Texas > Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon
McKinney, TX • Saturday, February 15, 2014 • Course Map
McKinney's Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon takes runners through this master planned community just north of Dallas, whose roughly 5,000 acres also feature parks, golf courses, lakes for fishing and swimming, as well as plenty of hills on the roads through the development.
It's the hills that many of the runners who've taken part in the past two years have noted, along an out-and-back route that starts and finishes at the Stonebridge Ranch Beach and Tennis Club, just off the Virginia Parkway. From there, runners head out on what is roughly a counter-clockwise loop through the community, and hit the first of the route's many rolling hills in the first couple of miles.
Runners make their way along paved residential streets for nearly all of the event's 13.1 miles, weaving in and out of neighborhoods that are nestled among the fairways, tees and greens of the community's golf course. Once they make their way around the neighborhood streets, runners then head back onto Stonebridge Drive and head north toward the beach and tennis club, which overlooks the reservoir lake in the middle of the community.
The race finishes back where the runners start at the beach and tennis club, and entrants should note that they'll have three and a half hours to complete the race following the 7:30 AM starting time.
Weather & Climate
Located along the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, roughly 30 miles north of downtown Dallas, the city of McKinney typically experiences mild to cool and occasionally quite cold conditions in the late winter season.
In February, temperatures average between 58°F and 35°F -- on the day of the race (Feb. 15), the average low is 35°F and the average high is 58°F -- while precipitation amounts average just over 2.9 inches for the month.
See the race route map for the Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon
7:30 AM - half marathon
7:50 AM - 5K
See race website
To reserve your spot in the late winter 2014 running of McKinney's Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon, visit the event website.
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