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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Dallas Marathon Achieves Special Status

The 44th annual MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, to be run December 8, has been recognized as the official marathon of the city of Dallas. “The goal of the Dallas Marathon is to promote health and fitness in the Dallas community while showcasing the best our city has to offer,” says Kevin Snyder, chairman of the Dallas Marathon board of directors. The primary beneficiary of proceeds from race weekend is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

The scenic course highlights the best areas of Dallas, including the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The race is Texas’ oldest-running marathon and serves as a qualifying event for Dallas Marathon Runnersthe Boston Marathon. Activities include a two-day weekend Health and Fitness Expo in addition to the five races.

Registration for the marathon, half marathon, five-person relay, SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge and the Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K is still open, but is capped and each race has sold out in the past. Additional runners are not allowed.

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