Marathon Route

Marathon Course Map

Marathon Route
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MMM 2015: Start by going going east on University Parks Drive to I-35 (against traffic, north lane)

  • Turn right (south) on Bagby Ave.
  • Turn right (west) on Speight Ave.
  • Turn right (north) at parking lot entrance in front of Student Life Center (SLC).  Continue straight toward plaza between SLC and the Baylor Sciences Building and follow plaza between SLC and creek/fountain.
  • At end of plaza, follow (left side of) ramp up to bridge.  Follow bridge across canal and veer left at sidewalk.
  • Continue straight along left side of parking lot between Glennis McCrary Music Building and the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
  • Turn left (southwest) at main campus entrance road toward Jesse H Jones library.
  • Follow road along right side of library.
  • Turn left (east) onto 3rd street.
  • Turn right (south) at road onto the Fountain Mall plaza.  Runners should pass Marrs McLean Science Building and Marrs McLean Gymnasium immediately on their right.
  • Turn left (east) on sidewalk , not in street
  • Turn left (north) to immediately run up other side of Fountain Mall plaza road.  Runners should pass Morrison Hall and Sid Richardson Science Building immediately on their right.
  • In front of library, turn right (east) on 3rd street.
  • Turn left (east) onto Speight Ave.  (at this point runners continue back to the start line along the same course described above)
    • Turn left (north) on Bagby Ave.
    • Turn left (west) on University Parks Dr (restricted to north lane).
  • From University Parks, Turn left (south) on Washington Avenue.
  • Turn left (east) onto 3rd St., heading toward Heritage Square Fountain.
  • Turn right (south) onto Austin Avenue.
  • Follow Austin Avenue through downtown into residential areas.
  • Turn right (west) onto Castle Dr. (be careful to veer right at Castle/Chateau fork)
  • Turn right (west) onto Carondelet Blvd (this road intersects Castle 2 times, but only once is a right turn an option)
  • Carondelet turns into Herwol Ave at sharp left turn.
  • Turn right (west) when Herwol intersects 38th street.
  • Continue across Waco Dr along 38th street until Sanger Ave.
  • Turn right (north) on Sanger Ave.
  • Turn left (west) on 36th Street.  Continue in left (south) lane facing traffic.  This road becomes 34th street.
  • Turn left (south) at Colcord Ave.
  • Turn right (west) onto New Rd.
  • Turn left (south) onto Cobbs Dr.
  • Turn right (west) into parking lot immediately before Starr Dr. (Turning right at Starr Dr. instead shouldn’t affect the distance of the course dramatically, but the official measurement passes through the parking lot to Wilford Dr.)
  • The parking lot forces runners to the left (south) onto Wilford Dr.  Continue on Wilford.
  • Turn right (west) onto Lake Air Dr. from Wilford Dr.
  • Turn left (south) immediately onto Live Oak Avenue.
  • Turn left (east) onto Arroyo Rd.
  • Turn right (south) onto Bishop Dr.
  • When Bishop Dr. intersects N Valley Mills Dr, continue straight through intersection onto Hilltop Dr.
  • Turn right (south) onto Northcrest Dr.
  • Turn right (west) onto Fish Pond Rd.
  • Turn right onto westover (relay exchange and 13.1 mile mark)
  • Turn right (north) onto Ridgewood Dr.
  • Ridgewood Drive eventually returns to Valley Mills Dr/Lake Shore Dr.  Turn left (north) onto Lake Shore Drive (runners will proceed in the left (west) lane, facing traffic.  This road continues for several miles.
  • Turn left onto Lake Waco dam (sidewalk) entrance. Runners should stay to their left while running on dam (incoming—along wall.  Outgoing—along grass)
  • Continue on dam for approximately  0.1 to turnaround.  Yes that’s just to down the hill and right back up…)
  • Exit the dam through the open gate and make a left (north) turn back onto Lake Shore Drive.
  • From Lake Shore Dr, turn right (south) onto College Dr. (entrance to MCC).
  • Take the FIRST left onto Cameron towards baseball fields and river stage.
  • Go Up the most awesome hill EVER.  At top of hill, turn right.
  • Hate me and continue up hill. Follow road all the way to College
  • Left on college and left on Highlander – uphill again!!!
  • Get to the top of that hill and Turn right on Heather
  • Turn left (south) onto Mockingbird Ln.  Enjoy the hills., love the speed humps…
  • Turn left (east) onto Meridian Ave.
  • Turn right onto Park
  • Left at 19th (yes at McDonalds. Stop for a Big Mac…)
  • Left on Clark
  • right on 15th
  • left on wilson (which turns into cedar creek)
  • Cedar creek to Carroll – turn right  on Edwards
  • Left on robin
  • Right onto Cameron park -continue on CP all the way to redwood shelter
  • Cross the bridge that spans the creek, and turn left on University Parks Dr. at the intersection
  • After passing beneath the Herring St. bridge, turn right at the crosswalk to proceed up the sidewalk to Herring
  • Continue on the sidewalk, across the bridge, and stay on the sidewalk along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Turn left on the sidewalk that travels up to the MLK/Washington St. intersection (after passing the Bledsoe-Miller Recreation Center).
  • Cross Washington St. (do NOT cross the bridge) and continue toward the north entrance to the suspension bridge.
  • Turn right onto the suspension bridge.  The finish line is a few feet past the end of the Suspension Bridge.

 

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