Back before there were Gu Gels and Dri-Fit underwear, Waco Firefighter C.W. Whorton ran marathons. Then one he got the idea to host a marathon in Waco. Who knew where it would lead??
Wharton finally got the ball rolling in 2004 along with fellow firefighters Wade Durbin and Joe Singer and named the Scott & White Marrow Donor Program as the race’s beneficiary. Thus, the “Miracle Match” Marathon was born. Get it? Matching donors and recipients? We’re not a dating service for cryin’ out loud…
Great After Party
We Have Well-Supported Water Stations!
Volunteers at the Finish
Half Marathon Finishers
Cameron Park Hills
KIDS Marathon Comes to You
Checkin’ Out Our Times
Indian Springs Park
Chicks Dig the Miracle Match
Fun for All!
Running for a Cause – Firefighters Support the Be The Match Registry
Capstone and CNB
Today the Waco FD continues to support the Marrow Donor Program. And through its Be the Match Registry FOUR of Waco’s own have actually donated to patients in need of this lifesaving treatment. Come on guys, its not enough that you pull people from burning buildings for a living? This is really gonna make the rest of us look bad…
But enough about them. How about the race??
The Miracle Match Marathon has found its niche as “The Toughest in Texas; No Bull”. We’ve got hills. We’ve got cash prizes. We;ve got more hills. We’ve got windjackets for the Full and long sleeved technicals for the Half. Oh yes, and we’ve got a few more hills. Texas-sized medals. And best of all we’ve got tough firefighters from all over this great state running in their turnout gear. And by the way… did we mention the hills??
Oh, and we almost forgot to mention FREE margaritas, beer, wine, fajitas and live music at the finish. Not one beer ticket like other races. Nope, we offer you a Texas size party for your Texas size finish. Plus the Texas size Bragging Rights. That’s just a bonus-
What we DON’T have is big city prices or big race crowds…
AND IT’S ALL ABOUT SAVING LIVES!!
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