“We are very excited about participating at this event and having an enjoyable weekend,” said NBMA’s Executive Director and Dallas resident, Tony Reed. “I’ve run this marathon twenty times, since 1983, and look forward to the new course.”
“This year’s course, with a start and finish downtown and stretching all the way to White Rock Lake, will give our visiting runners a true taste of Dallas,” said Kevin Snyder, chairman of the Dallas Marathon board of trustees. “We are honored to be selected by the members of the National Black Marathoners Association as their regional marathon of choice for 2012 and look forward to their participation in our event.”
NBMA marathon participants will be wearing red or lime green jerseys shirts and black shorts or pants to symbolize their membership during the race. The organization has members in 43 states and five countries.
Dallas Marathon weekend includes a marathon, half-marathon, 5-person relay race, The Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Cigna and Oncor and the Southwest’s largest two-day Health & Fitness Expo.
About National Black Marathoners’
About Dallas Marathon: The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is a flat and fast race, featuring a scenic course that highlights the best areas of Dallas including the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The race is Texas’ oldest running marathon and serves as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. Race activities occur the second weekend of December and include a two-day Health and Fitness Expo; the Mayor’s Race 5K, presented by Cigna and Oncor; and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay, and SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge, presented by Behringer Harvard. The Dallas Marathon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; the primary beneficiary of proceeds from race weekend is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit dallasmarathon.com.