Out of concern for the health and safety of our participants, volunteers & staff — and in line with existing state & local rules & regulations — we sadly will not be holding an in-person Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K this year. Despite the time remaining until our rescheduled November date, our race committee must prioritize the safety of everyone involved while the health crisis around COVID-19 continues.

In the near-term, within the next couple of weeks, we will be announcing a Texas Big Star virtual event which will continue to benefit the North Texas Community Giving Foundation. In the long-term, we have secured a date of April 17, 2021, at Collin College Preston Ridge for our return to in-person racing. Our committee is already hard at work to make 2021 the biggest and best Texas Big Star yet!

We’ll continue to do everything we can to help our participants stay safe, informed, and fit.

For those signed up for the November 14, 2020, Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K, the race committee has been working hard to provide you with the following three options as they pertain to your registration:

Option 1: Stay in the 2020 Texas Big Star Virtual Event at your already registered price & receive a significant discount to also register for the 2021 Texas Big Star Half Marathon. Use the November virtual event as a training run or a gauge of your current fitness & receive a discounted entry into the 2021 event to prove yourself on the traditional Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K course. This will be the default action for every participant who does not opt into Option 2 or Option 3.

Option 2: Defer your 2020 entry to a spot in the April 17, 2021, Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K at Collin College. To transfer events visit myevents.active.com & select “Change event” from the available options.

Option 3: Stay in the 2020 Texas Big Star Virtual Event benefiting the North Texas Community Giving Foundation and the charities it supports but receive a refund of the difference between your already registered price and the current Virtual Event price. For this option, you will need to complete this short form.

Regardless of your decision, stay tuned for a series of announcements over the next few weeks for instructions on how to proceed and take action on the above three options

We truly appreciate your continued support of the Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K, and we promise to continue to work towards the day we can put on the race we all desire!


Paul Simon, Race Director