Based on runner feedback and course evaluation with the City of Frisco, we are excited to debut an all-new course this year with a new Start and Finish. We believe this new course will enhance the runners’ experience and we hope to make it our course for years to come. The Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5k will start and finish at Collin College – Preston Ridge Campus (9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco, Texas 75035). More details about the specific location of pre-race announcements, warm up and opening ceremony will be announced soon.
To ensure the safety of all runners, both USATF-certified courses will be closed to traffic. The Half Marathon course will be closed for four hours, from 7:00 am until 11:00 am.
Both the Half Marathon and 5K will start and finish at Collin College Preston Ridge Campus. Both courses are USATF certified and courses may change slightly from current map.
Race day parking at Collin College will be free. Specific details about parking will be announced soon.
Packet pickup will be on the following dates and locations from 10am - 6pm:
- Tuesday, April 11th - Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch (7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy., McKinney, Texas)
- Wednesday, April 12th - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Frisco (5601 Warren Pkwy., Frisco, Texas) Tent outside main entrance, building II
- Thursday, April 13th - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Frisco (5601 Warren Pkwy., Frisco, Texas) Tent outside main entrance, building II
- Friday, April 14th - Tri Shop (6101 Windhaven Pkwy., #100, Plano, Texas
The Texas Big Star Half and 5K takes runners’ safety very seriously. The course will be blocked from outside traffic with barricades, cones, and Frisco police officers and vehicles monitoring intersections. There will be hydration stations every 2-3 miles, and Frisco Fire and Safety will be monitoring runners throughout the course and at the finish line.
We encourage all runners to consult your individual physician, who can advise whether you are fit to run a half marathon or 5K and whether you should follow certain precautions and preparation.
The Texas Big Star Half Marathon will begin promptly at 7:00 AM, with participants as follows:
- Wheelchair, hand cycle and adaptive participants
- Elite runners
- All other Half Marathon entrants
Runners should line up according to their projected finishing times; please look for your pacing group, led by one of our pacers. Walkers and slower runners are encouraged to start in the back of the group, helping to avoid collisions!
The Texas Big Star 5K will begin approximately at 7:15 AM.
All runners should line up in front, again with the fastest projected finishing times starting at the front and slower runners and walkers behind.
The Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K is a chip-timed race, with timing provided by Compton Time & Measure.
- Split times will be taken at the 5K and 10K mark for the Half Marathon. Split times will not be available for the 5K.
- Official times will be taken from chip time, not gun time.
- You will not get an official time unless you are wearing your chip for the entire race. Be sure to pick up your chip at packet pick-up before the race. Timing chips are sensitive to angle and proximity with the timing mat so please follow all directions to ensure that the mat reads your chip.
On-Course Hydration and Restrooms
Water and Gatorade stations and portable restrooms will be available throughout the course. Hydration stations are indicated on our course maps.
Medical / First Aid
In addition to on-course monitoring by Frisco Police and Fire & Safety, a First Aid tent will be located in the Finishers Fest area at the end of the race. Frisco EMS will be on-site at the race start and finish for any emergencies.
Two Men & A Truck Bag Drop
Race Day Schedule
|6:55||Wheelchair, Hand Cycle and Adaptive Start|
|7:00||Half Marathon Start|
|8:00 - 12:00||Finishers Fest|
|8:30||5K Awards Ceremony (approximate)|
|9:45||Half Marathon Awards Ceremony (approximate)|
|11:00||Half Marathon course closed|
Times subject to change.
The Texas Big Star Half & 5K will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme or unsafe conditions on race day, the Texas Big Star Half & 5K may be altered or canceled to ensure the safety of all participants and the Frisco community. Changes to the status of the race will be communicated to the runners as soon possible!
Absolutely no early starters are allowed on the racecourse. Individuals who violate this rule will be disqualified and will be asked to leave the course. No automobiles, bicycles, inline skates, pets or unofficial participants are allowed on the racecourse.
While USATF allows the use of headphones or other similar devices, we ask that you do so at your own risk. Runner safety is a top priority for us. Please be mindful of the other participants around you to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.
Anyone who intentionally cuts the course will be disqualified.
Bag check will be available for all runners race morning beginning at 5:30am. Bag check will be provided by Two Men and a Truck near on-site registration area.
We encourage spectators to watch and support the runners at the Start/Finish and throughout the course. The Start/Finish will be at Collin College - Preston Ridge Campus, right in the heart of our Finisher's Fest so spectators will have plenty of entertainment while they cheer on runners. On the course, there are a lot of great options for spectators that will be easily accessible. Along Hillcrest just after Mile 1 on the Half Marathon, spectators can gather on the outskirts of several neighborhoods to encourage the runners as they start their race. Shortly after Mile 3, the runners will go right past Bacchus Park, which is a great location for family spectators to gather and cheer on the runners as they finish about a quarter of their 13.1 mile run! At the halfway point of the Half Marathon, spectators can gather at Liberty High School on Rolater Road to keep pushing our runners for the final half! There are several other spots along Rolater as well. Once our runners turn on to Coit Road at Mile 8, we would love to have spectators gathered at Centennial High School to yell and cheer as loud as possible! Spectators can continue to gather all along Coit and then on Lebanon for the homestretch of the race! Wherever you choose to be, we hope you'll come out and cheer on our runners!
Race Results and Awards
Race results will be available on tablets in the Finishers Fest area shortly after participants cross the finish line. Results will also be available post-race on our website at www.runtexasbigstar.com.
The Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K features a number of exciting awards:
We are excited to announce the return of our highly touted finisher medals this year. New this year, though, we will have separate medals for Half Marathon finishers and 5k finishers.
The top five overall female and male winners will be awarded American Express gift cards:
1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group, both male and female, will receive Texas Big Star Trophies:
- The top three overall male and female 5K finishers will receive a Texas Big Star Trophy
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group, both male and female, will also receive Texas Big Star Trophies: