Half Marathon Overview

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Dallas White Rock Marathon Presented by the Dallas Police Association and Michelob Ultra “Run the Rock” Half Marathon Overview

From a tremendous runners send-off to 30 locations of course entertainment to a post-race party like no other, the Dallas White Rock Marathon is one of the nation’s premier running events. Consisting of a full marathon, a half marathon and a 5-person marathon relay, race day offers something for every runner.

The 26.2-mile certified marathon course, mostly flat with some rolling hills, begins and ends at the American Airlines Center near downtown Dallas. Along the way, runners pass through the wooded Turtle Creek area, prestigious Highland Park, around White Rock Lake, through beautiful Lakewood and down the Swiss Avenue historical district.

The half marathon also begins and ends at the American Airlines Center. Half-marathoners will follow the marathon course race except for the necessary 2.5 mile detour which trims 13.1 miles off the marathon total.

There will be more than 20 aid stations along the course!

Half Marathon

Chip Timing

These events will be chip-timed. The chip registers your time as you pass the start mat, finish mat, halfway mat and two other mats at undisclosed locations. All award winners must have a time recorded at all five mat locations. Official times and award times will be based on your chip time. The only exception is that the top six overall male and female will be determined by gun time.

Be sure your chip works by testing it at Packet Pickup during the Marathon Fitness Expo. Times cannot be adjusted after the race due to malfunctioning chips.

After the race, volunteers will remove the chip from your shoe before you leave the exit chute area. Runners not returning their chips at the finish line will be assessed a $30 fee.

Course Time Limit

There is a 7.5 hour course time limit, which is equivalent to a 17.08 minutes per mile pace. For more information on the course time limit, go to our page on course information.

Packet Pickup

There is no packet pickup or registration on race day. All packets must be picked up at the Marathon Fitness Expo at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on Saturday, December 11, 2004 (packet pickup hours 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Packets will not be mailed to participants. Late registration will also be available at the expo.

Race Beneficiary

The primary beneficiary of the event is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children – one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.

Personalized Marathon Commemoratives

Crossing The Line™ offers a family of personalized commemorative items that have been developed specifically for the Dallas White Rock Marathon.

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