2018 Honorary Race Chair Gabriella Ornelas

Gabi Ornelas is from Temple. In 2015, she diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Gabi was in remission for two years and was doing well but her cancer has returned.

Miracle Match Marathon - Waco Texas

Miracle Match Marathon



Back before there were Gu Gels and Dri-Fit underwear, Waco Firefighter C.W. Whorton ran marathons. Then one he got the idea to host a marathon in Waco. Who knew where it would lead??

The Story of Our Medal



Finisher medals for Waco’s Miracle Match Marathon are handcrafted by Tim Anderson, Engineer and Equipment Operator with the Waco Fire Department.



Fun Run

1 Mile Fun Run

Wanna run with your Marathon KID? Then sign up for the 1 Mile Fun Run! Participants in the 1 Mile Fun Run receive a T-Shirt and a Goodie Bag. We heart SWAG!!!

Firetruck Pull


Get your friends, family and co-workers to join you in putting together a team! Teams of up to 12 individuals compete to pull a WFD Fire Truck 50 yards the fastest.



Hilly. Every year people complain that we didn’t tell them how hilly the course is. Seriously? Did they not hear our mantra? Toughest in Texas. No Bull.

Ben Miller

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Schedule of Events

Find out what’s happening!


You can make a difference.

Join Be the Match

Join the registry.

Kids Marathon

Kids who finish the entire 26.2 miles receive a Miracle Match KIDS T-shirt and a Real Marathon Medal!

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