We are transitioning our races to a new platform in 2014. It will allow you to add a free app to your smart phone for instant results, finisher certs, facebook posting, tracking where applicable, registration with ZERO process fees, course maps, sponsors, local amenities and more..
We will celebrate our veterans, have some awesome races, and have a party afterwards. It you have, get on board and lets celebrate our men and women who have served us so valiantly!
The Patriot Half Marathon event limit is 1000. There is still plenty of time to register for this awesome event.
What is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. In 2013, Memorial Day is observed on Monday 27th, and every year on Memorial Day, there is a national moment of remembrance at 3:00pm local time.
For 2013, we have added Carry The Load as an event beneficiary.
Please select the photo below to be directed to http://www.carrytheload.org/ to learn more.
The 5K race is rebranded as the "Race for Nate". Please join us May 26, 2014 to celebrate Memorial Day with an awesome run and remember the spirit of an amazing young man.
Distances: Half Marathon (13.1 Miles), 5K (3.1 Miles), and 1 Mile Fun Run
Aid Stations: For the 5K, there will be one aid station with water only. For the half marathon, there are aid stations every 1.5 to 2 miles with water and sports drink available at each, except for water only at the first aid station about 1.5 miles in.
Prize Money (Must be USATF Member on race day to be eligible for prize money)
We will have $1,000 in prize money for our runners. We will award $250 for first place, $150 for second and $100 for third for our top three male and female finishers.
Although chip timing affords running events to produce quick fast timing results, it was never intended to be the benchmark for finish order. We feel that this is a foot race against other human beings and not against a computer system. The first one back across the finish line is the winner.
NEW AGE GROUP CATEGORIES
MALE & FEMALE – Overall 1s-3rd place and Masters 1s- 3rd place
Half Marathon $65 thru 5/23/14 or when sold out; $75 on race day
5k $25 thru 5/23/14; $40 on race day
1 mile fun run $10
(Timing performed by the Rockwall Running Center and partners):
Your bib will contain a disposable RFID Chip. You simply pin your race number on the front of your shirt and you are good to go. Awards will be designated by gun time.
All events except the 1 Mile are chip timed.
The race will begin and end at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium and run around Rockwall and through many historic streets before traveling through the the first of several Rockwall area parks. The Half Marathon course is under review for some awesome changes to add more scenic views and shaded areas. Please check back soon for updates. Awaiting the runners will be a post run party.
The 5K is a shortened version of the half marathon course that will run out and back to Harry Myers Park.
ALL 5k and Half entrants: Technical fabric dry-wicking running shirt!
Sunday at the Expo from 12-5pm TBD
(This schedule superceeds any posted on any other location online)
7:40 am - Veteran Recognition and National Anthem and
7:45 am – Half Marathon Start
8:00 am – 5K Start
9:25 am – Estimated time of 5K Awards
10:30 am – Estimated time of Half Marathon Awards
11:45 am – Half Marathon Course Closes
Race rules and guidelines: