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- A 5k event that starts at Big Tex Circle in historic Fair Park.
- Jaguar Chip timing with the chip in the bib
- Big D 10th anniversary party afterwards!
- Tons of free parking at Fair Park
- A fantastic tech event t-shirt!
Friday April 12, & Saturday April 13, 2013 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Hyatt House Lincoln Park - 8221 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225
(Between NW Highway and Caruth Haven on west side.)
- Fort Worth Running Company- 2401 W 7th St, Ste 114 Ft Worth, Texas 76107 - 817-731-1760
- Aloft Hotel Frisco- 3202 Parkwood Blvd. Frisco, TX 75034
- Race Day - You may also get your packet race day at the event. Please note that packet pickup will start at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:10 a.m. You will not be able to get your packet after 7:10.
Note: If you are staying in either of our host hotels, we recommend that you choose the Hyatt House or race day for your packet pickup.First Class Event T-shirt
All entrants will receive a gender specific runner's tech shirt. View how our tenth anniversary tech t-shirt will look! Not just another tech shirt!
Age Group Awards
Awards will be presented to the top three men and women finishers in each of the following age groups for all 3 distances: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70+. The top overall and masters male and female will be awarded special trophies.
Although chip timing affords run events to produce quick fast timing results, it was never intended to be the benchmark for finish order. Big D feels that this is a foot race against other human beings and not against a computer system. The first one back across the finish line is the winner. If your finish placement is important to you, we suggest you line up in the front rows at the start. Age group awards will be based on chip time. Overall awards will be based on gun time.
There will be no marathon awards ceremony. **Overall and Masters Marathon winners will be announced at 10:45am during the Half Marathon awards ceremony. Marathoners will need to go to the awards table to retreive their age group awards.
The Texas Marathon events will start and end in historical Fair Park in the shadow of the Cotton Bowl near downtown Dallas, Texas. There will be plenty of free parking available at Fair Park and you can relax, stretch and prepare for The Texas Marathon in the beautiful surroundings of Fair Park. Please read the detailed directions on our directions page as to the best way to arrive at Fair Park.
Parking and Directions
The address to the entrance of Fair Park is: 1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd Dallas, TX 75210-2364 (Map). Use this map of Fair Park for parking lot locations. For complete directions and parking maps, please, Click Here.DART light rail now travels to Fair Park!
Be sure to visit the DART website for schedules and station maps. Keep in mind trains do not run very often on Sunday morning. At this point trains will only arrive at Fair Park 3-4 times before race start. However if you plan ahead you can avoid car traffic and let DART do the driving. We will have bag check for everyone.
For complete course map and resource info, Click Here.Hydration Stations
We will have aid stations positioned approximately every 1 1/2 to 2 miles. Not only will they provide you with water, sports drinks, and other goodies, but they will also be competing for $1,000 in prize money. Their job is to please you! Our Sports drink is Powerade. Their job is to please you! Information on water stations and port-o-let placement on the course can be found, Click Here.Medical
Race day medical services include first aid medical stations with ambulance service at the start, finish and on the course. We will also have basic medical supplies at each Hydration station. For complete course and resource info, Click Here.Photography
Jerry Glover Photography will be our official race photographer. To pre-order your photos click on the logo for details.Chip Timing at Big D Texas Marathon, Half & 5k
The Texas Marathon 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.Is this a Boston Qualifier?
Yes.Will there be a Bag Drop?
Yes, inside the Grand Place Building, you will see a large feather sign that says "Gear Check".Race Recovery Food Court and Finish Line festival
The Texas Marathon will host a post-race party in the Grand Place Building, which is next to the start/finish line with plenty of post race food, liquids & activities.Showers
We will have a portable shower truck facility available courtesy of the Park Cities Baptist Church. Towels and supplies are provided so you can clean up after the event should you so desire.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
6:00am - Packet Pickup & Late Registration
7:10am - Packet Pickup CLOSES
7:30am - Marathon Start
8:00am - Half Marathon Start
8:20am - 5k Start
8:45am - Post-Race Party
9:30am - 5k Awards Ceremony
10:45am - Half Marathon Ceremony**
2:00pm - Marathon & Half Courses Close
The Grand Place Building at Fair Park in Dallas, TX
1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd Dallas, TX 75210-2364
NOTE: Online registration will remain open through race morning. You may also register online during packet pickup days and go to your location choice and get your packet. You may also register and pay in person at any packet pickup location. There are no service fees.
- $30 - Through April 7, 2013
- $35 - April 8 to Race Day
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
Register Online - NO SERVICE FEES:
Fast - Safe - Secure - Instant Confirmation
You will know you have successfully completed the registration process when you receive a confirmation email with a confirmation number. If you do not get that email, you can assume that your entry was not completed. [Click Here]
Steps to Register by Mail:
Why bother? There is no service fee when you register online!1. Download the Word document. [Click Here]
2. Open the file and fill it out completely.
3. Print and Sign the form.
4. Mail with a check or money order.
The Big D Texas Marathon
PO Box 852856, Richardson, Texas 75085 Weather Forecast
To look up an extended forecast as well as historical highs and lows for April 14th in Dallas, Click Here (wunderground.com).