50th Anniversary

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*Save The Date: The 2022 BMW Dallas Marathon Festival, December 9th – 11th


BMW Dallas Marathon

The Dallas Marathon is a nonprofit organization with a focus on promoting health and physical fitness through running events and related activities. Established in 1971, the history of the organization encompasses tremendous growth and produces what has become Dallas’ largest and Texas’ longest running marathon, the BMW Dallas Marathon, as well as several other weekend event options including a Half Marathon, 50K Ultra Marathon, 2-person half marathon relay, 5-person marathon relay, 10K, 5K, the Friday Night Lights Mile and various Kids Races.

Running the marathon in Dallas highlights the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods, entertainment districts and iconic Dallas landmarks. Tens of thousands of spectators join in BMW Dallas Marathon Day – the second Sunday of December – lining the streets and neighborhoods to cheer on participants in a race that is recognized as the official marathon of the City of Dallas.

Since naming a primary beneficiary in 1997, the Dallas Marathon has donated more than $4 million to Scottish Rite for Children.


2021 Event Weekend Line-up

Friday, December 10th Saturday, December 11th Sunday, December 12th
Scottish Rite for Children
Media Day
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Choctaw Runners Lounge
6:30 am – 11:30 am
Choctaw Runners Lounge
6:30 am – 4:30 pm
Health & Fitness Expo
Presented by Cumulus Media
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Presented by CBS 11
8:30 am
(BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon & Relays)
Friday Night Lights Mile
Presented by CBS 11
7:00 pm
Presented by CBS 11
8:45 am
BMW 4 Series Coupe Drawing @ Start Line
8:15 am
Kids 100M Dash
10:00 am
Corral A Start
8:30 am
Oncor Kid’s Race
10:30 am
Corral B Start
8:40 am
Health & Fitness Expo
Presented by Cumulus Media
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Corral C Start
8:50 am
Pegasus Carb Loading Dinner
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Corral D Start
9:00 am
Corral E Start
9:10 am