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Hottest Half

The Hottest Half will be run rain or shine. See you Sunday morning.

Event Date

Sunday August 13, 2017 – 7:30 AM

Registration Fees

Online Registration remains open through race morning, If you just show up to register at the event without doing it online we cannot guarantee you will get an event shirt until after the run.

Hottest Half
Hottest 10k
Hottest 5k
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! 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

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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.


2016 Results

2017 Results

The Courses

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

Course Map

turn by turn description.


All event photos will be available for sale.



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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
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 great 10th anniversary medal!

 2017 hottest half medal with ribbon-01 

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


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


Our Summer mesh tech shirt!


DJ Dame!



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. We will be using Water Monster to provide all our liquid needs.

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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