|Date:||Sunday, December 8, 2013|
|Start Time:||8:00 AM|
About the Corporate Relay Challenge
The concept is simple. Corporate relay teams, consisting of 5 persons each, participate in the full marathon relay (26.2 miles total). Winning relay teams in a variety of categories will share a purse of $30,000 in prize money, which will be given directly to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in the names of their respective corporations at a reception at the SMU Cox School of Business in early 2014. Hint: your team doesn’t have to run fast to win in a relay category!
The course begins and ends in Downtown Dallas and highlights the best areas of the city. Along the way, runners pass through the West Dallas Loop, over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, through the Dallas Design District, along majestic Turtle Creek, through prestigious Highland Park, around White Rock Lake, through beautiful Lakewood and down the Swiss Avenue historical district and back to the finish in Downtown.
* Dallas Marathon reserves the right to change the course as needed prior to race date
Rules & 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. The SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge Presented by Behringer Harvard is a full marathon distance 5-person relay for corporate teams. Any team with five people working for the same company can participate in the SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge. All five team members must be full-time employees of the same company, not employees for the day of the race only. There are no age or gender requirements or limits to the number of teams a company can enter. See the official rules for a complete list of course guidelines. The time limit for participating relay teams is 6.5 hours.
Relay Legs & Distances
Each relay team consists of 5 members who each run 4-6.5 miles. Read more about the relay legs & distances.
- Long-sleeve cotton participant shirt
- Finisher’s medallion*
- Online finisher certificate
*All members of finishing relay teams receive commemorative medals. All medals will be provided to the runner who crosses the finish line.
Awards are given to the top 3 teams in 4 categories.
Learn more about the 5-Person relay: FAQ’s.
The world-renowned Cooper Fitness Center has created a unique training program to help 5-person teams prepare for the SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge. Learn more about the Cooper Certified 5 Months to 5 Miles program.