The Dallas Marathon board of trustees today announced Luke’s Locker Inc. as an official merchandising partner of the 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and 5-Person Relay. The Texas-based running and fitness apparel store will retail official MetroPCS Dallas Marathon-branded clothing and accessories in-store, online and at the Dallas Marathon’s Health & Fitness Expo over race weekend, December 6 through 8.

“We are excited to partner with Luke’s Locker to offer exclusive MetroPCS Dallas Marathon running apparel and gear,” said Patrick Byerly, president of the Dallas Marathon. “Luke’s is a household name among runners throughout the region — we are grateful for this opportunity to work together to promote the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon.”

Luke’s Locker will unveil training shirts, T-shirts, hats, water bottles and more in the months leading up to the December 8 race. New Balance running apparel will also be offered.

“It was important to us to partner with the official marathon of the city of Dallas to support the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon runners,” said Matt Lucas, president of Luke’s Locker Inc. “The Marathon is a first-class event for our city and state, and we look forward to extending our relationship with the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon through merchandise."

MetroPCS Dallas Marathon products will be available online beginning in late September and through race weekend, as supplies last. Luke’s Locker has 10 storefronts in Texas, with five located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is the only race to partner with Luke’s Locker for official marathon apparel.

To view the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon store or register for the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, visit

About the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon
The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is a flat and fast race, featuring a scenic course that highlights the best areas of Dallas including the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The race is Texas’ oldest running marathon and serves as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. Race activities occur the second weekend of each December and include a two-day Health & Fitness Expo; the Cigna Mayor’s

Race 5K presented by Oncor; and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay and SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer Harvard. The Dallas Marathon is the official marathon of the city of Dallas and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; the primary beneficiary of proceeds from race weekend is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit

About Luke’s Locker Inc.
Luke’s Locker is a Texas-based, family-owned running and fitness outfitter. Founded in Dallas during the 70’s, Luke’s specializes in personalized, expert service for all fitness levels. Luke’s offers a broad selection of footwear, apparel and accessories for anyone interested in running and fitness. Luke’s also offers year-round training programs for walkers and runners, from 5k’s to half and full marathons. Luke’s additionally supports many local races for runners and walkers. With ten locations in Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Colleyville, Allen, Austin, Houston, Katy and The Woodlands, Luke’s will open its 11th location in Highland Village mid-October 2013. For more information, visit