New Years Double - Allen, Texas

Two days of run events (New Year's Eve and New Year's Day), with technical running shirts and finisher medals for everyone. There's also a special perk for those who complete multiple running events over the two days – we know how runners love their bling!


  • 80 Double-Double Spots (5K spots only open for Double-Double entrants). These 80 are counted in the spots below as well.
  • 170 EVE Half Marathon Spots
  • 30 EVE Full Marathon Spots
  • 170 DAY Half Marathon Spots
  • 30 DAY Full Marathon Spots

Register right away. It always sells out early!

Changes from the 2014/2015 event:

  • Our logo changes every year, as well as our medals, Challenge Plates, custom bibs, and shirts will all change to match the new logo. So if you see past items, know that it will be different this year!
  • 3 Challenge Plates will be available. Too few signed up for the EVE 5K / DAY Half or Full, or the EVE Half or Full / DAY 5K options to make the logistical nightmares of those Challenge Plates worth doing again.
  • The 5K each day will be smaller, and some spots may be reserved for folks in the Double/Double.


Here's one example, from NYD 2013/2014:

In 2011, this race started as Allen's first half marathon, on New Year's Day; it was small and sold out very early. The race has increased its participant limit each year and still sold out weeks in advance. So get ready for another opportunity to end the year the active way with us, and start the next one in celebration as well!

December 31 – morning
New Year’s Eve Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

Join us as we celebrate the end of a wonderful year. Applaud yourself for completing the year the active way – regardless of whether it was a year where you spent the entire time making running and walking a part of your lifestyle, or you spent the last 8 weeks training for your first 5K! The point is that it was still an active year!

All finishers will receive a finisher medal commemorating that day’s event.

January 1 – morning
New Year’s Day Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

Then come back the next day and celebrate starting the new yearthe best way possible – the active way! Who could think of a better way to start the new year than with a thousand other runners and walkers?!?

And for locals, this still means you can enjoy ringing in the New Year at midnight. The shorter distance starts early, but the longer distance event has a nice later start time, and it’s conveniently located in Allen with parking right at the start/finish line. So ring in the new year and hop into bed – many of you can still enjoy 6-7 hours of sleep!

All finishers will receive a finisher medal commemorating that day’s event.

New Years Double Challenge Plate

For those who complete certain combinations of events on BOTH days, both New Year’s Eve morning and New Year’s Day morning, there will be a special challenge finisher medal. The Challenge Plate will actually integrate with your two existing individual medals you received at each day’s event.

Register now!
Wait List details for the now sold out Double 5Ks...
Packet Pickup Details...
List of Entrants as of 11/17/2015 with their Bib Number Assignments...
Explanation of Start Corrals - How they work and what assigned letters mean.
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