Texas > "The Hottest Half" Half Marathon & 10K
Dallas, TX • Sunday, August 25, 2013 • Course Map
Make sure you take advantage of each and every one of the planned 10 water stations scattered throughout the 13.1-mile course around Dallas's White Rock Lake Park at "The Hottest Half" Half Marathon & 10K, which saw more than 1,800 runners cross the finish line at the race's summer 2012 running, including more than 1,300 runners in the half marathon alone.
The race organizers also plan to have live music at the start and when runners are crossing the finish line, to celebrate what no doubt will be a test of every runner's stamina and endurance. The race features an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at Norbuck Park at the northern end of White Rock Lake, and unfolds largely along the western shoreline of the lake. The race turnaround takes runners briefly around to the eastern shore of the lake, and then heads back across Garland Road for the return route back to Norbuck Park for the race finish.
This is a race that will definitely test how well runners have been training through the summer, and get them ready for the fall marathons and half-marathons they're preparing for. The course will be run entirely on paved surface trails through the park and on city streets through the adjacent neighborhoods.
Following the late registration available at Norbuck Park on the morning of the race, runners in the half and the 10K will take off from the starting line at 7:30 AM. An awards ceremony for 10K runners will follow at about 9:00 AM, followed by a ceremony for those placing in the half marathon at 10:30 AM.
Organized by Mellew Productions, a Texas-based organizer of road races and other running events, the race is also part of the Long Distance Running Series sponsored by the Southwestern Association of USA Track and Field.
Race Weather & Climate
As the name of the race promises, runners need to be ready to run in some potentially brutally hot, sunny and dry conditions at this race, when the "dog days" of summer are at their worst in the Dallas metro area.
In August, average monthly temperatures range between 76°F and 96°F, while rainfall amounts average just over 2.1 inches for the month -- the city's second-driest month of the year on average. On the day of the race (Aug. 25), the average low is 75°F and the average high is 95°F.
View the race route map for the "Hottest Half" Half Marathon
$75 for the half marathon, if registered by July 31, 2013
$85 on August 1 and after
To reserve your spot in the late summer 2013 running of Dallas's "The Hottest Half" Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at the event website.
Official Race Website
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