The firstl Dallas Rock N Roll Half Marathon happened last Sunday.
The organisers made a big statement : They can compete with any half marathon out there. Over 9,400 athletes began the 13.1-mile run from Dallas City Hall. The starting line was flanked by Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders dancing to speaker-thumping music echoing off glass office towers while thousands watched wave after wave of hundreds begin their run. The entire race, from start to finish in Fair Park, had a festive flair. Live bands entertained the runners each mile of the course, including the still sleeping neighborhoods of Highland Park, Lakewood, and Swiss Avenue.
Pictures : Photos : Images from 2010 Dallas Rock n Roll Half Marathon
Picture Courtesy of Alex Gonzalez
See More Dallas Marathon photos : Pictures at Gonzalez Flickr Page