Cowtown Traffic, Weather: What You Need to Know

The 2019 Cowtown Marathon is this weekend. Here's what to expect with the weather and traffic on Sunday.


Sunday, the races start at 7 a.m. It'll be cold, with temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s; skies will be clear, however, and the roads should be dry.


Several roads used for the races will be closed to traffic. All races start and end at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Roads along the race route will all generally close at 6 a.m. There is no set finish time for Sunday races.

Below are some specifics on how to get around:


Alternative routes from the WEST:

6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.: Follow Camp Bowie Boulevard to the UNT Parking Lot @ Camp Bowie Boulevard & Clifton Street, turn north on Clifton into the FREE UNT parking garage (avoid Montgomery Boulevard).

From 7:15 a.m. through ALL DAY Montgomery Boulevard to Camp Bowie Boulevard & Clifton Street into the FREE UNT parking garage.

From the EAST:

6 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. From I-30, exit Summit, north on Summit, west on Lancaster to your destination. 7:15 a.m. - ALL DAY Take I-30, exit Montgomery, north on Montgomery to your destination. Alternate Route: Take I-30 to Hulen exit, north on Hulen to Camp Bowie, follow above "From the West" routes and times.

Streets closed: Lancaster from Gendy to Summit, Montgomery from I-30 to Lancaster, University from Lancaster to I-30, 7th Street from Stayton to Carroll.

The race will also impact some churches downtown on Sunday. Between 7:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. is when the race is expected to pass through. Traffic which intersects Houston Street and/or Lancaster Avenue will be affected. The Cowtown suggests the following alternate routes:

  • Entering downtown from the South, take Forest Park Boulevard or Cherry Street.
  • From the West, take W 7th St. or Forest Park Boulevard
  • From the North, take 199/ N Henderson Street
  • From the East, it is recommended that traffic divert to I-30 and enter downtown via Forest Park Boulevard
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