24 Must-Do March/April Races Across The U.S.

South: Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon


Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon
March 23, Dallas

With more than 10,000 runners, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon is as action-packed as it is scenic. A point-to-point course, the event has runners starting near the Dallas Convention Center before making their way through charming residential neighborhoods, city parks and the Southern Methodist University Campus, finishing at the Cotton Bowl football stadium. Runners have the choice to either run the entire 13.1 miles or share the load with a training partner in the two-person relay race. A party, featuring the alternative rock band American Authors along with plenty of well-deserved food and drink, will greet all runners at the finish line.

Denton Hog Wild 5K Mud Run
April 5, Pilot Point, Texas

The Hog Wild Mud Run isn’t just another 5K. Organized into one-, two- and four-person teams, athletes will climb up and over more than 20 muddy obstacles. With an emphasis on fun, this race is not only about crossing the finish line first, but also helping your teammates navigate the course. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male, female and coed teams, as well as the top individuals, and all pre-registered participants receive T-shirts. It’s time to dig out that old pair of shoes and get ready to muddy it up with some of the fastest mud runners in the region.

St. Jude Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon
April 26, Nashville, Tenn.

This year’s 15th running of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon will feature a new downtown start line in “Music City.” Located on Lower Broadway, you’ll feel those honky-tonk vibes from the very first step, and with live music every mile, you’ll keep on grooving all the way to the finish. Once you’ve rehydrated and refueled, you can enjoy the headliner concert on Saturday night with one of country music’s biggest acts. Past headliners have included Craig Morgan, Brad Paisley and Martina McBride, so you better giddy up and sign up for this all-day event.

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