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The Cowtown 2014

February 21 - 23



    Runners Get Ready For Cowtown Marathon

    Runners who will be present at the Cowtown Marathon are getting prepared for the weekend race in Fort Worth. The Fitness expo started Friday. (Published Friday, Feb. 21, 2014)

    Runners! Join NBC 5 for The 2014 Cowtown Marathon when it returns to Will Rogers Memorial Center the last weekend in February.  Now is the time to start training for your Ultra Marathon, Marathon or Half Marathon!  Take the challenge and register today!. Online registration is now open for the February 21 – 23 events. Cowtown runners can register at

    The Cowtown is the largest multi-event road race in Texas, and includes an Ultra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, Adults 5K and Kids 5K. It occurs the last weekend in February and begins with The Cowtown Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, February 21st.  The Adults 5K, Kids 5K, and 10K take place on Saturday, February 22nd with the Ultra Marathon, Marathon and Half Marathon rounding up the weekend on Sunday, February 23rd. 

    Runners are encouraged to register for a Saturday and Sunday race.  The Cowtown Challenge medal is awarded to those who register and complete a shorter distance on Saturday and a marathon distance on Sunday.  This special medal is in addition to the medal runners receive for the individual events.
    In 2013, The Cowtown boasted 26,822 registered runners, surpassing its previous registration record.  The Cowtown expects 2014 to be another record setting year so runners should register soon, since distances are expected to fill to capacity. 

    The Cowtown exists to empower healthy living.  Every runner’s participation in The Cowtown helps support The Cowtown C.A.L.F. (Children's Activities for Life & Fitness) Program to promote and educate children about the importance of creating a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and nutrition!  The C.A.L.F. Program impacted over 5,000 youth in 2013 by educating them on the importance of eating healthy and staying fit.  It is our hope by reaching out to the children and teaching them these important lessons, we will also impact their families’ lifestyle as well.  In 2013, The Cowtown distributed over 2,100 monetary grants and 2,100 pairs of running shoes to youth in need.

    Heightened Security As Cowtown Marathon Begins

    [DFW] Heightened Security As Cowtown Marathon Begins
    As the Cowtown Marathon begins Friday, organizers say new security measures will help keep runners feeling safe.
    (Published Friday, Feb. 21, 2014)

    The Cowtown 2014
    February 21 – 23

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    Guiding Cowtown Runners to the Finish

    [DFW] Guiding Cowtown Runners to the Finish
    Thanks to help from some UNT Health Science Center students, some unique runners will get a guide to the finish in the Cowtown Marathon this weekend.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014)