White Rock Lake in Dallas – Location of DRC Races

Located at Northwest Highway (Loop 12), just east of Central Expressway, White Rock Lake has a pleasant setting and park trails which amount to about 9 miles for one loop. Runners come from all over the metroplex to train and run races held at the lake. The path segment which opened in April 2001 shortened the distance by about 200'. The Veloway which opened last month shortened the distance by about 400'. But going around Winfrey Point, instead of up and over it, adds about 0.25-mile. So the entire loop now measures about 9.10 instead of 8.96.

Most Club Races start and finish at Winfrey Point.

Detailed map of White Rock Lake

Katy Trail in Dallas Near Downtown

Located near downtown Dallas, the Katy Trail is linking the people and places of Dallas in a powerful new way. The Trail runs from the West End and the American Airlines Center arena in the south, through the heart of urban Dallas to Knox Street and SMU in the north.

Campion Trail Home to the Irving Running Club

The scenic Campion Trail offers an eclectic mixture of natural and urban views as it travels through the Dallas suburb of Irving. Currently, the trail is comprised of separate north and south sections that together total 7 miles of wide, flat and paved pathway.

Northaven Trail Pampered by the Friends of the Northaven Trail

This trail currently runs through the Oncor power line easement that is between Northaven Road and Royal Lane. The trail’s master plan runs from Central Expressway to Denton Drive with plans to connect to the White Rock Creek Trail on the east and Irving’s Campion Trail on the west. There will also be connections to DART’s Forest Lane Station and Walnut Hill / Denton Station.

Lake Grapevine in Grapevine – Home to the LGRAW Running Club

Located just northwest of the airport, Lake Grapevine is the home to the Lake Grapevine Runners And Walkers.

Bob Woodruff Park in Plano - Home to the Plano Pacers Running Club

The Plano Pacers hold their monthly races on the last Saturday of every month at Bob Woodruff Park in Plano. Race distances range from one mile to 15K. Depending on the month, either one or two distances are available (see schedule). Attendance varies from 100 to 400.

Trinity Trail in Ft. Worth - Home to Fort Worth Runners Club

The Fort Worth Runners Club have their races typically on the third Sunday of every month at the Trinity Trail behind the Ol' South Pancake House on University Drive, Ft. Worth.

Flower Mound - Home to the North Texas Striders Running Club

The North Texas Striders was started in Spring of 1999 for runners and walkers in the Flower Mound Area. A popular race for the Flower Mound area is the Metric Half-Marathon (13.1K) around the third week of November.

McInnish Park in Carrollton - Home to the Carrollton Runners Running Club

The Carrollton Runners host monthly Sunday 5K and kid's 1-mile races on a certified course at McInnish Park, Carrollton.

The Colony Roadrunners Club

The Colony Road Runners Club is for runners and walkers in The Colony and the surrounding area.

North Oak Cliff - Home of the North Oak Cliff Runners' Club

The North Oak Cliff Morning Running Group is a group of diehard runners that meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 6 a.m. On Tuesday's, we start and finish at the Kessler Park United Methodist Church at 1215 Turner Avenue in Dallas (North Oak Cliff) and on Thursday's we start and finish at Oddfellow's restaurant in the Bishop Arts District at 316 W. 7th Street in Dallas. Three and five mile looped routes each of those days. Their Facebook page is North Oak Cliff Morning Running Group.

Bass Park in Garland

A wooded, paved, three mile loop that goes around Duck Creek Greenbelt, between Centerville Road and Oates Road. Parking lots along Duck Creek Road. Map

More Trails

Looking around the metroplex for running trails, the Pegasus Flyers Inline Skate Club has a listing of Dallas Trails. It was designed by a skater, but most of the paths & trails are used by runners, too.

The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department has a Dallas Trail Network Plan available online.

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