50th Anniversary of the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival Moved to December 10-12, 2021
March 12, 2021
[DALLAS] – The Board of Directors and Staff of the BMW Dallas Marathon announced the postponement and new date of the running of the 50th Anniversary of the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival, from April 30 – May 2 to the weekend of December 10-12, 2021. “Unfortunately, due to the continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to host the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival this spring in a manner that our participants and guests have come to expect and enjoy from our organization” said Paul Lambert, President of runDallas, a nonprofit organization that raises money for Scottish Rite for Children through hosting the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival.
Stated Mark Rybczk, Chairman of the Board of Directors “the health and safety of our runners, walkers, volunteers, partners and all guests are of the highest priority while we continue to navigate through this pandemic.” In addition, “while we are very disappointed in postponing the event, we look forward to hosting our 50th Anniversary in December in the right environment to safely celebrate the running of the 50th Anniversary of the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival.”
Registered runners have these three options to select from during the month of March:
- Take no action and their registration will defer to December
- Convert their registration to do the 50th Anniversary Virtual event in May
- Elect to run in both events by entering the BMW Pegasus 50th Challenge
Nonregistered runners can register in the month of March for the BMW Pegasus Challenge or the 50th Virtual in May, or through December 10th for the 50th Anniversary in person event.
The BMW Pegasus 50th Challenge is comprised of two 50th Anniversary themed events, the May virtual event (5 individual event distances to choose from) and the 50th Anniversary of the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival in December (10 event distances to select from). Runners and walkers who participate in both events will receive 50th themed amenities specific to each event distance, plus a bonus 50th running cap, as well as double their chance of winning the 2021 Special Edition BMW car. All participants who registered for the Virtual event in December of 2020, the Virtual event for May of 2021, and or the in-person event for December of 2021, will be entered into the sweepstakes to win the BMW car to be drawn at the start line of the Marathon on Sunday, December 12th.
We are also announcing today a partnership with Kendra Scott to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Starting today, participants can purchase a specialty priced 50th Anniversary gold necklace with proceeds benefiting the Scottish Rite for Children.
More information about the 50th Anniversary of the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival can be found at runDallas.com.
About runDallas: runDallas promotes health and physical fitness through running events and related activities. It oversees several iconic events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including the marquee event, the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival, as well as the Oncor KIDS runDallas Race, Five on the 4th, Dallas Corporate 5K and BMW 5K Social Runs. runDallas raises funds and provides a marketing platform for several major non-profit organizations in the North Texas area, including Scottish Rite for Children, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas Independent School District, and several other local and national charities. runDallas serves as an agent to bring those of all ages and fitness levels together in the spirit of health and physical fitness. For more information, please visit runDallas.com.
About the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival: The Dallas Marathon is a nonprofit organization with a focus on promoting health and physical fitness through running events and related activities. Dating back to 1971, the organization hosts year-round events culminating with Dallas’ largest and Texas’ longest running marathon: the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival. Now in its 50th running, the marquee event, with 10 event distances to select from throughout the weekend of events, attracts runners from across the globe and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Dallas’ largest single-day sporting event. The BMW Dallas Marathon racecourse highlights iconic Dallas landmarks and is recognized as the official marathon of the City of Dallas. Since naming a primary beneficiary in 1997, the Dallas Marathon has donated more than $4 million to Scottish Rite for Children. For more information, visit https://www.rundallas.com/events/bmw-dallas-marathon-weekend/.
About Scottish Rite for Children: Scottish Rite for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers specializing in muscles, joints and bones. The world-renowned specialists treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain arthritic, neurological and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information about services available at the Dallas or Frisco campus, visit https://scottishriteforchildren.org/.
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