The Marathon 2 Marathon is set for Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Since it’s inception, the race has contributed a significant amount to the economy of Marathon.  The race was formally started in 2003 by Susan Combs, (Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Texas Comptroller and local ranch owner) and Paul Carozza (Runtex) who moved the race to U.S. 90 with contestants running east from the outskirts of Alpine into Marathon.  The race was directed by Marsha Roberts until 2011 when she retired and was taken over by Marci Roberts and the course moved to State Hwy 385, which is faster and has less traffic.  The race consists of a full marathon, a half marathon, a 10K and a 5K.   All proceeds from this race go to benefit the small town of Marathon, and it has contributed almost $30,000 since 2011. This course is certified and sanctioned by USATF and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.  For more information on registration and about the race, check out their website at  or