Where to Watch the BMW Dallas Marathon
DALLAS (December 6, 2017) – BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay, Sunday, December 10, is a citywide thrill for the thousands of fans who line the course to cheer on the runners passing through Dallas' most iconic neighborhoods. With memorable entertainment and programming throughout, marathon day promises to be an exciting day for participants and spectators alike.
"We're proud to bring the spirit of the BMW Dallas Marathon to even more locations this year, showcasing the diversity of the city, while giving runners, spectators and neighbors, who can join just outside their doorsteps, the chance to share in all the excitement," said Paul Lambert, president of the BMW Dallas Marathon.
The BMW Dallas Marathon boasts entertainment from start to finish with designated cheer zones and performing groups lining the 26.2-mile course. Notable cheer zones include:
- Dallas Cowboys Cheering Section, at The Happiest Hour on Olive Street – Mile 1.5
- Dallas Stars Cheering Section, at N Houston and Lamar Streets – Near Mile 2
- Texas Rangers Cheering Section, at Turtle Creek Boulevard and N Hall Street – Near Mile 4
- FC Dallas Cheering Section, at The Granada Theater – Mile 7.5
- Dallas Mavericks Cheering Section, at Greenville and Belmont Avenues – Mile 8.5
- HOKA ONE ONE Cheering Section, Main Street east of Good Latimer Expressway – Mile 12.25 (Half) and Mile 25.5 (Full)
- BMW Car Club of America Car Display, Canton Street at Cezar Chavez Boulevard – Near Mile 12.5 (Half) and Mile 25.6 (Full)
Spectators can also catch all the action from popular restaurants along the course, including Happiest Hour on Olive Street, Sundown at the Granada on Greenville Avenue, and STIRR and BraindDead Brewing in Deep Ellum. With several bars and restaurants lining the street, Lower Greenville is always a popular spectator destination with watch parties put on by the Mavs and FC Dallas and live music and fanfare for restaurant-goers to enjoy.
The new start/finish line in front of Dallas City Hall offers a larger footprint than in years past, which means even more pre- and post- race excitement. Participants and spectators will enjoy high-energy opening ceremonies for each corral with appearances from elite athletes, DJ'd music and the latest BMW models on display.
The fun will continue through the finish with a rocking Post-Race Party featuring live music from Emerald City Band on the Coors Light Main Stage. The outdoor celebration will have food and drink available for purchase from food trucks and the Coors Light party trailer.
For the VIP viewing experience, tickets are still available for the Pegasus Runners Lounge. Entry passes include a variety of special amenities, including access to the private lounge, complimentary race day parking, and a pair of BMW Dallas Marathon branded Fitsok.
The 47th running of the BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, and SMU Cox School of Business Relay will take place on Sunday, December 10, 2017. For additional information or to view the full map of key spectator locations visit bmwdallasmarathon.com/course-spectator-map/.
About the BMW 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' longest running marathon: the BMW Dallas Marathon. Now in its 47th running, the marquee race attracts runners from across the globe and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Dallas' largest single-day sporting event. The BMW Dallas Marathon racecourse 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 $3.9 million to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit bmwdallasmarathon.com.