The Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2019. All proceeds benefit the Irving Police Association.
*2020 Individual Registration opens November 17th! 2020 Triple Dare Challenge Registration NOW OPEN!
Location: Texas Lottery Plaza at Toyota Music Factory
316 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX US 75039
All three courses are USATF certified and feature beautiful views of Las Colinas and Campion Trails. Enjoy a mostly flat course with an epic post-race party that you won’t want to miss. All race participants (including 5K and 10K finishers) receive a finisher medal. Half Marathon participants will receive a 1/4 zip long-sleeve Tech Shirt and 13.1 medal charm to attach to the finisher medal. 10K and 5K participants will receive a quality gender-specific tech shirt. Definitely a cause and race swag worth running for!
Donations of services and products to the event are welcomed so that contributions to Irving Police Association can be maximized.
*All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is a rain or shine event.
About the Beneficiary
The Irving Police Association (IPA) is a fraternal, benevolent and charitable 501(c) organization dedicated to serving the needs of their members as well as their community. Their mission is to support their police officers and their families in time of need. The IPA also proudly supports many local charities such as the North Texas Chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation, Irving Police Athletic League, Blue Christmas, C.O.P.S, Special Olympics, and more.
All three courses are USATF certified.
Please note: The mileage calculator on Garmin Connect may differ slightly from the distance of the USATF certified courses.
Water and Gatorade will be available on the course and at the Finish Line. There will be a water station approximately every 1.5 -2 miles on all three courses.
Sunday, November 17, 2019
6:00 AM – Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup
6:00 AM – Word and Prayer (optional 15-min church service)
7:30 AM – Half Marathon Start & 10K Start (4-hour time limit)
7:45 AM – 5k Start
8:45 AM – 5K and 10K Awards
9:30 AM – Half Marathon Awards
11:30 AM – Course Closes
Please note: Pre-race Packet Pickup is ONE DAY ONLY. If you are unable to pick up your packet on Friday, Nov 15, you may pick up your packet at the venue on RACE MORNING.
• Friday, November 15, 2019 from 10 am to 7 pm
– PLANO Main Event (3941 Central Expy, Plano, TX 75023)
Kick-off Party at Main Event from 4 -7 pm on 11/15 (Pick up your packet and enjoy a FREE Dinner Buffet and Happy Hour Specials)
– DALLAS Academy Sports + Outdoors (6375 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231)
• RACE DAY from 6 am to 7:30 am (ARRIVE EARLY – expect long lines)
1st-3rd Overall Male and Female
1st-3rd Overall Male and Female Masters (40+)
The Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over
Age Group Winners will be announced between 8:30 am and 10:00 am. Results will be posted in the RESULTS Tent (next to the AWARDS Tent) as they are available. Age group winners must claim and pick up their Age Group Award at the AWARDS Tent on RACE DAY. Awards WILL NOT be mailed.
AMPT Running Company has paid for your parking! Free parking at the Toyota Music Factory Parking Garage for all participants and spectators.
Plan to arrive EARLY. Parking is first come, first serve.
If the Toyota Music Factory Parking Gargage becomes full, there are other parking options in the area; however, we can not guarantee this parking is FREE.
Please note, there is NO PARKING at the Marriott Las Colinas parking garage. Do not risk being towed.
Is this a timed event?
Yes. All three events are timed.
Can I pick up my packet on race day?
Yes. However, participants are highly encouraged to pick up their packets before race day. A friend or family member can pick up your packet with a copy of your event confirmation. If you decide to pick up your packet RACE DAY, ARRIVE EARLY and expect long lines.
Where and when do I pick up my packet?
Please see the packet pickup tab above.
Can you mail me my packet?
Unfortunately, packets can only be picked up during the predetermined packet pick-up times and locations. They cannot be mailed. We will ONLY mail packets to VIRTUAL registrants.
Can I pick up a packet for someone else?
Yes. You may pick up a packet for a friend or family member. Please have their confirmation email or confirmation number available.
Can I change my packet pick up location and/or date?
Yes. You may login to your Race Roster account and update your packet pick up location or date on your registration record.
OR you may email email@example.com by November 11th and we will make the change for you. If it is after November 11th, there is no need to contact customer service to notify us of the change as we will have limited access to email and phone race week.
Are there age group awards?
Yes. There are age group awards for all three distances.
* 1st-3rd Overall Male and Female
* 1st-3rd Overall Male and Female Masters (40+)
* The Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over
Do I need to stay for the Awards Ceremony?
Age Group Winners will be announced between 8:30 am and 10:00 am. Results will be posted in the RESULTS Tent (next to the AWARDS Tent) as they are available. Results will list all finishers, and their time and their rank. Finishers can also race results here. Age group winners must claim and pick up their Age Group Award at the AWARDS Tent on RACE DAY. Awards WILL NOT be mailed.
Is the race open to walkers?
Yes, however, please be courteous of others and start at the back of the pack as to avoid any collisions. Also, please adhere to the 4-hour course time limit. Police and course marshals will strictly enforce course closures at 11:30 am.
Will participants receive a finisher medal?
Yes, all finishers will receive a medal. Only Half Marathon Finishers will receive the iPick 13.1 medal charm to attach to their finisher medal.
Do you allow MP3 Players and music devices?
Yes. Music devices are allowed; however, we ask that you be alert and aware of your surroundings.
Will you email me information closer to the event?
Yes, we will start to email updates one month prior to the event. Please make sure you are checking your spam box as it is possible your security settings don’t allow our emails to go to your inbox. In addition, if you previously OPTED OUT of receiving AMPT emails, you may not receive the pre-race emails or notifications.
Is there an age minimum or maximum?
No, the race is open to all ages as long as the participant can run or walk on their own. Please adhere to the 4-hour course time limit. Police and course marshals will strictly enforce course closures at 11:30 am. Thank you for your cooperation.
Are wheelchairs and strollers allowed?
We are sorry, but this route is not wheelchair or stroller-friendly. For the safety of all, we do not allow strollers or wheelchairs. Thank you for your cooperation.
Where are the port-o-lets located?
Port-o-lets will be on the course near some aid stations. Port-o-lets will also be available at the event site.
I’m registered for the race, but I can’t run due to a change in my schedule or an injury. Can I still pick up my packet?
Yes, please stop by the pre-race packet pick-up location to get your SWAG Bag and shirt. Please inform an AMPT team member that you will not be participating in the event so they can deactivate your bib. Please be advised that medals are reserved for FINISHERS and VIRTUAL registrants ONLY. Race packets WILL NOT be mailed, nor will REFUNDS, TRANSFERS or DEFERRALS be issued under any circumstances.
I can’t run. Can I get a refund or transfer my entry to a future race?
AMPT understands that issues come up that prevent you from racing as planned; however, as stated in our refund policy and waiver, we are not able to issue refunds, partial refunds, or deferrals. All participant entries are non-refundable and non-transferable to another event under any and all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event.
I can’t run. Can I change my registration to a Virtual Race?
AMPT understands that issues come up that prevent you from racing as planned. You may transfer your subevent to the VIRTUAL RACE at any time up to 1 week prior to the event date. Requests to transfer to the Virtual Race must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 11, 2019. Virtual transfers are subject to a $25 transfer fee and must be paid via credit card prior to November 11, 2019. AMPT Running will not mail virtual packets outside of the continental United States. Requests and transfer fee payments received after November 11, 2019 will not be accepted.
I can’t run the distance that I registered for. Can I downgrade to a different subevent?
AMPT understands that issues come up that prevent you from racing as planned. You may downgrade to a different subevent at any time up to 1 week prior to the event date. Requests to downgrade must be submitted via email to email@example.com no later than November 11, 2019. AMPT Running will not issue refunds or credits for subevent downgrades. Downgrade transfers are subject to a $10 transfer fee and must be paid via credit card prior to November 11, 2019. Requests to downgrade after November 11, 2019 will not be accepted.
Can I upgrade to a different subevent?
You may upgrade to the 10K or Half Marathon at any time up to 1 week prior to the event date. Requests to upgrade must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 11, 2019. Upgrade transfers are subject to a minimum $25 tranfsfer/upgrade fee.
I can’t run. Can I get a refund or transfer my entry to a different race?
AMPT understands that issues come up that prevent you from racing as planned; however, as stated in our refund policy and waiver, we are not able to issue refunds, partial refunds, or deferrals. All participant entries are non-refundable and non-transferable under any and all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event.
Can I transfer or sell my race registration to a friend or family member?
No, the transferring or selling of your bib to another runner is not allowed under ANY circumstance. Due to USATF rules and regulations, each participant must register themselves and sign their own waiver. Any walker or runner who is participating with another participant’s bib number will have their race results disqualified and the original registrant will be permanently banned from running future AMPT events. Participating with another participant’s bib/data not only impacts age-category awards, but it provides inaccurate information in case of a medical emergency.
Want to track where your friend or family is on the course?
You can download the free app “Find my Friends” through the app store on your mobile device.
Is the course flat or hilly?
The courses are mostly flat. There may be a few slight inclines and declines throughout the route. The running surface is asphalt and cement.
If I arrive late, can I start and run the course anyway?
Runners will NOT be allowed to start after 7:45 a.m.
Is there medical help available on the course?
All police will have the ability to radio for ambulance assistance if needed. EMS will be available on the course and at the finish. We will also have race vehicles on the course to pick up those that need assistance.
What sports drink will you be serving?
Gatorade will be available on the course and at the Finish Line. There will be a water station approximately every 1.5 -2 miles on all three courses.
Can non-participants eat and drink the food available in the Food Tent?
The post-race food is generally meant for people who paid to be in the event. Please be respectful of this and the runners who need to rehydrate and replenish after the race. Vendors and sponsors will have sample foods and beverages available to both runners and spectators.
How do I find out how I did (see my results)?
Results will be posted in the RESULTS Tent as they are available. Results will list all finishers, and their time and their rank. You can also check your results here.
Are the roads open to traffic?
Some roadways may be open to traffic. Area police departments will monitor and control traffic along the route as needed. Traffic barricades and cones will also ensure the integrity and safety of RUNNER-ONLY lanes. Additional police details, signage and volunteers will be positioned at turns and key intersections.
My GPS watch was off. Is the distance accurate?
All three sub-events are USATF Certified and measured accurately. Please be sure to review the following article regarding GPS watches and accuracy. GPS Watches May Not Track Runs Accurately – NYTimes.com
Can I be guaranteed my shirt size?
AMPT does our very best to ensure you receive the shirt size you selected at registration. We will not allow shirt size exchanges until packet pick-up closes on RACE DAY. Please be advised that shirts are ordered well in advance and the sizes provided are used as estimates to complete the pre-race bulk order. For the best chance of receiving your registered size, please pick up your packet as early as possible. We recommend NOT waiting until RACE DAY. Shirt exchanges will be allowed RACE DAY (after packet pick-up closes) based on availability. Shirts WILL NOT be mailed under any circumstance.
What if there is a storm or inclement weather on race day?
There is no rain date for this race. The race director reserves the right to modify, shorten, or cancel the race due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that make the race unsafe. Race management will work with police and city officials to determine if cancellation is required and/or if a rescheduled date is available and possible. Please see the AMPT Weather Policies for more details.
Can I register the day of the event?
Yes, see the event page for race day registration information, but keep in mind that this race may SELL OUT. If this happens, there will be NO race day registration. We will post SELL OUT information on this website if this happens.
Do you allow animals at any of the races?
We LOVE our furry friends… but our insurance and permit restrictions do not allow animals at this race unless it is a service animal, which must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times.
I am registered for the Triple Dare Half Marathon Challenge. Where do I pick up my AMPT Champ Challenge Medal after I complete the Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon?
Challenge Finishers may pick up their commemorative challenge medal upon completing the Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon at the “Challenge” Booth on site (at the Awards Tent in Texas Lottery Plaza, near the stage). Medals will not be mailed for any reason.
Make sure you are eligible for the Triple Dare Half Marathon Challenge – Here are the Challenge Rules
– Runners must complete all 3 Half Marathons consecutively within the 2019 calendar year. This includes the 2019 Murphy Half Marathon, 2019 Hot Trot Half Marathon, and the 2019 Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon.
– Runners must have official HALF MARATHON finish times for all three events.
– 10K and 5K runners do not qualify for the AMPT Champ Triple Dare Half Marathon Challenge
– Challenge medals are reserved for the first 700 runners that register and complete the challenge.
– To qualify, runners must register for the challenge as a BUNDLE PACKAGE (the easy one-click registration includes entry into all 3 events at their lowest price), OR register for each event individually under the SAME first and last name, date of birth, and email address.
– Runners that register for each event individually under a different name, date of birth and/or email address do not qualify.
– Runners that downgrade from the Half Marathon to the 10K or 5K on any of the three events do not qualify.
Live Music by Timeless
It’s a post-race party you won’t want to miss! Grab a blanket or lawn chair and gather at Texas Lottery Plaza for live music by Timeless Band! Meet up with other runners and enjoy an ice cold beverage and a bite to eat.
Complimentary Beer and Breakfast Tacos
It’s a FINISH LINE CELEBRATION! Who doesn’t love TACOS and BEER?
All finishers will receive a post-race breakfast taco catered by Mel’s Catering. Runners can choose between egg & cheese taco, ham, egg & cheese taco, or potato, egg & cheese taco. A FOOD coupon is attached to your bib number and will be redeemed for your taco.
Don’t forget to bring a valid I.D. Runners 21+ will receive a complimentary beer from our participating local brewery. A BEER coupon is attached to your bib number and will be redeemed for your drink. Must show valid ID.
• Half Marathoners receive a gender-specific quarter-zip long-sleeve pullover
• 10K and 5K Runners receive a gender-specific tech t-shirt
• Custom 4″ Finisher Medal
• Half Marathon finishers receive an iPick 13.1 medal charm
• AMPT Drawstring Bag
• Custom Bib
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Become an AMPT Champ and take on the Triple Dare Half Marathon Challenge! The schedule includes three half marathons that travel some of the most scenic courses in all of DFW. Put your fitness and training to the test as you accept the Triple Dare Half Marathon challenge!