Sunday, January 14, 2018 • Irving, TX • Course Map
Note: This race has been cancelled.
The first race of the year in a series of Dallas-area half marathons known as the Four Seasons Half Marathon Challenge — which also includes the Big D Half in the spring, the Hottest Half in the summer, and the Tyler Rose Half Marathon in the fall — the Texas Half will make its 16th annual running in Irving this year, starting from the new Irving Convention Center.
For most of its history, the race has been run in nearby Dallas on a loop course that took runners around White Rock Lake, a park near the center of the city that’s also home to several other races throughout the year. This year, the race directors are opting to take it to Irving to show off another part of the city, known as Las Colinas.
Runners will start the out-and-back course for the race at the Irving Convention Center, a boxy, modern 275,000-square-foot building along Las Colinas Boulevard that lies just a few miles east of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Though the race includes some hills in the first few miles, the entire course is run on paved surfaces, and the uphill segments also become downhill segments on the return trip.
After leaving the starting line, the course heads out onto Las Colinas Boulevard for about the next 2 miles; that’s followed by turns onto La Villita Boulevard before arriving at the turnaround point.
When runners are nearing Interstate 635, they’ll turn around and return along the same route to the Irving Convention Center. The race isn’t over yet, though–the course repeats the same 6.5 miles again for the second half of the race before returning to the finish line back at the convention center.
The Texas Half — which saw 531 finishers in 2016 — is open to walkers as well as runners, as long as walkers can complete the course in four hours.
Race Weather & Climate
Located about 10 miles northwest of Dallas, Irving typically sees cool and sometimes even cold and blustery conditions in early February, which brings temperatures that average between 41ºF and 61ºF and just over half an inch of snow on average every year.
On the day of the race (Jan. 14), the average low is 38ºF and the average high is 58ºF.
$65 – Registration fee is subject to increase as race day grows closer. Check the event website for the most up-to-date info.
To reserve your spot in the mid-winter 2018 running of Irving’s The Texas Half, register online at Mellew.com here.
Official Race Website
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