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This multi-event road race features six distances and a two-day Health and Fitness Expo presented this year by Shipt. The event includes the Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Lite (50K), Marathon, Half Marathon presented by Sprint, 10K, Adults 5K, and Kids 5K presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. All events include an option for wheelchairs, hand-cycles, and duos. There is a total $10,000 prize package for top winners of Marathon distances.

More than 24,000 runners are expected to participate. A good portion of those will also participate in the Cowtown Challenge, running both a K-distance on Saturday and a Marathon distance on Sunday.

As a family-friendly event, Cowtown is open to runners of all ages and skill level. Registration for 2019 remains open for K-distances until Friday, Feb. 22 at 2:00pm CST and for Marathon distances until Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2:00pm CST.

The weekend schedule:

HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO PRESENTED BY SHIPT Amon Carter Exhibit Hall Will Rogers Memorial Center Friday, February 22

11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 23

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

K-DISTANCE RACES

Gendy Street

Will Rogers Memorial Center

Saturday, February 23

7:00 am 10K

8:30 am Adults 5K

9:30 am Kids 5K

MARATHON DISTANCE RACES

Gendy Street

Will Rogers Memorial Center

Sunday, February 24

7:00 am Start for ALL Distances, Ultra, Full, and Half

Maps of venue, parking, courses and road impact are available at: www.cowtownmarathon.org Participants in the Cowtown will enjoy a traditional tour around Fort Worth’s cultural and historical neighborhoods, pass by iconic landmarks like the Stockyard and Sundance Square, and even enjoy a short run through the Botanical Gardens. A few course alterations to accommodate road construction were made, but overall the experience runners expect from Cowtown is intact with the infamous Main Street Hill and a trek on the Trinity Trails. All courses are certified, and Cowtown is a recognized Boston qualifying race.

Course spectators, entertainment, and cheer groups are set along the 26-mile loop. An added treat will be the view from the North steps of the new Dickies Arena.

The Cowtown Marathon is a city-wide event that takes 4,000 volunteers and welcomes visitors from around the world. In 2019, we welcome participants from all 50 states and 11 different countries. There are 300+ corporate teams, 125 school teams and an expected visitation to the Health & Fitness Expo of 80,000 friends and family. Those who call Fort Worth home may experience a surge in both tourism and traffic.

The Cowtown encourages shuttle use from hotels downtown, has a bike valet, and offers free parking at Farrington Field, UNT Health Science Center, and at the Dickies Arena garage. The Health & Fitness Expo is free, features main stage speakers and activities both Friday and Saturday, and will have interactive elements to include a climbing wall and putt-putt course. We would love to see Fort Worthians join us to support both runners, the more than 100 vendors and the Cowtown non-profit cause.

The Cowtown benefits C.A.L.F. – Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness. This program provides physical education and equipment to 5,500 children in 17 school districts surrounding the Metroplex. We believe a fit and active child will adopt healthy, life-long habits. We deliver shoes and training on how to fuel you body and how to run for life-long benefit. This program is 10 years old in 2019 and has served more than 30,000 children.

The forecast for the Friday’s Expo and Saturday’s K distance runs includes precipitation. All runners including school teams are encouraged to arrive on time with an expectation that race start times will not be altered. Determinations are made on site within minutes of start times with meteorology expert advice regarding lightening distance from the routes. Our number one goal is runner safety. Sunday’s forecast affords excellent running conditions.

Runners will migrate to covered barns along Burnett-Tandy Drive and the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall on Gendy should we experience any kind of weather delay.

Race Results will be posted on www.cowtownmarathon.org.

Live tracking by bib is available by downloading the Cowtown App at ITunes.

Cowtown Marathon is a Silver certified event by the Council for Responsible Sport.

2019 Sponsors include:

Sprint, Geico, Shipt, Academy Sports + Outdoors, United Healthcare, Ozarka, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Medical City Healthcare, MillerCoors, Star-Telegram, NBC 5, Telemundo Texas Capital Bank, and Nuun.

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