Marathon, half marathon, relay, 10k and 5k races and 1 mile kids run in McAllen, at the border with Mexico

8th McAllen Marathon and Half Marathon (McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run) 2021, scheduled for 17 January 2021, are cancelled as in-person races due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Races are converted to virtual events. More info is here.

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In brief

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Date:
17 January 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 1.400,
marathon 2020 — 155,
half marathon 2020 — 512
Course Record: —
Entry fee:
$70—110 marathon,
$50—90 half marathon

The McAllen Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in McAllen, state of Texas, USA. The official name of the event is McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run. About 1.400 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (155 runners completed marathon and 512 finished half marathon in 2020).

The McAllen Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

More about McAllen, TX and its attractions you may find here.

McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run 2020

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (McAllen Marathon)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 7:00 17 January 2021 (Sunday) from the McAllen Convention Center (700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen).

Age limit: from 14 years old on the race date.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (McAllen Half Marathon)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 7:00 17 January 2021 (Sunday) from the McAllen Convention Center (700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen).

Age limit: from 14 years old on the race date.

10km Race (McAllen Marathon 10k)

The 10km race starts at 7:00 16 January 2021 (Saturday) from the McAllen Convention Center (700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen).

Age limit: from 6 years old on the race date.

Entry fee: $15—30.

Course of the 10km race and 5km race, McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run 2020

Course of the 10km race and 5km race, McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run 2020

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Course

A one lap course of the McAllen Marathon 2021 tracks through the streets of McAllen and covers almost the entire length of the city from south to north.

Course of the McAllen Marathon 2020

Course of the McAllen Marathon 2020

The course of the McAllen Half Marathon 2021 coincides with part of the marathon route.

Course of the McAllen Half Marathon 2020

Course of the McAllen Half Marathon 2020

The start and finish for all the races of the McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run 2021 are at roundabout, surrounding Oval Park, in front of the McAllen Convention Center (700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen).

You may find the official course maps of the McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run 2021 here.

The time limit for completing the marathon or half marathon is 7 hours.

Water and nutrition stations are located approximately every 1-1.5 mile of the route, and at the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water, sports drink.

Before the start 17 January 2021 (Sunday), you may leave your personal belongings at bag check tents near the Start Line.

The route of the McAllen Marathon (McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run) 2021 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF).

Registration

You may sign up for races of the McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 13 January 2021 or till the slots last.

The entry fee for the McAllen Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
from 20 January till 30 June 2020 — $70,
from 1 July till 30 September 2020 — $80,
from 1 October till 30 November 2020 — $90,
from 1 December 2020 till 13 January 2021 — $110.

The entry fee for the McAllen Half Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
from 20 January till 30 June 2020 — $50,
from 1 July till 30 September 2020 — $60,
from 1 October till 30 November 2020 — $70,
from 1 December 2020 till 13 January 2021 — $90.

$5 discount is offered for double registration: 5k or 10k + Marathon or Half Marathon or Relay.

Up to 8 January 2021, you may switch to another distance (with surcharge if applicable) or transfer your entry to another runner. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Event T-shirt
  • Bag deposit
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Cheer groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Exhibit Hall A of the McAllen Convention Center (700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen).
Pick-up desks schedule:
16 January 2021 (Saturday) from 8:00 till 18:00;
17 January 2021 (Sunday) on race day from 6:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo.

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a copy of your ID.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Aroon Hermanas Arias Navarro 2:29:29
2. Leonardo Yarto Nasta 2:57:24
3. Elias Blanco 3:02:45

Women (marathon)
1. Elena Oslund 3:14:42
2. Christiane Reetz 3:34:32
3. Erika Martinez 3:40:05

* Source: www.athleteguild.com

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

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run
1000 South Ware Road,
McAllen, Texas 78501,
USA
tel. +1 956-681-3320

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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 admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 19 January 2020
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 12°C – 20°C (54°F – 69°F)
Wind: 19 km/h (12 mph)
Date: 20 January 2019
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 5°C – 20°C (41°F – 67°F)
Wind: 0 km/h (0 mph)
Date: 21 January 2018
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 18°C – 29°C (64°F – 83°F)
Wind: 27 km/h (17 mph)

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Flights to McAllen

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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.

Insurance

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 McAllen

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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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