Frequently Asked Questions

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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 The Irving Healthcare Foundation?

You can donate on our Giving page.  100% of your contribution goes to The Irving Health Foundation.

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.

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 streetways 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 if you have any specific questions.  


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 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.

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 (cash only).  We highly encourage you to consider carpooling and to take a moment to map out your route prior to the event.  

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.

Solid food items (bananas and oranges) will be available at Aid Station #5.  Half and full runners will navigate this station twice. 

Learn more: Aid Stations

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.


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.  Here are some additional details!


Pacers will be available for both the Full Marathon and the Half Marathon.  We are still looking for pacers for the event, if your interested please let us know.  Email us at

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:

Race Day Overview

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

Content 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