The Patriot Half Marathon

'Come run the real Rock of North Texas'

Race Details May 26 ,2014



May 26, 2014 Memorial Day 

  2 Person Half Marathon Relay ($150)

Leg 1: Approximately 5.7 miles

Leg 2: Approximately 7.4 miles

Three divisions: All Male, All Female, Coed

Two Finisher medals and swag bags included

 We are pleased to announce that Star Transit will be providing shuttle service for the Patriot Half relay participants. Buses will load from Rockwall Running Center from 6:30-6:45am and run until 10am. 

  We will celebrate our veterans, have some awesome races, and have a party afterwards.  It you have, get on board and lets celebrate our men and women who have served us so valiantly!


 You must be a USA Track and Field member to compete for the prize money and Southwestern Association Open and Master's Half Marathon Championships.

The Patriot Half Marathon event limit is 1000. There is still plenty of time to register for this awesome  event. 


 What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. In 2014, Memorial Day is observed on Monday 26th, and every year on Memorial Day, there is a national moment of remembrance at 3:00pm local time.

 For 2014, we continue with Carry The Load as an event beneficiary.   

Please select the photo below to be directed to to learn more.

 We are pleased to announce the following pace teams provided by the White Rock Running Coop. Look for them holding up the appropriate pace sign at the starting line.
 Pace Pacer1                         Pacer2
1:35 Kiran Gyr                     Jen Frankmann
1:45 David Renfro                Matt Tabor
2:00 Ryan MacDonald           Stephanie Saladino
2:10 Darryl Dickson Carr      Blanca Gonazalez
2:20 Elizabeth Howard        Karen Bahamundi
2:30 Jessica Atkins             Maria-Paula Carrillo
2:45 Stephen May               Ellen Hutton
3:00 Erin Jett                     Shama Sattar

The 5K race is rebranded as the "Race for Nate". Please join us May 26, 2014 to celebrate Memorial Day with an awesome run and remember the spirit of an amazing young man.


Distances: Half Marathon (13.1 Miles), 5K (3.1 Miles), and 1 Mile Fun Run

Aid Stations: For the 5K, there will be one aid station with water only. For the  half marathon, there are aid stations every 1.5 to 2 miles with water and sports drink available at each, except for water only at the first aid station about 1.5 miles in.

Awards (Unique Finisher Medals for all Half Marathon and 5k finishers and special swag for all under design):.

Prize Money (Must be USATF Member on race day to be eligible for prize money)

We will have $1,000 in prize money for our runners. We will award $250 for first place, $150 for second and $100 for third for our top three male and female finishers.

Although chip timing affords running events to produce quick fast timing results, it was never intended to be the benchmark for finish order. We feel that this is a foot race against other human beings and not against a computer system. The first one back across the finish line is the winner.


Half Marathon:

 MALE & FEMALE – Overall 1s-3rd  place and Masters 1s- 3rd place

  • MALE & FEMALE – The age group awards:14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,60-64,65-69 and  70 and over. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in each age group.
  • All half marathon finishers receive a finisher's medal.
  •   5K:

    • MALE & FEMALE – Overall 1st-3rd  place and Masters 1st-3rd place
    • MALE & FEMALE– The age groups awards:10 & under, 11-14,15-19,  20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,60-64,65-69 and  70 and over. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in each age group.

     Costs :

    Half Marathon  $65 thru 5/23/14 or when sold out; $75 on race day 

    5k    $25 thru 5/23/14; $40 on race day

    1 mile fun run $10

    Your bib will contain a disposable RFID Chip.  You simply pin your race number on the front of your shirt and you are good to go.  Awards will be designated by gun time. 

    All events except the 1 Mile are chip timed. 


    The race will begin and end at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium and run around Rockwall and through many historic streets before traveling through the the first of several Rockwall area parks. The Half Marathon course is under review for some awesome changes to add more scenic views and shaded areas.  Please check back soon for updates.   Awaiting the runners will be a post run party.

    The 5K  is a shortened version of the half marathon course that will run out and back to Harry Myers Park.  

    Course Time Limit: Walker-friendly time limit of 4 hours (that's a pace of 18 minutes per mile for the half marathon).

    Event Shirts:

    Technical fabric dry-wicking running shirt!

    Packet Pickup (No Friday Packet pick up):
    Saturday May 24 from 1-5 pm  at the Rockwall Running Center located at

    811 E Yellow Jacket Ln Rockwall 75087

    Sunday at the Expo from 9am-5pm at The Center in Rockwall located at

    108 East Washington St., Rockwall, TX 75087 

    Race Day at Wilkerson Sanders Stadium

    (This schedule superceeds any posted on any other location online)

    Race Day Schedule:
    6:30 am – Race Day Packet Pickup
    7:25 am – 1 Mile Fun Run Start
    7:35 am – Gracie Wheeler Warm up

    7:40 am - RRC Prayer circle at race start. We would like all attending veterans or surviving families to get in the center of the circle.

    7:45 am – Half Marathon Start
    8:00 am – 5K Start
    9:25 am –  5K overall/masters Awards
    10:30 am – Half marathon overall/masters awards

    11:45 am – Half Marathon Course Closes


    Race rules and guidelines:
    1. Entry fees are non-refundable.
    2. No-shows will not be mailed their race shirts or bags.
    3. Half Marathon runners must complete the course in four (4) hours.
    4. Headphones (ipods, mp3 players, CDs, tape walkmans, radios, etc.) are discouraged.
    5. Baby Joggers and strollers, are prohibited in the Half Marathon but allowed in the 5K and fun run.
    6. The decisions of the race director are final in all matters.
    7. Cash awards are based on gun time not chip time. Chip time is recorded by an electronic chip that is attached to a runner’s bib. Your chip records the time at which you cross the start line, the finish line and several split times in between. Chip time is often shorter than gun time because chip time begins when a runner crosses the start line while gun time starts when the gun is fired; many runners don’t cross the start line until after their official gun time has begun.
    8. Runners must have a current USATF ( Membership to be eligible for CASH prizes.
    9. Age requirements for the Half Marathon - at least 14 years old; For further information and background, see: IMMDA Advisory Statement on Children and Marathoning.
    10. USATF and RRCA rules and regulations are in effect for this event.

    Event Photographer  


    Official shirt provider for the Patriot