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Hottest Half

Mellew Productions is closed for business.  The future production of our events by others is under consideration.


If you have never entered a Mellew event before, as a first time customer, our Mellew Incentives awards program will allow you to save $5 off your first entry immediately! Plus you earn Mellew incentive points good towards your next entry purchase.

We do not add service fees on to your purchase!

Register 4 or more at one time and $5 will be deducted from each entry! There are no refunds





Want to bring a group of 15 or more?

We will make it very simple for you!

Stuff Happens Program

If for any reason you cannot cross the start line your entry fees can be applied to a future Mellew Productions event Make sure you read the programs rules.

Normally there is a $5 fee when you check the Stuff Happens Check box. Any entry made before April 1, 2018, your Stuff Happens is FREE! You must check the box to get the free.

Packet Pickup

We are offering at the Hottest Half to mail your shirt and bib number to you. You must enter before July 1, 2018. When registering you will be given that option under Packet Pickup location. There will be a $10 mailing fee.

Saturday August 18, 2018 Noon to 5 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Dallas – 8050 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75243 (at Central Expwy next to Home Depot)
Academy Sports + Outdoors Fort Worth – 6101 – I-20, Fort Worth, TX 76132 (at Bryant Irvin Rd)
Academy Sports + Outdoors West Plano – 3305 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 301, Plano, TX 75093 (at Parker)
Race Day – You may also get your packet race day at the event. Please arrive no later than 7:00 a.m. if you are picking up race day. Allow time for cars getting into parking.


The Courses

We will have new courses this year as we have moved our start/finish line to the Ron Kirk Bridge.

turn by turn description.



What you get

    • A chance at four different challenges!
    • When you register there are no service fees!
    • Chip timing with chip in the bib
    • Runner’s t-shirts for all entrants.
    • Stuff Happens FREE until April 1, 2018!
    • You have the option to have your shirt & Bib # mailed to you!
    • All runners gets a great  finisher medal!
    • Great Summer party Afterwards


Sunday, August 13th, 2017
6:00 am – Packet Pickup
7:30 am – Half Marathon & 10k start
7:50 a.m. – 5k start
8:30 am – Post Race Festivities
9:15 am – 5k awards
9:45 am – 10k Awards and overall Half winner awards

Finisher Medals

All finishers of all distances of The Hottest will receive our Hottest medal!


Hottest Awards

Timing by:


The Hottest will use the latest chip timing technology, which records your time precisely from start to finish. Your timing chip will be in your bib. Just put your bib on and you are good to go.

The Half & 10k & 5k will have awards for the top male and female overall and the top male and female masters. We will present awards to the top three finishers both male and female in the following age groups 14 & under, 15-19,20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+.

Please check your age group finish placement before leaving the event. If you cannot stay for awards, we will allow you to visit our awards table to get your award. To have it mailed to you later will cost you $15!

We will only announce the overall winners in the Half. All half age group winners will be able to visit our awards table and simply pick up your award.


Ron Kirk Bridge – Dallas Trinity River

To get to Ron Kirk bridge just take Woodall Rodgers south over The Margaret Hunt Bridge until it ends and turn into the Four Corners area. Google Map link


There will be plenty of free parking next to the event start/finish. View Parking Map


Half Marathon, 5k & 10k


Our Summer soft cotton shirt!


DJ Dame!


All event photos will be available for sale.




We will have plenty of water along the course.There will be water stations with water & Gatorade on the course about 1 and 1.5 miles apart.

Port o Lets

There will be plenty of restrooms and port-o-lets at the event site as well as port-o-lets along the both courses.


Average Low in August in Dallas is 69 degrees F and High is 91 degrees F.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas
2015 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207

SpringHill Suites Dallas – Downtown/West End
1907 N. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75202
There are plenty of hotels very close, within a few miles.


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