Blue Red Run Half Marathon

Saturday, March 23, 2019 • Irving, TX • Course Map

Set for its 5th annual running here in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in mid-November, Grand Prairie’s Blue Red Run Half Marathon & 10K is designed as a benefit for the locally-based Firefighter & Police Officers Memorial fund and charities as well as Michael’s Memories, a nonprofit that funds all-expense-paid family vacations for firefighters who are fighting cancer.

The race is set to take runners on an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, in between Grand Prairie and Irving. From there, the race is almost all flat, with an elevation change of less than 250 feet, making this course a great one to set a new PR on.

(Once the home of the Dallas Cowboys NFL stadium, Irving’s most notable sight today is probably the Mustangs at Las Colinas, a bronze statue of several horses at 1 1/2 times life size that is considered the world’s largest equestrian statue.)

The first half of the course is mostly downhill with some slight uphill sections. From the Verizon Theatre, the course begins along Pollock Place and West Hunter Ferrell Road before connecting to the Campion Trails, following the West Fork Trinity River for much of the course. The course goes through the Mountain Creek Preserve around mile 4 (and back again around mile 8). After reaching the turnaround point at the Twin Wells Golf Course, runners turn around and retrace their steps before crossing the finish line back at the Verizon Theatre.


Fast, almost all flat and the chance to run for a great cause — helping firefighters and their families take a break from the pain and trauma of cancer care, as well as the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation memorial charity.

The Mustangs at Las Colinas. (Photo by Marco Becerra/flickr)

The Mustangs at Las Colinas. (Photo by Marco Becerra/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Located in northeast Texas, about 10 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and roughly 26 miles northeast of Fort Worth, Grand Prairie typically sees March temperatures that average between 46ºF and 68°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 3 inches, making March Grand Prairie’s fifth-wettest month of the year.

On race day (Mar. 23), the average low is 48°F and the average high is 70°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the Blue Red Run Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

  • 7:30 AM – half marathon
  • 7:45 AM – 10K
  • 8:00 AM – 5K


  • $45 and up for the half marathon
  • $29 and up for the 10K
  • $25 and up for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of Grand Prairie’s Blue Red Run Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at by clicking here.

Official Race Website


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3 comments… add one
  • Randalyn Button May 25, 2018, 3:50 pm

    Is this course all paved?

  • Kate Davis June 23, 2016, 9:33 am

    How long do you have to complete the half marathon course?

  • connie downin October 2, 2014, 3:12 pm

    hi, did not see how long you have to complete the half marathon?


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