Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

Run To Dallas

Every year the NROTC Battalion participates in a traditional event called the Run to Dallas, where we deliver the game ball to the Red River Shoot-Out, the football game between the Texas Longhorns and our long-standing rivals, the Oklahoma Sooners.  

The event kicks off on the Wednesday prior to the Red River Shoot-Out, when the Longhorn Head Football Coach passes the game ball to our Battalion.  Members of our Battalion take turns carrying the game ball and running it North, from Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, to Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.  This week long event displays our Battalion’s spirit, stamina, and strength. 

The OU NROTC Battalion mirrors our Run-to-Dallas event by running their game ball South, from OU to Dallas.  Upon reaching the stadium in Dallas, both game balls are turned over to the officials, and we finally get some rest.  The following day, game day, our Units represent the fighting spirit of our University football teams and compete in a game of flag-football.  The winner receives a coveted trophy and bragging rights for the year.

Run To Dallas