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Saturday Events

EIGHT K (5M), 5K (3.1M), 5K Team, 5K Walk (3.1M) & 100M Dash

Presented by CBS Texas

Start your race weekend off by joining us on Saturday, December 14th! Saturday’s events will include the all-new EIGHT K, a 5K, a 5-person 5K Team Challenge and a 100-meter dash for kids! Part of the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival, all Saturday events will start & finish in Downtown Dallas, providing great views of the city. Whether a shakeout run for Sunday or to experience the joy of participating in marathon weekend at a shorter distance, these events are the perfect way to start the weekend off right.

Saturday, December 14, 2024

EIGHT K: 8:30 am

5K / 5K Team: 8:45 am

5K Walk: 8:50 am

Kid’s 100M Dash: 10:15 am

Oncor Kid’s Race: 11:00 am

Participant Benefits

Participant Benefits

  • Donation to Scottish Rite for Children
  • Soft two-blend short-sleeve participant shirt
  • Personalized race bib (*if registered by October 31st)
  • High-energy start and finish line experience
  • Flat & fast course through the heart of downtown Dallas
  • Course entertainment to help motivate you along the way
  • Finishers medallion for all finishers (see additional custom option below)
  • Overall awards for top male & female finishers (5K and EIGHT K)
  • Admission to the Post-Race Party featuring music, food, beverages and complimentary beer (participants 21+)


(All events start/finish at Dallas City Hall Plaza)

  • EIGHT K (5M) (8:30am)
    NEW for 2024: This approximate 5-mile course offers great city views through Downtown Dallas and Deep Ellum before returning home!

  • 5K / 5K Team (3.1M) (8:45am)
    This fast 3.1 mile course takes you through the heart of Downtown and into Deep Ellum with minimal turns before heading for the finish!

    The 5K Team event will be the cumulative time of the 5 runners with 3 divisions to enter: all female team, all male team and a co-ed team (must have at least 2 female or 2 male runners). Please note, the team captain will need to pick up all of the team’s participant shirts at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, 12/13.

  • 5K Walk (3.1M) (8:50am)
    We are excited to offer a 5K walking event which will start separately from the 5K run. Walkers will get to enjoy the same 5K course in a more relaxed environment!

  • Kid’s 100M Dash (10:15am)
    Kids ages 6 and under are welcome to participate free of charge in our 100-meter dash. Parents are welcome to accompany their registered child!

  • Oncor Kid’s Race (1 & 2-Mile Run or Walk) (11:00am)
    All DISD students are able to participate free of charge thanks to our partner Oncor! Registration forms will be made available at your school starting in September. For additional questions, please reach out to us at

Course Map

The BMW Dallas Marathon Festival reserves the right to change the course as needed prior to race date.

Rules and Time Limit

Rules and Time Limit

In accordance with the guidelines issued by USA Track & Field and Wheelchair Sports USA, only runners, walkers and wheelchair participants will be allowed on the course. See the official rules for a complete list of course guidelines. The time limit is 1 hour for the 5K and 2 hours for the EIGHT K (20-minute per mile pace or better).

Choctaw Runners Lounge

Choctaw Runners Lounge

Upgrade Your Race Weekend - Limited Space Available

Single-day options include Saturday, December 14th (6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and Sunday, December 15th (6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.); 2-day passes are also available

VIP amenities include:

  • Heated Private Tent Access Near the Start/Finish Line
  • Complimentary Race Day Parking
  • Pre-Race Snacks & Beverages
  • Post-Race Brunch
  • Climate-Controlled Restrooms

Special thanks to:

Choctaw Casino & Resort Durant

EventMay 1-31, 2024
Saturday Only (12/14)$49
Sunday Only (12/15)$109
Both Days (12/14 & 12/15)$139

Choctaw Runners Lounge passes can be added during registration or by clicking HERE.

iTab - Medal Personalization

iTAB – Medal Personalization ($22)

Personalize your commemorative BMW Dallas Marathon Festival medal with an iTAB Ribbon Hanger, engraved with your ame and finish time. Add iTAB to your registration and your iTAB will be mailed to you shortly after race day.

The iTab can be purchased during registration or by clicking HERE.



Awards are given to top finishers in 8 categories for each event


EventMay 1-31, 2024
EIGHT K (Adults)$54
EIGHT K (14 and under)Free
5K (Adults) - Run or Walk$49
5K (14 and under)Free
Kid's 100M Dash (5 and under)Free

*Packet pick-up for the Saturday Events will take place at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, December 13, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 14, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.