RUNNER INFO

Everything you need to know for the big day is all right here!  Use the drop down menu above to navigate through this page.

COURSES

HALF MARATHON, COUGAR RUN 5K, AND 1-MILE FUN RUN/WALK

Based on runner feedback and course evaluation with the City of Frisco, we are excited to announce the Texas Big Star Half Marathon and Cougar Run 5K courses will remain the same as 2018. The races will start and finish at Collin College Preston Ridge Campus (9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco, Texas 75035). In addition, we are continuing with the 1-mile fun run/walk, which will occur on the Collin College Preston Ridge Campus. As the race gets closer, we will provide a Race Guide with the specific location of pre-race announcements, warm up, and opening ceremonies.

To ensure the safety of all runners, both USATF-certified courses (the Half Marathon and the Cougar Run 5K) will be closed to traffic. The Half Marathon course will be closed for four hours, from 7:00am until 11:00am.

REGISTER

HALF MARATHON

COUGAR RUN 5K

NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSURES & PARKING INFO

STARTING LINE

HALF MARATHON

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!

COUGAR RUN 5K

The Cougar Run 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.

1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK

The 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will begin approximately at 7:15am.

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.

PARKING

Race day parking at Collin College will be free. Specific details about parking will be announced soon.

BAG DROP

This year runners will have the opportunity to drop off belongings in a safe and secure location at the Bag Drop located near the registration table. Bag Drop will be available starting at 5:45am on race morning. A gear check tear off is on all runner bibs. Runners are encouraged to secure that gear check tear off on all belongings dropped at Bag Drop.

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.

PACKET PICK-UP

Packet Pickup Details to Come Soon

COURSE SAFETY

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

TIMING

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.

ROAD CLOSURES

Use the link below to view the road closures for Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K.

ROAD CLOSURES

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

6:45am
Opening Activities
6:55am
Wheelchair, Hand Cycle and Adaptive Start
7:00am
Half Marathon Start
7:15am
Cougar Run 5K Start
7:15am
1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
8:00am-12:00pm
Finisher's Fest
8:30am
5K Awards Ceremony
9:45am
Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
11:00am
Half Marathon Course Closed

Times are subject to change

IMPORTANT

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.

SPECTATORS

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. 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 & AWARDS

Race results will be available on tablets in the Finishers Fest area shortly after participants cross the finish line. There will be no medals for the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, but finishers under the age of 12 will receive a Finisher’s Ribbon.  The Texas Big Star Half Marathon & Cougar Run 5K features a number of exciting awards:

Finishers

Our Texas-sized medals are back!  Finishers will receive separate medals for the Half Marathon and 5K.  Our Half Marathon medals will feature a spinning star and both medals will continue the Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K tradition of top-notch finisher medals!  There will be no medals for the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk but participants under the age of 12 will receive a Finisher’s Ribbon.

HALF MARATHON

The top five overall female and male winners will be awarded cash:

OPEN
WOMEN
MEN
1st
$400
$400
2nd
$200
$200
3rd
$150
$150
4th
$100
$100
5th
$75
$75

HALF MARATHON

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age group, both male and female, will receive Texas Big Star Trophies:

UNDER-15
35-39
60-64
15-19
40-44
65-64
20-24
45-49
70-74
25-29
50-54
75-80
30-34
55-59
Masters

COUGAR RUN 5K

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:

UNDER-15
35-39
60-64
15-19
40-44
65-64
20-24
45-49
70-74
25-29
50-54
75-80
30-34
55-59

HALF MARATHON

The top five overall female and male winners will be awarded cash:

MEN

1st $400

2nd $200

3rd $150

4th $100

5th $75

WOMEN

1st $400

2nd $200

3rd $150

4th $100

5th $75

HALF MARATHON

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age group, both male and female, will receive Texas Big Star Trophies:

  • Under-15
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-80
  • Masters

COUGAR RUN 5K

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:

  • Under-15
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-80
  • Masters

2017 Results

2018 Results

RACE RECORDS:

Men’s Half: Juan Ricardo Jaquez Najera 1:13:12 (2018)

Women’s Half: Melissa Ramirez 1:20:35 (2018)