The Hottest Half & 10K

Sunday, August 13, 2017 • Dallas, TX • Course Map

Make sure you take advantage of each and every one of the planned 10 water stations scattered throughout the 13.1-mile course along the Trinity River at “The Hottest Half” Half Marathon & 10K, which sees more than 1,500 runners cross the finish line each year, including more than 1,100 runners in the half marathon alone.

The race, which features live music at the starting line to pump runners up, will move from Dallas’s White Rock Lake Park to a new course along the Trinity River, using the same route as May’s Moonlight Madness Half Marathon.

Runners start the out-and-back course at Community Beer Company on Inspiration Drive, and from there head out on a winding route that features long stretches along the Trinity Skyline Trail and the Trinity Levee Trail, before crossing back over the Continental Avenue Bridge and running in to the finish line at Community Beer Co.

This is a race that will definitely test how well runners have been training through the summer, and get them ready for the fall marathons and half-marathons they’re preparing for. The course will be run entirely on paved surface trails through the park and on city streets through the adjacent neighborhoods.

Organized by Mellew Productions, a Texas-based organizer of road races and other running events, the race is also part of the Long Distance Running Series sponsored by the Southwestern Association of USA Track and Field.

Race Weather & Climate

As the name of the race promises, runners need to be ready to run in some potentially brutally hot, sunny and dry conditions at this race, when the “dog days” of summer are at their worst in the Dallas metro area.

On race day (Aug. 13), the average low is 77ºF and the average high is 97ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the “Hottest Half” Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:30 AM – half marathon, 10K


  • $65 for the half marathon
  • $45 for the 10K
  • $28 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Dallas’s Hottest Half or 10K race, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website


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