Time Limit

Full Marathon Time Limit: 6.5 Hours

Runners, joggers and walkers are all welcomed to participate. We applaud all those who set out to complete the Marathon distance, regardless of the pace. The race is permitted through the City of Dallas and we use officers from the Dallas Police Department to monitor traffic along the route to keep the runners safe. Our permit requires us to reopen the public streets we run on to vehicular traffic after a certain time period, and thus the need for a time limit.

This is a pace of 14:50 (min:sec) per mile for the marathon. For your own safety, we strongly discourage you from participating in this event if you cannot maintain a pace of 14:50 (min:sec) per mile as all course support shuts down based on this pace.

If participants choose to continue running after the time limit, they do so at their own risk and will be required by the Dallas Police Department to move to available sidewalks and obey traffic signals and laws along the course.

*Finisher medallions and completion certificates will be awarded only to those who finish within the official time span.

Full Marathon Race Course Closing Schedule

The race course is closed to all traffic, and then re-opened based on a “ROVING” schedule, which means the course will officially re-open (to vehicular traffic) behind the participants based on a pace of 14:50 (min:sec) per mile. Crews drive in trucks at a pace approximately equal to 15 minutes per mile to pick up trash and supplies from the aid stations along the course.

Any person moving at a pace slower than 14:50 (min:sec) per mile is strongly encouraged to discontinue. Officials with the BMW Dallas Marathon and related parties take no responsibility for participants after the course reopens. All participants on the course after it reopens are required by law to follow all traffic rules, including using the sidewalks, cross walks, obeying cross walk signs, and not crossing streets while the traffic lights are red. In addition, once the race course closes and the streets reopen, all medical aid provided by the marathon is no longer accessible.

Half Marathon Time Limit: 4 Hours

Runners, joggers and walkers are all welcomed to participate. We applaud all those who set out to complete the Half Marathon distance, regardless of the pace. The race is permitted through the city of Dallas and we use officers from the Dallas Police Department to monitor traffic along the route to keep the runners safe. Our permit requires us to reopen the public streets we run on to vehicular traffic after a certain time period, and thus the need for a time limit.

This is a pace of 18:00 (min:sec) per mile for the half marathon. For your own safety, we strongly discourage you from participating in this event if you cannot maintain a pace of 18:00 (min:sec) per mile as all course support shuts down based on this pace.

If participants choose to continue running after the time limit, they do so at their own risk and will be required by the Dallas Police Department to move to available sidewalks and obey traffic signals and laws along the course.

*Finisher medallions and completion certificates will be awarded only to those who finish within the official time span.

Half Marathon Race Course Closing Schedule

The race course is closed to all traffic, and then re-opened based on a “ROVING” schedule, which means the half marathon course will officially re-open (to vehicular traffic) behind the participants based on a pace of 18:00 per mile. Crews drive in trucks at a pace approximately equal to 18 minutes per mile to pick up trash and supplies from the aid stations along the course.

Any person moving at a pace slower than 18:00 (min:sec) per mile is strongly encouraged to discontinue. Officials with the BMW Dallas Marathon and related parties take no responsibility for participants after the course reopens. All participants on the course after it reopens are required by law to follow all traffic rules, including using the sidewalks, cross walks, obeying cross walk signs, and not crossing streets while the traffic lights are red. In addition, once the race course closes and the streets reopen, all medical aid provided by the marathon is no longer accessible.

Ultra Marathon Time Limit: 7 Hours

Runners, joggers and walkers are all welcomed to participate. We applaud all those who set out to complete the Ultra Marathon distance, regardless of the pace. The race is permitted through the City of Dallas and we use officers from the Dallas Police Department to monitor traffic along the route to keep the runners safe. Our permit requires us to reopen the public streets we run on to vehicular traffic after a certain time period, and thus the need for a time limit.

This is a pace of 13:30 (min:sec) per mile for the marathon. For your own safety, we strongly discourage you from participating in this event if you cannot maintain a pace of 13:30 (min:sec) per mile as all course support shuts down based on this pace.

If participants choose to continue running after the time limit, they do so at their own risk and will be required by the Dallas Police Department to move to available sidewalks and obey traffic signals and laws along the course.

*Finisher medallions and completion certificates will be awarded only to those who finish within the official time span.

Ultra Marathon Race Course Closing Schedule

The race course is closed to all traffic, and then re-opened based on a “ROVING” schedule, which means the course will officially re-open (to vehicular traffic) behind the participants based on a pace of 14:50 (min:sec) per mile. Crews drive in trucks at a pace approximately equal to 15 minutes per mile to pick up trash and supplies from the aid stations along the course.

Any person moving at a pace slower than 13:30 (min:sec) per mile is strongly encouraged to discontinue. Officials with the BMW Dallas Marathon and related parties take no responsibility for participants after the course reopens. All participants on the course after it reopens are required by law to follow all traffic rules, including using the sidewalks, cross walks, obeying cross walk signs, and not crossing streets while the traffic lights are red. In addition, once the race course closes and the streets reopen, all medical aid provided by the marathon is no longer accessible.