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MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Announces Course Entertainment for 2014

DALLAS (Dec. 10, 2014) - Organizers for the 2014 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay announced a course entertainment lineup for the Dec. 14 event that includes live bands and performers, neighborhood block parties and dedicated cheer zones, and the Miller Lite Post-Race Party headlined by popular 1980s cover band Live 80. Performances kick off at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, and will last throughout the day.

"Music and live entertainment create a fun, memorable atmosphere for participants and spectators along the course," said Patrick Byerly, president of the Dallas Marathon. "We want spectators to join in the excitement and help create a running party along our course this Sunday."

New to the course entertainment for 2014 are the Texas Rangers Mile, a stretch along Lemmon Avenue in Uptown with food trucks and DJ'd music, and the Dallas Mavericks Mile along Lower Greenville featuring the Mavs ManiAAC dancers, the Dallas Mavericks Drumline, music and more.

Live 80, Dallas' popular 1980s cover band, will perform at the Miller Lite Post-Race Party in downtown Dallas, in the area bordered by Wood and Market Streets. The Post-Race Party area, open to the public beginning at 9 a.m., will have food and beer available for purchase.

A complete list of band locations along the course:

Mile 1 - City Hall - Dallas Kiyari Taiko drum band
Mile 3 - Cochran and Caddo Streets - The Ackermans
Mile 3.75 - West Village - Texas Rangers Mile
Mile 7 - U.S.-75 and McCommas Boulevard - Director's Shrine Band
Mile 8 - Granada Theater - The Catdaddies
Mile 8.5 - Stan's Blue Note - The Others
Mile 9 - Lower Greenville - Dallas Mavericks Mile
Mile 9 - The Bohemian Cafe - Factory Seconds
Mile 9.5 - Monterrey Restaurant - Brendyn Kyle Band
Mile 10/23 (marathon only) - Swiss Avenue and Skillman Street - Phil Looney Band
Mile 10.5/22 (marathon only) - The Ginger Man Lakewood - Alis & Paul
Mile 12.5 (marathon only) - W. Shore Drive and Pasadena Avenue - The Barcus Brothers
Mile 13/17.5 (marathon only) - White Rock Lake Trail and White Rock Road - Ross Unit
Mile 13 (marathon only) - Tee Pee Hill - Julie the Chick Singer
Mile 15 (marathon only) - W. Lawther Drive and Hillgreen Drive - Drums Not Guns
Mile 18.5 (marathon only) - Santa Fe Trail at E. Grand Avenue - Kumassi Drum Band
Mile 20.5 (marathon only) - Woodrow Wilson High School - Jordan Stoltz
Mile 24.5 (marathon)/11.5 (half marathon) - Columbia Avenue and Carroll Avenue - Fantasia

Beginning Saturday evening and continuing through sunrise on race morning, spectators will enjoy a memorable marathon-themed light show from Reunion Tower.

The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay are Sunday, Dec. 14. All events are sold out. To learn more about course entertainment or the best places to view the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, visit dallasmarathon.com.

About the Dallas Marathon
The Dallas Marathon is a nonprofit organization with a focus on promoting health and physical fitness through running events and related activities. Dating back to 1971, the organization hosts year-round events culminating with Dallas' largest and Texas' oldest running marathon: the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon. Now in its 44th running, the marquee property attracts runners from across the globe and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Dallas' largest single-day sporting event. The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon race course highlights iconic Dallas landmarks and is recognized as the official marathon of the city of Dallas. Since naming a primary beneficiary in 1997, the Dallas Marathon has donated more than $3.5 million to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit dallasmarathon.com.