Event Info

Age Group awards

Age Group Awards Awards will be presented to the top three men and women finishers for both the half and marathon in each of the following age groups : 19 & under, 20-24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70-74, 75+. The top overall and masters male and female for each distance will be awarded special trophies.

When you cross the finish line, our timing system records your finish time and age group place which can be viewed on a computer in our results tent within 5 to 10 minutes after finishing. We will not have an official award ceremony. If you see you have qualified for an age group award go to the awards table and they will give you your award. If you fail to get your award there will be a $15 mailing fee to receive it.


Finisher Rewards

All finishers 5k through marathon will receive a Big D Finisher medal. It is currently being designed.




Course Info

Our Half Course is USATF certified – #TX15124ETM

Street By Street course info

Half Marathon Course Map

Our marathon course is USATF certified – #TX15125ETM & is a Boston qualifier

Street By Street course info

Marathon Course Map

Hydration Stations

We will have aid stations positioned approximately every 1 1/2 to 2 miles. Our Sports drink is GatorAde. Look at the course maps above for complete information on port-o-lets and water station placement.


The Dallas Fire Dept will have medics on bikes and golf carts along the course. There will be 6 ambulances on standby and a finish line medic team.

Course Time Limits

The start line will close 15 minutes after the start of the half and full marathon. If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to start. We will keep the finish line and course open for 6 1/2 hours from the start of the marathon; it will close at 2:30 pm. We will enforce this time limit this year. Do not register for the marathon if you do not think you can finish within this time frame.


There are no hotels within walking distance to Fair Park. However, downtown Dallas is just a few minutes. You can choose any in that area. We do not have a host hotel nor any Big D room rates.

Entry Requirements

You must be able to complete the marathon and half marathon in 6 1/2 hours.

You must be at least 12 years old to run the Big D Half Marathon.

You must be at least 16 years old to run the Big D Texas Marathon.

Entries are not transferable to others and there are no refunds.

The following are strictly prohibited from the course:

dogs – baby joggers – in-line skates = bicycles and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.