If “run a marathon” is on your bucket list, it’s high time to start planning for The Rock. Registration for the Dec. 5 Marathon, relay and half-marathon event is open, and opportunities to “mix and mingle” with other runners are on the horizon — the second of four Dallas Rocks Happy Hours is Thursday, August 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Idle Rich Pub located at 2614 McKinney Avenue.

If you’re a runner who’s tried to talk running with non-runners, you know — they don’t want to hear it! Here’s what to expect at the HH event: complimentary appetizers and a cash bar with happy hour prices… whether you’ve signed up for this year’s marathon, half marathon or relay, want to sign up or have run in the past, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the events and the beneficiary Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. You’ll also meet runners from all the local training programs with whom you can swap training stories, success stories and fun stories.”

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