Big-D Run 30K, Relay & 5K (22nd Annual)


Event Date

Sat, Nov 22, 2014


Dallas, TX

About This Activity

Event details and schedule

We've got a great race in store for you this Saturday.  Looks like the weather just may cooperate too!

The race will go on rain or shine.  Only in the event of lightening will we delay or cancel the race.  Currently right before the race, rain chances are forecasted to drop to 30% with .25 inches of rain possible.

Be sure to dress warm with a light rain shell to stay dry.  The post race activities/awards will be inside the Winfrey Point building.  We'll have the heat cranked up.  Bring a set of spare clothes and enjoy the post race refreshments while sharing your race stories with your friends.

Packet Pick-up & In-person Registration will be race morning ONLY starting at 6:30am.

Parking will be in the lot next to the Winfrey Point building.  Also along the side of the main driveway, and in the various small lots around Winfrey Point.  This is not a mega race, so parking should be easy to find.

Directions to Winfrey Point -

From US-75/Buckner & Garland Rd; go east on Northwest Highway to south on Buckner Blvd, to south on Garland Rd.  In 1/4 mile look for Emerald Isle on your right, look for Barbec's & Hypnotic Donuts on the corner.

From I-30; Exit Grand Avenue and go north.  Grand avenue turns into Garland Rd.  After passing the lake and Arboretum on your left, in 1/4 mile turn left on Emerald Isle.

After entering the park on Emerald Isle, drive down the hill, and at the stop sign turn left.  Head up the hill towards the main house which is Winfrey Point.  Race activites are inside the building.

Course -

30K - Starts at 7:30 am lakeside at Winfrey Point heading north on East Lawther Dr. to Mockingbird Lane, right up the service road, left over the bridge, west onto the running path by the Dog Park. Then south on the trail along West Lawther, across the dam, east along the Garland Rd trail, north on the trail past Winfrey Point, to a turn-around point near the start/finish.

2x15K - The 2-Person Relay starts at 7:30 am with the 30K. The The Relay Exchange is at the 15K turn-around point, near the start/finish, to the left when you're looking down the hill toward the lake. Hand-slap in the zone to make the exchange with your partner.

5K - Starts at 8:00 am lakeside at Winfrey Point. Flat and fast, out-and-back to the north on E Lawther Drive.

** Both courses close at 12pm high-noon.

Water stations will be located every 1.5-2 miles and have Gatorade, Water, and GU packets.  Please help with litter and dispose of you GU packets responsibly (putting them in your empty water cup before throwing in on the ground helps a lot!)

All finishers & relay team members will receive a commemorative finisher medal upon crossing the finish line.  The 4th in the Dallas Marathon Build-up Series!

Awards will go to the top overall male & female Overall and Masters winners, as well as the top 5 age group finishers in each 5 year age division.  The top 3 relay teams in male, female, and mixed divisions will also receive awards.

5K awards will take place at 8:45, and 30K/Relay awards close to 11:00.

A special shout out (and Thank You!) to Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation.  Every race they're the ones patrolling the course on bikes providing our medical support.

In addition to Baylor's course support, they always have someone at the finish line for injury advice.  This time they'll be up in the Winfrey Point Building.  After the race, they're there to help you with any questions about a nagging running injury or a pain you've been feeling.  While not a full consultation, this is a great way to get some quick advice and tips, without scheduling a doctor's visit, or providing a referral if one is needed.  Try them out, they're passionate about helping you reach your marathon goals!

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