Dallas-Forth Worth occupies a large geographic area. We’ve divided our ‘Metroplex’ running guide into two sections: Dallas-Central, focused on downtown and the area bound by I-635, I-35E, and I-30, and the Dallas Suburbs, mainly north and west of downtown, including Fort Worth, Irving, Las Colinas, Plano, Richardson, and Garland. Given the sprawl and extensive highway system, finding good places to run in the Dallas suburbs takes some planning — but there is an expanding array of parks and trails.
In Fort Worth, the extensive Trinity Trails system connects numerous parks and lakes. In Irving and near the DFW Airport, the best running is in the planned community of Las Colinas, with the 7-mile Campion trail and other trails around lakes and along canals. In the Plano-Richardson area, there are some nice larger parks for running, as well as some longer distance paths connecting numerous parks. For more, see our running guide for central Dallas.