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Texas > Michelob Ultra Dallas 13.1 Marathon & 5K
Dallas, TX  •  Saturday, October 25, 2014  •  Course Map  •  Series Calendar

The 13.1 Marathon series of half marathon races returns to the heart of Texas this fall with the third annual running of the Dallas 13.1 Marathon, which will feature a half marathon and 5-mile run that are both open to runners and walkers and join seven other races in the series, in cities ranging from Atlanta to New York to Los Angeles.

Just over 2,300 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in both races combined at the race's second annual running in 2013, including more than 2,100 finishers in the half marathon alone.

Runners (and walkers, the race is open to both) will start the race along Flora Street near the Dallas Performing Arts Center in the heart of Dallas's cultural and arts district, within (quite literally) a stone's throw of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Myerson Symphony Center (the home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra) as well as the city's Trammel & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, just three of the city's true arts treasures.

From there, runners and walkers will head out on an out-and-back course that takes them along paved city streets through the sections of the city known as Uptown and North Dallas. Runners will head north along McKinney Avenue toward Cole Park, followed a stretch southward along Cole Avenue toward Turtle Creek, where they'll turn right onto Turtle Creek Boulevard and follow the winding creek for roughly the next two miles of the race.

The next stretch of the race takes runners around the edges of Davis Park and toward the campus of Southern Methodist University, where they'll come within one block of the edge of the campus.

Then it's onto a more than four-mile stretch of the Katy Trail, the paved running, walking and biking trail that extends through Dallas's Uptown and Oak Lawn districts (along the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad), and takes runners south all the way back down to Ross Avenue, where they'll turn left and complete the final mile back in toward the performing arts district and finish back on Flora Avenue.

Runners and walkers will need to be able to finish the 13.1-mile race within the course time limit of 3 hours, 30 minutes, which needs you'll need to keep a pace of 16 minutes per mile or better in order to finish on time.

Race Weather & Climate

Known for its sunny, hot and dry weather in the summer, Dallas in the fall typically sees milder, cooler and wetter weather in October, which is the city's rainiest month of the year. Record temperatures here during the month have reached as low as 27°F (in 1993) and as high as 100°F (in 1979).

October Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 58°F Low: 55°F Rain: 4.65 in.
High: 79°F High: 75°F Snow: 0 in.

Course Map

See the race route map for the 13.1 Dallas Half Marathon

Starting Time

7:00 AM - half marathon
7:15 AM - 5K


$50 for the half marathon, if registered by April 24, 2014
$60 between April 25 - June 19
$70 between June 20 - August 14
$80 between Aug. 15 - September 18
$90 between Sept. 19 - October 19
$100 between Oct. 20 - 21
$110 between Oct. 22 - 25


To reserve your spot in the fall 2014 running of the Dallas 13.1 Marathon or Uptown 5-Mile Run, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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