Dallas Marathon/HM Race Reports and Info

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • With half marathoners starting at the same time as the full marathon, it feels a bit crowded until mile 9, when they split off.
  • Course is much more rolling hills than flat
  • If it’s windy at all, you’ll likely notice it in the latter miles around White Rock Lake, miles 11-20
  • If it’s rainy, the roads can seem slick
  • Weather is unpredictable, could be cold, rainy, windy, humid, hot…
  • Easy to get caught up in the speed of the half marathoners at the start


Type: Two loop course, with one of the loops being a lollipop loop off the main loop

Start/Finish Info: Starts and Finishes at Dallas City Hall Plaza. There is parking available or runners can use the DART Rail. There are 4 start corrals, each with different closing and start times – know your corral information!

Hills: 70ft miles 0-3.5, 160ft miles 4-7.5, 50ft miles 10-10.5, 50ft miles 11-11.5, 120ft miles 18.7-21, 50ft miles 21.5-21.8


Aid stations

Locations of water/electrolyte stations: 20 aid stations, each with water and Gatorade

Electrolyte offered: Clif Shots at miles 9 and 19.5

Spectator access

Access Locations: See Course Map

Boston qualifier?


Race reports

Dallas Half Marathon Race Report – Scott Sayler

Race: BMW Dallas Half Marathon Runner: Scott Sayler Race Date: 12/12/2021 Location: Dallas, TX Results: 1:49:09 Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/6375974175 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? Great course! Nearly perfect weather. Well organized! (see below...no negative comments) Highlights of your race – What ...
dallas marathon race report

Dallas Marathon Race Report – Alan

Race: Dallas Marathon Runner: Alan Date: 12/10/2017 Location: Dallas, TX Results: 2:56:09, 28th overall Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1309667511/overview 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? This was the first race I did this year where I woke up from my own bed... so it being close to ...

Strava links

Marathon: https://www.strava.com/activities/1309667511/overview

Half Marathon: https://www.strava.com/activities/6375974175

Race Website


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