic improvements in this Far West Texas town.
Admitting that "the hard part is getting here", the folks at Marathon are eager to welcome you their town and their race.
Here's what they have to say about the event.
It still maintains its small-town, West Texas-friendly atmosphere, and has become the focus of M2M weekend festivities in Marathon. A street festival with music and fun during the day, along with a party and award ceremony in the evening. Giving visitors time to shop in local shops and visit the many art galleries.
It's not just a race for runners, prizes also are given to volunteers and aid stations as the whole town turns out to welcome folks from all over the USA.
The menu for the after-race party is in and it includes a host of home-made goodies:
- Potato Salad
- Cole Slaw
- Pineapple cobbler
- Ice Tea
That will run about $15 (not part of race registration) and there will be plenty of food and fun available.
So, if you can't make it over to Greece (all right, even if you can) run your Marathon 2 Marathon with the friendly, fun folks at Marathon, Texas. We'll be handling logistics and timing and hope to see you there.