What will you find in Marathon, Texas?

Welcome to a serene community under one of the darkest and starriest night skies in the country.

Here you'll find friendly people, beautiful surroundings, and a delightful climate. 


With a growing number of overnight accommodations, as well as two parks located in town, Marathon is gaining traction as a pleasant getaway unto itself.  You'll feel galaxies away from city stresses as you take in a sunset, enjoy a picnic at our county park, and stargaze on a cool evening. 


Plus, it's a short and scenic drive to Big Bend National Park, one of Texas and the Nation's most special treasures.  Marathon offers modern conveniences adjacent to this great wilderness.

2021 Events

Marathon has a strong tradition of community events, including the Cabrito Cookoff, Quilt Show, and Fiesta de Noche Buena.  All events are back on track for 2021.  See the Events page for details.

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Established 1882       |       Elevation 4040 feet       |       Population 430