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The Jalapeno Half  is our premier distance event in Fort Worth. This will be our fifth edition of the Jalapeno Half. This year we add a 10k together with our 5k. All three distance are part of challenges! Everyone gets a finisher medal! Can you handle the heat of the Jalapeno Half, 5k & 10K?

The Jalapeno will be held rain or shine.

Online registration will remain open through race morning.

Event Date

Sunday June 25, 2017 – 7:30 AM

Registration Fees

There are no service fees added on at the end of your purchase!

5k Child 12 & under
If you have never entered a Mellew event before, as a first time customer, our Mellew Incentives awards program will allow you to save $5 off your first entry immediately!

Register 4 or more at one time and $5 will be deducted from each entry! There are no refunds

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Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

Want to bring a group of 25 or more?

We will make it very simple for you!

Stuff Happens Program

When you register online, you will see a box in our entry form that will say “Stuff Happens”, Check that box and $5 will be added to your final fee. If for any reason you cannot cross the start line your entry fees can be applied to a future Mellew Productions event Make sure you read the programs rules.

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Packet Pickup

Saturday June 24, 2017 Noon to 5 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Dallas – 8050 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75243 (at Central Expwy next to Home Depot)
Academy Sports + Outdoors Fort Worth – 6101 – I-20, Fort Worth, TX 76132 (at Bryant Irvin Rd)
Academy Sports + Outdoors West Plano – 3305 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 301, Plano, TX 75093 (at Parker)
Race Day – You may also get your packet race day at the event. Please arrive no later than 7:00 a.m. if you are picking up race day. Allow time for cars getting into parking.


All event photos will be available for sale.



The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel –
817-870-1000 – 200 Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Worth Downtown – – 817-698-9595
1111 W Lancaster Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76102
There are plenty of hotels very close, within a few miles.


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What you get

    • A chance at World’s Toughest Half Challenge, summer 10k Challenge or the Run & Party challenge!
    • When you register there are no service fees!
    • Chip timing with chip in the bib
    • Great party afterwards!
    • Runner’s t-shirts for all entrants.
    • All runners including 5k gets a great Jalapeno finisher medal! And everyone gets a free bottle of Melinda’s Hot Sauce at the finish line!
    • Great mostly flat course with few turns

Jalapeno Awards

Timing by:


The Jalapeno will use the latest chip timing technology, which records your time precisely from start to finish. Your timing chip will be in your bib. Just put your bib on and you are good to go.

The Half, 10k & 5k will have awards for the top male and female overall and the top male and female masters. We will present awards to the top three finishers both male and female in the following age groups 14 & under, 15-19,20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+.

Please check your age group finish placement before leaving the event. If you cannot stay for awards, we will allow you to visit our awards table to get your award. To have it mailed to you later will cost you $15!

You can also look for results on your phone. Please allow 10 minutes after you cross finish line for results to upload. 

We will only announce the overall winners in the Half. All half age group winners will be able to visit our awards table and simply pick up your award.

Our age group awards!

Finisher Medals

All finishers of The Jalapeno will receive a great Jalapeno medal 



It is going to be a hot time at Jalapeno! All finishers will get a free bottle of Melinda’s Hot Sauce as they finish!


Fort Worth Texas
Event Site Address: 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (map)

There is plenty of free parking at Panther Island Pavilion


Sunday, June 25th, 2017
6:00 am – Packet Pickup
7:30 am – Half Marathon
7:45 a.m. – 10k start
8:00 a.m. – 5k start
8:30 am – Post Race Festivities
9:00 am – 5k awards
9:30 am – 10k Awards and overall Half winner awards


Exclusive Lyft Discounts for the race:
New Users: Get $20 in free ride credit ($10 off 2 rides) to try Lyft. To redeem, download the app and enter code SPICYHALF or click here.
Existing User: Get 20% off a ride to or from the race with code SPICYHALF20.


All entrants will receive a great summer mesh tech  T-shirt!


2016 Results

The Courses

Half Course Map

Half Course Description

5k Course

5k Course description

10k course will will run with the half with an early turn around. Map being designed

Our Courses will run next to the beauty of the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth!


We will have plenty of water along the course.There will be water stations on the course about 1 and 1.5 miles apart and will offer  H2O and sports drink.

We will be using Water Monster so we will have plenty of liquids.


Port o Lets

There will be plenty of restrooms and port-o-lets at the event site as well as port-o-lets along the both courses.


Average Low in June in Fort Worth is 69 degrees F and High is 91 degrees F.

Jalapeno Challenges

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