Miracle Match Race Series

Race Weekend – January 22-24, 2021

2020 Honorary Race Chair - Matt Shane

Miracle Match is about real stories and real people. We want you to know that when you are out on the course. Each mile is dedicated to someone who has been touched by marrow and stem cell donation.
Miracle Match Marathon - Waco Texas

Miracle Match Race Series

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 Races are handcrafted by Tim Anderson, Engineer and Equipment Operator with the Waco Fire Department.


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


You can make a difference.
Ben Miller

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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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