50th Anniversary of the

BMW Dallas Marathon Festival

April 30 – May 2, 2021

Benefiting Scottish Rite for Children


While we were disappointed to postpone the 50th Anniversary of the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival from December, 2020 to April 30 – May 2, 2021, we look forward to hosting our marquee event in the spring with the same event schedule as planned for this December. Runners and walkers can choose from 10 events including the Friday Night Lights Mile, our Saturday family events including the 5k and 10k presented by CBS 11, the Oncor Kid’s Race benefiting Kids runDallas, and on Sunday, May 2 the 50th Anniversary of the BMW Dallas Marathon with the Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon, 5-Person Marathon Relay and 2-Person Half Marathon Relay starting at 7 am. Every member of the family is welcome to participate in a weekend of challenging / fun races and distances.

As we did this summer and fall, we will continue to follow the guidance of local Government and Health Officials as it relates to precautions being taken relative to COVID-19. If the decision is made that the event cannot be held in person on April 30 – May 2, all registered runners will be converted to a virtual race experience to include 50th Anniversary uniquely themed medals, participant shirts, finisher shirts, bibs and ASICS jackets for the Weekend Series participants. In addition, one lucky registered participant will win a new special edition 2021 BMW automobile, to be drawn on Sunday, May 2. The period to complete the virtual race experience will be from May 1 to May 31.

As a major event, the 50th Anniversary of the Marathon requires a great deal of planning, marketing, operations and amenity spending prerace weekend. As a nonprofit organization we simply are not in position to issue registration refunds as is stated in our race policies and agreed to upon race registration. We appreciate your continued support for the longest running Marathon in Texas benefiting Scottish Rite for Children. We remain optimistic that we will be able to host a challenging and fun in person 50th Anniversary of the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival on April 30 – May 2, 2021.

The runDallas and BMW Dallas Marathon Festival team wish you and your family good health, happiness, fitness and a bright 2021!