Dallas Marathon Kickoff Run and Epic 80’s Party Presented by Miller Lite Set for June 4
Fun run, music from Live 80, and after party at White Rock Lake to open registration season for 2014 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon
Posted Friday, 16 May, 2014
The Dallas Marathon organization announced registration is now open for the Kickoff Run and Epic 80’s Party Presented by Miller Lite, a fun run scheduled for National Running Day on Wednesday, June 4. The 4.4K fun run, celebrating the 44th running of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, will be held at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake and will kick off registration season for the 2014 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay, SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer and Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Oncor. The event will feature entertainment for participants including:
• Post-race party with free beer
• Live music from the band Live 80, Dallas’ popular 80s cover band
• 80s-themed costume contest
• Food trucks
Registration for the Kickoff Run and Epic 80’s Party Presented by Miller Lite is $20 and includes a training shirt, race bib, finisher giveaway and access to the post-race party with beer provided by Miller Lite (for those 21 and over with a valid government ID). Participation in the kick off race will be capped.
“The Kickoff Run and Epic 80’s Party Presented by Miller Lite will be a great opportunity for Dallas’ running community to celebrate National Running Day on June 4 and launch registration for the 2014 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon in an entertaining fashion,” said Patrick Byerly, president of the Dallas Marathon. “We anticipate a great turnout with a lot of 80s-themed fun for each participant.”
To register for the Kickoff Run and Epic 80’s Party Presented by Miller Lite, visit dallasmarathon.com.
Registration for the 2014 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay, SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer and the Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Oncor will open June 4. More information on registration prices for 2014 will be announced in the coming weeks.
About the Dallas Marathon
The Dallas Marathon is a nonprofit organization with a focus of promoting health and physical fitness through running events and related activities. Dating back to 1971, the organization conducts and promotes year-round events culminating each December with Dallas’ largest and Texas’ oldest running marathon, the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon. Now in its 44th running, the marquee property attracts over 25,000 participants and 300,000 spectators to Dallas’ largest single-day sporting event, highlighted by a race course featuring iconic landmarks including the JFK Memorial, Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the historic Swiss Avenue District, Klyde Warren Park and Reunion Tower. The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is recognized as The Official Marathon of the City of Dallas and, since naming a primary beneficiary in 1997, has donated more than $3.5 million to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit dallasmarathon.com.