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Summer Meltdown Half Marathon Dallas

Sunday September 22nd, 2024

Garland, TX

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Description

The Summer Meltdown Half Marathon: Embrace the Heat, Conquer the Challenge


 


Welcome to the ultimate test of endurance and spirit, The Summer Meltdown Half Marathon! Set against the picturesque backdrop of Texas' stunning parks, this exhilarating race kicks off at 7am, offering a fresh start to your summer day. As the golden sun rises, casting a warm glow over the landscape, you'll embark on a journey through some of the most beautiful and serene natural settings Texas has to offer.


 


The race route winds through lush, shaded trails, alongside sparkling rivers, and across rolling hills, providing both a challenge and a feast for the eyes. Despite the early start, the notorious Texas heat will make its presence felt, adding an extra layer of intensity to your run. But fear not, for the course is dotted with well-stocked aid stations, ensuring you stay hydrated and energized as you push your limits.


 


As you navigate the course, you'll be treated to the sights and sounds of nature in full summer bloom. Majestic oak trees offer brief respites of shade, wildflowers blanket the meadows, and the cheerful songs of birds accompany your footsteps. The camaraderie of fellow runners and the support of enthusiastic volunteers create an electric atmosphere that propels you forward, mile after mile.


 


Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or a first-time half marathon participant, The Summer Meltdown Half Marathon promises an unforgettable experience. It's more than just a race; it's a celebration of resilience, community, and the breathtaking beauty of Texas' natural landscapes. So lace up your running shoes, embrace the heat, and get ready to conquer The Summer Meltdown Half Marathon. Let the summer adventure begin!


 


Get ready to strap on your sneakers and join us for the Summer Meltdown Half Marathon. The Texas heat isn't going to slow us down. Join in all the festivities you have come to expect from a Bigfoot Running Company event. Awesome medals, cool Tee's, high energy staff, 100% focus on participant experience, live awards, and lets not forget the coveted Bigfoot Trophy's. Snacks and refreshments will be available when you finish at the race rally tent. Our DJ will be playing all the hits and announcing every runner. All award winners will be announced and recognized for their accomplishments. Aid stations will be on the course to provide water and to assist should you have any concerns during your run. Come join us for the hottest Half Marathon this Summer! Our primary focus is to make your race fun, safe and exciting.


 


*Youth-based pricing for the 5k & Quarter Marathon 12 & Under are only $15!


 


*Participants will receive a $20 refund if they refer 5 others.


 


*Join as a group and receive special group discounts. The larger your group gets the larger your groups discount gets.


 


Race Distances offered:


 


Kids Dash - This event if for our little Yeti's and is typically about a 20 yard dash. Designed for kids 10 and under. This is not timed and includes a tee shirt, race medal, and exclusive Kids Dash recognition pin. Your little Yeti will get to experience what races are all about as we focus all the attention on them and get the crowd involved in cheering them on. Our crew will be present with our professional race camera capturing all the fun so that you can share the memory of this awesome experience with friends and family.


 


1 Mile - Our 1 mile race is designed for all ages and experience levels. This event is not chipped timed and includes a tee shirt and race medal. 


 


5K - Our 5K race will take you 3.11 miles through the course. This event is chip timed and features 1st overall trophy's for male and female finishers, special recognition pins for 1st place male and female master's category as well as our standard age group awards.


 


1/4 Marathon - Our Quarter Marathon race will take you 6.55 miles through the course. This event is chip timed and features 1st overall Bigfoot trophy's for male and female finishers, special recognition pins for 1st place male and female master's category as well as our standard age group awards.


 


Half Marathon - Our Half Marathon race will take you 13.1 miles through the course. This event is chip timed and features 1st overall Bigfoot trophy's for male and female finishers, special recognition pins for 1st place male and female master's category as well as our standard age group awards.


 


Standard Age Group Awards for 5K, Quarter Marathon and Half Marathon
1st overall M/F  - Trophy
1st overall M/F Masters age 40+ - Special recognition award lanyard pin
10 and under M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
11-14 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
15-19 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
20-24 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
25-29 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
30-34 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
35-39 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
40-44 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
45-49 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
50-54 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
55-59 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
60-64 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
65-69 M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin
70+ M/F - 1st Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze award pin


 


 


Shirt guarantee cutoff is 10 days out from the event. After that date if shirts are still available this page will be updated and a notification of availability will be placed at the top of this listing with details concerning shirt size availability and quantity available if applicable.  


 


Event Schedule
5:30-6:45am Packet Pickup
6:55am Kids Dash (Meet at the Start Line and we will walk participants out to the starting area) 
7:00am National Anthem and Race Start!
Results and Awards are live and available at the Registration tent immediately following your finish!


 


Volunteer then Run includes a custom chip timed bib, super soft tee, and an awesome finisher medal! You can participate in any distance run offered for this event. You simply show up an hour and a half before race start and help with packet pickup, about 10 minutes before race starts, you join everyone at the starting line for pre-race warmup and start with the starting gun. Then after you run the race and recover you help us hand out awards. (This option does not require you to sign up under the volunteer tab above. This option does not include the Full Race Volunteer benefits' listed below.)


 


Full Race Volunteer with Us! (you will not be running in this race)


Sign up under the "VOLUNTEER" tab on the top menu. Course Monitor and Aid Station volunteers earn an Bigfoot race shirt, souvenir race medal (subject to availability), VIP race access and your choice of a FREE race entry to a future event to use for yourself or to gift to someone else or a $20 pre-paid digital gift card! 


 


Course Monitors help maintain a safe course by redirecting traffic away from participants and guiding participants in the right direction. Feel free to bring pom-poms, horns, music, instruments, signs, etc. to encourage and cheer on runners. Bonus for creative costumes! 


 


Aid Station volunteers provide water to participants as they pass. Keep course clean for runners by picking up discarded cups, bottles, and trash and place it in the provided trash bins. Please feel free to bring pom poms, signs, horns, music, etc to cheer on participants. Bonus for great costumes!


 


Volunteers arrive at the event 1.5 hours before start time and check in at the registration tent.


 


*Bigfoot races proceed rain, shine, hot or cold.


 


Packet pickup is always offered for 1.5 hours before the event start time. If an additional packet pickup is scheduled it will be communicated via email to all registered participants a a minimum of 1 week before the race. 


 


Bigfoot Running Company races are typically held at parks and green belts. We make every attempt to stay on paved trails but mixed course surfaces should be expected. You may run on pavement, crushed granite and when unavoidable a dirt paths. 

Race Distances

Price Register
Virtual Run $45.00 until Register »
Volunteer then Run $25.00 until Register »
Half Marathon 13.1 miles $50.00 until Register »
Quarter Marathon 6.55 miles $33.00 until Register »
5k Run 3.1 Miles $33.00 until Register »
1 Mile Run $20.00 until Register »
Kids Dash $15.00 until Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

TBD Dallas / Garland Area, Garland, TX

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