The Friday Night Lights Mile is a new event and is the first of three days of races that make up the BMW Dallas Marathon’s Weekend of Events. The start/finish line and the post-race festivities for all three days is on City Hall Plaza/Marilla Street. Food and beverage (alcoholic) will be provided and sold. Merchandise will be sold, and a small pyrotechnics display will accompany the race starts.
The one mile run at 7 p.m. starts and finishes on Marilla Street in front of City Hall and features two clockwise loops with the first outer loop (west on Marilla Street, right on WB Young Street, right on N. Ervay Street, right on Marilla Street) followed by the second inner loop (right on N. Akard Street, right on EB Young Street, right on Browder Street, right on Marilla Street).
Setup will begin at 8 a.m. on Dec. 4 with the erection of the VIP platform (40’x12’X8) over the stairwell. Setup will continue December 7 at 8 a.m. with the erection of the start/finish line structure, tents (sixteen – 10’x10’, four 10’x20’, one – 20’x20’ and two – 46’x60’), a pedestrian bridge (13’-1”x16’-10”x48’x83’-8”) and a portable flatbed stage (9’x24’x36”) for the start/finish line. Teardown will be complete by 5 p.m. on Dec. 16. Street closure apparatus will be removed by midnight Dec. 16. City Hall Garage access via Akard Street will be open for city employee and event VIPs, volunteers, and board members from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 13. City Hall horseshoe parking will close from 5 p.m. Dec. 13 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 15.