Dallas Marathon & Half Marathon
Dallas, TX USA
March 24, 2013

Dallas Marathon Information

As the amount of runners increase in the Dallas, Texas area so does the cult-like participation in the Dallas Marathon. Originally named the Dallas White Rock Marathon, this event has continued for more than four decades and has gathered participation from all over the globe, including runners from other states and nations. Runners and spectators can count on this racing to be exciting, especially because entertaining festivities, fireworks and hoopla provided during the event.

Dallas Marathon Details
The Dallas Marathon provides runners with a challenging terrain that passes through several scenic areas within the Dallas, Texas area. Runners will see the beautiful downtown area and its historical buildings, as well as a beautiful view of some of the most spectacular homes in the Texas area. Moreover, the tradition of running around the White Rock Lake continues, but runners will have to climb a height of more than 150 feet above sea level after the 5 mile marker, and more than 100 feet above sea level after the 18 mile marker. All participants will receive a T-shirt, medallion and online certificate.

Half Marathon
Half Marathon participants will pass by the trendy Uptown area, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and classy Turtle Creek area. Runners will also pass through the Dallas Design District, and then head back to the finish line. The course covers a few hills but is fairly flat terrain, except after the 3rd mile marker, where runners encounter elevations of 50 to 75 feet above sea level.

Other Races
Other races offered at the Dallas Marathon include the 5-Person Relay Race, the Mayor's Race 5k Run/Walk and the Corporate Relay Challenge. The 5-Person Relay Race will cover the same path as the Dallas Marathon with teams of 5 that run 5 to 6 miles each. Each relay participant will receive a runner's T-shirt. The hour long Mayor's Race will start and end at Singleton Avenue and is accessible to runner, walkers and persons in a wheelchair. It is ideal for both serious and casual athletes. The Corporate Relay occurs simultaneously with the full Dallas Marathon and consists of businesses teams of five persons that will donate a shared purse.

The beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon is the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The proceeds of the race go toward helping the hospital fulfill its mission to improve children's lives through the use of leading treatment services within the areas of pediatrics and orthopedic. Both individuals and charitable groups can support the mission of the Dallas Marathon, by creating a fundraising page or encouraging fundraising participation.

Health and Fitness Expo
Although runner participation is capped at 25,000, more than 70,000 people are expected to surface at the Dallas Marathon each year. This event includes the Dallas Marathon Health and Fitness Expo that provides more than 100 merchandising vendors.

Travel and Accommodations
Travelers to the Dallas Marathon have two airport options, including Dallas Love Field (DAL) and the Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW). Convenient to the DART Bus and Train Line, the Hyatt Regency Dallas is the leading provider of discounts and comfortable accommodations for Dallas Marathon runners. The hotel is primly situated within walking distance of the marathon activities, and runners are provided with guaranteed late check.