SMU Cox School of Business Relays
2-Person Half Marathon & 4-Person Marathon Relay Options
The concept is simple and a lot of fun: a half or full marathon relay, run by teams of runners. This race is perfect for teambuilding or for those wishing to participate in race weekend at a shorter distance! NEW for 2019: Take part in either our 2-person Half Marathon Relay or our 4-person Marathon Relay both of which are sure to provide a fun experience for friends, family or co-workers!
runDallas reserves the right to change the course as needed prior to race date.
We are now offering two relay options so that all relay runners will get to experience the thrill of the start or finish line at Dallas City Hall. Glencoe Park at the corner of Martel Ave. & N. Central Expy. will now serve as the only relay exchange point making it easier for team members to navigate the course. Half of our relay runners will run through scenic Uptown and Highland Park from the start line and half will run down Greenville Ave. and Swiss Ave. to the finish line.
This half marathon relay option will follow the half marathon course and be split into two legs with distances of approximately 7 and 6 miles each. Runner one will start at Dallas City Hall and then hand off the relay wristband to runner two at Glencoe Park. Runner two will then run the remainder of the half marathon course back to Dallas City Hall. See course map for further details.
This full marathon relay option will follow the half marathon course, but will collectively allow teams of four runners to complete the distance of a full marathon. Runners one and two will each start at Dallas City Hall (each having a relay wristband) and will run to Glencoe Park (leg one is approximately 7 miles). At Glencoe Park, runner one hands off a wristband to runner three and runner two hands off a wristband to runner four. Runners one and two and runners three and four do not have to run together. Runners three and four will then run the remainder of the half marathon course back to Dallas City Hall (leg two is approximately 6 miles).
The finish times of runners three and four when they cross the finish line will then be added together to provide a marathon finishing time for the 4-person team (runners one, two, three and four). For example, if runner three crossed the finish line in 1 hour and 45 minutes (collectively the half marathon time of runners one and three) and runner four crossed the finish line in 2 hours and 5 minutes (collectively the half marathon time of runners two and four), the marathon time for the 4-person team would be 3 hours and 50 minutes (1 hour and 45 minutes plus 2 hours and 5 minutes).
- Donation to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
- Soft tri-blend participant t-shirt
- High-energy start and finish line experience
- First-class course highlighting the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods, entertainment districts and iconic Dallas landmarks
- Course entertainment to help motivate you along the way
- Custom finisher’s medallion for all finishers
- Overall awards for top finishing teams
- Long-sleeve performance blend finisher shirt (event specific)
- Admission to the Post-Race Party featuring music, food, beverages and complimentary Samuel Adams (21+)
*All members of finishing relay teams receive commemorative medals. Relay finisher medals will be provided at both Glencoe Park and Dallas City Hall once a team member finishers his/her leg. Finisher shirts will be distributed together in the finisher walk-off area at Dally City Hall and any one team member may pick them up after completing his/her leg.
Rules and Time Limit
In accordance with the guidelines issued by USA Track & Field and Wheelchair Sports USA, only runners, walkers and wheelchair participants will be allowed on the course. See the official rules for a complete list of course guidelines. The time limit for all relay participants to complete the half marathon course is 4 hours. For example, for the 4-person relay, runners one and three must collectively complete the half marathon course in 4 hours and runners two and four must also collectively complete the half marathon course in 4 hours. All 2-person relay teams must complete the half marathon course in 4 hours as well.