Dallas Marathon

Dallas Marathon

Dallas Marathon

( 12 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Dallas,
    United States
  • December
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon, Relay
  • Road Race
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Christine Guenther

Spokane, Washington, United States
73 121
"Dallas Marathon"
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Christine Guenther's thoughts:

9th marathon overall, 1st in Dallas. I did it as part of the Dallas Marathon series and did the 10K the Saturday prior to the race. I flew in Friday of race weekend and left Monday morning

The Expo: Held at the convention center. I went Friday afternoon and got as far as picking up my bibs and shirts before the convention center was evacuated for what we later learned was a bomb threat. People were annoyed and blaming race organizers, but it was beyond their control. They did offer packet pick up day of for the Saturday races because things shut down early on Friday, but nothing for Sunday. I went back on Saturday and explored. OK amount of stuff there

Places to stay: I was at the Hyatt Regency, but the Omni was the host hotel

Pre race: porta potties available, but I felt like more would have been good. Gear check was available as well. Corrals had a rolling closure depending on what corral you were in. Kind of a pain in the butt to get into, as you had to weave your way through a bunch of metal gates to get there.

The Course: Hills at 10K and 20 miles for the full. You see a good part of town. The first 8-9 miles were with the half marathon before we split from the half marathon. A little bit of hills around mile 10K and mile 9. we continued to White Rock Lake, went around and headed back. Some of the last 10K had some hills, which were crappy that far into things. Overall, course hit Oak Lawn, Highland Park, Lower Greenville, and Lakewood. Fans were great (though fewer around the lake). Water stops every 1-2 miles, but there were times that they were more spread out. It would have been nice to have bananas or oranges or both on course.

Post Race
You got your medal and some water right away. If you did the series, you showed your black wristband from Saturday, your medal from Sunday and checked in with a tent at the finish and you were given a third medal and a jacket. You kept going through the chute and got some post race food in a box and a finisher shirt if you did the marathon. Post race food needs some work. Would have loved to see some chocolate milk (beer doesn't seem appetizing) and some bananas. I mean who does edamame trail mix and oreos? iHop had pancakes there, which was a plus.

Good race, but definite room for improvement. More post race food (bananas, chocolate milk, oranges...). With the expo shut down, ok communication, but would have nice to get more updates, but some of that may be on Dallas PD.

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