2017 BMW Dallas Marathon
The 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay unveils a new course and start/finish line that will highlight Dallas’ most iconic and beautiful neighborhoods and landmarks. Race officials focused on enhancing the runner and guest experience, including adding more overall downhill miles for both races, and creating a more scenic route for participants and spectators in the updated course design.
All runners will start in Downtown Dallas at the new start/finish line on Young Street in front of Dallas City Hall. The Dallas City Hall footprint will allow the race to accommodate expanded pre-race and post-race festivities adjacent to the start/finish line. From there, runners will head west towards the Trinity River, past the historic Dealey Plaza and fixture of the Dallas skyline, Reunion Tower. Runners will pass Victory Park and The American Airlines Center, pass through Uptown and West Village after leaving downtown, then enter the charming Turtle Creek neighborhood and run through beautiful Highland Park. After crossing through the M Streets, participants will reach Greenville Avenue at the Granada Theater and head South through the popular Lower Greenville corridor full of restaurants, bars and neighborhood block parties.
Marathon and half marathon participants will run together for the first nine miles. Marathon runners will break off and pass through Lakewood to White Rock Lake, where they will run the 9.3-mile loop around the lake. Once runners exit White Rock Lake from trails along the lake’s Southwest side, they will follow a downhill stretch along historic Swiss Avenue and pass through the vibrant Deep Ellum neighborhood before returning to the finish line at Young Street and Akard Street in front of Dallas City Hall.
Other events on Marathon Weekend will include the Coors Light 5K & 10K on September 9.