The Mayor’s Race 5K Fun Run and Walk

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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

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