The Urban Ultra - Dallas

Presented by Destiny Rescue


Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, new directives from the City of Dallas and the City of Plano exclude The Urban Ultra Dallas and The Plano Half Marathon from continuing.


If you registered for either of these races you have been sent an email with your options.


Please check our website and social media for further updates. 


We want to thank our beloved running community, as a whole, for your support.


Run the World's #1 Skyline

5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and 50k

January 23, 2021

The Race

5k, 10k, Half & Full Marathons, 50k 

Urban Region:  Dallas

If you are looking for a unique experience, a course designed for PRs or to break into the ultra scene, then this is the race for you.  Watch the Dallas skyline come alive as the sun goes down.


Call for Volunteers

Join the Fun

As a Volunteer, you are the person that gives the runner the support and motivation to continue.  We know how  important each of you are to the entire day and promise you a fun and rewarding experience!


Multiple Packages

Great Opportunity

This is a great opportunity to share your company, brand and services with a large and targeted group. As a sponsor of one or more events, you can select from the multiple sponsorship levels available.


Please be sure to read this important information before attending the race.     

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The Race

The Course

Voted the best skyline in the world by USA Today, The Urban Ultra Dallas will showcase some of the best views of the Dallas skyline. The only race that is run entirely on the Skyline trail, participants will enjoy electric views, music, food trucks, a flat fast loop course consisting of mostly pavement with a small portion of gravel road, and much more.


We will start the races in the afternoon and watch the skyline and night come alive as the sun goes down. This is an urban trail run mainly on paved trails. The course will be run at night so racers will need to bring a headlamp. This race is designed to allow road runners to crossover and get the trail experience. 


If you are looking for a unique experience, a course designed for PRs or to break into the ultra scene, then this is the race for you.

Start and Finish Times

The Start and Finish will be near the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge

  • 12:00 pm - 50k start

  • 12:00 pm - Marathon start

  •  2:30 pm - Half Marathon start

  •  5:00 pm - 10k start

  •  5:00 pm - 5k start

Race Briefings:  Begin promptly, 20 minutes prior to race start time, at the start line.

NOTE:  All races start at the scheduled time.  Late starts will not be accommodated.



The cutoff for all distances is 7:00 pm on January 23, 2021. 


Course Markings

The race will be marked with in ground flagging, color coordinated directional signage, and cones for each race distance.​



View the full course map

Course Difficulty 

1 = Flat / Fast course with little elevation gain or loss on a non-technical terrain.








Aid Stations

Well stocked Aid Stations manned by passionate volunteers, provide

  • First Aid:  Band-Aids, Vaseline, and other basic first aid supplies

  • Food/Drink:  Water, electrolyte drinks, and various salty, sweet and savory snacks


Aid stations will be conveniently located every 2-3 miles on the looped course.​

Cupless Race

This is an environmentally friendly race and it is our goal to keep the trails litter free to preserve their beauty. 


Cups won't be supplied during this racing event.  Please bring your refillable water bottles and we will refill them at the aid stations.

Training / Coaching

At every level, proper training can help you prepare for success. Ultra Expeditions has certified coaches and offers individual and group training packages. Contact us for more information.

Race Shirts, Medals and Awards

Everyone registered will receive an Urban Ultra Race Shirt if they register by January 8, 2021.


Finishers of the 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, and 50k will receive beautiful, custom designed medals.

Winner Awards


Top Male and Top Female for each race. Awards will be emailed after the race ends.

Pictures and Video


SATURDAY – January 23, 2021

11:00 am           Venue opens on the Ron Kirk                                                                    Pedestrian Bridge

11am - 5 pm     Packet Pick Up/Registration at Ron Kirk                                                  Pedestrian Bridge

12:00 pm           50k Race Start

12:00 pm           Marathon Race Start

  2:30 pm           Half Marathon Race Start

  5:00 pm           10k Race Start

  5:00 pm           5k Race Start      

  7:00 pm           Cutoff for all distances

NOTE:  Race briefings begin promptly, 20 minutes prior to race start time, at the start line. Racers may only register for each event up until that distances start time. Racers may only drop in distances prior to race start. If they choose to drop during the race they will receive a DNF.

Giving Back


We are pleased to announce Destiny Rescue as the title sponsor for the Dallas Urban Ultra.

Destiny Rescue is an internationally-recognized non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in exploitation and the sex trade. Their vision is to rescue the sexually exploited and enslaved, restore the abused, protect the vulnerable, empower the poor and be a voice for those who can’t speak up for themselves.

Currently working in seven countries around the world and they have celebrated over 4000 lives rescued from the evils of sexual exploitation. Destiny Rescue has operations in Thailand, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, India and other locations that remain undisclosed for security purposes. They also have offices in three donor nations: United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Destiny Rescue realizes that human trafficking is a global problem. Until no more children are sold, forced or coerced into the sex trade, Destiny Rescue is fully committed to fighting for their freedom, their restoration and their futures.

Please help support them by donating and raising awareness for such a noble cause.

To donate and help raise awareness please visit:



Online registration is quick and easy.



Registration is open

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - RACE DAY

11:00 am - Registration will remain open until the start of each race at the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge

Early Registration Discounts

Sign up early to get the best pricing.

  • Best Discount - Before September 30, 2020

  • Good Discount - Before November 30, 2020

  • Standard Pricing - After November 30, 2020


Be part of the fun and volunteer.  We promise you a great time.


All of our volunteers receive discounts toward future races and enjoy free food, beverages and parking.

There are opportunities to man aid stations, registration and help at the start and finish lines.

Contact us for more information.  Or sign up now.


Parking, Lodging and Travel 



Trinity Groves

3030 Gulden Lane Dallas, TX 75212

PLEASE NOTE: Observe all parking signs and do not park illegally. The event is not responsible for violations, towing, damages or theft. Registrants are responsible for any parking fees, if they apply,


The closest airports are:

Dallas Love Field

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

Directions to the Start

The race starts at the:

Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge

109 Continental Avenue Dallas, TX 75207


The closest hotels are in downtown Dallas, Texas.


Sheraton Downtown Dallas

Omni Dallas Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are multiple sponsorship levels available. 

Title Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Get all the Sponsorship Package Details.  

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