It’s undeniable, that everyone enjoys the food that comes with the holidays! But by the end of your 6th piece of pie, you might be looking for a way to balance out those cravings with a healthy lifestyle. Dallas offers a variety of ways to burn some of those calories consumed during your holiday parties AND enjoy some much needed cooler weather outdoors with family and friends. Here is your 2016 Guide to all the marathons, 5K’s, and fun runs this holiday season!
North Texas Turkey Trot :: Frisco Square :: 11.24.16 :: Can’t make it to downtown? This is the next best thing! A fun 10K, 5K, or Miracle Mile (for kids) the whole family can participate in. Register here!
Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot :: City Hall Plaza Dallas, 11.24.16 :: Benefiting the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas In it’s 49th year, this annual Dallas tradition is a great way to start your Thanksgiving day with the whole family as either a 5K or 8 Mile run (or even Tot Trot). Pets are welcome. Register here!
Run the Lights 5K & Fun Run :: Addison :: 12.2.16 Bring the whole family and run (or walk) through the beautiful Vitruvian Park Lights; benefiting the Addison Legacy Foundation. Enjoy holiday festivities with Santa, music, and food trucks beginning at 7pm. Register Here!
The Christmas Classic Run :: Fair Park Dallas :: 12.3.16 A 5K benefiting Kids U. Race day starts at 6:30am and ends with a 9am Christmas Celebration. Register Here!
Rudolph Run :: Downtown Allen :: 12.3.16 A 1 mile fun run for the whole family and a competitive 5K. Register Here!
Jingle Bell Run at The Square :: Downtown Garland :: 12.10.16 :: Benefiting the City of Garland Animal Shelter A fun 5K hosted by Naaman Forest High School Class of 2016 in Historic Downtown Garland Square. Register here!
Oncor Mayor’s 5K Race :: Downtown Dallas :: 12.10.16 This event was voted “Best Race for Kids” by Competitor magazine in 2015. Starting at the base of Reunion Tower, the 5K takes you on a tour of Dallas starting at 9:30am. The 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 9am. Register here.
BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon & Behringer Relay :: Downtown Dallas :: 12.11.16 This is a race for runners and by runners. If you’re going to register, make sure to come prepared, but it sure fun to watch as a spectator! Register here.
Jingle Bell Run :: 12.21.16 :: Benefiting Trinity Strand Trail & Mavs Foundation A 5K, 1 Mile or Children’s fun run at the Hilton Anatole that now weaves through the new Trinity Strand Trail. Race begins at 6:30pm. Register here!