BMW Dallas Marathon Festival – Marathon Half Marathon, 50K Ultra Marathon & More

Sunday, December 13-15, 2024 • Dallas, TX

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More than 30,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair competitors take part each year in the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival – which features 12 running and walking events over a 3-day weekend.

In 2023, a new Sunday course was debuted which featured less turns and less hills making for a faster overall course.

Both the full marathon and the half share the same starting line in downtown Dallas, on Young Street at the Dallas Police Memorial near City Hall. From there, the course unfolds along a very gradual uphill for the first few miles,with a larger uphill-downhill segment between miles two and three on Olive Street and Cedar Spring Road.

After that, the next couple of miles keep runners alongside Turtle Creek, continuing the uphill climb through Dallas’s ritzy Highland Park neighborhood. This segment is where the peak elevation of the half marathon course occurs, on Monticello Avenue between miles 6 and 7. By this point of the race, runners will have climbed nearly 180 feet in under four miles.

Once they pass the mile 7 marker, it’s (almost) all downhill from there. Long Stretches along Greenville Avenue, Swiss Avenue and Main Street are followed by the home stretch along Canton and Young Streets, back in to the finish line at the Dallas Police Memorial.

Starting line of the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival


Awards & Accolades

The BMW Dallas Half Marathon was the nineteenth most popular half marathon in the United States in 2023.

Race Weather & Climate

Moderately cool to mild (and sometimes cold) conditions are the norm in the Dallas metro area in the late fall/early winter season, when the weather is typically at its most pleasant time of the year for the local area.

In December, temperatures range between 39°F and 57°F, while precipitation amounts average around 2.53 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Dec. 15), the average low is 40°F and the average high is 58°F.

Past Results

BMW Dallas Marathon Festival Course Map

See the race route map for the BMW Dallas Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

8:00 AM


  • $129 – $209 for the half marathon
  • $139 – $219 for the full marathon
  • $149 – $229 for the ultra marathon

BMW Dallas Marathon Festival Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon, or 5-person Relay, register online at here.

BMW Dallas Marathon Festival Official Race Website

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When is the BMW Dallas Marathon?

The BMW Dallas Marathon Festival is December 15, 2024.

How much does the Dallas Marathon cost?

All races vary depending on how close to the event you register. The half marathon starts at $129 and increases to $209. The marathon begins at $139 and raises to $219. And the ultramarathon starts at $149 and increases up to $229 for race participation.

How many people run the Dallas Marathon?

Over 30,000 runners participated in the 2023 festival.

What is the route of the BMW marathon in Dallas?

You can follow the route on our BMW Marathon Dallas course map.

Where does Dallas Marathon start and finish?

The races begin and end at Dallas City Hall Plaza.

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