Come toe the line with us at our third annual Silo District Marathon weekend! Our Kid's Fun Run, 5K, half and full marathon races start right at the Silos and take you through some of the most scenic spots in Waco. Choose your race and we'll see you at the start line!
October 2-4, 2020
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601 Webster Ave, Waco, TX
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Start time: 8am
Start time: 7am
Cut off time: 1.5 hours
Start time: 6am
Cut off time: 4 hours
Start time: 6am
Cut off time: 6 hours
5K (Saturday) and Marathon (Sunday)
5K (Saturday) and Half Marathon (Sunday)
Take on THE CHALLENGE
2 days, 2 races, 2 medals, all the bragging rights.
For this year’s Silo District Marathon, we’re mixing it up a little bit with what we’re calling The Challenge. To participate as one of our “challengers,” here’s what you need to do:
Run the 5K on Saturday, October 3rd and either the half or full marathon on Sunday, October 4th.
Bonus: Those who register will receive an exclusive long sleeve, dri-fit shirt!
Will I receive two bibs? No. Challengers will receive one bib.
Will I still receive my short sleeve participant shirt? Yes—we want you to have all the swag!
Does this mean I am running two days in a row? Yes, and you can do it!
How many medals will I receive? Two, one after each race you complete.
These are just a few of the inspiring runners who crossed last year’s finish line. We hope they motivate you to find your “why” for running in 2020!
Interested in being a vendor at our expo? Contact [email protected] for more information.
Interested in being a sponsor for the Silo District Marathon? Contact [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities and benefits.
We could not pull off this race without volunteers like you!
Check out our volunteer opportunities!
Interested in being a volunteer team captain? Apply here.
Silo District 5K
Silo District Half Marathon
Silo District Full Marathon
*Start line: The start line will be located at 6th street and Webster, right next to the Silos Baking Co.
Finish line: The finish line will be located between the 800 and 900 block of Webster, just a short walk from the Silos.
Need help with your race training? Here’s a few plans to help prepare for race day:
Half Marathon Plan
In order to participate in the 5K, Half Marathon, or Full Marathon, you must register prior to the race. Each participant over the age of 18 must register themselves and sign their own participation waiver.
All participants must register online. Once you are registered, you may confirm your registration here.
5k – ages 4 and older
Kid’s Marathon – ages 10 and under
Half marathon – ages 9 and older
Full marathon – ages 13 and older
For your safety, anyone participating in the event must be a registered runner.
All registration fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to participate for any reason, we will not be able to accommodate refunds.
Yes—find more details on your runner dashboard. Note that September 24th is the last day to transfer your registration.
Strollers are allowed on the 5K course, however we strongly discourage strollers on the half marathon and full marathon course.
Unfortunately, we are not able to ship shirts or swag bags to participants who are unable to attend.
Packet pick up will be located at our Health and Fitness Expo at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. Waco. Grab your race swag and check out our Health and Fitness Expo vendors at the following dates and times:
Friday: October 2nd from 1:00PM-8:00PM
Saturday: October 3rd from 8:00AM-6:00PM
Be sure to bring your ID!
Contact [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.
Yes, aid stations will be available along the course.
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Weapons of any kind, bags, bandit runners, and miscellaneous items including pets, drones, selfie sticks, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, coolers, or any props that could be considered to be a trip hazard are NOT allowed on the courses. In addition, any costumes that are bulky, cover the face or extend beyond the body are prohibited.
Contact our guest services team at [email protected]. and they can best direct you on what to do.
Will there be pace groups? Pacers will be spread out within the start corral. Line up to your respective time.
Yes, The Silo District Marathon will officially end at 1:00 PM when the course will reopen to regular vehicular traffic. There will be no support of any kind on the course (aid stations, medical, communications, etc.) for anyone not maintaining the maximum pace. No official times will be provided for anyone finishing after 1:00PM.
Course Time Limit – Full: 6 HRS
Course Time Limit – Half Marathon: 4 HRS
Course Time Limit – 5K: 1.5 HRS
Yes. We are excited to partner with Marathon-Photos.com for this year’s race. Runners will receive an email with information on how to claim their photos after the event. Any questions regarding viewing, purchasing or delivery of race photos should be directed to Marathon-Photos.com.
Yes, gear check will be available to all runners.
Yes, you can see live updates and results on our Silo District Marathon app!
Below are links to race results for previous years:
Reach out to our guest services at [email protected]
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