Two days of running events (New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day) take place in Celebration Park of Allen, featuring a marathon, half marathon, and a 5km race


In brief

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31 December 2023 (Friday) — 1 January 2024 (Saturday)
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Number of participants: up to 900,
marathon 2022/2023 (both days) — 62,
half marathon 2022/2023 (both days) — 235
Course Record: —
Entry fee:
$85—110 for the marathon or half marathon

The New Years Double is an annual long-distance running event held in Allen, state of Texas, USA. The official name of the event is New Years Double. Up to 900 athletes participate in the marathon race and other competitions. In 2023,62 runners completed the marathon, and 235 finished the half marathon in two days: 31 December 2022 — 1 January 2023.

The New Years Double offers three distances: marathon (26.2mi/42.195km), half marathon (13.1mi/21.097km), and a 3.1mi/5km race on both New Year’s Eve (31 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January). You have the option to run up to four races in two days or choose any combination you prefer. To learn more about how it works and what swag you’ll receive, click here.

More about Allen and its attractions you may find here.

New Years Double Marathon 2014—2015

New Years Double Marathon 2013—2014

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (New Years Double Marathon)

The marathon race, covering a distance of 26.2mi/42.195km, starts at 8:30 on both days: 31 December 2023 (Sunday) and 1 January 2024 (Monday) at 701 Angel Parkway in Celebration Park of Allen.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (New Years Double Half Marathon)

The half marathon race, spanning a distance of 13.1 mi/21.097 km, commences simultaneously with the marathon at 8:30 on both days: 31 December 2023 (Sunday) and 1 January 2024 (Monday) at 701 Angel Parkway in Celebration Park of Allen.

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The course of the New Years Double 2024 is an out-and-back 6.55mi/10.5km circle. Marathoners run 4 loops, and half marathon participants run 2 loops. The route tracks through Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park in Allen, passing a short lighted tunnel and crossing a bridge over a pond with a fountain.

The course is on a paved-concrete city trail that is 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters) wide.

Course of the New Years Double Marathon and Half Marathon 2024: 4 loops for the marathon, 2 loops for the half marathon

Course of the New Years Double Marathon and Half Marathon 2024: 4 loops for the marathon, 2 loops for the half marathon

Elevation profile of the New Years Double 2022 course

Elevation profile of the New Years Double 2024 course

The start and finish for the New Years Double Marathon and Half Marathon 2024 are at 701 Angel Parkway in the 99-acre (40-hectare) Celebration Park, which is the newest Community Park of Allen.

You can find the official course map of the New Years Double Marathon and Half Marathon 2024 here.

The time limit for completing the marathon or half marathon is 7 hours. Additional limits are applied at certain points of the course. The finish line closes at 15:30.

Water and nutrition stations are located approximately every 1.75 miles of the route, including the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water by Crazy Water and sports drink.

Before the start, you may leave your personal belongings (no valuables) that you may need on the course in an unattended area near the Start and Finish Line.


You can sign up for races of the New Years Double 2024 online.

Online registration is open till 27 December 2023.

If registered by 20 October 2023, you get your name on your bib number.

The entry fee per race day (New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2023, or New Year’s Day, 1 January 2024) for the New Years Double Marathon or Half Marathon 2024 increases from $85 to $110 depending on the number of entries.

You may sign up for the New Years Double Virtual races. If slots are available, you may switch your virtual entry to an in-person entry until 30 November 2023.

A 5% discount is applied for each race you sign up for, except the first and more expensive one.

A family of 5 or more gets a discount upon demand.

Until 28 December 2023, you may make day/distance category changes (with surcharge if applicable). Until 1 December 2023, you may cancel your registration and get an entry fee refund, besides $15—40 administration fee. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with a time measuring chip
  • Safety pins to attach your bib number
  • Race T-shirt for each race day
  • Bag deposit in unattended area
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Colored finisher medal
  • Challenge plate (for finishers of at least 2 races: 1 per each race day)
  • Online race results
  • Digital race certificate with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number in two ways:
1. By appointment made through the link that will be provided 2 weeks before the race, at the Community Room of Municipal Courts Building, City of Allen Parks & Recreation (301 Century Parkway, Allen, Texas 75013):

  • 28 December 2023 (Thursday) from 17:00 to 19:00
  • 29 December 2023 (Friday) from 17:00 to 18:00

2. At the Race Site near the Start Line in Celebration Park (701 Angel Parkway, Allen, Texas):

  • 30 December 2023 (Saturday) from 15:00 to 17:00
  • 31 December 2023 and 1 January 2024 (Sunday and Monday) on race days from 6:30 to 8:30.

To get your Race Pack, you should tell your Entrant ID that you received upon registration.

You may also authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a signed note or printed email from you, giving them permission to collect on your behalf, along with telling your Entrant ID.

No health certificate is required to participate in any race of the New Years Double 2024.

Race Results 2023*

Men (Marathon Eve)
1. Branson Bounds 3:40:23
2. Mike Kiss 3:40:54
3. Brody Bounds 3:59:45

Women (Marathon Eve)
1. Samantha Costas 3:51:38
2. Melissa Fuller 4:03:49
3. Holly Mitchell 4:05:01

* Source:

You can check your result and view the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

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* The race information is obtained from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. To get the latest updates and ensure accuracy, we recommend visiting the official website. If you notice any mistakes, kindly email us at

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 1 January 2023
Mostly cloudy.
Temperature: 13°C – 24°C (55°F – 75°F)
Wind: 19 km/h (11 mph)
Date: 1 January 2022
Temperature: 16°C – 21°C (61°F – 70°F)
Wind: 11 km/h (7 mph)
Date: 1 January 2021
Possible drizzle overnight. Rain 0.03 in (0.87 mm)
Temperature: 2°C – 5°C (36°F – 41°F)
Wind: 20 km/h (12 mph)

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Flights to Allen

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Prices are for round trip flights 29 December 2023 — 2 January 2024. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

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Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Allen

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2024


M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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