Instead of complaining about the closed roads and cowbells during the Dallas Marathon, Sunday Dec. 9 (you can’t beat ’em), get in on the action (join ’em).

Interested in running? There’s the full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles, like I need to do the math for you) or relays in which each person runs about six miles. Registration prices increase after Oct. 15. Here’s the place to sign up.

Not so much? Be a volunteer. Hand out packets at race expo weekend, help set up cones, hand out medallions or finisher shirts at the end of the race, work bag check, post-race refreshments or the VIP tent — the possibilities are endless. Here, you can see and sign up for one of them.

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