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Cowtown Marathon

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Welcome to The Cowtown Marathon, home to an all-encompassing array of year-round running events. With a rich 42-year history, we pride ourselves in training, supporting, and encouraging our participants—who come from all fifty states and numerous countries around the world to run The Cowtown. Cowtown Race Weekend takes place on the last weekend in February of each year and is currently the second largest multi-event race in Texas. With distances for everyone, including both the Kids 5K Presented by Academy Sports and Adults 5K, 10K, Half Marathon presented by Sprint, Marathon, all-new Marathon Relay and Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Lite, we welcome runners and walkers with all athletic abilities.

Review summary

2 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Sarah M
"I have run every distance at Cowtown and all of them are great! The half is a..."


Juanita C
"Great race. Always enjoy Cowtown! This is my 4th time running it and Ill be..."
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How to enter the Cowtown Marathon

  1. 50k

    Run 50km
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  2. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  3. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1km
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  4. 10k

    Run 10km
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  5. Adults 5k

    Run 5km
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  6. Kids 5k

    Run 5km
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Event Details

The Full Marathon course and Ultra Marathon course presented by Miller Lite courses are open for 7.5 hours.
The Half Marathon presented by Sprint course is open 4.5 hours.
The 10K course is open 2.5 hours.
The Adults 5K and Kids 5K Presented by Academy Sports is open 1.5 hours.

Yes, the Cowtown Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying event. The Cowtown Ultra Marathon is also a Boston Marathon qualifying event. We will have a timing mat to capture your marathon time at Mile 26.2 along the Ultra Marathon course.

Strollers are allowed for your children, provided you indicate this during your registration. Strollers are defined as something pushed, not pulled.
In addition to indicating on your registration that you plan to push your child in a stroller, we require you to start in the last corral, regardless of your pace. In the interest of safety for you, your child(ren) and all participants, you must use caution and yield the right of way to other runners.

No. Due to the large number of runners on Saturday and Sunday, we do not allow pets on the course, for their safety and for the safety of all our runners.


Cowtown Marathon reviews (2)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 50k in 2019

    I have run every distance at Cowtown and all of them are great! The half is a fun and challenging course that takes you through the historic Fort Worth stock yards. The full and ultra marathon stay on course with the half through mile 10. Most runners run the half marathon, so it gets a bit sparse at the split. However, the people of Fort Worth come out in full force to make sure the runners have an amazing experience. I have run this race 4 times (1-50k, 1-marathon, 2-half) and I would run any of the distances again!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Great race. Always enjoy Cowtown! This is my 4th time running it and Ill be back next year. Im enjoy doing the weekend challenge.
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