On Saturday, April 3rd, the Irving 2015 Marathon took place with over 2500 runners participating. Kroger was a Silver Sponsor this year and donated water, apples, oranges, and bananas during and after the races. The Marathon took place at the Irving Convention Center, and consisted of a full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and a 1 Mile Fun Run. The Kroger Booth was bustling as usual, and the fruit and water were a big hit with the runners. The Irving Marathon was the 237th largest marathon in the US last year, and 7.1 % of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.
The Irving Marathon Project was founded in 2012 through the collaborative efforts of the Irving Marathon, City of Irving, and the Irving Healthcare Foundation, with the vision of bringing a sustainable, community minded running event to the City of Irving.
Since 2013, the Irving Marathon has donated nearly $15,000 to the Irving Healthcare Foundation.