The Showdown Half Marathon and 5K General Information

Participant Limit | Race Day Schedule | Course Info & Maps | Weather | Event Location, Parking, & Directions | Hotel & Travel


Participant Limit

Half Marathon Limit: 600

5K Limit: 400

We reserve the right to change these limits.


Race Day Schedule

6:30 am to 7:15 am – Onsite Race Day Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration. You will not be able to pick up your packet if you arrive after 7:15 am. Many of our volunteers also run the race so they need a chance to visit the portalet line and prepare before the 7:30 am half marathon start too!

7:00 am – Kids' 100 Yard Dash start

7:10 am - Line-up for the Half Marathon.

7:30 am – Half Marathon start

7:45 am – 5K start

8:45 am (approximately) – 5K awards

10:30 am (approximately) – Half Marathon awards

11:30 am – Course closes



Course Info & Maps

Participants will enjoy a beautiful looped course through the Town of Fairview. The roadways are a mixture of concrete and asphalt, with the majority being asphalt road surface.

You'll experience the rolling hills of a town who prides itself in "Keepin' It Country" while enjoying a mix of darling farms and pastures, and beautiful neighborhoods of large homes and perfectly manicured yards!

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Average low temperature for October in Fairview is 52 degrees. Average high for October is 74.


Event Location, Parking, & Directions

All parking is by the race site. The address for the race site is:

Fairview Town Hall
372 Town Place
Fairview, Texas

Here's our Driving Directions and Parking Map that we suggest you print and put in your car for race day morning!



Hotel & Travel


We have two host hotels. It is possible to walk from each of them to the race site. There are restaurants within walking distance of both as well.

Hampton Inn & Suites - Dallas Allen
830 West Stacy Road
Allen, Texas


5 minute drive, 0.9 mile walk, from the start/finish line.



Courtyard Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammonds Center
210 East Stacy Road
Allen, Texas


2 minute drive, 0.4 mile walk, from the start/finish line.


Air Travel

Fairview, Texas is served by two area airports: Dallas-Love Field (DAL) is the smaller one where Southwest Airlines flies out of, and then all other airlines fly through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Directions from DAL Airport to the race site - 29 miles, approx. 38 minutes

Directions from DFW Intl Airport to the race site - 32 miles, approx. 39 minutes



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This event is in no way affiliated or associated with Red River Rivalry, Red River Showdown, The University of Texas, or The University of Oklahoma.