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Dallas Marathon

Dallas, TX


Race Dates

2017: Sunday, December 10, 2017
2016: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 47°F (8°C)
Average High: 56°F (13°C)
Average Low: 37° F (2°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.30
Course Score: 98.30

Race Size

2016: 2,812 Finishers
2015: 2,747 Finishers
2014: 3,951 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 6.5%
2015: 6.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Dallas Marathon was the 29th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 26th largest in 2015.

Last year 6.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Dallas Marathon the 337th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 327th highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 98.30 ranks it as the 277th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 19th fastest course in Texas.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Dallas Marathon a PR Score of 98.30. This PR Score ranks it as the 225th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 17th fastest in Texas.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 598 feet (182m)
Min Elevation: 419 feet (127m)

Dallas




Ratings & Reviews for the Dallas Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews



review of 2016 Dallas Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

This year's Dallas Marathon was blessed with almost perfect weather. The day started in the low 50s with clouds and fairly calm. However, as the day progressed the winds kicked up and were well over 20mph with 30+ mph gusts about 3 hours into the race. That's totally out of the RD's control and really didn't diminish a great day for running. It made the finish quite challenging in spite of it being a fairly flat course.

The race highlights:

THE EXPO: Fairly typical for a large marathon in that there were tons of vendors and tons of stuff. I really enjoy spending time at expos and this one did not disappoint. With BMW being the title sponsor this year, there was some really cool car stuff to play around with.

THE COURSE: Having lived in Dallas for about 10 years, I am very familiar with the course and it definitely went through a lot of the best neighborhoods in the area. However, the out and back at White Rock Lake is a little repetitive and ignores the section that would include the arboretum which is a beautiful part of the lake. The worst part of the course is the section that runs along the Santa Fe Trail which is a multi mile slow climb up a concrete path. The path was not closed and we dealt with several runners coming from the other direction and I was passed twice by bikers who were not part of the event.

THE SPECTATORS: The city of Dallas definitely supports the marathon in a big way. There are plenty of spectators on the course to keep you motivated and lots of "unofficial" food stations along the way for those hungry for doughnuts, beer, or Twizzlers. From the "Dolly Parton's" and Elvis impersonators, there are plenty of people having fun on the course.

THE ORGANIZATION: This is such a well run event, it's obvious that it's been around for over 40 years. From start to finish, this is a very professionally run event that seems to care as much about the marathon as it does the half and the relay. It's nice to run in a race that has doesn't put all the interesting parts of the course on the parts shared by with the half marathon and make the full marathon course seem like an afterthought. I didn't utilize the bag check so I can't comment on that part of the operation.

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