Ahoy! Adventures at White Rock Lake

I knew that I had to pause my run to snap this picture. The Dallas skyline, rowing team, and pier made me feel like I was already in San Franciso for the marathon. I almost tapped my running shoes together like Dorthy “There’s no place like home!” The water sparkled with the mornnig rays and the temps were cooler near the water. I was surprised by how many runners were out with us at 5am as we all used our head lamps and reflective gear and ran silently in the dark morning.

Luke’s Locker has training programs out there all the time and there are tents with free products to try near the boat houses. Lacia and I grabbed Einstein Bro Bagels and Honey Milk after our run this weekend.

Here is a map of the lake with parking lots, potties, water fountains and trails. If you have not tried White Rock yet, then make this weekend your “destination” run weekend and grab a few friends and hit the trails.

Before heading out, review these rules from Road Runners Club of America:

Rules of the road and trails

  • Run against traffic if running on the road. If running on the sidewalk or multi-use trails, travel on the right and pass on the left. *************
  • Never run more than two abreast if you are running in a group. Don’t be a road or trail hog.
  • Don’t run down the middle of the road or trail.
  • If you are running an out-and-back route, don’t just make a sudden u-turn at your turn around point. Stop, step to the right to allow oncoming traffic the opportunity to pass. Ensure the road or trail is clear of oncoming traffic (runners, cyclists, in-line skaters, etc.) then make your u-turn. Making a sudden u-turn without looking over your shoulder is a good way to get hit.
  • Alert pedestrians when you are passing them – don’t assume they are aware of their surroundings. A simple “on your left” warning will suffice.
  • Be alert on blind curves.
  • Stop at stop signs and ensure oncoming traffic yields to you before proceeding across a road. Don’t assume cars will stop if you are entering a cross walk.
  • Respect private property along your route. Don’t relieve yourself in the neighbor’s bushes.
  • Don’t litter. If you can’t find a trash can, carry your trash home.


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