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Hottest Half

The Hottest Half , 10k & 5k is the original summer half marathon.  Before the Hottest Half there were no half marathons in Texas during the summer. We have survived the heat and now we will be celebrating our 10th edition in 2017! Summer Half Marathon? No problem! Let’s do the Hottest!

Event Date

Sunday August 13, 2017 – 7:30 AM

Registration Fees

The Hottest Half will be capped at 1500 entrants!

Hottest Half
$70 through May 7
$75 May 8 through June 4
$80 June 5 through July 16
$85 July 17 through race day
Hottest 10k
$45 through May 7
$50 May 8 through July 17
$55 July 18 through race day
Hottest 5k
$28 through May 7
$32 May 8 through July 17
$35 July 18 through race day
Hottest 5k 12 & Under
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!

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

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Entry Fees will increase with short notice – Register Now!

Want to bring a group of 25 or more?

We will make it very simple for you!

Stuff Happens Program

When you register online, you will see a box in our entry form that will say “Stuff Happens”, Check that box and $5 will be added to your final fee. 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.

Packet Pickup

Saturday August 12, 2017 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.


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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.
    • All runners gets a great 10th Anniversary finisher medal!
    • Great Summer party Afterwards


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

Finisher Medals

All finishers of all distances of The Hottest will receive our great 10th anniversary medal!

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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+.


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.

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


Exclusive Lyft Discounts for the race:
New Users: Get $20 in free ride credit ($10 off 2 rides) to try Lyft. To redeem, download the app and enter code HOTHALF or click here.
Existing User: Get 20% off a ride to or from the race with code HOTHALF20.


Half Marathon, 5k & 10k


Hottest Shirt

Our Summer mesh tech shirt!


2016 Results

The Courses

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


We will have plenty of water along the course.There will be water stations on the course about 1 and 1.5 miles apart and will offer iced-down H2O and sports drink.Pink Station

Female Runners – Think Pink!

Mellew Productions is pleased to announce that we will now offer a pink station at Jalapeno. The station will be identified by a pink sign.  You will find feminine supplies as needed.  Just ask one of the volunteers to direct you to the supply case.

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.

Hottest Half Challenges

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