Registration Now Open for the 2022 BMW Dallas Marathon Festival
The Ultimate Running Weekend, Offering an Event for the Entire Family
(DALLAS) – On your mark. Get set. Go! Registration for the 2022 BMW Dallas Marathon Festival weekend is officially open. Marathon organizers are hoping to break attendance records by making this year’s race weekend a destination for athletes and families of all ages and experience.
“The BMW Dallas Marathon Weekend isn’t only a time for running enthusiasts, but also an experience for friends and family to get outside and enjoy an amazing weekend with 11 events to choose from,” said Paul Lambert, president of runDallas. “The Dallas Marathon is a longstanding tradition in North Texas and we’re extremely excited to bring our community together this December. We want to thank our participants, volunteers, sponsors, partners and the City of Dallas for their support in hosting the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival.”
The annual BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and 50K Ultra Marathon will run on Sunday, Dec. 11. The 10K, 5K, 5K Team Challenge, Kids 100M Dash and Oncor Kids Race will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, and the Friday Night Lights Mile will return on Friday, Dec. 9. There will also be BMW Fall Fun Runs in October to help participants prep for race weekend. Some of the highlights this year include the Pegasus Cheer Zone and 5K Team Challenge on Saturday. There will be an incredibly merry holiday atmosphere, and to top it all off, BMW will be giving away a new vehicle to lucky participant again this year!
The weekend of events will begin Friday, Dec. 9, with the Health and Wellness Expo at Kay Bailey Hutchison 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 and runs through Saturday.
Participants are encouraged to register now for the lowest price of the year through May. Prices will increase throughout the summer and fall.
New this year, the BMW Weekend Series will now include 3 events over 3 days, and Series participants will earn a bonus medal, custom ASICS finisher jacket, along with 3 finisher medals, long sleeve participant and finisher shirts, 3 post-race parties, and a 2 day health and fitness expo.
This year’s race weekend will directly benefit Scottish Rite 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 about registering for the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival, please visit runDallas.com. For media inquiries, please contact Silver Hogue at Silver.Hogue@hck2.com or at (214) 697-3113.
runDallas 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 Festival. Now in its 51st running, the marquee event, with 10 event distances to select from throughout the weekend of events, attracts runners from across the globe and tens of thousands of spectators to Dallas’ largest single-day sporting event. The BMW Dallas Marathon Festival course highlights iconic Dallas landmarks and is recognized as the official marathon of the City of Dallas. Since naming a primary beneficiary in 1997, the festival has donated more than $4million to Scottish Rite for Children. For more information, visit runDallas.com.
About Scottish Rite for Children
Scottish Rite for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric orthopedic centers. A wide range of orthopedic conditions are treated, including sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain arthritic, neurological and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information about services available at the Dallas or Frisco campus, volunteering or donating, visit scottishriteforchildren.org.