The Mayor’s Race 5K Fun Run and Walk

The Dallas Mayor is hosting the annual “Mayor’s Race 5K Fun Run and Walk” as part of the race weekend for the Dallas White Rock marathon. The non-competitive 5K (3.1 mile) event features a scenic course across the Trinity River, through historic Oak Cliff, and back to City Hall Plaza. A shorter one-mile run and walk will immediately follow the start of the 5K.

Mayor's RaceDate: Saturday, December 12, 2009


Race – 9:00 a.m.
Registration – 7:00 a.m.


Dallas City Hall. Race begins at the corner of S. Griffin Street and Ceremonial Drive. Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail schedules available on the DART website.


Advance Registration (by 12/8/09):
$10 per individual OR
$20 for families (up to 5)
No cost for DISD studentsRace-Day Registration (12/12/09):$20 per individual



If you are driving to the race, please note that there is street-meter parking (parking meter fees/coins required) near the Convention Center as well as garage or surface parking (parking fee of $4 to $8 will be charged for official Convention Center parking, depending on proximity of the lot).

The Mayor’s Race is a non-competitive 5K Fun Run & Walk that is an affordable event for the entire family. For younger participants, there is a one-mile event immediately following the start of the 5K.

  • All participants will receive a Mayor’s Race T-shirt. If available, additional T-shirts can be purchased for $5.
  • Online/paid registrants will be chip-timed.
  • The fun run and walk will end just outside the Dallas White Rock Marathon Fitness Expo at the Dallas Convention Center; the Expo is a convention-style event where families can visit trade booths and learn more about fitness, diet and exercise.

Ready to start training for the Mayor’s 5K? Check out our “3 Months to 3 Miles” Training Program.

Mayor’s Race Schedule

7:00 a.m.

Race day registration, pre-race activities and live music begin at the starting line located on the north side of the Dallas Convention Center at the intersection of S. Griffin Blvd. and Ceremonial Drive

8:30 a.m. The Mayor and DISD Physical Education teachers lead the pre-race warm-up

9:00 a.m.  Mayor’s Race begins

10:00 a.m.

Head over to the already-in-progress Marathon Expo at the Dallas Convention Center and visit more than 80 health and fitness booths and the Kid’s Fit and Fun Pavilion

Half Marathon

Dallas White Rock Half Marathon

Presented by Cooper Complete
Sunday, December 14, 2008 • 8:00 a.m.
Victory Park – American Airlines Center – Dallas, Texas

The Dallas White Rock Half Marathon Presented by Cooper Complete begins and ends in Victory Park at the American Airlines Center. The half marathon course is new for 2008.

New Record-Setting Half Marathon Course for 2008
No More Merge – Final 5K on Katy Trail

The City of Dallas has reviewed and given preliminary approval to a new half marathon course that should generate PRs – if not world records. Like the old course, the half marathon will share the first 6.5 miles of the marathon course, and then turn off and head back to its own finish line at the northeast side of the American Airlines Center.

Course Merge Congestion Eliminated

In past years, after the initial split at 6.5 miles, the half and marathon courses merged to share the last few miles of the race course. This year, the half marathon will not re-join the marathon course thereby eliminating the congestion caused by the former merge.

Half Marathon Final 5K on Katy Trail

The real news is that the last 5K of the half marathon course will now be held on the Katy Trail! If you’re a local runner who has run the Katy Trail 5K, you know this is a fast course, and one of the prettiest inner-city running trails in Texas. We’re looking for the average half marathon times from our race to fall dramatically this year as a result!

View a course map.

For more information on other race distances, visit the following sections of our website: