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Start: Apr 02, 2006 at 08:00:00 AM
Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Loop/Out-and-back, Road
Difficulty: 6 / 10
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Address: PO Box 852856, Richardson, Texas 75085
Phone: 972-235-2513
Filed Under: Running

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This is one of the most beautiful marathon courses as you run in the early spring bloom of Dallas, Texas. We have designed our course so you see the best of our city. High tech runner's shirt for all entrants. For those entering By 3/17/2006 you will get your name on your race bib. Finisher medals for all finishers in the marathon and half marathon. Special top 100 finisher medals for top 100 male and females in marathon - Event features Half Marathon & 5k also.

Start and Finish on the historic State Fairgrounds of Texas with the finish line in front of the Cotton Bowl

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Posted by: mellew and last modified on Aug 17, 2006 by mellew


no photo On April 12, 2004
jonmark98 said ...

The start line will be on the historic State Fair Grounds of Texas next to The Dallas Summer Musical Theatre. As you turn right out of the fairgrounds, the first two miles will be the least scenic part of the course as you run through an older neighborhood. It will be flat however. Your first hill is at mile two. It is a gradual incline of about two blocks long. However, a longer downhill section as you begin to head into some the great neighborhoods that surround White Rock Lake follows it. At mile 3 you will experience your longest climb. As you turn on Santa Monica you will be gradually going up for about six blocks. From there you will then descend into the neighborhood next to the lake. Once you turn off Winsted to the path on White Rock Lake the next 4 miles will be flat and next to the "runner's" lake - White Rock Lake. Thousands in the Dallas area go to White Rock daily to do their long runs. At mile 9 you will leave the lake and have a short climb to Peavy Road. Miles 9 through 14 will be winding through a neighborhood of stately homes and streets that are tree-lined and often form a canopy over the street. The trees will be in fresh green spring colors as they begin to sprout new leaves. There are two very small hills in this section. Your next challenge will be at mile 14 as there will be a long gradual hill here. This will be your last challenge other than mental. As you descend back to the White Rock area, you will get one beautiful glance of the lake and of the city of Dallas. You will have another long flat section until mile 17. At 17 you will have a small hill going up Mockingbird and then will remain fairly flat until mile 20. At that point you will see again two small hills. From mile 20.5 until the finish line you will either be on a flat course or a nice gentle downhill. Between Mile 20 and 23 you will also be running by some of the great architectural stately homes around Gaston Ave and the best on Swiss Avenue. Once you leave Swiss you will head in Deep Ellum, which is the home for most of Dallas' live music clubs. From Deep Ellum you head back into Fair Park and finish in front of the Cotton Bowl in the Cotton Bowl Plaza.

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