BMW DALLAS MARATHON 12.10.17
RACE NEWS AND UPDATES
Back for Year Two: Registrations Open for BMW Social 5Ks and BMW Dallas Marathon Social Run Sweepstakes
DALLAS (July 19, 2017) – The 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay may be five months away, but this fall, participants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area will have the opportunity to get a taste of the race day fun. Registrations for the 2017 BMW Social 5Ks and BMW Dallas Marathon Social Run Sweepstakes, which awards one lucky winner a trip and entry into the 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, are now open.
To be eligible for the sweepstakes, individuals must participate in the 47th running of the BMW Dallas Marathon on Dec. 10, 2017 – running either the marathon or half marathon– and must also register and attend one official BMW Dallas Marathon Social 5Ks. Early registration for each social run is encouraged as space is limited and sell outs are expected.
Hosted by area BMW centers, official BMW Social 5Ks will be held throughout North Texas this fall, including:
- Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m. – Classic BMW Social Run (6800 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75204)
- Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m. – BMW of Grapevine Social Run (1111 E. State Hwy 114, Grapevine, TX 76051)
- Thursday, October 12 at 7 p.m. – Autobahn Social Run (2401 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107)
- Thursday, October 26 at 7p.m. – BMW of Arlington Social Run (Viridian, 1200 Viridian Park Lane, Arlington, TX 76006)
- Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. – BMW of Dallas Social Run (Trinity Groves, 3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas, TX 75212)
Read more HERE.
2017 BMW Dallas Marathon Welcomes Olympians Shalane Flanagan and Meb Keflezighi to Race Weekend Festivities
DALLAS (June 28, 2017) – Participants in the 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay will have a little extra inspiration at this year’s event as three-time Olympian, Shalane Flanagan, and Boston Marathon winner and four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi join the race day festivities on Sunday, December 10. Both elite athletes will have leading roles in the race’s starting ceremonies and will hand out medals to participants crossing the finish line. Shalane will also be available for photos and autograph signings with fans during the BMW Dallas Marathon Health & Fitness Expo.
This will be Flanagan’s first time appearing at Texas’ oldest marathon. Flanagan has raced in three Olympics, placing sixth in the marathon in Rio in 2016, and in June of last year broke the American 10K record with a time of 30:52. She is also the author of New York Times best-seller, Run Fast Eat Slow, a cookbook focused on nutrient-dense recipes for athletes.
This year marks Keflezighi’s fourth consecutive appearance at the BMW Dallas Marathon. In 2015, Meb participated in the BMW Dallas Marathon’s Duo to Rio Relay, where he raced alongside several Olympic athletes including Desi Linden. Last year he served as an elite ambassador throughout the weekend. Read more HERE.
New Designs, Styles and Colors – BMW Dallas Marathon Partners with Alanic Active Wear to Offer New Apparel Options for 2017 Event Participants
DALLAS (June 23, 2017) – “I did it for the shirt.” It’s hard to beat the sense of accomplishment that comes from training for and finishing a full or half marathon, and for novice and experienced participants alike there is no more tangible sign of that accomplishment that a signature event shirt. With this in mind, the BMW Dallas Marathon is excited to announce Alanic Active wear as the official apparel sponsor of the 47th BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay.
As a part of the partnership, Alanic Active wear will produce participant shirts for the 2017 BMW Weekend Series 5K and 10K distances, BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay. Participants will have the choice between dual-blend tank top or short sleeve options in a variety of colors. In addition to participant shirts for each registered runner, Alanic will produce the popular long-sleeve dri-fit finisher shirts for each marathon, half marathon and relay distance participant that crosses the downtown Dallas finish line on Sunday, December 10. Alanic will also produce a finisher jacket for all participants who complete the BMW Weekend Series.
New to this year’s event, individuals have the opportunity to take on the BMW Weekend Series by completing the 5K or 10K on Saturday, December 9, and the marathon or half marathon the following day. BMW Weekend Series participants will earn the signature jacket and a bonus medal as well as other race weekend benefits. Read more HERE.
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