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Dallas White Rock Marathon Now Just Dallas Marathon

The Dallas White Rock Marathon has a new name and a new logo. The new MetroPCS Dallas Marathon moves the city’s oldest and largest annual marathon, beginning in 1971, into a new century of achievement.

The race has grown from a few hundred runners to a field upwards of 25,000 in 2011 and expanding to include a half marathon, relay race and the Mayor’s Race 5K. The start and finish lines for the December 9 marathon, half marathon and marathon relays are moving to downtown Dallas. While White Rock Lake will continue to be a key element of the marathon route, the move reflects an effort to better embody the race’s evolution to a world-class running event in line with some of the world’s best-known races.

“With the renaissance under way downtown, we’re excited about the opportunity to showcase all Dallas has to offer to both local and visiting participants and visitors,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. “This race is a major contributor to the city’s economy, filling room nights and restaurants during a time that is otherwise quiet for meetings and conventions.”

Registration opens June 1. For more information, visit

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