Overall Rating
Overall Rating (514 Reviews)
4.7
(514 Ratings)(514 Reviews)
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3.4
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4.1
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.4
Welcome to The Cowtown® !  Thank you for choosing to run one of our great races, or challenging yourself with two.  The Cowtown®  offers a race distance for everyone including the Cook Children’s 5K, Adults 5K and 10K on Saturday and the Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Lite, Marathon and Half Marathon … MORE
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    jdrawls1 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Just what I've come to expect from the Cowtown; a well organized and efficient event, with lots of swag and lots of Texas pride. On course support and fan spirit … MORE

    Just what I’ve come to expect from the Cowtown; a well organized and efficient event, with lots of swag and lots of Texas pride. On course support and fan spirit was great. About the only down was a crowded port-o-potty situation for the stop immediately after the 1/2 – full split, and some of the aid stations in that area were in a very bright/hot location.

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    aispuroar03 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Great organization, Expo & support throughout the course. Me & my fiancee had a fun time shopping all the vendors during the expo & 40th anniversary party. During the Race, … MORE

    Great organization, Expo & support throughout the course. Me & my fiancee had a fun time shopping all the vendors during the expo & 40th anniversary party. During the Race, I felt good with my pace up until i got to the Hills on mile 9 & 10. After that, i lost a lot of my momentum. I’ll try to be better prepared next time. The only issue i had with the race was whenever i finished & was in the recovery area with all the other runners, the food options were limited. They had your basic recovery fuel (fruit, water, juice, granola bars, & even a couple beer trucks) but no options that provide protein. it wasn’t until about an hour later that i saw Kind was handing out protein bars instead of the regular ones that i got after i finished.

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    jfoster84 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This was my second year to run this marathon, I love the spectator support! While the half and the marathon are running together, you have music and entertainment, once it … MORE

    This was my second year to run this marathon, I love the spectator support! While the half and the marathon are running together, you have music and entertainment, once it splits and goes into the neighborhoods the people are awesome, the whole marathon! This is my 2nd year of a 3 year series on the metal and I love the shirts they give you as well!! Love this race!

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    rpm0003 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I've run the Cowtown several times, and every time it gets better. I ran the marathon and it went about as well as possible. The course was good and relatively … MORE

    I’ve run the Cowtown several times, and every time it gets better. I ran the marathon and it went about as well as possible. The course was good and relatively flat, and there was plenty of water, gatorade, and fuel. There were alot of people giving out gels, bananas, and oranges, which was unexpected but appreciated. They also had musicians along the route which i did not expect. I did not partake, but found it quite humorous that there was also liquor and beer available along the marathon

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    aburley FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my 2nd galf marathon, but my 1st cowyown half. I will do the challenge again next year. Race swag was amazing. Loved the amount of fluids stations and … MORE

    This was my 2nd galf marathon, but my 1st cowyown half. I will do the challenge again next year. Race swag was amazing. Loved the amount of fluids stations and course support. The hills were rough, but I made it. Been doing 5k and/or 10k with CowTown for 5 or so years and CowTown is my favorite.

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    mkharmon REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I like the Saturday day race with my students. It is a great warm-up for the longer races on Sunday. The Kids 5K is a great way for students to … MORE

    I like the Saturday day race with my students. It is a great warm-up for the longer races on Sunday. The Kids 5K is a great way for students to experience a road race.

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    mkharmon REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The Cowtown offers a Challenge medal when you run a race on Saturday and Sunday. Great incentive! I have run this race for more than 15 years and I keep … MORE

    The Cowtown offers a Challenge medal when you run a race on Saturday and Sunday. Great incentive! I have run this race for more than 15 years and I keep coming back for more.

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    jdtucker08 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Have fun! Enjoy the cheering spectators and their funny/uplifting signs! Watch out for mike 9 hil!! Lots of great support from volunteers at the aid stations to police officers keeping … MORE

    Have fun! Enjoy the cheering spectators and their funny/uplifting signs! Watch out for mike 9 hil!! Lots of great support from volunteers at the aid stations to police officers keeping us safe at intersections! Having traffic stopped/waiting on you is pretty cool too 😉. Another perk, we got to run with Mayor Betsy Price, and got a pic with her! Such great memories! See ya next year!

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    HBEC FIRST-TIMER '18

    I did this as a nice run/walk warm-up for the half marathon on Sunday. It is a great course. Not very challenging. There are quite a few people that run … MORE

    I did this as a nice run/walk warm-up for the half marathon on Sunday. It is a great course. Not very challenging. There are quite a few people that run this race, so there are times/places that it will seem crowded. They had great cheerleaders along the way. This race is set up and put on very well. They are extremely organized and weather conscious(it happened to be storming this day). I will definitely do this again!

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    Randalove REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Beautiful route, fun people around the event (volunteers, police officers, stander-bys), music is encouraging, scenery through the park and graveyard are my favorite parts. MORE

    Beautiful route, fun people around the event (volunteers, police officers, stander-bys), music is encouraging, scenery through the park and graveyard are my favorite parts.

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    Windrunner REPEAT RUNNER '18

    If you're looking for ONE marathon (or road Ultra) in Texas, this is it. They care about the full and not just the half. Been doing this race for 15 … MORE

    If you’re looking for ONE marathon (or road Ultra) in Texas, this is it. They care about the full and not just the half. Been doing this race for 15 years and have never been disappointed. Good expo, good course, good crowd support (especially love the neighbors who put out their own water stops). Two nice t-shirts. Chicken soup, Blue Bell ice cream and beer at the finish. And they don’t run out of the food for even the slower Ultra finishers. Great ultra aid station at mile 28! Don’t waste your time doing the Dallas marathon – Cowtown is the real deal!

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    walala1250 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is my fourth time running the Cowtown, simply : the best . From start to finish you feel like running with family. Excellent people . Awesome volunteers. Please keep … MORE

    This is my fourth time running the Cowtown, simply : the best . From start to finish you feel like running with family. Excellent people . Awesome volunteers. Please keep the good job. 😍 love it

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    srogers REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Cowtown is a top-notch, well run race. Adequate expo, great bling, super race support from the bands and the neighborhoods! Race team takes feedback well. For the longer runs, though, … MORE

    Cowtown is a top-notch, well run race. Adequate expo, great bling, super race support from the bands and the neighborhoods! Race team takes feedback well. For the longer runs, though, seem to run out of food.

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    crystalshook85 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I recommend this race to everyone wanting a challenging race! The atmosphere is awesome! All the staff are very professional and helpful. Overall a great experience! MORE

    I recommend this race to everyone wanting a challenging race! The atmosphere is awesome! All the staff are very professional and helpful. Overall a great experience!

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    HBEC FIRST-TIMER '18

    This is a wonderful race weekend to compete in. I ran the 5k & the half. Both races had great scenery & challenging courses. The half had wonderful bands & … MORE

    This is a wonderful race weekend to compete in. I ran the 5k & the half. Both races had great scenery & challenging courses. The half had wonderful bands & great cheerleaders the whole way. The expo was very nice and well organized. Packet pick-up was a breeze. I only wish they had not run out of Cowtown Challenge bibs. I am excited to participate in this event next year!

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    amstubbs REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Pretty easy course with mostly small hills. I didn't train properly to run but still set a personal best for walking 10K in spite of the rain. The first half … MORE

    Pretty easy course with mostly small hills. I didn’t train properly to run but still set a personal best for walking 10K in spite of the rain. The first half takes you through nice neighborhoods and a park, but the second takes you through a business area with some traffic. I appreciated the businesses who had DJs or played music for us as we came through. Packet pickup went much more smoothly this year. Rain meant delaying the start of the race, which we couldn’t find out until just before it was originally meant to start. I don’t care for the colors of this year’s 10K shirt and finisher medal, but they seem to be good quality. I am definitely tempted by the colorful 40th anniversary items in the store! The virtual swag bag is coupons that might appeal more to someone who is a serious runner (like my sister, who used a couple). The runner’s food was much healthier this year.

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    StacyL REPEAT RUNNER '18

    It is such a fun, well organized race. The volunteers and course were awesome! I will definitely be running it again next year (and every year after that). MORE

    It is such a fun, well organized race. The volunteers and course were awesome! I will definitely be running it again next year (and every year after that).

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    Myranda.Williams REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Everyone should know mile nine is the hardest with the big hill. My favorite part is running through the stockyards. It’s very well put together and a great race! MORE

    Everyone should know mile nine is the hardest with the big hill. My favorite part is running through the stockyards. It’s very well put together and a great race!

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    sammieb09 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first time running the half marathon at the Cowtown and honestly, I cannot wait for next year! Everything about the event was smooth and fantastic. The course … MORE

    This was my first time running the half marathon at the Cowtown and honestly, I cannot wait for next year! Everything about the event was smooth and fantastic. The course was nice and went through great areas of FW that provide good running and hills! Pack pick-up and the expo was easy and enjoyable. Cannot wait for next year!

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    dtorrestx REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This year was the 40th anniversary for the Cowtown. They celebrated by having a party in a room across from the race expo. It was a lot of fun. Free … MORE

    This year was the 40th anniversary for the Cowtown. They celebrated by having a party in a room across from the race expo. It was a lot of fun. Free alcoholic drinks, finger foods, flavored waters, and there was a band that played as well. My son and I went and stayed for about 45 minutes and had a good time.
    My favorite part of the race is running through the stockyards, minus the section where you can smell all the animal poo. I do this race every year and always have a good time.

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