The Silo District Marathon is an annual 5k, Half Marathon, and Marathon race hosted by Magnolia and held in Waco, Texas. Initially started in honor of Chip’s first marathon goal and heart for the Brave Like Gabe Foundation, this USATF certified race is a Boston Marathon qualifier, and is sure to challenge all participants. Race net profits will be directed to the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in support of rare cancer research and benefit cancer patients treated at the Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center in Waco. This year's race will be held April 25-26th, 2020.
Have additional questions about the race? Reach out to our guest services at [email protected].
April 24-26, 2020
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601 Webster Ave, Waco, TX
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Friday, April 24th
1:00PM-8:00PM – Health and Fitness Expo, Waco Convention Center: 100 Washington Avenue Waco, TX
Saturday, April 25th
8:00AM – 5K
9:00AM – Kid’s Fun Run (1 mile race)
10:00AM-6:00PM – Health and Fitness Expo, Waco Convention Center: 100 Washington Avenue Waco, TX
*There is no race morning packet pick up for the half and full marathon. All packets must be picked up before 6:00PM, Saturday, April 25th.
Sunday, April 26th
7:00AM – Full and Half Marathon
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, April 25 and either the half or full marathon on Sunday, April 26.
Bonus: Those who register will receive an exclusive long sleeve, dri-fit shirt!
Will I receive two bibs? Yes. Challengers will receive a bib for each race they run.
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.
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.
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 April 17 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: April 24th from 1:00PM-8:00PM
Saturday: April 25th 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, 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]
March 12-14, 2020
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