Two days of run events (New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day): marathon, half marathon, 5km race — in Celebration Park of Allen


In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

31 December 2020 (Thursday) — 1 January 2021 (Friday)
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Number of participants: 600,
marathon 2019/2020 (both days) — 96,
half marathon 2019/2020 (both days) — 380
Course Record: —
Entry fee:
$80—100 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. About 600 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (96 runners completed marathon and 380 finished half marathon in 2 days 31 December 2019 — 1 January 2020).

New Years Double offers 3 distances: marathon (26.2mi/42.195km), half marathon (13.1mi/21.097km) and 3.1mi/5km race — on both New Year’s Eve (31 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January). At most, you may run 4 races in 2 days or choose any combination you like. More about how it works and what swag you get is here.

The New Years Double Marathon is an official Boston Qualifier.

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 of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 8:40 both days: 31 December 2020 (Thursday) and 1 January 2021 (Friday) on 701 Angel Parkway in Celebration Park of Allen.

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

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts simultaneously with the marathon at 8:40 both days: 31 December 2020 (Thursday) and 1 January 2021 (Friday) on 701 Angel Parkway in Celebration Park of Allen.

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The course of the New Years Double 2021 is out-and-back 6.55mi/10.5km circle, marathoners run 4 loops and half marathon participants — 2 loops. The route tracks through Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park in Allen, passes a short lighted tunnel, crosses a bridge over a pond with a fountain.

The course passes on paved-concrete city trail 8 to 10 feet (2.4—3 m) wide.

Course of the New Years Double Marathon and Half Marathon 2021: 4 loops for the marathon, 2 loops for the half marathon

Course of the New Years Double Marathon and Half Marathon 2021: 4 loops for the marathon, 2 loops for the half marathon

Elevation profile of the New Years Double 2021 course

Elevation profile of the New Years Double 2021 course

Start and finish for the New Years Double Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 are on 701 Angel Parkway in 99-acres (40-hectare) Celebration Park, the newest Community Park of Allen.

You may find the official course map of the New Years Double Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 here.

The New Years Double Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 participants are divided into starting corrals according to the results of the previous races. You may change your assigned starting corral till 15 December 2020 if you have an official proof of time. You may start from the slower corral without notifying the race, though it makes you ineligible for age group awards.

The time limit for completing the marathon or the half marathon is 7 hours. Additional limits are applied for certain points of the course. Finish closes at 15:40.

Water and nutrition stations are located approximately every 1.75mi of the route, and at the finish: 15 stations on the marathon course and 7 stations on the half marathon route. The stations provide runners with drinking water by Crazy Water, sports drink.

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

The route of New Years Double Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF).


You may sign up for races of the New Years Double 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 30 December 2020.

If registered by 20 October 2020 you get your name on your bib number.

The entry fee per race day (New Year’s Eve 31 December 2020 or New Year’s Day 1 January 2021) for the New Years Double Marathon or Half Marathon 2021 varies depending on the number of entries:
1—100 entries — $80,
101—200 — $90,
201—300 — $95,
from 28 December 2020, if not sold out — $100.

You may sign up for New Years Double Virtual races. If slots are available you may switch your virtual entry to in-person entry up to 30 days before the race start.

Till 28 December 2020 for a fee of $10, you may make day/distance category changes (with surcharge if applicable). Till 1 December 2020, you may cancel your registration and get entry fee refund besides $15—35 administration fee. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with 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:

  • at the Community Room (the room on your right) of Municipal Courts Building, City of Allen Parks & Recreation (301 Century Parkway, Allen, Texas 75013)
    28—29 December 2020 (Monday — Tuesday) from 17:00 till 19:00;
  • at the Race Site near the Start Line in Celebration Park (701 Angel Parkway, Allen, Texas)
    30 December 2020 (Wednesday) from 15:00 till 17:00,
    31 December 2020 — 1 January 2021 (Thursday — Friday) on race day from 7:10 till 8:30.

To get your Race Pack you should name your bib number.

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a signed note or printed email giving your permission and name your bib number.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the New Years Double 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Jacob Tovar 3:08:30
2. Paul Nguyen 3:26:27
3. Steven Curtis 3:39:13

Women (marathon)
1. Mary Mcdonald 4:20:12
2. Keri Blizzard 4:20:33
3. Marie Bartoletti 4:48:26

* Source:

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 1 January 2020
Overcast throughout the day.
Temperature: 3°C – 14°C (38°F – 56°F)
Wind: 17 km/h (11 mph)
Date: 1 January 2019
Overcast throughout the day.
Temperature: 1°C – 7°C (34°F – 44°F)
Wind: 17 km/h (10 mph)
Date: 1 January 2018
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: -10°C – -2°C (14°F – 28°F)
Wind: 6 km/h (4 mph)

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Flights to Allen

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Prices are for round trip flights 29 December 2020 — 2 January 2021. 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).

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.


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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Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2021

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

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