Dallas Marathon announces RunDallas Race Series in partnership with local sports teams

The Dallas Marathon has announced its RunDallas Race Series in partnership with the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and FC Dallas.

This year-round race series is designed to promote health, fitness and the benefits of physical activity and running in the Dallas community.

The RunDallas Race Series consists of four races throughout the calendar year that culminates with the running of the Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon or Behringer Relay in December.

The four Race Series events include: The inaugural FC Dallas Footy 5K and Fun Run presented by VAZATA on July 11; Rangers Labor Day Race presented by Medical Center Arlington on Sept. 7; The Mavs Run This Town 5k in October; and the 45th running of the Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon or Behringer Relay on Dec. 13.

"The RunDallas Race Series will help deliver an entertaining lineup of year-round running events for the community to participate in, and will add a new level of energy to Dallas Marathon race weekend each December," said Patrick Byerly, president of the Dallas Marathon, in a press release.

Participants who complete all four races will be awarded a special RunDallas Race Series medal at the Dallas Marathon finish line.

In its 45th running, the Dallas Marathon attracts hundreds of thousands of runners and spectators from across the globe. Since naming a primary beneficiary in 1997, the Dallas Marathon has donated more than $3.75 million to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

For more information and to register for the RunDallas Race Series events, visit dallasmarathon.com.