Important Changes to Miracle Match
This is a tough announcment, but we are endurance athletes, just like you. We play whatever card we are dealt, we persevere, we continue our forward progression, always.
Like massive hills, or more like mountains at this point, our 2020 race is facing an extraordinary number of obstacles:
- Construction on I-35 which is not allowing us to close the exits and cross underneath
- Construction on the riverwalk for the next 3 years - not a typo... THREE - which does not allow us to access McLane Stadium and Baylor University
- Construction on beloved suspension bridge
- Changes in city policy regarding volunteers participating in course management
We gave it our best shot, but after 15 years of a hilly, challenging marathon, we cannot make a 26.2 mile course happen in 2020.
We will, however, have a kick ass half, the best you have ever seen with as much challenge of that crazy full, highlighting the most beautiful parts of Waco and still running through our incredible Cameron Park Zoo.
There will still be a Kids Marathon, a 5K, a Challenge of the Phoenix, a 10K, as well as a 2 Person Relay. And yes, you still all get that Jacobs Ladder special treat, even the 10K gets a shot of it this year!!
Plus, we will give you five hours to complete the half and have that ice cold beer waiting for you at the finish line. Some things you just can't surrender....
We will be tweaking and finalizing the course in the next two weeks, but for now we can at least show you the bad ass finisher jacket all half marathoners will receive. You're gonna love it.
Thank you for your patience and your support,
Nancy and Debbie