Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
3
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
2.3
PRODUCTION
2.5
SWAG
2.8
From race website: Mellew Productions – the producer of the Texas Half has gone out of business. Even though others are in discussion to take on our events, The Texas Half has been cancelled. —– The Texas Half is part of the Four Seasons Half Marathon Challenge. Everyone gets our … MORE
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    schnazzberry FIRST-TIMER '13

    3rd half marathon and finally healed up after injured for my last two half marathon. Nice course in Dallas. Nothing amazing but ran in this area several times and enjoy … MORE

    3rd half marathon and finally healed up after injured for my last two half marathon. Nice course in Dallas. Nothing amazing but ran in this area several times and enjoy it

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    TBurgess FIRST-TIMER '16

    First and foremost, it was advertised as free photos, but apparently photographer didn't show and they did not have a back up plan. The worst part, they didn't even acknowledge … MORE

    First and foremost, it was advertised as free photos, but apparently photographer didn’t show and they did not have a back up plan. The worst part, they didn’t even acknowledge it. Waiting, waiting, and waiting for photos. Finally emailed them. Two weeks later they tell me there was no photographer. Hell, they could have at least had a few volunteers snap finisher photos on their phone.

    The medal looks better in real life than in their Facebook pictures. I really like it. The sweatshirt they give is pretty cool; not a fan of green, but it is cool & unique. The post refreshments were a big let down; orange/banana & half bagel.

    Now, in their defense, there was record rain leading up to this event. They had to change the course slightly. The day of the event was very windy. I think they were short volunteers.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    1
    SWAG
    3
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    dantelm FIRST-TIMER '17

    Parking was super easy. Race started at the Irving Convention Center and the parking garage was available. It was $8 to park...that didn't bother me because I got my race … MORE

    Parking was super easy. Race started at the Irving Convention Center and the parking garage was available. It was $8 to park…that didn’t bother me because I got my race entry free (Mellew, the production company, has a deal where you get free races in exchange for volunteering at events).

    Packet Pick Up…I had to pickup on race day (I hate doing that). Packet pickup was at the top of 3 flights of outdoor stairs…it was cold and misty, I was kind of worried about slipping. Also the stairs were odd…they were extra wide which meant a normal gait would have you stepping up on the same foot every time. I made a point of switching every 5 steps, but this seemed like it could be a bit much on the knees for some people (no elevator was available, the convention center would not allow us inside). Packet pickup itself was easy.

    Bag Check…was really easy…but apparently during the race they moved our bags downstairs and outside (near the award tent). When I dropped off my bag, that would have been a great time to have told me where bag check would be when I was done. No one told us. So, after the race I climbed the steps again. I passed a cluster of 10 high schoolers who were volunteering. When I reached where bag check was I learned it had moved. So I went back down the stairs and to the race results table. Asked them where bags were…she didn’t know. She did quickly find someone who did. He took me to bag check and told me that there were volunteers at the bottom of the steps to tell people that bag check had moved. Apparently that was the cluster of high schoolers. I told them they hadn’t said a word to me–he apologized and I got my bag. As I was walking back to my car I passed him as he was getting on to the high schoolers.

    Race…the race itself was well marked and the course was very clear. I did hear some people saying that the 5m was short changed, but they were just confused. My watch and everyone I knew’s watches clocked in between 5.05 and 5.10m.

    Swag…beautiful medal, really nice tech shirt. My only complaint is both the medal and shirt say “Texas Half” with no mention of the 5m. I ran the 5m and it feels a little weird to wear a half shirt and medal when I didn’t run that distance. I’d love to see “& 5m” added to the medal and shirts or a different medal and shirt for that distance.

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    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3
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    Donnie FIRST-TIMER '14

    This is another Mellew Run. Multiple pre-race packet pickup locations Swag - tech shirt & finsher medal. Pre-Race - lots of parking on site, lots of space inside the convention … MORE

    This is another Mellew Run.
    Multiple pre-race packet pickup locations
    Swag – tech shirt & finsher medal.
    Pre-Race – lots of parking on site, lots of space inside the convention center to stay warm and dry pre-race.
    Course- mix of flat and some inclines but nothing serious.
    Weather can be unpredictable – this year it was very windy, 32 degrees, light rain and sleet.
    multiple water stops with water/sports drink.
    Finish line water/sports drink.
    Post race was inside convention center (warm and dry).
    A few vendors onsite, water, sports drink, bagels, and breakfast burritos were available.
    This run is one of the four in their Four Seasons Half Challenge. If you do all four (one in each season) in consecutive order you get an additional medal upon completion of the final run.
    Mellew puts on a good run, some are better than others this one is average but I would run it again.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    2

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