We're looking forward to our 26th Long Run on April 4th!


The Long Run starts and finishes at J.L. Long Middle School located at 6116 Reiger Avenue in Historic East Dallas. After the races, join runners, student groups, parents, families and community members for food, refreshments, and entertainment at one of the oldest and most established races in East Dallas.


The 1K Family Fun Run/Walk and the 5K Certified Run takes full advantage of the beautiful Santa Fe Trail s in Old East Dallas. Each entrant will receive a race t-shirt and dinner. In addition, awards will be given for the fastest runners in the various age categories.



The 26th Annual Long Run is the only fundraiser sponsored by the J.L. Long Middle School PTA. Proceeds are targeted to bridge critical gaps in the J.L. Long Middle School budget, including:

  • Sensory items and games for the Special Education Department
  • Funding needed to support Peace Pantry
  • Equipment for Zoo Crew
  • Funding for staff support and curriculum training
  • Equipment and materials for science labs and the Athletics Department
  • Supplemental books and educational materials
  • Entry fees and tranportation for Long's Math & Science Team, athletic and music competitions
  • Transportation for student field trips to promote a college-bound culture
  • Student gardens and campus beautification • 6th grade "Buc Camp" orientation
  • Gaming equipment for Esports




When you sponsor this event, you become part of your school community! Your tax-deductible contribution guarantees corporate exposure at the community level. Several levels are available to fit your needs. Current sponsors are linked here!


Consider a deductible sponsorship and gain valuable exposure for your company/brand within this great community while helping to bridge gaps in funding of critical initiatives. There are several levels to choose from to meet your needs.










Please note: The print deadline is March 8th for sponsor names/logo on race materials and t-shirt.

Please email logo files (as a high resolution .PNG, .JPG or .PDF file) to abby.low@gmail.com


If you have questions about sponsoring this event:

Please email Lori Kirkpatrick for more info!





Our site is now live! Check it out and register today*! 

*Early Registrations: Register by March 22nd for just $30 per runner. 





Or for more information on the event or sponsorships: Contact our amazing Long Run Chair, Lori Kirkpatrickbikinbetty@hotmail.com or 214-738-2912 

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