The 44th running of the official marathon of the city of Dallas, the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, formerly known as the Dallas White Rock Marathon, takes place December 8. The multi-event race offers a marathon, half-marathon and five-person relay through downtown. Proceeds benefit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children to support general hospital care.
A qualifying event for the Boston Marathon, the field this year is capped at 25,000 participants with a limited amount of spots per race event. Awards are given to the top finishers in 12 to 18 categories, depending on the race. Water stations and support personnel will be positioned all along the course.
Activities include fireworks and confetti to kick off the race, food and drink vendors and more than 40 bands performing along the course, entertaining runners and spectators.
The race begins with the wheelchair start at 7:55 a.m., followed by the marathon, half-marathon and relay run at 8:05 a.m. Live entertainment will perform on the outdoor stage at the post-race party at 10:30 a.m. A Health and Fitness Expo will run concurrently at the Convention Center.
Location: Main and S. Houston St., Old Red Courthouse, Dallas. For more information or to register, visit DallasMarathon.com.