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Half Marathon
Location of Start/ Finish
The Half Marathon will start and end at Lamar University's Montagne Center. Refer to the map below for an overview of the Lamar campus and parking locations.

There are three parking route maps below:

1) For those traveling east toward Port Arthur on Highway 69, exit MLK and loop under the highway and proceed to Rolfe Christopher.
2) Alternate parking at the LIT campus.  Take Highland to East Lavaca.
3) For those traveling west from Port Arthur/ mid county toward Beaumont on Highway 69, the MLK exit will be closed.  Take the Highland exit and loop under the highway, travel to MLK and loop under the highway once more to proceed to Rolfe Christopher.

This is an older satellite image so it does not show the completed football stadium. Parking is located south of the football stadium.

Start Time
Saturday, March 3, 2018
7:30 a.m. Central Standard Time

Course Time Limit
The start line will close at 7:45 a.m. If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to start. The finish line and course will remain open for 6 hours.  Half marathoners will make one loop of the course while the marathoners will make two loops.

Chip Timing:
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Registration is open.  There are no refunds.  There is no race day registration.

 $86 (until Jan. 2)

Team Fee (3 members): $240

You can register a 5K team or a half marathon team.  Everyone on the team must run the same distance.  For instance, all half marathon team members run the half marathon race with everyone at the same time.  This will give each runner a half marathon result and a  team result. A  team consists of 3 members each running the half marathon.  5K teams have 4 members.  Team awards are based on the sum of the team's age graded times. Age grading is a process that adjust a person's time based on age and sex. This way a team will not be disadvantaged for having older members. Team members are also eligible for individual half marathon Awards. 

Packet Pick-up

Hilton Garden Inn
3755 Interstate 10 South
Beaumont, TX 77705

Friday, March 2nd - 11 am to 8 pm

Visit the host hotel tab at the top to learn about the MCM Elegante. $92 plus tax Room Rate for Gusher registrants.  409-842-3600

Course Map (sneak peek)


Start Montagne Center – on service drive in front of parking lot

  • Take E. Lavaca across MLK overpass - .18 mile mark

  • Left on S. MLK Pkwy - .24 mile mark

  • Right on E. Virginia St. - .75 mile mark

  • Left on Rolfe Christopher Dr. - 1.19 mile mark

  • Right on Florida – 1.54 mile mark

  • Right on University Dr. (near Spindletop) – 2.29 mile mark

  • Right on E. Lavaca cross overpass Spur 380 – 2.56 mile mark

  • Left on S. MLK Pkwy – 4.90 mile mark

  • Right on Franklin St. - 5.38 mile mark

  • Left on Orleans – 5.63 mile mark

  • Merges into Pearl Street curves in front of Julie Rogers Theater – 5.76 mile mark

  • Right on Forsythe – 5.82 mile mark

  • Right on Main – 5.96 mile mark

  • Make a U-Turn at College back onto Main – 6.33 mile mark

  • Left on Crockett – 6.43 mile mark

  • Right on Orleans – 6.49 mile mark

  • Right on Liberty – 6.66 mile mark

  • Left on Main – 6.51 mile mark

  • Right on Mulberry – 6.66 mile mark

  • Left on Pine – 6.72 mile mark

  • Left on Elizabeth – 6.79 mile mark

  • Right on N. Main – 6.90 mile mark

  • Left on Magazine – 6.97 mile mark

  • Right on Pearl – 7.03 mile mark

  • Left on North – 7.13 mile mark

  • Left on Willow – 7.48 mile mark

  • Willow becomes Park – 7.74 mile mark

  • Right on College – 7.87 mile mark

  • Merge onto Wall and cross under MLK – 8.32 mile mark

  • Left on MLK – 10.9 mile mark

  • Right on E. Lavaca – 11.1 mile mark

  • Left on University Dr. - 11.9 mile mark

  • Cross Florida, remain on University, continue to Gusher Turnaround, reverse direction and proceed back to Florida
  • Right on E. Florida – 12.2 mile mark

  • Left on Rolfe Christopher – 12.7 mile mark

  • Right on E. Virginia – overpass spur 380 – 12.8 mile mark

  • Left on MLK service drive – 12.9 mile mark

  • Finish line – 13.1 mile mark

  • Re-enter Montagne Center for half – marathoners, marathoners take another lap.

End Montagne Center