Sunday, December 13, 2020 • Dallas, TX • Course Map
More than 12,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair competitors cross the finish line each year in the Dallas Marathon & Half Marathon, which featured a completely redesigned course for its 2018 course.
The overwhelming majority of this race’s finishers come in the half marathon — more than 9,800 in 2012, as the 2013 race had to be cancelled due to weather. For this year’s race, participants will have 4 hours to complete their 13.1 miles.
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.
Should the 2020 race be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, runners will have the option to run a virtual race or run the physical race on the to-be-determined spring 2021 date.
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. 13), the average low is 40°F and the average high is 58°F.
- 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 MetroPCS Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- 2010 Dallas Half Marathon Results
- $89 – $139 for the half marathon
- $99 – $159 for the full marathon
- $109 – $169 for the ultra marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon, or 5-person Relay, register online at RaceRoster.com here.
Official Race Website
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