Why a 1k?
Downtown Dallas is the proud home to many athletic events. The Dallas Marathon provides the opportunity to endure for 26.2 miles. The Turkey Trot offers the less ambitious options for 8 miles or 5K (3.1 miles). But what about those of us that are even less ambitious, but still covet those great t-shirts with the iconic racer number proudly displayed across the front? The Downtown Dallas Mardis Gras 1K offers a more inclusive experience.
1K still sounds hard.
For those not yet ready to take on a full 1K, we will offer a half-K option. You still get the t-shirt and runner's number. We don't judge.
What places will be recognized? Will there be medals?
We will only award a first-place medal and all participants will receive one.
WHAT IS THE ROUTE?
Starting at Frankie's Downtown, the course will wind down Main Street to Akard, then south all the way to AT&T Discovery District. After rest and recovery there, participants will turn west on Commerce, then turn north through beautiful Belo Garden. Finally, we will arrive at NOLA (One Main Place) for the after-party and awards.
Can we bring a team?
First, this is Mardi Gras. It isn't called a team, it is called a Krew. And, yes! We highly encourage Krew participation. Consider a theme for your group, dress up, get crazy! Single participants are also warmly welcomed.
WILL I HAVE TO GET UP REALLY EARLY TO PARTICIPATE? I'M NOT THE EARLY MORNING TYPE.
Yeah, right. We're not early morning folks either. Start time is 5:30pm...ish.
Those other marathons and 10K's cost like, $35-$50 to enter. How much is the 1K?
Ten bucks. Yep, and that includes your souvenir t-shirt, runner's number and 1st place medal!
Will there be a pre-party or post-party?
Absolutely, this is Mardi Gras! There will be pre, post, and midway parties! Details to be announced soon.