Tips for Watching the Race

Nothing can be more motivating to a runner than having enthusiastic crowd support. Here are some ways you can enjoy the event and help the participants make their way to the finish line.

Recommended Viewing Locations

Be sure to consult the course maps for road closures and route. If you plan to travel to multiple cheering locations, driving and parking is recommended by this MAP below. Please be aware that if you are cheering at a location other than the finish line, you may not make it from one location to the finish before your athlete finishes. 

Red Route - Watch the Start then head out to Boomer lake where you could see your runner on both the west and east sides before heading back to the stadium>

Orange Route - Start at the corner of Hester and University to watch your athlete at about mile 2 then head to the east side of Boomer Lake and then Back to stadium via Green Route to watch finish.

Green Route - Watch your runner start and then head out to Boomer Lake and then back to Finish Line.

Recommended Spectator Map


Cheering Tips

  • Use noisemakers – music, clapping, cowbells, etc.

  • Don’t say “You’re almost there!” unless they are at least on Denison Ave.

  • Make a funny sign

  • Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather


    Watch for your runner come around the Electrical Engineering Technology building, then make your way to the finish line in front of West End of T. Boone Pickens Stadium.

    • You may join them at the finish area, but remember, the food tent is for runners only. You may bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

    • Only Stilly Half Marathon and 5K participants are allowed on the course at the finish area. Please, for the safety of our runners, DO NOT join your runner in crossing over the finish line. Only runners and volunteers are allowed in the finishing chute.