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October 8, 2012 (Dallas) – At midnight on Tuesday, October 16, registration fees for the 2012 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon and Half Marathon will increase from $115 to $130 and $100 to $110, respectively. The races are Sunday, December 9.

“Training groups have hit their strides, and people are feeling confident about running a half or full in two months,” said Marcus Grunewald, executive director of the Dallas Marathon. “We’ve seen a great surge of registrants in the past weeks and expect registrations to increase even more up to the time that our caps are met.”

October 16 is the final price increase for the Dallas Marathon (formerly the Dallas White Rock Marathon) before the close of online registration on Monday, December 3. Space permitting, in-person registration will be available at the Dallas Convention Center during the Dallas Marathon’s two-day Health and Fitness Expo December 7-8.

The participant field at the 43rd Dallas Marathon is capped at 25,000, with 6,000 marathon runners, 13,000 half-marathon runners and 6,000 spots for participants in the five-person relay divisions.

For more information or to register, visit www.dallasmarathon.com.

About the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon

The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is a flat and fast race, featuring a scenic course that highlights the best areas of Dallas including the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The race is Texas’ oldest running marathon and serves as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. Race activities occur the second weekend of December and include a two-day Health and Fitness Expo; the Mayor’s Race 5K, presented by Cigna and Oncor; and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay, and SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge, presented by Behringer Harvard. The Dallas Marathon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; the primary beneficiary of proceeds from race weekend is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit dallasmarathon.com.

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