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texas big star half marathon & 5K | 2017 Race guide Course 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). To ensure the safety of all runners, both USATFcertified courses will be closed to traffic. The Half Marathon course will be closed for four hours, from 7:00 am until 11:00 am. Course Certification Numbers are: 5K: TX16067LAB Half: TX16066LAB

Parking Free parking is available on the Collin College campus in certain surface lots as identified on the following layout. A parking company will be directing parking beginning at 5:15 a.m. and will direct you where to park the morning of the race if you choose to park on campus. Entry for this parking will be off of Wade Boulevard or Ohio Drive. The Wade Boulevard entry will close at 6:15 a.m. and all participants wishing to park on campus will be required to enter via the Ohio Drive entry. A portion of the “B” parking to the east of the Finisher’s Fest will be designated as VIP parking. Only those with a VIP parking pass may park in the VIP parking area. The “F,” “G,” and “H” parking areas to the west and northwest of the Finisher’s Fest (noted by the red circles) will be limited access parking as a result of our course.

Accordingly, exit from these parking areas will not be permitted until 11:00am once our course is closed. All other parking areas will be permitted exit at any time but must exit via the Ohio Drive entry/exit. Overflow parking is available across Wade Boulevard at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center.


texas big star half marathon & 5K | 2017 Race guide Half Marathon Course: FM 3537

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Max Elevation

762 ft

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Lebanon Rd

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Start at Collin College

Left on Coit Rd.

Left on College Parkway

Right on Lebanon Rd.

Left on Hillcrest Rd.

Right on Ohio

Right on Main (FM3537)

Left just North of Wade Blvd. into Collin College

Right on Custer Right on Rolater

Finish at Collin College near flagpoles

Texas Big Star Half Marathon 2017 21.0975 km - USATF Certification TX16066LAB Frisco, TX | Effective 12.30.2016 to 12.31.2026 Measured by Patrick Cheshier 12.16.2016

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1 Mile: On southbound Hillcrest, 80’6’’ north of a green “Darkwood/ Hillcrest” street sign located on the southwest corner of the intersection.

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The course proceeds southeast, northeast, and east on the outer south drive of the Campus exiting onto Ohio; proceeds northeast and east on Ohio; turns south on Hillcrest; west on Ashebora St; north on Madison; west on Wagner; northeast on Ohio; northweston the college entrance drive off of Ohio; turns west on the south outer drive; turns north into the first parking lot drive west of the main Wade entrance drive; turns east on the inner drive to the finish line.

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Texas Big Star 5K 2017 5 km - USATF Certifcation TX16067LAB - Frisco, TX Effective 12.30.2016 to 12.31.2026 Measured by Patrick Cheshier on 11.30.2016


texas big star half marathon & 5K | 2017 Race guide Packet Pick-Up 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) Thursday, April 13th - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Frisco (5601 Warren Pkwy., Frisco, Texas) Friday, April 14th - Tri Shop (6101 Windhaven Pkwy., #100, Plano, Texas) Packet pickup at Baylor will be at a tent in the parking lot outside the main entrance. Limited packet pickup will be available race morning at Collin College starting at 5:45am. Shirt sizes will be limited.

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.

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


texas big star half marathon & 5K | 2017 Race guide Runners should line up according to their projected finishing times; please look for your pacing group, led by one of our pacers. Thanks to Cooper Fitness Runners, we will have pacers at the following times: 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:25, 2:30, 2:35, 2:40, 2:45, 2:50, 2:55, 3:00. Walkers and slower runners are encouraged to start in the back of the group, helping to avoid collisions! 5K 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.

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.

on course hydration/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.


texas big star half marathon & 5K | 2017 Race guide Two men & a truck bag drop This year runners will have the opportunity to drop off belongings in a safe and secure location at the Two Men & A Truck 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.

Race Day Schedule 6:35am - Cowboys Fit Warmup 6:40am - Opening Ceremonies 6:55am - Wheelchair, Hand Cycle, and Adaptive Start 7:00am - Half Marathon Start 7:15am - 5K Start 8:00am - 12:00 - Finishers Fest 8:30am - 5K Awards Ceremony (approximate) 9:45am - Half Marathon Awards Ceremony (approximate) 11:00am - Half Marathon course closed Times 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!


texas big star half marathon & 5K | 2017 Race guide 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 5:45am. Bag check will be provided by Two Men and a Truck near on-site registration area.

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. 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!


texas big star half marathon & 5K | 2017 Race guide 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: Finishers We are excited to announce the return of our highly touted finisher medals. New this year, though, we will have separate medals for Half Marathon finishers and 5k finishers.

Half Marathon • The top five overall female and male winners will be awarded American Express gift cards:

Open

Women

Men

1st Place

$400

$400

2nd Place

$200

$200

3rd Place

$150

$150

4th Place

$100

$100

5th Place

$75

$75


texas big star half marathon & 5K | 2017 Race guide • Masters (40+) Male and Female winner will receive Texas Big Star Trophies. • 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

65-69

20-24

45-49

70-74

25-29

50-54

75-80

30-34

55-59

5K • The top three overall male and female 5K finishers will receive a Texas Big Star Trophy. • Masters (40+) Male and Female winner will receive Texas Big Star Trophies. • 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

65-69

20-24

45-49

70-74

25-29

50-54

75-80

30-34

55-59

Texas Big Star Race Guide 2017  
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