General/Miscellaneous Questions

When is the 2016 Dallas Marathon?

The 2016 Dallas Marathon will be held on Sunday, December 11th.

What if the weather is bad on race day?

The race is held rain or shine. Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds and extreme temperatures. If necessary, participants will be made aware of these conditions and possible dangers which could result on the Dallas Marathon website, as well as through other means of communication such as e-mail, social media and public address announcements.

Race officials, in consultation with the city of Dallas, National Weather Service and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Visible lightning will cause the race to be delayed.

If the race is canceled, it will not be re-scheduled. Refunds and/or deferrals will not be made in the case of inclement weather cancellations.

Is there a time limit for the marathon and half marathon?

Yes, there is a time limit. Click here to read more about it.

Registration Questions

Can I transfer my registration to a friend or family member?

No. Due to USATF rules and regulations, each participant must register themselves and sign their own waiver. Any walker or runner who is participating with another participant’s bib number will be disqualified at the discretion of the race director.

Is it possible to switch races?

It is not possible to transfer, change or switch to a race that is sold out, but you may transfer out of a sold out race to a race with open spots. You will be assessed a transfer fee or the difference between the current race price and the original price you paid, whichever is greater. Please note that registration is non-refundable.

You may only participate in the race for which you are registered.  For example, if you are registered for the full marathon or relay you may not run the half marathon course. You will receive the finish line medallion for the race bib you are wearing – finishers with full marathon bibs receive a full marathon medal, finishers with half marathon bibs receive a half marathon medal and Behringer relay team members will receive a relay medal (at the conclusion of each individual leg).

Is it possible to get a refund of my registration fees if I am unable to participate due to injury, an unforeseen circumstance or if I change my mind on which race to run?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds in case you are unable to participate for any reason. We are a non-profit that benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, so the proceeds will go to a great cause!

Can I register by mail?

We do not accept mail-in registration. Registration is only accepted online. Going “paperless” is an environmentally-friendly decision that makes sense for the marathon. In addition to helping our environment, going paperless helps in other ways. Our event is primarily run by volunteers and moving away from mail-in registration frees our time to improve other areas of our race and ultimately donate more time and money to our beneficiary. Thank you for understanding!

Will the Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay sell out?

Each race is capped and expected to sell out.

Packet Pick-up/Expo Questions

Where is the Health & Fitness Expo located?

The Health & Fitness Expo is located at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center (Hall C) at 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, TX 75202.

Is the Health & Fitness Expo free to attend?

Yes! Anyone can attend the Health & Fitness Expo at no charge.

When and where is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up will be located at the Health & Fitness Expo during the following dates and times:
Friday, December 9th from 11am – 7pm and on Saturday, December 10th from 9am – 6pm. All race packets must be picked up during these times. Packet pick-up is not available on race day.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

No. Due to increased security, every runner must pick up their own packet at the Health & Fitness Expo. We will not be able to make exceptions.

Start Line/Corral Questions

When will I know what corral I am in?

Race numbers will be sent via email the Wednesday before race day.  Your corral assignment will be printed on your race bib that you will receive at packet pick-up.  Corral assignments are made based on your estimated finish time that you entered during registration.   A corral map will be printed on the back of your race bib, which you will need to pick-up at the Health & Fitness Expo on either Friday, December 9th (11am-7pm) or Saturday, December 10th (9am-6pm).

What time will the race start?

This year’s start will be split into three separate start times based on which corral you are in. This has been set-up for start line efficiency and overall runner experience. This information (as well as a map) will be printed on the back of your race bib.

  • Corral A – closes at 7:50am, starts at 8:05am
  • Corral B – closes at 8:05am, starts at 8:20am
  • Corral C – closes at 8:20am, starts at 8:35am

(all corrals open at 6:00am on race morning)

Can I change which corral I start in?

You will only be permitted to move backwards.  For example, if you have been assigned corral B, you can to start in corral C if you’d like, however, you may not move forward into A.

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