The Autumn Equinox has been the traditional first race of the fall season where runners can all measure the effects of their summer training and size up the competition for the races ahead. It is one of the oldest races in Texas. The name of the race organites from the Autumnal Equinox,which is the day the sun is directly over the equator heading south, and marks the first day of the fall season.
Both race courses along scenic White Rock Lake are asphalt, flat, fast, with mile marks every mile, and certified to be accurate by the USATF Road Running Technical Committee.
5K - Out and back with water station at turn around.
15K - One clockwise loop around White Rock Lake starting and finishing at the Stone Tables area near the stone shelter.
Featured Distance; Top 3 Male and Female finishers:
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $50
3rd Place - $25
All 15K finishers will recieve an official Autumn Equinox finisher medal. Collect all 4 from the Dallas Marathon Build-up Series on your way to 26.2!
5400 East Mockingbird Lane ( map )
Dallas, Tx 75206
• Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – 11am - 7pm
• Thursday, September 20, 2012 – 10am - 7pm
• Friday, September 21, 2012 – 10am - 6pm
** First day starts one hour after store opening.
** Last day ends one hour before store closing.
Race day registration starts 1 hour before and closes 15 minutes prior to, the race start.
Pre-registered entrants will not be guaranteed t-shirts after that time. Race day registrants will receive shirts as long as they last.
Top 3 Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Masters Male & Female
Top 3 in age groups:
12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24
65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over
Top 5 in age groups:
25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64
Top 3 Female Athena (over 150 lbs)
Top 5 Male Clydesdale (over 200-214 lbs)
Top 3 Male Rhino (215-239 lbs)
Top 3 Male Hippo (240+)
Clydesdale, Rhino, & Hippo are not eligible for age group awards.
First person across the line wins; awards are based on Gun Time.
You must be at the awards ceremony to receive your award. Awards will not be presented after race day.
Entrants who register or pick up their packets before race day are guaranteed a limited edition short sleeve event Tech-shirt.
Race day registrants will receive shirts as long as they are available.
Pre registered entrants are guaranteed shirts only until 15 minutes before race start. Shirts will not be mailed or saved if you do not pick up your packet.
This event is timed using the disposable D-Tag timing chip system. You'll find its easy to use, light weight and accurate. However, please be sure to follow these instructions or you will not be timed by the system. If you notice your name does not appear in the results, don't fret. Just let us know and we probably can find you on the manual (old-school) timer.
All water stations have Gatorade and ice water. They are located approximately every 1.5~2 miles.
Female Athena (over 150 lbs)
Male Clydesdale (200-214 lbs)
Male Rhino (215-239 lbs)
Male Hippo (over 240 lbs)
Weight group divisions are optional and not eligible for age group awards.
See yourself in action! We're proud to have Celebrated Images as our official race photographer. Look for them as you near the finish line. Smile, wave and put that game face on! When you get home you'll be able to find yourself on http://www.CelebratedImages.com.
Results will be sent to The News’ running blog, the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Runner Triathlete News and Cline's Running Corner.