Brief History and Highlights of the
2013 Scott & White BCS Marathon
Race was started in 2011 as a fundraiser for Mercy Project
•2011 – 1,731 registered runners
•2012 – 3,380 registered runners
•2013 – 4,165 registered runners
2012: added a kid’s marathon the day before the big race that
has involved more than 1,000 young people
Over three years time, the race has brought in more than
$370,000 for Bryan/College Station based children’s charities
After this year’s race, we surveyed our runners to get a better
idea of what they thought about the race and what kind of real
dollars they were spending on race weekend. The results were
Response rate of more than 30%. Those runners told us:
• 92% – organization of the race was excellent
• 81% – value of the race was excellent
• 70% – plan to return next year
Significant economic impact on the BCS community:
• Runners from four countries (Belgium, Canada, Mexico, US)
• 40 states represented across America
• More than 70% reside outside of Bryan/College Station.
• More than 40% stayed in local hotel rooms (1500+ rooms)
• $230 average per runner spent in BCS during race weekend
(hotels, restaurants, gas, retail, etc.)
• With 3,000+ race finishers, $713,000 spent in BCS
• Add money given to local charities and what is spent locally to
produce the race: economic impact of over $1,000,000.
A unique partnership between both cities and Texas A&M.
First class, community race: after just three years, the BCS
Marathon is the highest rated marathon in the state of Texas by
runner review (www.marathonguide.com) with five out of five
stars in all three rating categories.