Irving Marathon

MARATHON  |  HALF MARATHON  |  10K  |  5K  |  FUN RUN 

- April 7,  2018 - 

April 2 - Forecast

National Weather Service - Hazardous Weather Outlook

The NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Dallas County (Irving).  You can read the complete statement HERE .  Race officials will continue to monitor weather activity and coordinate with local officials to determine whether the course is safe.  

Communications will be sent Saturday evening, April 1st and early Sunday, April 2nd.    

Inclement Weather (Please Read!) 

The 2017 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.

If there is a reasonable expectation that severe weather will occur during the event, the Irving Marathon will be canceled to ensure the safety of all runners, volunteers and spectators.  Race officials, in consultation with the City of Irving, Irving Police Department, National Weather Service and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify, delay or cancel the event.  

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.


Transportation if delays/cancellations occur during the event (Plan B)

Considering the number of runners at the event, the Irving Marathon will NOT have the capacity to shuttle runners from the course if we observe severe weather.  We are asking that you prepare a 'Plan B' for transportation if the race observes inclement weather making it no longer safe to run. 


Severe Weather Conditions

Since the weather can change during the course of the event a flag system will be used to communicate weather status. These flags will be placed at the aid stations along the course: 
 
Green Flag - Low Risk Conditions

  • Fair weather through light/moderate precipitation

Yellow Flag – Risky Conditions

  • Proceed with caution
  • Severe cold or excessive heat. Strong winds, heavy precipitation – potential for making significant portions of course hazardous 

Red Flag – Dangerous Conditions

  • Stop racing
  • Forecast or observed thunderstorm, lightning or hail within 6 miles of course or forecast to move within 12 miles within 30 minutes 
  • If severe weather subsides and we are able to continue the event, it will be completed as an un-timed “fun run”.

Black Flag – Extremely Dangerous Conditions  

  • Seek shelter immediately
  • Forecast or observed thunderstorm, lightning or hail within 6 miles of course or forecast to move within 12 miles within 30 minutes 
  • If severe weather subsides and we are able to continue the event, it will be completed as an un-timed “fun run”.

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