Saturday Events

10K (6.2M), 5K (3.1M), 5K Team, 5K Walk (3.1M) & 100-Yard Dash

Presented by CBS Texas

Start your race weekend off by joining us on Saturday, December 9th! Saturday’s events will include a 10K, a 5K, a 5-person 5K Team Challenge and a 100-yard dash for kids! Part of the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival, all Saturday events will start & finish in Downtown Dallas, providing great views of the city. Whether a shakeout run for Sunday or to experience the joy of participating in marathon weekend at a shorter distance, these events are the perfect way to start the weekend off right.

NEW for 2023: All kids under 14 can participate for free!

Saturday, 12/9/2023

10K: 8:30 am
5K / 5K Team: 8:45am
5K Walk: 8:50am
100-Yard Dash: 10:15am
Oncor Kid’s Race: 11:00 am

Participant Benefits

  • Donation to Scottish Rite for Children
  • Soft tri-blend short-sleeve participant shirt
  • Personalized race bib (*if registered by October 31st)
  • High-energy start and finish line experience
  • Flat & fast course through the heart of downtown Dallas
  • Course entertainment to help motivate you along the way
  • Finishers medallion for all finishers (see additional custom option below)
  • Overall awards for top male & female finishers (5K and 10K)
  • Admission to the Post-Race Party featuring music, food, beverages and complimentary beer (participants 21+)


(All events start/finish at Dallas City Hall Plaza)

  • 10K (6.2M) (8:30am)

    This 6.2 mile run course offers great city views as it passes over the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, cuts through Downtown and circles Deep Ellum before returning home!

  • 5K / 5K Team (3.1M) (8:45am)

    This fast 3.1 mile course takes you through the heart of Downtown and into Deep Ellum with minimal turns before heading for the finish!
    The 5K Team event will be the cumulative time of the 5 runners with 3 divisions to enter: all female team, all male team and a co-ed team (must have at least 2 female or 2 male runners).  Please note, the team captain will need to pick up all of the team’s participant shirts at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, 12/8.

  • 5K Walk (3.1M) (8:50am)

    New for 2023, we are excited to offer a new 5K walking event which will start separately from the 5K run. Walkers will get to enjoy the same 5K course in a more relaxed environment!

  • Kid’s 100-Yard Dash (10:00am)

    Kids ages 6 and under are welcome to participate free of charge in our 100-meter dash. Parents are welcome to accompany their registered child!

  • Oncor Kid’s Race (1 & 2-Mile Run or Walk) (11:00am)

    Back for 2023, all DISD students are able to participate free of charge thanks to our partner Oncor! Registration forms will be made available at your school starting in September. For additional questions, please reach out to us at

    Kids runDallas

Course Maps

runDallas reserves the right to change the course as needed prior to race date.

Rules and Time Limit

In accordance with the guidelines issued by USA Track & Field and Wheelchair Sports USA, only runners, walkers and wheelchair participants will be allowed on the course. See the official rules for a complete list of course guidelines. The time limit is 1 hour for the 5K and 2 hours for the 10K (20-minute per mile pace or better).


Race May 1 – May 31 June 1 – Aug 31 Sept 1 – Oct 31 Nov 1 – Nov 30 Dec 1 – Dec 9
10K Adults $54 $59 $64 $69 $74
5K Adults Run and Walk $49 $54 $59 $64 $69
10K Youths (14 and under) FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
5K Youths (14 and under) FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Oncor Kid’s Race
(1 & 2-Mile Run or Walk)
5K Team (5 Members)

$219 $239 $259 $279 $299

*Packet pick-up for all Saturday races will take place at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, December 8th from 11am to 7pm.

Complete Your Marathon Weekend 

Looking for a challenge? Participants can take part in two days of event weekend and receive even more swag! That’s right, register for the 2023 BMW Weekend Series and earn a bonus medal, a custom finisher jacket and other amenities!

Choctaw Runners Lounge – enhanced amenities in 2023!

Upgrade Your Race Weekend – Limited Space Available

Single-day options include Saturday, December 9th (6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and Sunday, December 10th (6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.); 2-day passes are also available

VIP amenities include:

  • Heated Private Tent Access Near the Start/Finish Line
  • Complimentary Race Day Parking
  • Pre-Race Snacks & Beverages
  • Post-Race Brunch
  • Climate-Controlled Restrooms
May 1 - May 31 June 1 - Aug 31 Sept 1 - Oct 31 Nov 1 - Nov 30 Dec 1 - Dec 9

2-Day Pass

$179 $189 $199 $209 $219

Sunday (12/10)

$159 $169 $179 $189 $199

Saturday (12/9)

$54 $59 $64 $69 $74
*Choctaw Runners Lounge passes can be purchased during online registration or by clicking HERE.

iTAB – Medal Personalization ($19)

Personalize your commemorative BMW Dallas Marathon Festival medal with an iTAB Ribbon Hanger, engraved with your name and finish time. Add iTAB to your registration and your iTAB will be mailed to you shortly after race day.

The iTab can be purchased during registration or by clicking HERE.


Awards are given to top finishers in 8 categories for each event