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Posted: August 23, 2016:  

Athletics: Going Global: BMW Dallas Marathon Offers Participants the Chance to Win Trip and Entry into 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

Up to four sweepstakes entries per person available through fall social run participation

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DALLAS (August 23, 2016) - The BMW Dallas Marathon and BMW BERLIN-MARATHON start lines are separated by more than 5,200 miles, but a new promotion announced by race organizers will close that gap for one lucky participant. One Grand Prize winner in the BMW Dallas Marathon Social Run sweepstakes will receive two flight vouchers, hotel accommodations and entry for two into BMW’s race hospitality area in Berlin, as well as one guaranteed registration into the exclusive 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.

To be eligible, individuals must participate in the 46th running of the BMW Dallas Marathon on Dec. 11, 2016 - running either the marathon, half marathon or Behringer Relay in Dallas - and must also register and attend one or more official BMW Dallas Marathon Social Runs.

"BMW has embodied performance and exclusive experiences around the globe for more than a century. We wanted to do something truly one-of-a-kind for BMW Dallas Marathon participants in our first year as title partner of a major U.S. running event," said Russell Lucas, Vice President Southern Region, BMW of North America.

The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is one of six races that make up the Abbott World Marathon Majors and the site of the most World Record times set in the marathon, including Dennis Kimetto’s world-leading time of 2:02:57. As many as 40,000 runners participate in the sold out BMW BERLIN-MARATHON each year, which is often recognized as the fastest marathon in the world for its flat and fast course through historic and scenic Berlin.

"We are excited to have a partner in BMW that is committed to growing interest and participation in running in new and distinctive ways," said Lisa Croley, chairman of the Dallas Marathon board of directors. "The BMW Dallas Marathon social runs hosted by North Texas BMW dealers will create memorable experiences and underscore the commitment of both organizations to improving health and fitness in the community."

Official BMW Dallas Marathon Social Runs will be held throughout North Texas this fall, including:

  • Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at 8 a.m. - BMW of Arlington Social Run at Legacy River Park (701 NE Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, Tex., 76006)
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. - Classic BMW Social Run at Classic BMW dealership (6800 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, Tex., 75024)
  • Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at 8 a.m. - Autobahn BMW Social Run at Trinity Park Pavilion (2200 Trinity Park Dr., Fort Worth, Tex., 76107)
  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. - BMW of Dallas Social Run at Luke’s Locker (7317 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Tex., 75214)

One sweepstakes entry will be granted per person, per event attended for a maximum of four contest entries per participant. BMW and the Dallas Marathon will provide additional giveaways at official Social Runs, including event-specific training shirts and up to a $1,000 credit toward a new BMW vehicle. Some restrictions apply; social run dates and locations are subject to change for weather or other factors. Individuals must register online in advance of official BMW Dallas Marathon Social Runs to qualify for an event entry. For contest rules, more details or to register for BMW Dallas Marathon Social Runs, visit

In its first year as title partner of Texas’ oldest marathon, BMW and Dallas Marathon race organizers are also offering all 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon race registrants the opportunity to enter to win a complimentary two-day trip to the BMW Performance Driving School.

The BMW Dallas Marathon attracts thousands of runners from across the country to North Texas’ largest annual sporting event. Last December’s Dallas Marathon field included American runners Desi Linden, Meb Keflezighi and Jared Ward, who each competed in the marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay is Sunday, December 11. For more information or to register, 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 BMW 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 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 $3.8 million to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit

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