The Dallas Marathon Is Canceled. Now What?

The starting line of the 2012 Dallas Marathon. Courtesy MetroPCS Dallas Marathon
The starting line of the 2012 Dallas Marathon. Courtesy MetroPCS Dallas Marathon

After news broke that the Dallas Marathon would not go on, I had some tough questions for their PR rep, Chloe Jamerson. She was kind enough to answer.

KN: Any chance it will be rescheduled?
CJ: After reviewing all alternative and contingency plans, we reached the decision that the 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon will be canceled. The race will not be rescheduled.

KN: Will those who registered get their money back? (Ed note: I knew the answer to this, but had to ask anyway.)
CJ: No, the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon has a standard industry policy of no refunds, transfers, or deferrals. The good news is our organization is a nonprofit and donates proceeds from our race to benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, a wonderful facility that provides health care to children.

KN: What happens to all the medals/shirts for this year? (Seriously, what do you do with all those tech shirts and medals with 2013 on them?)
CJ: We will communicate directly with registered runners on this matter.

Okay. So it wasn’t really groundbreaking. I’m hoping we get the shirts so we can us them to train for the next race. To all those who trained: hey, you trained! It wasn’t a waste of time. I’ll see you in Fort Worth, Austin, or Allen!