MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Awarded 2013 RRCA Texas State Marathon Championship Title
Posted Thursday, 23 May, 2013
May 23, 2013 (Dallas, TX) – The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Board of Directors today announced the designation as the 2013 Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Texas State Marathon Championship race.
“We’re grateful for the championship designation and recognize that it communicates to both athletes and the running community that our race offers a premier runner experience in Texas,” said Kevin Snyder, chairman of the Dallas Marathon board of directors.
Since 1958, the RRCA has annually awarded championship events through a competitive bidding process at the national, regional and state level to RRCA member clubs and events. The RRCA establishes and manages the bidding process, outlines guidelines for championship event standards and sets safety expectations for the event.
The RRCA’s goal is to both promote the sport of distance running and award top performing runners across the open, masters and grand masters categories for both men and women. The Dallas Marathon, formerly the Dallas White Rock Marathon, first received this designation in 2008.
Registration is capped at 6,000 marathon participants, 13,000 half marathon participants and 6,000 relay participants. Event fees for the Dec. 8, 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and 5-Person Relay are $100, $85 and $255, respectively.
For more information, visit www.dallasmarathon.com.
About the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon
The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is a flat and fast race, featuring a scenic course that highlights the best areas of Dallas including the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The race is Texas’ oldest running marathon and serves as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. Race activities occur the second weekend of each December and include a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, the Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K presented by Oncor, and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay and SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer Harvard. The Dallas Marathon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; the primary beneficiary of proceeds from race weekend is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit dallasmarathon.com.