Sunday, December 10, 2023 • Dallas, TX • Course Map
More than 12,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair competitors cross the finish line each year in the BMW Dallas Marathon & Half Marathon, which featured a completely redesigned course for its 2018 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 Longview Street between miles 7 and 8. By this point of the race, runners will have climbed nearly 180 feet in under four miles.
Once they pass the mile 8 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.
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. 10), the average low is 40°F and the average high is 58°F.
- 2022 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2021 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2019 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2010 Dallas Half Marathon Results
BMW Dallas Marathon Festival Course Map
- $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 2023 running of the Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon, or 5-person Relay, register online at RaceRoster.com here.
BMW Dallas Marathon Festival Official Race Website
The BMW Dallas Marathon Festival is December 10, 2023.
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.
Over 14,000 runners participated in the 2022 festival.
You can follow the route on our BMW Marathon Dallas course map.
The races begin and end at Dallas City Hall Plaza.