Spectator Race Weekend Information
This page is designed to help friends and family navigate their way around Dallas City Hall Plaza and out on the course. For any additional questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Thanks for your support and we look forward to hosting you on race weekend!
Downtown Street Closures
Be advised that several streets near the start & finish line at Dallas City Hall Plaza will be closed leading up to race during certain times of the day for site set-up. Recommended route for north or southbound travel is S. Griffin St. or Cesar Chavez Blvd.
Please note the following on event days:
- Friday, Dec. 13th – no access across Young St. between S. Griffin St. and S. Ervay St. from 6:45pm – 9:30pm
- Saturday, Dec. 14th – no access across Young St. or Main St. between S. Houston St. and Cesar Chavez Blvd. from 8:45am – 10:30am; note access will also be limited across Main St., Commerce St. and Canton St. in Deep Ellum between 9:00am – 10:30am.
- Sunday, Dec. 15th – no access across Young St. between S. Houston St. and Cesar Chavez Blvd. from 8:00am – 9:30am; north and southbound access on S. Lamar St. and S. Griffin St. will open at approximately 9:30am. No access on Young St. between S. Griffin St. and Cesar Chavez Blvd. from 8:00am – 4:00pm.
The BMW Dallas Marathon begins and ends in Downtown Dallas at the corner of Marilla St. and S. Akard St. (Dallas City Hall Plaza). Spectators will have access to many surface parking lots during race weekend that are within walking distance to the Health & Fitness Expo, start & finish line and post-race party area. However, we strongly recommend taking DART to avoid parking delays.
Runners and spectators can easily travel to the BMW Dallas Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, the start & finish line and throughout the run course via DART Rail.
- from the North/Northeast, using the Red Line
- from the North, using the Green Line
- from Irving, using the Orange Line
- from the South, using the Red, Blue, or Green Lines
Stations close to event venues:
- Convention Center Station: DCC, start & finish line and relay buses
- Union Station: Relay buses, Omni Hotel
Stations close to marathon course for spectator viewing:
- Mockingbird Station (near mile 7)
- White Rock Station (near mile 14.5)
Key Departure Stations
Plano (near Parker Road & Central Expressway/Hwy 75):
- First train leaves at: 4:21 a.m.
- Departures before 7:00 am: 5
- Travel time to West End: 44 minutes
North Carrollton (near G. Bush Turnpike & I-35):
- First train leaves at: 4:19 a.m.
- Departures before 7:00 am: 6
- Travel time to West End: 41 minutes
Irving Convention Center (near HW 114 & W. Northwest Hwy.):
- First train leaves at: 5:19 a.m.
- Departures before 7:00 am: 4
- Travel time to West End: 33 minutes
When you arrive at your departure station, purchase a “Local Day Pass” from a ticket vending machine (some stations accept credit cards, most only accept cash), good for round-trip service all day. For help figuring out the most convenient route, call DART at 214-979-1111 or visit Dart.org. Plan to arrive at your local station no later than 6:30 a.m. since the DART trains will fill up fast.
To view DART stations and rail lines to the Convention Center, click here: DART Rail System Map.
Recommended Course Viewing Areas
For those spectators that would like to see a participant out on the course and still make it back to City Hall Plaza to watch the finish, we recommend two viewing areas. Please click HERE to access a map showing two areas that are fairly easy to get to and provide great locations to catch your favorite runner! Both provide access off of major roads and will allow you to get back downtown in time to see the finish.
Live Television Broadcast
The 2019 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon & SMU Cox School of Business Relay will be broadcast locally live on ABC WFAA-TV (Channel 8) from 8am to 9am on Sunday, December 15th. The race’s Channel 8 live broadcast will feature high-definition television programming from the 49th running of the BMW Dallas Marathon, including on-air talent, analysis and commentary from notable running experts, and more.
Runner Tracking & Results
Participants, family & friends can all use LIVE RESULTS to share in the excitement on race day. Get status of participants in real-time using the live tracker & leaderboard. Details such as time, pace, position on the course map and estimated finish will be instantly available!
The 2019 BMW Dallas Marathon Weekend of Events LIVE RESULTS is now available via web at https://rtrt.me/bmwdm.
Have a smartphone? Download the RUNFARUSE Mobile App at https://rtrt.me/bmwdm and select the 2019 BMW Dallas Marathon event.