National Black Marathoners Association Selects 2015 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon to Host 10th Summit

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DALLAS - May 30, 2014 - PRLog -- The National Black Marathoners’ Association (NBMA) will host its 10th annual summit during 2015 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon race weekend, organizers announced today. Hundreds of NBMA members from across the United States will travel to Dallas to participate in the 45th running of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay and SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer held on December 13, 2015.

“We’re honored to be selected by NBMA as their destination marathon of choice for the 10th annual summit in 2015 and look forward to creating a memorable celebration during MetroPCS Dallas Marathon race weekend,” said Patrick Byerly, president of the Dallas Marathon.

The 10th annual NBMA ( summit will feature the National Black Distance Runners Hall of Fame Banquet, which honors lifetime runners, community service volunteers and prominent running clubs. Previous inductees include Ted Corbitt, Marilyn Bevans, Frederick Davis III, Angela Ivory, Francis Gilbert and Elzy Warren.

NBMA members, recognizable by their red and lime green jerseys and black shorts, will be visible throughout race weekend and on the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon course during race day, offering encouragement and support to all participants in the event.

“We selected the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon for our 10th annual summit because of the race’s significance to our members: not only will the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon be a fun and entertaining race experience in a great host city, but the NBMA shares a common mission with the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon to promote healthy lifestyles and give back to the community,” said Tony Reed, executive director of the NBMA.

More information about the 2015 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon will be made available in the coming months.

Registration for the 2014 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay and SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer will open on National Running Day, June 4. For more information, visit

About the Dallas Marathon

The Dallas Marathon is a nonprofit organization with a focus of promoting health and physical fitness through running events and related activities. Dating back to 1971, the organization conducts and promotes year-round events culminating each December with Dallas’ largest and Texas’ oldest running marathon, the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon. Now in its 44th running, the marquee property attracts over 25,000 participants and 300,000 spectators to Dallas’ largest single-day sporting event, highlighted by a race course featuring iconic landmarks including the JFK Memorial, Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the historic Swiss Avenue District, Klyde Warren Park and Reunion Tower. The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is recognized as The Official Marathon of the City of Dallas and, since naming a primary beneficiary in 1997, has donated more than $3.5 million to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit

About the National Black Marathoners’ Association

The National Black Marathoners’ Association (NBMA) is the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. dedicated to encouraging black Americans and others to pursue a healthy lifestyle through distance running and walking. It is open to everyone, regardless of his or her athletic ability or previous marathon experience. The NBMA hosts an annual multi-race summit. Previous races and locations have been Lewis & Clark (St. Charles, MO), New Jersey (Long Branch, NJ), Cleveland (OH), Lost Dutchman (Apache Junction, AZ), Cowtown (Fort Worth, TX), Georgia (Atlanta), Bermuda International Race Weekend, Deadwood-Michelson (Deadwood, SD), Madison (WI), Richmond (VA) and Windermere (Spokane, WA) Marathons. For more information, visit

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