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LETTER FROM THE MAYOR

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See what’s going on

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Rawlings’ best wishes

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

LETTER FROM JR. RACE DIRECTOR

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Ann-Elise thanks race participants and fundraisers for their support

ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Corporations pair with donors, select a DISD school

HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO SPONSORS

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Thank you to our partners

RACE BENEFICIARY

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Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

JR. RACE DIRECTOR Ann-Elise Mitcham

PATIENT CHAMPIONS

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Runners’ visual reminders

COURSE CHANGES

START/FINISH MAP Race day timeline

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Friday and Saturday

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Where to go for the best race viewing

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Inviting you to cherish the journey

maps

RUNNER INFORMATION

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN

Some notable differences

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CIGNA MAYOR’S RACE 5K PRESENTED BY ONCOR

Weekend Kick Off Race

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COTTON PATCH CAFÉ LAST MAN RUNNING

Meet Mark “Hawkeye” Lewis

General tips and instructions

SPECTATOR VIEWING POINTS WATER STATIONS

Locations and volunteer groups

PACE TEAMS

Marathon and half marathon

PACE CHARTS

Sample pace times

ELITE RUNNERS

Top competitors from around the world

UNITEDHEALTHCARE ELITE HIGH SCHOOL RELAY CHALLENGE Team looking strong

PAST WINNERS

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SAVE THE DATE

Hall of fame runners

RUNNER STORIES Experiences shared

ENTERTAINMENT

Mark your 2014 calendars for the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon

Band lineup

FUN FACTS & FIGURES Did you know?

RACE COURSE MAP From start to finish

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PARKING MAP And parking tips

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Letter from the Mayor

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Schedule of Events Friday, December 6 Health & Fitness Expo 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER – HALLS A & B (650 SOUTH GRIFFIN STREET)

Saturday, December 7 Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Oncor 9:00 a.m.

Fun Run Start

9:30 a.m.

5K Start LOCATION: TRINITY GROVES (340 SINGLETON BOULEVARD)

Health & Fitness Expo 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER – HALLS A & B (650 SOUTH GRIFFIN STREET)

Sunday, December 8

MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and 5-Person Relay 7:15 a.m.

First Relay Bus Departs from Fair Park

7:30 a.m.

Start Ceremonies Begin

7:45 a.m.

Corrals Close

7:55 a.m.

Wheelchair Start

8:05 a.m.

Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 5-Person Relay Start

LOCATION: MAIN STREET & MARKET STREET

Post Race Festivities 9:00 a.m.

Food Trucks Open for Business

10:00 a.m.

Live Entertainment Begins

LOCATION: OUTSIDE KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER, NORTH PARKING LOT

Race Completion 3:00 p.m.

Finish Line Closes

3:30 p.m.

Bag Check Closes

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Letter from the President & Chairman

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Letter from the Jr. Race Director

Ann-Elise

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Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Oncor

The 2013 Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Oncor is part of race weekend festivities surrounding the 44th running of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon. The Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Oncor will start at Trinity Groves and will highlight Dallas’ Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge! The course begins on Singleton Boulevard, goes across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, through the Dallas Design District, back over the MHH Bridge and finishes back on Singleton. Participants will enjoy scenic views of Downtown Dallas and the opportunity to run on the city’s iconic new landmark. This 5K (3.1 mile) event is for serious runners looking for a late-year 5K race, casual athletes looking for an interesting walking tour of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, or families seeking to get involved in the marathon weekend activities. For kids who would find a 5K too much of a challenge, there is also a Fun Run (approximately 1 mile). The Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Oncor, launched in 2002 by then-Mayor Laura Miller as a way to encourage school kids to become more physically active, has blossomed into an ideal warm-up event for marathon participants and their families.

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EVENTS SCHEDULE Fun Run Starts

9:00 AM

5K Starts

9:30 AM


Adopt-A-School Program

Adopt-A-School Program

As par t of the Dallas Marathon, the mission of the Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Oncor is to encourage exercise, healthy eating and well-being among all area youths, especially public school children, through an annual 5K foot race and corporate sponsorship involvement with par ticipating schools throughout the year. Costs of par ticipation and transpor tation for all Dallas Independent School District (DISD) students are covered by corporate sponsors, and a new initiative this year – the Adopt-A-School program. This unique program has paired corporations and individual donors with a unique DISD school to help students get ready for the Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Oncor. Ever y DISD student who par ticipates in the race receives a free t-shir t, medal and bus transpor tation from their

school to the race. By adopting a school, local businesses and individuals have helped offset these costs and encourage more kids to be involved in the race. This generous contribution gives sponsored schools the oppor tunity to improve the overall health and fitness of their

communities by engaging students, teachers and the broader community. In addition, sponsors par ticipated in 3 Months to 3 Miles, a kid-friendly training program geared

toward family exercise activities like bike riding and jogging. In September, DISD students were introduced to 3 Months to 3 Miles to help prepare for the Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K Presented by Oncor.

The Dallas Marathon would like to thank the Adopt-A-School sponsors for adopting each of the following schools:

SPONSOR

ADOPTED SCHOOL

Billor Machine Tool Service Cigna

Louise Wolff Kahn Elementary School Lorenzo de Zavala Elementary School Anne Frank Elementary School Thomas C. March Middle School Stevens Park Elementary School Rosemont Elementary School Auturo Salazar Elementary School Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School Paul L. Dunbar Elementary Maple Lawn Elementary School Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Gwen and Leldon Echols Humana Methodist Health System Oncor Pam and Phil Baker Texas Health Resource The Next Run The Sloan School Tonti Lakeside Luxury Apartments USMD Hospital at Arlington

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Health and Fitne Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention

The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Health and Fitness Expo is a two-day event filled with nearly 100 vendors with merchandise, information and exhibits related to the running, fitness and health industries. The Health and Fitness Expo is held in conjunction with the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon. Packet Pickup for all runners is held at the Expo during the two-day event. Admission the Health and Fitness Expo is free.

VENDOR

BOOTH

3M Half Marathon . . . . 130 Active Sol Eyewear . . . . 545 Advocare . . . . . . . . . . 661 Aline Foot Performance System . . . . . . . . . . . . 343 ANDREWS/Miller64 . . . 337 Auria LLC. . . . . . . . . . . 162 Austin 10/20. . . . . . . . 315 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon . . . . 128 Bath Planet . . . . . . . . . 152 Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Services . . . 541 Baylor SportsCare . . . . 124 BaySix USA . . . . . . . . . 116 Bondi Band . . . . . . . . . 254 CEP Compression Socks / Dougherty's Pharmacy . 537 Chevron Houston Marathon. . . . . . . . . . . 561 Chica SportTM . . . . . . 112 Chiro One Wellness Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 CIGNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418 Clif Bar & Co.. . . . . . . . 667 Competitor Group (Rock 'n Roll) . . . . . . . . 152 Core Power . . . . . . . . . 251 Cotton Patch . . . . . . . . 422 Cotton Patch Cafe . . . . 422 12

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Dallas 13.1 Half Marathon . . . . . . . 414 Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. . . . . 140 Dallas Running Club. . . 631 Dallas Running Club/ Pace Team. . . . . . . . . . 631 Fitletic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 FlipBelt . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Fond Memories Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . 443 Gatorade . . . . . . . . . . . 412 Generation UCAN . . . . . 323 green6.2 . . . . . . . . . . . 142 HB Tune - Hand Bands . 153 HighChi Energy Jewelry. 313 Hot Chocolate 15/5k . . 655 Inside Texas Running (Texas Runner and Triathlete) . . . . . . . 551 It Works Global . . . . . . 252 JF23 All Natural Pain Relief Spray . . . . . 160 Lift Your Sole . . . . . . . . 206 Little Rock Marathon . . 242 Lone star saunas and solar screens . . . . 139 Luke's Locker . . . . . . . 113 MagicMasseuse . . . . . 255 Marathon Charms & Gifts. . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

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Matrix Satellite. . . . . . . 157 Mellew Productions Inc. 340 MetroPCS . . . . . . . . . . 259 Mexico City . . . . . . . . . 638 Miller64. . . . . . . . . . . . 337 Mockingbird Dental Group . . . . . . . . 650 National Running Center . . . . . . 163 New Balance . . . . . . . . 641 NUUN Hydration. . . . . . 149

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Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon . . . 641 One More Mile . . . . . . . 171 Parker University Chiropractic Wellness Clinic . . . . . . . 439 Pearl Izumi. . . . . . . . . . 350 Polar Electro . . . . . . . . 105 Post Sampling . . . . . . . 648 Premier Foot & Ankle/ Frisco Running Co. . . . . 146 Real Time Pain Relief . . 555


ess Expo Center - Hall A & B

Friday, December 6 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

VENDOR

BOOTH

Red Fox Audio In Motion . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series . . . . . 243 Rocktape . . . . . . . . . . . 136 ROOTBALANCE . . . . . . 248 Route 66 Marathon . . . 325 Run for fun. . . . . . . . . . 150 Run On! . . . . . . . . . . . . 349 Run Project . . . . . . . . . 344 RUseeN Reflective

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Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Scentsy Fragrance . . . . 644 Skechers . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Skirt Sports. . . . . . . . . 145 SnuggBuds Sports Headsets. . . . . . . . . . . 654 Soils Alive . . . . . . . . . . 549 SPIbelt. . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 SportHooks by heavy Medalz. . . . . . 563 Team Ortho . . . . . . . . 205

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Team in Training-Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 143 Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children . . . . . . . . . 649 The Cowtown Marathon 253 The Cryo Bar . . . . . . . . 416 The Stick - soothe your muscles in seconds . . . 658 TomTom. . . . . . . . . . . . 331 United Healthcare . . . . 336 Volkswagen . . . . . . . . . 237

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Wall Street Journal . . . . 104 White Rock Lake Apartment Villas . . . . . 553 White Rock Running Co-op. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438 White Rock Running Co-op (WRRC) . . . . . . . 440 Window Expo . . . . . . . . 156 Your Eyes Sunglasses . . . . . . . . . 662 Zipfizz Corp . . . . . . . . . 542 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon

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Race Beneficiary: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Race Beneficiary

Any runner who has experienced the highs and lows that come in the duration of a marathon can tell you that inspiration along the way is always a welcomed sight. Participants of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon have had the opportunity to be inspired every step of the way by the young patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children for the last 17 years. The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, recognized as one of the premiere running events in the country, has returned the favor to the hospital each year, graciously donating $3.3 million to TSRHC since the partnership began.

For 92 years, TSRHC has treated Texas children for orthopaedic and related conditions, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Originally founded in 1921 as a facility to treat polio, the hospital expanded its mission once the polio vaccine was introduced in the 1950’s. TSRHC is now considered one of the premier medical facilities and leaders in research, teaching and medical

THIS COMMITMENT TO MEDICAL EXCELLENCE IS ONLY POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF FRIENDS AND EVENTS SUCH AS THE METROPCS DALLAS MARATHON.

advancements. Patients receive expert treatment in areas such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. While quality medical care is of the utmost concern, there is also a sense in the hospital that it was designed with the child in mind. The facility was made to not look, feel or smell like a hospital. Visitors and patients alike remark at the unique atmosphere one encounters upon entering the building that sits on the corner of Maple and Oak Lawn in the heart of Dallas. Greeted with the aroma of popcorn and vibrant colors at every turn, patients commonly express feelings of excitement, joy and thankfulness at the hospital on a daily bases. It is a place

For more information about the hospital, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org. To support the hospital through the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, please visit www.dallasmarathon.com/donate/. 16

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where smiles are frequent and possibilities are plentiful. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children takes a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, which fosters an environment ideal for dynamic, innovative discoveries that positively influence the lives of children. Researchers, doctors and therapists collaborate to come up with a treatment plan that treats the whole child. There is a belief at the hospital that healing and nourishing a child’s soul is just as important as healing their body. Patients and families can rest assure they are receiving care from the some of the top leaders in the field of orthopaedics. Furthermore, TSRHC doctors wrote the standard reference guide for orthopaedic surgeons most commonly used to train around the world. TSRHC has five centers for excellence, including the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine Research, the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction, the Charles E.

Seay, Jr. Center for Excellence for Hand Disorders, the Center for Excellence in Clubfoot Research and TSRHC’s newest center, the Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders. Medical breakthroughs and new technologies developed through TSRHC’s research efforts, such as the TSRH® SILO™ 5.5 Spinal System, TRUE/LOK™ Ring Fixation System and the discovery of the first two genes associated with idiopathic scoliosis, have dramatically impacted the lives of not only children treated at the hospital but also throughout the world. Researchers and physicians are committed to working together to search for new ways to solve our patients' individual medical challenges. This commitment to medical excellence is only possible through the generosity of friends and events such as the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon. Texas children will benefit for years to come because of the dedication and determination of the participants, sponsors and board members of the marathon.


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Junior Race Director, Ann-Elise Mitcham MEET THE 2013 METROPCS DALLAS MARATHON 2013 TSRHC Junior Race Director

At first glance it is difficult to distinguish Ann-Elise, age 12, of North Richland Hills, from any other eighth grader in her class. She enjoys riding her bike, playing tennis, reading adventure books and spending time with her friends. However, Ann-Elise spends 18 hours of each day in a back brace that goes virtually undetected by her peers. She was recently diagnosed with scoliosis and as a result, she must wear a back brace, or orthosis, in an effort to stop the curvature from continuing.

Scoliosis is a progressive condition causing the spine to curve or twist into a “C” or “S” shape. It appears most often in adolescent girls (usually between the ages of 10-15) and has shown a tendency to run in families. Ranked by US News & World Report as the 2013 No. 1 Pediatric Orthopaedic program in the country, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) provides the highest quality care for patients like Ann-Elise and the 5,000 others who are treated for scoliosis each year. In addition to frequent appointments with her doctors at TSRHC, Ann-Elise is also seen by the hospital’s Orthotics department, where she is fitted for a customized brace to help correct her scoliosis 18

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curve. TSRHC’s skilled orthotists carefully customize each brace to a patient’s specific needs and create the braces onsite at the hospital. The Orthotics department ensures that each device is not only comfortable for the patient to wear each day, but that it reflects each patient’s personality with custom designs, colors and artwork. When asked what she likes most about TSRHC, Ann-Elise says she loves the friendly environment and staff. She was amazed by how much the staff at TSRHC listened to her

“I CAN’T WAIT TO CHEER ON THE RUNNERS, ESPECIALLY MY AUNT AND UNCLE. THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE OF ME.” concerns and took the time to know her personally, beyond the details surrounding her medical condition. Ann-Elise is honored and excited to be the 2013 Junior Race Director for the metroPCS® Dallas MarathonTM. “I can’t wait to cheer on the runners,

especially my aunt and uncle,” she says. “They have always been so supportive of me.” Ann-Elise is an excellent representation of the thousands of patients that are treated at TSRHC every year. With the help of the hospital she has no limits on what she can accomplish.


Patient Champions MEET THE 2013 METROPCS DALLAS MARATHON

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PATIENT CHAMPIONS MAKE THEIR WAY TO RUNNERS’ HEARTS

limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia, has benefited from the race for 17 years.

MetroPCS Dallas Marathon participants will have constant visual reminders along the race course of who they are running for on December 8, 2013. Five patients from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) will serve in the role of patient champions, in an effort to encourage runners during the race and connect them back to the races’ beneficiary. The race course will be lined with their photos and serve as inspiration to the runners as they go. TSRHC, which treats patients, from birth to age 18, for orthopaedic conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and

"We feel so blessed to be the recipients of the generosity of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon and to tell the hospital’s story to such a vast audience," said Bob Walker, president and CEO of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. "The patient champion program has allowed us to connect with many of our patient families and provides us with an incredible opportunity to showcase what we think makes the hospital so special—the patients.” These patient champions serve as young ambassadors for the hospital, representing

the thousands of children who receive premier medical care regardless of the family's ability to pay. Each story is unique, with all five patient champions varying in age and condition, but together they speak to the common theme of resiliency and can-do attitude of our patient population. TSRHC doctors and staff are united in their belief that if a patient has a dream, they should pursue it, if they have a skill, they should hone it and if they have set backs, they should work hard to overcome them. Each one of these patients are examples of that belief. The patient champion’s photos and stories can also be seen on the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon website at dallasmarathon.com.

Alfonso has been treated for both hand differences and prosthetic needs at the hospital since 2007 under the care of TSRHC’s Chief of Staff Emeritus Tony Herring, M.D., and TSRHC’s renowned Prosthetics department.

patient care, education and research.

KAYLEE MITCHELL

Kaylee Mitchell, age 9, of Tyler, Texas, has been a patient of TSRHC since she was 2 years old. She receives treatment at TSRHC for a hammered toe and in TSRHC’s Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center for a duplicate thumb. The hospital’s Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center provides unique, specialized care for children with hand and upper limb deformities through quality

The Center’s goal is for each child to obtain the best function and highest level of independence as possible. Thanks to the treatment Kaylee receives at TSRHC for her hand and foot differences have not slowed her down. She appreciates her doctors at TSRHC for encouraging her to pursue her love of gymnastics. Thanks to the constant encouragement she received from the hospital, she is able to participate in the sport she loves so much. When visiting the hospital, Kaylee enjoys playing outside on the playground and viewing the sports memorabilia on display in the hospital’s Olympic Clinic. She is so excited to cheer on the runners at the 2013 Dallas Marathon!

Alfonso loves the caring medical staff at TSRHC and his attentive prosthetists, who provide comprehensive prosthetic services and on-site custom fabrication for patients with amputations or limb deficiencies.

ALFONSO APODACA

Alfonso Apodaca, age 11, of Bedford, Texas, has never shied away from a crowd. He loves to sing, act and entertain, but when it comes to being a patient at TSRHC, there’s no “pretending” about his genuine love of the hospital.

His prosthetist, Kara Davis, describes him as a “very fun-loving, active kid” and his adventurous spirit is infectious to all who meet him. Thanks to TSRHC, Alfonso is not going to let his differences keep him out of the spotlight. This aspiring actor is pursuing his dreams of the bright lights with the help of his loyal fans at TSRHC. 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon

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is thankful to TSRHC for her hip procedure so that she can be active and pursue her dreams.

BRIANA RUSSELL

Briana Russell, age 18, of Wylie, Texas, began treatment at TSRHC for hip dysplasia in September 2012. Hip dysplasia is a medical term that represents a wide spectrum of hip conditions ranging from complete dislocation of the ball from the socket to a misshapen socket in which the ball is not properly in place. After some careful consideration, the doctors at TSRHC decided that they would need to operate on Briana in order for her condition to improve. After her surgery, Briana enjoyed her stay at TSRHC and appreciated the friendly and respectful staff. She was grateful for the approach the doctors took to make sure she felt comfortable and understood what she would be experiencing. In her free time, Briana enjoys reading and horseback riding, but her biggest dream is to become a U.S. Marshall. She

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BROOKLYN GIBSON

Brooklyn Gibson, age 4, of Arlington, Texas, and her family have received a Texas-sized welcome since relocating from Illinois. After Brooklyn was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth, her family sought the best treatment for her condition and found Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Her family made the critical decision to relocate to Texas so that Brooklyn could receive treatment for not only spina bifida but also the subsequent orthopedic needs that come with the diagnosis. Spina bifida is a pediatric developmental disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube. TSRHC has two specialty clinics for children with developmental disabilities. In these clinics, children with spina bifida and other conditions, such as cerebral palsy, learn how to care for themselves, maximize their health and be as independent as possible. She is also seen by the hospital’s world class orthotics team

who provide Brooklyn with braces for her legs that provide additional support when she walks. Her parents have noticed since coming to TSRHC, her personality has really blossomed and that she has developed an active and playful imagination. She loves to “play house” with her dolls and also enjoys visiting the fish tanks and watching the trains in between therapy sessions at TSRHC. Brooklyn is looking forward to representing the hospital as a Patient Champion at the 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon.

In 2011 he was diagnosed with hip dysplasia, a condition that causes abnormal functioning in the hip joint. When you are as active and talented as Case, the only thing that you want to know is, “how soon can this be fixed?” In May of 2011, TSRHC’s Chief of Staff Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S., performed a procedure called periacetabular osteotomy, which is a surgery that changes the shape of the hip joint. Since his surgery, Case has come to know and love the hospital and all of his doctors. In fact, due to his experiences at TSRHC, he has been inspired to pursue a career as a doctor.

CASE BRABHAM

Case Brabham, age 17, of Dallas, Texas, is a man of many talents. He is a star in both sports and academics as well as a poetry writer, fluent Spanish speaker and guitar player.

Earlier this year, Case had an internship with TSRHC where he was able to co-author three medical publications and shadowed Dr. Sucato and TSRHC’s Director of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research, Harry Kim, M.D., in several surgeries. As a nod to his thankfulness and love for the hospital, he plans to sign his letter of intent to play college football at the hospital later this year. Case can’t wait to be cheering on fellow athletes at this year’s marathon!

For more information about the hospital, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org. To support the hospital through the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, please visit www.dallasmarathon.com/donate/.


RACE DAY TIMELINE

7:30 am

Start Ceremonies Begin

9:00 am

Food Trucks Open at Post Race Party

7:45 am

Corrals Close

10:00 am

Live80 Band on Miller64 Main Stage

7:55 am

Wheelchair Start

3:00 pm

Finish Line Closes

8:05 am

Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 5-Person Relay Start

3:30 pm

Gear Check Closes

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2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Changes Course Changes

MARATHON

This year, the marathon runners will make their way fur ther south on Swiss Ave. to Washington Ave., where they will run past the Baylor Tom Landr y Fitness Center and follow Main St. through Deep Ellum, an eclectic, scenic area. Runners will then continue through the hear t of the downtown Dallas’ business district, running between skyscrapers and passing historic landmarks and parks.

HALF MARATHON

Half marathon par ticipants will track with the marathon course across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, through the West Dallas Loop and pass by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the race’s primar y beneficiar y. Runners will pass the south side of Klyde Warren Park before finishing downtown along Griffin Street. The out-and-back turnaround from the 2012 Dallas Half

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Marathon course has been eliminated.

FINISH LINE

The improved finish line for both races will be located at Griffin and Wood Streets. Finishers will enjoy a shor ter walk off time, allowing them to quickly retrieve their medal, finisher shir t, food and bag at Gear Check before exiting the secured finish area.

POST RACE PARTY

The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Post Race Par ty and Reunion Area will be outside on the beautiful city streets, one block nor th of the Omni Hotel. The Post Race Par ty will feature the Miller64 Beer Garden, Food Trucks, and 80’s cover band, Live80, on the Miller64 Main Stage. This festive area will be the per fect place for finishers to celebrate with their family and friends.


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Runner Information

PACKET PICKUP

All packets must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo held in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Dallas Convention Center on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. There will be no packet pickup on race day and packets will not be mailed to par ticipants. Paid parking is available in area sur face lots.

PACKET PICKUP HOURS Friday, December 6 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

RACE BIBS

Wear your race bib on the FRONT of your shirt so that race officials and finish line personnel can see it. Do not cut or fold your number in any way or place a safety pin in the perforated tag. Officials must be able to see your whole number to know that you are an officially registered runner.

TIMING TAG INSTRUCTIONS ■

ChronoTrack B-Tag timing tags will be attached to back of your bib for timing. Do NOT remove the timing tags from your bib.

You MUST wear your bib on the most outer layer of clothing. Do not cover your bib.

Your bib must be clearly visible and worn on the front side of your body.

Do NOT fold your bib.

GEAR CHECK

Gear Check will be available for all par ticipants. Runners will only be allowed to deposit race-approved, clear plastic par ticipant bags at the Gear Check area outside the front of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Dallas Convention Center star ting at 6 a.m. on race morning. The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon will issue these bags during packet pickup at the Health and Fitness Expo. No backpacks, luggage or any other belongings will be accepted at gear check.

SECURITY

The safety of MetroPCS Dallas Marathon par ticipants is our top priority. We have worked closely to review our event procedures with the local and government agencies to execute a safe and secure event. The Dallas Police Depar tment and Texas State Guard will provide additional security staff at the MetroPCS

Dallas Marathon star t and finish lines. We recommend par ticipants do not use hydration packs during the December 8 race. Should par ticipants choose to wear a hydration pack, he or she may be subject to additional security screening. All par ticipants should allow for additional travel time to the downtown star t line on race morning due to street closures and heightened security.

PARKING

Parking is available on a first come, first ser ved basis. Par ticipants should be prepared to pay for parking. Arrive early to allow for traffic and parking. A detailed parking map can be found on page 26.

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Spectator Viewing Points Spectator Viewing Points

START, MILE 0 INTERSECTION OF MAIN ST. AND N. MARKET ST.

All runners star t together at 8:05 a.m. on Main St. in downtown Dallas, approximately two blocks east of Houston St. The runners will line up in corrals based on their estimated pace per mile. They will run together for the first 7.5 miles, after which the half marathon runners will turn off the marathon course and head back to downtown Dallas. Main St. will be closed beginning Saturday afternoon. Parking is recommended in sur face pay lots and garages in the West End District and surrounding lots.

MILES 1-3 WEST DALLAS LOOP & MARGARET HUNT HILL BRIDGE

The first miles of the course go out and back over the Trinity River through what we call the West Dallas Loop. The neighboring business and residents have put together an amazing collection of cheering stations, music per formances and spectator activities. Check out the Belmont Hotel and Clairevista Vitality Club on the nor theast corner of Sylvan Ave. and For t Wor th Ave., Ray's Spor ting Goods at the intersection of Sylvan Ave. and Singleton Blvd., and Trinity Groves at Gulden St. and Singleton Blvd. West Commerce St., Sylvan Ave. and Singleton Blvd. will be closed while the race is taking place, be sure to get in place before 7:45am if you plan on attending these music and activity locations. There are even prizes for the best cheering stations. More details can be found at www.westdallasloop.com.

MILE 4.6 DESIGN DISTRICT

Par ticipants will run through a section of the trendy Dallas Design District. The Bell Design District’s outdoor amphitheater ser ves as a great point to watch both half and full runners travel through the district. Parking is accessible via Market Center Blvd. and Ir ving Blvd. from the nor th. Oak Lawn Ave. and Dragon St. will be closed while the race takes place.

MILE 5.5 TEXAS SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

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members, volunteers, our patient champions and patient families will all be there to cheer and encourage the runners as they come up the first hill on the race course. Parking is available on Oak Lawn Ave. east of Maple Ave. Maple Ave. will be closed while the race takes place.

MILE 6.4 TURTLE CREEK AT CEDAR SPRINGS

A race course favorite, runners travel nor th on Tur tle Creek Blvd., with half marathon runners returning south on Tur tle Creek Blvd. on their way back downtown. Trees lining Tur tle Creek Blvd. will have autumn leaves and other beautiful scener y. Runners will pass by mansions, high-rise condos and office buildings with prestigious addresses. Direct access to Tur tle Creek Blvd. will be restricted, but parking is available along Oak Lawn Ave. and surrounding streets. Please do not park in any lots used by area churches.

THE METROPCS MILE NEW THIS YEAR

Cheer on runners outside of the historic Arlington Hall at Lee Park. MetroPCS will provide nonstop enter tainment with a DJ, noise makers, and plenty of other goodies for spectators to cheer on their friends and family along the course!

MILE 11.7 RETAIL SHOPS ON MOCKINGBIRD

Runners approaching Mile 12 coming from the M Street neighborhoods will make their turn toward White Rock Lake in front of Hillside Village and Lakewood Village. These shopping centers are full of restaurants and outdoor space to watch the action. Parking is available in the shopping center sur face lots. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Mockingbird Ln. from Hillside Dr. to Buckner Blvd. while the race takes place.

MILE 17.2 WINFREY POINT

Marathon runners approach Winfrey Point approximately 17.2 miles into their race on the east side of White Rock Lake. Winfrey Point has always ser ved as a great spot to watch runners pass by with panoramic views of the entire lake and tall buildings of downtown clearly visible on the horizon. Winfrey Point is reached via Emerald Isle off of Garland Rd. Parking is limited at the top of Winfrey Point and at

the ball diamonds at the bottom of the hill. Parking is not allowed on the grass.

MILE 24.5 DEEP ELLUM

Approaching mile 25, the marathon par ticipants run through Deep Ellum. True to its tradition as an enter tainment venue, Deep Ellum will feature plenty of enter taining distractions and bands to keep the marathon runners energized during the final stretch to the finish line. Runners will be on Main St.; access and parking in this area is via Elm St. and Commerce St. Main St. will be closed to traffic during the race.

MILE 10 (HALF MARATHON COURSE) KLYDE WARREN PARK

Just past Mile 10 on the half marathon course, Dallas’ newest urban green space will ser ve as a prime location for spectators. The 5.2-acre public park in the hear t of downtown Dallas is the final landmark half marathon runners will pass on their way to the finish line at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Dallas Convention Center. Parking is available in sur face lots in the nor theast par t of downtown Dallas as well as street metered parking. Olive St. nor th of Woodall Rogers Fwy. and the nor th side access road along the park will be closed during the race.


WATER STATIONS

MILE MARK

LOCATION

GROUP

MILE MARK

LOCATION

GROUP

0

Commerce just east of Griffin

Dallas Front Runners

12

Mockingbird @ Williamson

Troop 707 Boy Scouts

1

Commerce E of Haslett

Dickey's Barbeque

12 Half

1100 Slocum St.

7th Day Adventist Church

3

Singleton & Pastor

Voice of Hope Ministries

14

Mockingbird @ dog park

General Datatech, L.P.

4

1109 Dragon St.

Behringer Harvard

15

E. Lawther @ Big Thicket

Clifford and Friends

5

Turtle Creek & Fairmount

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

16

E. Lawther @ Dreyfus Club

InteliStaf Healthcare Travel

7

Turtle Creek & Irving

Luke's Locker

17

Dallas Running Club

8

Byron & Gillon (Lockhart Park)

North Dallas Running

E. Lawther @ White Rock Park Headquarters

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8 Half

Turtle Creek & Irving

Crandall HS - NHS

E. Lawther @ Garland Rd.

Troop 5 Boy Scouts

20

9

Airline @ Katy Trail

Lake Grapevine RAW

Winsted @ Lakeforest

White Rock Racing/Hooters

21 9 Half

Cedar Springs & Carlisle

BancTec

Lakeshore @ Pearson

North Texas APICS

22

6252 Richmond

Mary Kay

10

McCommas & Worcola

1 Million 4 Anna 23

Swiss @ Fitzhugh

Party Hogs

11

Ellsworth & Norris

Wilshire Baptist Church

24

Washington Ave & Worth

World Affairs Council

11 Half

Field @ Ashland

Lovejoy ISD

25

Main & Harwood

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Pace Teams Pace Teams

Pace leaders can be a valuable resource while running a race. Pace teams are led by experienced racers who are trained to help runners maintain a steady pace in order to achieve a targeted time goal. Pace teams lead the way by running even splits and encouraging the runners in their group toward the finish line! The 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon welcomes the Clif Bar Pace Team for the Marathon, and the Dallas Running Club Pace Team for the Half!

FULL MARATHON CLIF Bar PACE LEADERS

For biographies and photos of ClifBar Pace Leaders, visit www.clifbar.com 3:05 - Shannon 3:15 - Tommy 3:25 - Chris 3:35 - Kyle 3:45 - Scott 4:00 - Bill 4:15 - Matt 4:30 - Kathleen 4:45 - Ann 5:00 – Darlene 5:30 - Sharon Team Leader and Floater – Darris

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HALF MARATHON DALLAS RUNNING CLUB PACE LEADERS

The Dallas Running Club Pace Team promises to provide fun and excitement for both first time and experienced half marathoners looking to reach their running goals – whether that’s a personal best or just getting across the finish line. We have 2-person teams of pacers for 6 popular goal finish times. 1:40 1:50 2:00 2:10 2:20 2:30

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Vishal and Ethan Steve and Sanjay Josh and Jackie Br yan and Mar y Clay and Jessica Keisha and Shea


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Sara Hall MetroPCS Dallas Half Marathon Elite Runner Elite Runners

The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is thrilled that Sara Hall, the 2012 U.S. Cross Countr y Champion and three-time Olympic Trials Finalist, is running the MetroPCS Dallas Half Marathon this year. In her half marathon debut earlier this fall, Hall set a personal best and broke the course record en route to a win at the Wine Countr y Half Marathon.

“We’re extremely excited to have Sara Hall running the MetroPCS Dallas Half Marathon,” said Patrick Byerly, president of the Dallas Marathon. “Not only is Sara an accomplished runner that will challenge the top of our half marathon field, but she is also an incredible person. Her dedication to giving back to the community aligns per fectly with our race’s mission.” Hall is a native of Santa Rosa, CA., and competed collegiately at Stanford, where she was a seven time All-American. She is a three-time Olympic Trials Finalist, a Pan American Games Gold Medalist and the 2012 U.S. National Cross Countr y Champion. Hall and her husband, Ryan, an elite American marathoner and U.S. Olympian, established the nonprofit Hall Steps Foundation, which funds 34

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mentoring and running programs for at-risk youth. Ryan will cheer Sara on from the MetroPCS Dallas Half Marathon finish line. Sara’s personal best in the half marathon is 1:14:33, which she hopes to beat in Dallas. The women’s course record for the MetroPCS Dallas Half Marathon is 1:11:32, set by Olara Nuta in 2008.


ELITE RUNNERS

ELITE MALE RUNNERS

Vladimir Safronov Joseph Mutinda Jacob Chemtai Elijah Karanja Edward Mbuni Edward Tabut Jonathon Kibet Philip Lagat Rodgers Ondati Bryan Morseman Barnabus Kirui Julius Choge Jeff Sadler Stepan Kiselev Benson Cheruiyot Benard Langat Edgar Martinez Nelson Oyugi

ELITE FEMALE RUNNERS Sarah Kiptoo Everlyne Lagat Abnet Simegn Nina Podnesebnova Monika Kalinciska Laurie Shea Mary Alico

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Cotton Patch Cafe Last Man Running

Meet Mark “Hawkeye” Louis Mark “Hawkeye” Louis, half of the award-winning duo from 96.3 KSCS’ “Hawkeye and Dorsey in the Morning” will ser ve as the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon’s “Cotton Patch Café Last Man Running” runner. With each footfall, he will help raise additional funds for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the marathon’s primar y beneficiar y since 1997. In 2006, Hawkeye found a passion for running. Within

that same year, he went from par ticipating in 5Ks to running what was then the Dallas White Rock Half Marathon. The following year, he proudly tackled the race’s full marathon and has been an avid fan of and par ticipant in the race since. Now a member of the Dallas Marathon Board of Directors, Hawkeye is heavily devoted to the race. Hawkeye will be the ver y last person to star t the race

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and for ever y person he passes, Cotton Patch Café will donate money to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. As the title sponsor, Cotton Patch Café, the local casual dining chain, has pledged to donate $4 for ever y runner Hawkeye passes! With a goal time of 1:45, Hawkeye hopes to pass a lot of runners and raise additional money for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The effor t is suppor ted with donations from individual sponsors as well as title sponsor Cotton Patch Café. Suppor ters can

visit dallasmarathon.com and donate to suppor t Hawkeye. His progress will be tweeted (@hawkeyeonair) on race day to help fans track his progress. It’s not too late to join Cotton Patch Café in suppor t of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children by donating to Last Man Running. Run, Hawkeye, run.


UnitedHealthcare Elite High School Relay Challenge

Elite High School Relay Challenge

This year marks the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon’s 4th Annual UnitedHealthcare Elite High School Relay Challenge and the team is looking stronger than ever. The relay consists of 16 of the Dallas-For th Wor th area’s top high school

RUNNER LINE-UP

distance runners who will compete against the elite marathon field in a 26.2-mile race following the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon race course. Male team members run two-mile legs and female team members complete one-mile segments.

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Past Marathon Winners YEAR

TIME

MALE WINNER

TIME

FEMALE WINNER

1971

2:38:09

Rick Richardson

4:12:25

Annabelle Corboy

1972

2:23:18

Paul Hoffman

3:49:29

Terry Stransky

1973

2:37:45

Wayne Comer

4:27:45

Patti Price

1974

2:19:18

Terry Ziegler

3:13:48

Kathy Loper

1975

2:26:07

Terry Ziegler

3:00:54

Kathy Loper

Feb-76

2:25:59

Don Kennedy

2:53:43

Dorothy Doolittle

Dec-76

2:15:11

Jeff Wells

3:07:26

Jean Ohly

1977

2:16:13

John Lodwick

2:56:55

Marianne Pugh

1978

2:18:55

Tom Marino

2:48:43

Karen Bridges

1979

2:14:30

Kyle Heffner

2:47:31

Toni Bernard

1980

2:15:19

Robert Wallace

2:41:14

Martha Sartain

1981

2:16:13

David Miley

2:33:39

Julie Brown

1982

2:12:18

John Lodwick

2:47:27

Carol Urish

1983

2:13:48

Kyle Heffner

2:49:54

Sue Moen

1984

2:20:20

Bruce McKay

2:58:04

Karen Miller

1985

2:17:42

Ed Swiatocha

2:49:42

Carol Beck

1986

2:22:40

Ed Swiatocha

2:55:37

Hope Fullwood

1987

2:22:42

Mike Miloto

2:55:45

Charlene Soby

1988

2:16:13

Andres Espinosa

2:46:30

Martha Ashley

1989

2:16:19

Andres Espinosa

2:47:47

Lisa Pesedo

1990

2:24:53

Jose Pena

2:48:04

Jemmi L Peters

1991

2:25:53

Jim Sterling

2:46:38

Peggy Murphy

1992

2:27:09

J.P. Worcester

2:48:59

Mary Level-Menton

1993

2:17:23

Victor De Jesus

2:39:23

Sonia Betancourt

1994

2:19:42

Carlos Chavez

2:43:28

Roxi Erickson

1995

2:16:03

Victor De Jesus Diaz

2:39:49

Alevtina Naoumova

1996

2:30:57

Gregorio Romo

2:58:34

Shannon Compton

1997

2:26:06

Emilio Gonzalez

3:07:21

Ena MacPherson

1998

2:20:37

William Moore

3:04:34

Sheila Carmody

1999

2:24:08

Wayne Strohman

2:52:44

Lori Stich

2000

2:26:27

Joel Ibarra

2:54:20

Riva Rahl

2001

2:27:23

Joel Ibarra

2:59:01

Dana Bullard

2002

2:33:12

Nephat Kinyaniui

3:02:28

Lioudmilla Kortchaguina

2003

2:16:26

Elly Rono

2:37:05

Liza Galavan

2004

2:14:00

Pavel Andreyev

2:38:23

2005

2:15:24

Ernie Caballero

2:30:03

Lioudmilla Kortchaguina Claudia Olivares

2006

2:12:04

Moses Kororia

2:29:55

Svetlana Ponomarenko

2007

2:15:09

James Koskei

2:35:25

Emily Samoei

2008

2:22:07

Henry Serem

2:37:14

Svetlana Ponomarenko

2009

2:16:53

Edward Tabut

2:48:21

Rose Jebet

2010

2:18:37

James Kirwa

2:42:30

Cemille Herron

2011

2:17:21

John Itati

2:35:18

Natalya Sergeyeva

2012

2:19:38

Vladmir Safranov

2:43:55

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AMANDA LEVINE: An Emotional Release Runner Stories

At five months of pregnancy, Amanda Levine was told she would need to deliver or risk her life. Diagnosed with preeclampsia – high blood pressure and protein after 23 weeks of pregnancy – Amanda had no choice. She had to deliver. The lives of both mother and baby were at risk, and although they faced many complications, Amanda’s micro preemie son, Alex, was born in March 2009 at 1 lb., 1 oz.

To help recover emotionally and physically from this near-death experience, Amanda joined a Run-On! training group and started training for a 5K then work up to her first Dallas White Rock Half Marathon. Amanda has now run 13 half marathons and will be completing her third MetroPCS Dallas Half Marathon this December. “Running gives me time to focus on who I am,” said Amanda. “While running, I don’t have to think about being an employee or being a mom. I get to just focus on me.” Amanda’s younger sister, Amelia, has been a big influence in getting her into running. Moved into action by 9/11, Amelia and her husband joined the military. Amelia ran the MetroPCS Dallas Half Marathon with Amanda last year, helping Amanda set a personal record. “She pushed me like only a sister can,” said Amanda. “She could literally run circles around me, so she could have been out there running a race of her own, but she chose to run with me and help me pursue my goal.” It’s been four years since Alex 40

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was born, and Amanda and her son are both doing well and healing. Little Alex finally came home from the hospital at 13 months old with a tracheostomy, ventilator and feeding tube. He is now four and has been released from the tracheostomy and is learning how to feed himself.

BRANDON CUMBY: Surviving Electrocution Not many people could survive electrocution and a 25-foot fall. Against the odds, 34-year-old Brandon Cumby is alive today because of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In August 2012, Brandon was at a friend’s house flying a miniature helicopter when the toy got stuck in a tree. While using a pole to dislodge the helicopter from the tree, Brandon was electrocuted and fell the equivalent of two stories from the tree, suffering near-fatal injuries including numerous facial fractures and electrical burns.

“My son is doing great; we are very blessed,” said Amanda. “Most stories don’t have a successful ending. We have even been able to donate some of Alex’s old equipment to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.”

Certain he would not survive the accident, doctors credit Brandon’s survival and full recovery to his personal fitness and devotion to running. An avid runner and member of both the Dallas Running Club and White Rock Running Co-Op, Brandon was in the midst of training for his first marathon with the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon when the accident occurred. Through surgery and recovery, Brandon lost almost all his muscle weight. Regaining muscle was a slow and painful process.

Amanda has become an inspiration to others, persuading several of her colleagues to train and run at the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon. She is now RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) certified and coaches a running group with Run-On!

“I went from being in the best shape of my life to not being able to do one push-up or even pick up something as light as a chair,” said Brandon. “However, once I realized there wasn’t a miracle pill that would make me instantly well, I did what I could until I gained the strength to do more.”

“I think about the obstacles Alex has to overcome just to be here,” said Amanda. “It inspires me to do better, to do more to take care of myself. I will do what it takes to be healthy so I can be around to raise my son.”

Months shy of being released from the hospital, Brandon started walking and running a mile, slowly building up his endurance. Less than a year from making a full recovery, Brandon has gone from ground zero to logging miles, running

more than 350 miles since his accident. “I learned from this situation that it is never too early or too late to get off the couch and get in shape,” said Brandon. “You never know when you’re going to be in the fight for your life, and fitness may be that difference between life and death.” Brandon is looking forward to running his first full marathon at the 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon this December, only 17 months after his accident. For this year’s race, Brandon said there will be no pressure, no watch, and the goal will be just to finish. He plans to take the race slow and enjoy the gift of running. “I realize I could have been paralyzed for life,” said Brandon. “There is so much we take for granted, and being able to run is certainly a gift.”


MADDIE HARRISON: Ks for Keegan

A white shirt with the image of a smiling boy on the front and text on the back reading, “My son is alive thanks to an organ donor. Be a hero! Ask me how.” The shirt is worn by an informal running group called K’s for Keegan, and led by Maddie Harrison, mom of six-year-old Keegan. The K is for kilometers, and the group runs to fundraise for various organizations dedicated to supporting chronically ill children.

At just seven days old, Keegan Harrison received a heart transplant. He has since battled numerous critical and chronic medical conditions, recently determined to be caused by an unnamed genetic immune disorder. Keegan has only one functioning kidney, has had approximately 10 strokes, requires IV nutrition, and spends several months each year in the hospital, fighting for his life. “Keegan is our miracle, and we are so grateful for every day he is here with us,” said Maddie. Maddie has been a runner since high school and even ran through her eighth month of pregnancy with Keegan. For five years, she gave up running to take care of him. Last year, Maddie returned to running and found solace, finishing nine races and pledging to run 13 races in 2013. “Running not only gives me peace of mind but also helps me be a better mother and caregiver for Keegan,” said Maddie. “I run to clear my mind and to put things in perspective.” Maddie trained for months to run her first full marathon at the 2012 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon and tore her Achilles

tendon three days before the race. The support for Keegan lived on, as Ks for Keegan were a top 25 fundraiser for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon’s primary beneficiary. The Harrisons have a special tie to the marathon’s beneficiary. Two years ago, Keegan endured a “flare” that almost cost him his life. The rheumatology team at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children found an IV drug to help stabilize Keegan’s condition, and the genetics team is working on mapping his complete genetic code. When asked what keeps her going through the many ups and downs, Maddie replied, “Keegan’s had his struggles, but he always keeps his head up, and he always keeps fighting. My advice to others – parents of critically ill children and runners alike – when things get tough, follow Keegan’s model. Put one foot in front of the other and just keep going.” Maddie is looking forward to running the 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon as her first full marathon. As always, she’ll be running Ks for Keegan. 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon

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Did you know?

Fun Facts & Figures

FUN FACTS AND FIGURES ■

The Dallas White Rock Marathon began in 1971 when Tal Morrison, an avid runner, placed a $25 ad in Runner’s World magazine.

The first race in 1971 had 82 par ticipants. Only 61 par ticipants finished.

This is the 44th running of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon. The race was run in the spring and the fall in 1976.

Both the men’s and women’s course records were broken/set in 2006 when Moses Kororia of Kenya ran a 2:12:04 and Svetlana Ponomarenko of Russia ran a 2:29:55.

6,000 participants in the marathon, 13,000 participants in the half marathon, and 6,000 participants in the relay races will run a combined 358,940 miles, burning 38,661,400 calories during the 2013 race.

The marathon attracts more than 300,000 spectators, making race day one of Dallas’ largest single-day spectator events. More than 3,200 volunteers will help pass out 7,656 gallons of Gatorade.

Average temperature on race morning is around 40 degrees Fahrenheit at the start and 50 degrees Fahrenheit by 2 p.m. 112 bags of clothing discarded along the course will be collected and donated to local charities.

In 1997, after years of charitable giving, the Dallas Marathon board of directors announced that Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) would be the marathon’s primar y beneficiar y. To date, more than

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