DALLAS RUNNING CLUB

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether it’s training, membership, racing, or just running in Dallas, we’ve got the answers to your questions.

General FAQ

The DRC clubhouse is located near the intersections of Northwest Highway @ Lockhaven.  The address is: 10405 East Northwest Highway Suite 102, Dallas, TX 75238.

You can join DRC here  or at any of our club or signature races.  

Race FAQ

The DRC strongly recommends against the participation of baby strollers/joggers in our club races. The reason for this recommendation is that the inclusion of strollers in races increases the potential for injury to race participants and children. Our club races are on a shared lake trail with other non-race participants. However, if you do want to participate with a stroller or baby joggers we ask that you please start in the back of the runners and walkers.

No, pets are not allowed in DRC races per our insurance policy for the safety of all participants. 

Please e-mail races@dallasrunningclub.com to withdraw your registration from a club race. There are no refunds or transfers for cancellations.

Parking is available on site at Winfrey Point in designated parking spots. Overflow parking is also available at parking lots near Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake. 

Training Program FAQ

Before each workout, the training program director and assistant directors will review weather conditions at the running site(s).  If an impending weather situation is apparent, a determination will be made whether to delay or cancel the workout based on current and forecast information provided by the National Weather Service and/or observations made at the running site(s).  Once a determination has been made, any cancellations or delays will be communicated through Facebook and/or announced at the running site(s).  Although each situation will be considered on a case by case basis, the following constitutes the minimum criteria that will be used to delay or postpone the workout:

Thunderstorms / Precipitation

  • The workout will be cancelled or delayed at least 30 minutes if lightning is visible and the flash to bang time is less than 30 seconds.
  • The workout will be cancelled if a thunderstorm warning is in effect that includes the running area and lightning strikes have been detected in the area or in an approaching system.
  • The workout will be cancelled if a significant flooding is present along the running course and runners can not be rerouted around it.
  • The workout will be cancelled if a significant amount of ice is present on the running course and traction is deemed unsafe.
  • The workout will be cancelled if a significant amount of snow is present on the running course or on the roads runners would travel to the course and traction is deemed unsafe.

Tornado or Wind Events

  • The workout will be cancelled if a tornado warning is in effect that includes the running area.
  • The workout will be cancelled if debris is flying or falling along the running course.

Temperature

  • The workout will be cancelled if the heat index is above 105.
  • The workout will be cancelled if the windchill factor is below -15.

Membership FAQ

Log in to your member profile.  Select Edit profile, here you can see the option for cancel auto-renewal at the bottom of the page.

Since the founding of the club in 1969, we have seen the Dallas Running Club grow from 20 members to over 3,500 members. We do not skimp when it comes to benefits for our members.  We offer free monthly club races with post-race food and chip timing, discounts on our three signature races, and discounts at local athletic retail stores. But the greatest benefit received by our members is meeting other people who share your passion and energy for running, walking or other exercise activities, which usually leads to life-long friendships.

  • Four Free-to-Members Club Races per year. The free monthly club races fall on the first Saturday for the months of January, April, June, August, and October.  These races differ each month in distances, from a 5K, 10K or 15K.
  • Discounts on our Three Signature Races each year.  Discounts offered to our members on the three Signature races, which include Trinity River Levee Run in March, the White Rock n’ Roll 5 miles & 10 miles in June, and the DRC Half Marathon & 5K in November.
  • Members can participate in our training programs for an additional cost.  The DRC training program consists of training options from 5k & 10k to half marathon & marathon distances.  The programs include options for both run and run/walk.
  • Social events throughout the year including monthly social runs at various locations throughout Dallas, the annual summer picnic and annual holiday party in December.
  • Discounts at local retail outlets and workout studios. All new members receive a one-time 15% off coupon for RunOn! and Luke’s Locker. Luke’s as well as a few others (including White Rock Bike Mart) offer a 10% discount to members all year. Running Warehouse offers a 15% discount to DRC members with the code DallasRC. 
  • Monthly DRC emailed newsletters to inform them of upcoming DRC races, events and other exciting news.
  • Volunteer Opportunities are a great way to give back to the club.  We are 100% volunteer-run organization, which means we can’t survive without volunteers like YOU!  

There are lots of ways to get to know your fellow members.

  • The training program is a great way to meet people because you’ll get together on a regular basis and work toward a common goal.
  • Come to our monthly races and volunteer! As a volunteer, you’ll have fun as you work with other club members.
  • We have social events throughout the year where members get together and have fun! The best way to keep up with social activities is to follow us on Facebook and on Twitter .

Please use your preferred email address if your child doesn’t have an email address. You’ll receive notifications about their membership in addition to your own.

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You can keep that email field blank while adding new family member.

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You can use same email address for adding new family member.

Log in to your member profile. Click on My Account page, then click on Add Member button.

You can renew your membership by login to the system. Click on Renew Membership button is provided in my account page.

Logged in to the System. You can see your Membership Expire date in my account page under Edit photo button.

If you lost your password then click on Member login button page will automatically directed to Member login page. Click on Forgot password button.Insert you Valid User name or Valid Email ID. Email will sent to your inserted Email ID.

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Logged in to the System.Select My profile from My Account page and click on Edit Profile button. Here you can set your new password here.

If you lost your password then click on Member login button page will automatically directed to Member login page. Click on Forgot password button.Insert you Valid User name or Valid Email ID. Email will sent to your inserted Email ID.

You can get your your DRC number from the My Account Page once you logged in to the site.