The Dallas Marathon has identified 10 key viewing areas to watch the 2013 race. For visual reference, see the course map with Spectator Viewing Point indicators.
START: Mile 0 – Intersection of Main Street and N Market Street
All runners start together at 8:05 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Dallas, approximately two blocks east of Houston Street. The runners will line up in corrals based on their estimated pace per mile. The El Centro College Food and Hospitality EXES Association will host its first annual BREAKFAST ON THE RUN fundraiser starting at 6:00 a.m. at the Market Street entrance to the College located between Main and Elm Streets in Downtown Dallas. Main Street will be closed beginning Saturday afternoon. Parking is recommended in surface pay lots and garages in the West End District and surrounding lots.
WEST DALLAS LOOP & MARGARET HUNT HILL BRIDGE: Miles 1-3
More than a dozen businesses on the West Dallas Loop will be hosting public activities along the two-mile course, with more than a dozen charity spectator teams stationed around the course, each vying for a donation of up to $2,000 for their enthusiastic demonstrations of runner support! In particular, there will be three entertainment zones where several businesses are coming together with music, activities and food for purchase:
1) At the northeast corner of Sylvan and Fort Worth Avenue, the Belmont Hotel and Clairevista Vitality Club will offer children’s activities and music from Durty Laundry. FC Dallas will also have an activity area. Smoke restaurant will open for brunch at 8 a.m. On the future site of Sylvan|Thirty, enjoy a gospel choir performance organized by Greater Mt. Hebron Church. Burguesa Burger will be open for breakfast at 7 a.m.
2) At the intersection of Sylvan and Singleton, Ray’s Sporting Goods and La Estrella Bakery will be coming together with music, food for purchase, and other neighborhood activities.
3) Near the western end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Trinity Groves will have music, food and drink from Babb Bros. BBQ & Blues, Hoffman Hots, 3015 at Trinity Groves, The Workroom, and Four Corners Brewing Co.
All the latest details are available at www.westdallasloop.com
NORTH OF SINGLETON
- 3016 Gulden Ln., Dallas, TX 75212
- 3011 Gulden Ln., Dallas, TX 75212
- 423 Singleton Blvd. Dallas, TX 75212
SOUTH OF SINGLETON
- 306 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, TX 75212
- 324 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, TX 75212
- 2800 Herbert St., Dallas, TX 75212
SOUTHS OF FORT WORTH AVENUE/WEST COMMERCE
- 1850 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, TX 75208 (limited parking next to entertainment on Sylvan|Thirty site)
- 641 Yorktown St., Dallas, TX 75208 (Neighborhood Credit Union lot)
- Trinity River Overlook, West Commerce at Beckley Ave.
Ample additional on-street parking along the following streets: Pittman, Hardwick, Langford and Beatirce and elsewhere in the industrial neighborhood between Fort Worth Ave./West Commerce and the Main Post Office.
DESIGN DISTRICT: Mile 4.6
Participants will run through a section of the trendy Dallas Design District. The Bell Design District’s outdoor amphitheater serves as a great point to watch both half and full runners travel through the district. Parking is accessible via Market Center Blvd. and Irving Blvd from the north. Oak Lawn Ave and Dragon Street will be closed while the race takes place.
TEXAS SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN: Mile 5.5
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the race beneficiary, is going all out: staff members, volunteers, our patient champions and patient families will all be there to cheer and encourage the runners as they come up the first hill on the race course. Parking is available on Oak Lawn Ave east of Maple Ave. Maple Ave will be closed while the race takes place.
TURTLE CREEK AT CEDAR SPRINGS: Mile 6.4
A race course favorite, runners travel north on Turtle Creek, with half marathon runners returning south on Turtle Creek on their way back downtown. Trees lining Turtle Creek will have autumn leaves and other beautiful scenery. Runners will pass by mansions, high-rise condos and office buildings with prestigious addresses. Direct access to Turtle Creek will be restricted, but parking is available along Oak Lawn and surrounding streets. Please do not park in any lots used by area churches.
RETAIL SHOPS ON MOCKINGBIRD: Mile 11.7
Runners approaching Mile 12 coming from the M Street neighborhoods will make their turn toward White Rock Lake in front of Hillside Village and Lakewood Village. These shopping centers are full of friendly restaurants, including Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and plenty of outdoor space to watch the action. Parking is available in the shopping center surface lots. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Mockingbird from Hillside to Buckner Blvd while the race takes place.
WINFREY POINT: Mile 17.2
Marathon runners approach Winfrey Point approximately 17.2 miles into their race on the east side of White Rock Lake. Winfrey Point has always served as a great spot to watch runners pass by with panoramic views of the entire lake and tall buildings of downtown clearly visible on the horizon. Winfrey Point is reached via Emerald Isle off of Buckner Drive. Parking is limited at the top of Winfrey Point and at the ball diamonds at the bottom of the hill. Parking is not allowed on the grass.
DEEP ELLUM: Miles 24.5
Approaching mile 25 the marathon participants run through Deep Ellum. True to its tradition as an entertainment venue, Deep Ellum will feature plenty of entertaining distractions and bands to keep the marathon runners energized during the final stretch to the finish line. Runners will be on Canton St.; access and parking in this area is via Elm, Commerce and Main Streets. Canton St. will be closed to traffic during the race.
KLYDE WARREN PARK: Mile 10.4 (Half Marathon course)
Just past Mile 10 on the half marathon course, Dallas’ newest urban green space will serve as a prime location for spectators. The 5.2-acre public park in the heart of downtown Dallas is the final landmark half marathon runners will pass on their way to the finish line at the Dallas Convention Center. Parking is available in surface lots in the northeast part of downtown Dallas as well as street metered parking. Olive Street north of Woodall Rogers and the north side access road along the park will be closed during the race.
DALLAS CITY HALL & DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER: Mile 26 & Finish Line
Almost home, the full marathon participants run by the front of Dallas City Hall on Young Street. The full, half and relay runners all finish on S. Griffin Street on the north side of the Dallas Convention Center. After crossing the finish line, the runners will be funneled into the Dallas Convention Center to receive post-race attention, and to unite with family and loved ones in Dallas Convention Center’s Hall D. The Post Race Party in front of the Dallas Convention Center will feature live music and food trucks. Several streets in the area will be closed or will have restricted access, so parking is recommended on the northeast side of downtown on surface pay lots or in parking garages. Using DART to reach the Dallas Convention Center is highly recommended.