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Posted: April 9, 2016:  

Athletics: Dallas Marathon 2016 Kickoff Party & 5K Presented by Miller Lite Scheduled for May 19

Chip timed 5K and live music from Dallas’ Award Winning Beatles Tribute Band, A Hard Night’s Day will kick off registration season for 2016 Dallas Marathon

DALLAS (April 8, 2016) - Race organizers for the Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay announced today that registration for the 2016 event will open Thursday, May 19. To coincide with the registration launch, the Dallas Marathon will host the 2016 Kickoff Party & 5K Presented by Miller Lite – a chip timed 5K and post-race party – at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake. Registration for the Kickoff Party & 5K Presented by Miller Lite launched April 8. Limited entries are available; participation in the kickoff run will be capped.

Registration for the 2016 Kickoff Party & 5K Presented by Miller Lite is $25. Participants will receive:

  • Entry into chip timed 5K race (new for 2016)
  • Official 2016 Dallas Marathon training tech shirt
  • Access to the post-race party with free beer provided by Miller Lite (for 21+)
  • Participant giveaways from race partners and local sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas and Texas Rangers

Entertainment will be provided by Dallas’ Award Winning Beatles Tribute Band, A Hard Night’s Day. Local food truck favorites will also be on hand. Race time is 7 p.m., with the after party starting immediately following completion of the 5K.

"Every year, we try to kick off the Dallas Marathon registration season with a new or entertaining twist for the running community. With our kick off race this year we’re excited to add a new level of competition to the fun by timing all participants in the 5K," said Lisa Croley, chairman of the Dallas Marathon board of directors.

To register for the 2016 Kickoff Party & 5K Presented by Miller Lite, visit

About the Dallas Marathon

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’ oldest running marathon: the Dallas Marathon. Now in its 46th running, the marquee race attracts runners from across the globe and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Dallas’ largest single-day sporting event. The 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 $3.75 million to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit

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