Half Marathon

East Texas Half

The East Texas Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile premier East Texas racing event traversing the beautiful scenery and historical attractions boasted by Nacogdoches, Texas. The Race Texas Sports owned event includes custom tri-blend shirts, custom race-bibs and medals, on-site timing and results, and much more. The East Texas Half Marathon team strives to motivate runners to set and achieve their goals through our unique race experience. The East Texas Half Marathon is held on November 11th in Nacogdoches, Texas at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital located at 1204 N Mound St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961 beginning at 7am runners will enjoy the sites of Nacogdoches, the “Oldest Town in Texas,” starting and finishing at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. The half marathon course continues through the East Texas pines, and flaunts a wonderful view of Stephen F. Austin State University. This scenic course will boast a relatively flat and fast 13.1 mile route for runners of all levels to enjoy. And once you have accomplished your 13.1 mile goal, stick around for food, drinks, music and fun that will follow in the post race party area!


What you get

- Tri Blend T-Shirt
- Finisher Medal
- Age group awards
- Free post race photos
- Amazing post race party


Trophies will be awarded to the male and female winner of each age category. Age category winners are based on chip time within the official results. The age categories are as follows: 14 and under // 15-19 // 25-29 // 30-34 // 35-39 // 40-44 // 45-49 // 50-54 // 55-59 // 60-69 // 70+

T-Shirts (Guaranteed Sizes through October 6th), Photos, and Finisher Medals

Half Marathoners receive a tri-blend race shirt at packet pick up and a finisher’s medal at the finish line. All runners will also receive FREE race photos from the event, so smile big! T-shirt sizes are guaranteed only for those who register ON OR BEFORE October 6th.

Packet Pick-up

Participants will be able to pick their packets up Friday, November 10th, 4PM - 8PM at Fredonia Brewery (138 N Mound St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961). There will be no race day packet pick-up. You will be allowed to pick up packets for friends and family ONLY if you have a copy of their photo ID.

LIVE band Blind Pursuit will be on stage. "Independent southern rock band formed deep in the heart of Texas. One part soul, 2 parts rock and roll, a little splash of country, and a whole lot of good times later, you get to experience Blind Pursuit."

Hotel Information

Best Western Northpark Inn - $149.14 (936) 560-1906 Double rooms with a 2 night stay. Either book via the Best Western portal or call (936) 560-1906 and book directly with group # 215294-215316

Holiday Inn Express - $105.00 (936) 564-0100 Single kings, double queens, and suite are all based on availability. Mention the East Texas Half.

Fee Schedule:

You are allowed to defer to 2018 through October 7th, 2017. After October 7th, you will be charged 10% of 2018 registration. Please email info@racetx.com for more information.

Date East Texas Half
First 25 $65
May 26th - June 23rd $70
June 24th - July 21st $80
July 22nd - August 18th $90
August 19th - September 15th $95
September 16th - October 6th $100
October 7th - TBA $105
At Packet Pick-Up $110

Other Race Details

Time and Location

The East Texas Half Marathon will start at 7am on Saturday, November 11th, from Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, located at 1204 N Mound St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.


A disposable road racing timing system created by Redemption Race Productions will be used for both the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. The timing system comes attached to the back of your race bib, and will need to be worn on the front side of your body.

Traffic Control

Traffic control will be conducted by the City of Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches Police Department to ensure the safety of our competitors and event participants.

Water Stops

There will be 4 water stops. They range from 1 to 2 miles apart. Every water stop will consist of water, Gatorade, and basic first aid supplies, while select stops will have bananas and energy gels.


A first-aid station and mobile unit will be located at the start/finish area.


Your pet is allowed to run with you as long as these following guidelines are followed:

(1)Fido is on a leash

(2)Fido and yourself must start from the rear - timing will not start until you cross the mats

(3)Fido must be under your control at all times

If these guidelines are not followed, you may be asked to leave the event.

Meet our team

Samantha Matush

Race Director