Oncor Mayor’s Race FAQs

Campus Poster Contest

New this year, the poster contest is an opportunity for schools to use their creative talents to design a poster that shows school spirit and pride for their campus community.  We want the students to be a part of something unique and exciting that makes people smile, brings the school community together and makes them feel part of something greater than themselves.  Schools can enter their posters HERE.  The deadline for entering a poster is Tuesday, December 5th.


The Oncor Mayor’s Race, formerly known as a 5K, is a free Social Fun Run/Walk for the entire Dallas ISD community.  Registration for DISD students only ends on November 30th.  The registration form for parents wishing to register their child can be found HERE.

All students and staff in Dallas ISD need to complete the Waiver Form (same as Registration Form) before being allowed on the course.  Students & Teachers will turn-in their forms to the Point of Contact (POC) on the campus.  The sponsor or POC riding the bus with the students will need to bring all forms on race day. There will be a location, identified by signs, to drop off the forms. Administrative and Support staff need to email their registration forms to the Urban School Wellness Department to the attention of Brenda Jackson – bjackson@dallasisd.org.  We will accept staff registration until December 5th

Start Time

The Oncor Mayor’s Race will start promptly at 11am at Reunion Park located at the Base of Reunion Tower.  Even though there are other race events on the same day, ALL Dallas ISD participants will start at 11am.

Student Transportation

Schools will be picked up at their designated campus location starting at 8:30am. Schools participating in the MYFI (Mayor’s Youth Fitness Initiative) Program will be picked up at 8am.

Parking for Non-Bus Arrival

The City of Dallas charges a fee to park in the lots designated for the Oncor Mayor’s Race.  The cost for parking is $10-15.  There will be volunteers directing parking traffic. For public transportation on DART, please click HERE.

School Race Bib Pick-up

All schools will need to send a representative to the Urban School Health Department on or after November 22nd to retrieve race-day bibs. The teacher riding the bus with the students will hand out the bibs to the students during the bus ride to the event.  When students exit the bus, they will be funneled through lines and handed t-shirts based on identifiers on their race bibs.

T-shirt Pick-up for Administrative/Support Staff

All t-shirts can be picked up at the office of Urban School Wellness (H.B. Bell School Support Services Building, 4th Floor) on/after November 22nd.

Parent Participation

Parents not employed by Dallas ISD are encouraged to attend the Social Fun Run and walk/run with their Dallas ISD student(s).  Parents will need to register at the event.  There will be a table to accommodate parent registrations.

Monetary Incentives for School Participation

Thanks to the generosity of the BMW Dallas Marathon, the following monetary incentives will be provided to the schools that bring the most students (based on enrollment numbers) for each academic level: High School, Middle School and Elementary School.

  • 1st – $200
  • 2nd – $100
  • 3rd – $50

Pre-Race Activities

Prior to the start of the race, musical entertainment, stretching activities and photo opportunities will be available for everyone. Additionally, winners of last year’s monetary prizes will be awarded and announced.

Post-Race Activities

Following the Social Fun Run/Walk, all participants will receive a finisher medal, IHOP pancakes, chocolate milk, fruit and water. There will also be a dance party featuring mascots from Dallas-area sports teams.

Return to Campus

All schools will board busses and return to home campuses starting at 12:30pm.