Kylie Soderstrom

May 01, 2019

Registration Opens for 49th Annual BMW Dallas Marathon Weekend

Texas’ longest running marathon announces the Friday Night Lights Mile and enhanced weekend participant experiences


(DALLAS) – Registration for the 2019 BMW Dallas Marathon Weekend is officially open. The Marathon’s parent organization, runDallas, is excited to kick-off registration for its annual marquee event, which attracts more than 20,000 runners and 100,000 spectators from around the world and benefits the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

“The BMW Dallas Marathon is one of the most cherished traditions in the City of Dallas, and we are proud that it serves as a catalyst to bring together the entire community in the spirit of health and wellness,” said Paul Lambert, president of runDallas, a nonprofit organization. “The Dallas Marathon is a destination for athletes and families of all fitness levels – our 2019 portfolio of events offer something for everyone to enjoy.”

The weekend of events is sponsored by BMW of North America and the five DFW BMW Centers. The Health and Fitness Expo starts Friday, Dec. 13 at Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, where participants can pick up packets and have the opportunity to collect information and merchandise from running, fitness and health-related vendors. Admission into the Expo is free for both participants and spectators, and runs through Saturday.

The newest addition to the Marathon’s weekend of events is the Friday Night Mile, which will take place Friday evening and feature rolling heats based on age groups starting at 7 p.m. Participants and spectators alike can enjoy music, food and beverages while they witness the fastest mile runners of all ages in Dallas-Fort Worth compete in this event. Registration for this event is $19.

Saturday’s lineup will be comprised of popular returning events, including the 2-mile walk, 5K and 10K runs. In addition, families are encouraged to come out and partake in the kids’ races, which will include the 100m, 400m and 800m.

The annual BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relays will run on Sunday, Dec. 15. The relay will feature new half or full marathon options, which will have teams of two or four people respectively; allowing all relay runners to experience the start and finish line of the marathon. Full and ultra marathon participants will enjoy Dallas’ iconic marathon course, which includes racing from downtown Dallas, through stately neighborhoods, around White Rock Lake and back to downtown Dallas. Half marathoners and all relay runners will experience the same fast half marathon route as last year with the last five miles generally going downhill and straight to the finish line at City Hall.

Participants can register for the BMW Dallas Marathon Weekend of Events starting today. BMW Weekend Series participants who register and complete the 5K or 10K on Saturday and BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon or 50K Ultra Marathon on Sunday, will earn a bonus medal, custom finisher jacket and other amenities.

The BMW Dallas Marathon Weekend of Events directly benefits the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Since being named as the primary beneficiary in 1997, the Dallas Marathon has donated more than $4 million to the hospital.

For more information, registration updates and event details, please visit

About runDallas

runDallas promotes health and physical fitness through running events and related activities. It will oversee several iconic events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including the marquee event, the BMW Dallas Marathon, as well as the Oncor Mayor’s Race, Five on the 4th, Dallas Corporate 5K and BMW 5K Social Runs. runDallas raises funds and provides a marketing platform for several major non-profit organizations in the North Texas area, including Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas Independent School District, and several other local and national charities. runDallas will serve as an agent to bring those of all ages and fitness levels together in the spirit of health and physical fitness. For more information, please visit

About the BMW Dallas Marathon

The Dallas Marathon is a nonprofit organization with a focus on promoting health and physical fitness through running events and related activities. Dating back to 1971, the organization hosts year-round events culminating with Dallas’ largest and Texas’ longest running marathon: the BMW Dallas Marathon. Now in its 49th running, the marquee race attracts runners from across the globe and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Dallas’ largest single-day sporting event. The BMW Dallas Marathon racecourse highlights iconic Dallas landmarks and is recognized as the official marathon of the City of Dallas. Since naming a primary beneficiary in 1997, the Dallas Marathon has donated more than $4 million to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit

About BMW

BMW has a long history of supporting global endurance running events including the BMW Berlin Marathon & Tokyo Marathon – both World Marathon Majors – along with the Frankfurt, Munich,
and Vancouver marathons. The BMW Dallas Marathon represents the company’s first title sponsorship of a major U.S. running event. BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 341 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 153 BMW motorcycle retailers, 126 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

About Texas Scottish Rite

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) is a national leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. The hospital strives to improve the lives of children through innovative research and training programs. TSRHC treats children with orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders such as dyslexia. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call 214-559-5000 or 800-421-1121 or visit

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