39th Cowtown Marathon kicks off Saturday

By Kirsten Stevenson

A Fort Worth spring time tradition, The Cowtown Marathon, is almost here. The Cowtown is the largest multi-event road race in North Texas. This will be the 39th year that The Cowtown has taken place in Fort Worth.
Although the online registration deadline has passed, you can still register at The Cowtown Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, Friday Feb. 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall.
If you’re not a runner, The Cowtown Marathon Health & Fitness Expo may be more your speed. It is a free event where different vendors showcase their products, and there will be speakers there to educate people on healthy every day habits.
The actual race festivities begin Feb. 25 and there are multiple races to participate in. The first day of the marathon will consist of the adult 10K and 5K races, and the Cook Children’s 5K. The second day of the event will be the Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Light.
The Cowtown Marathon has a race for just about every experience level. The time limits for the races vary as the Miller Light Ultra Marathon is over seven hours, while the adult 5K is only an hour and a half.
All races will begin at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, and end on Gendy Street.
In addition to the traditional races, The Cowtown Board of Directors created a program named C.A.L.F., which stands for Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness. The program provides grants and running shoes to over 5,800 local school children, while striving for the main goal of keeping kids active all year long, according to a Cowtown press release.
The Cowtown also partners with other organizations like Team RWB and the Alzheimer’s Association.
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