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After evaluating weather conditions Friday morning, Dallas Marathon officials decided to cancel this year's race, scheduled for Sunday morning, Dec. 8, in the interest of safety.
Marathon runners travel from all over, and the City of Dallas along with the Dallas Police Department helped Dallas Marathon adminstrators make the call.
Read the full official statement below:
Safety of our participants, as well as our volunteers and spectators, is our primary concern on MetroPCS Dallas Marathon race weekend.
We met this morning with officials from the City of Dallas, Dallas Police Department and the Office of Special Events to assess the situation. Due to current weather conditions, and forecasted conditions for Saturday and Sunday, as of today at 12:40 p.m., the decision has been collaboratively made to cancel the 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon.
We regret that the race will not go on as planned, but are confident this decision is in the best interest of our runners, volunteers, spectators and the general public.
Additionally, the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Health & Fitness Expo for Friday and Saturday has been canceled.