Overall Rating
Overall Rating (843 Reviews)
4.7
(843 Ratings)(843 Reviews)
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3.4
SCENERY
4.2
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. Voted America’s Rave Race in 2020, 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. … MORE
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    cfconwayiii FIRST-TIMER '20

    Very nice swag. Great staff and volunteers. Course was not bad, I did like the bricks at stock yards, blister on my feet from them. Great post race recovery snacks MORE

    Very nice swag. Great staff and volunteers. Course was not bad, I did like the bricks at stock yards, blister on my feet from them. Great post race recovery snacks

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    mds814 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    The SWAG is awesome, the medals are always Western themed. The Staff and volunteers do an excellent job. You pretty much run a tour of the City of “Cowtown “. … MORE

    The SWAG is awesome, the medals are always Western themed. The Staff and volunteers do an excellent job. You pretty much run a tour of the City of “Cowtown “. The folks line up the streets cheering you on, there are some encouraging and hilarious signs for the runners. Who needs headphones when there are numerous bands and DJ’s jamming or spinning the tunes along the way. You run through the Historic Stockyards on cobblestone brick where cattle once roamed through. There is the Main Street bridge with a long steady incline that leads you directly into town to the old Courthouse. There is so much more to applaud the Cowtown Marathon, this is just a smidgen. You’ll be proud to say that you ran “Cowtown”.

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    melissa.harvey.715 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    I absolutely loved the virtual option that allowed our dog to run with me and my daughter. Far less traffic, we loved it! I have run the 5k, 10K, and … MORE

    I absolutely loved the virtual option that allowed our dog to run with me and my daughter. Far less traffic, we loved it! I have run the 5k, 10K, and half-marathon. I also enjoy running at the actual race, it’s an all-around great event.

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    skkramer65 FIRST-TIMER '21

    I would definitely recommend to other fellow racers. The race course was great - different scenery make more interesting Aid stations were very good, had plenty of stations along the … MORE

    I would definitely recommend to other fellow racers.
    The race course was great – different scenery make more interesting
    Aid stations were very good, had plenty of stations along the way
    staff was great and
    LOVED the bands along the way

    GREAT JOB!!

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    stephanie.darst REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Super well organized event! Lots of spectators and entertainment on the course! You'll get so distracted by the race that you might not realize that you're running up another hill. … MORE

    Super well organized event! Lots of spectators and entertainment on the course! You’ll get so distracted by the race that you might not realize that you’re running up another hill. This year the organizers had several info sessions on Facebook, which really helped me understand what to expect with the Covid restrictions. Overall, it’s a fun race, and the metal is pretty sweet, too!

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    zachlew01 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This race is a great race through Fort Worth! Beware, the slight hills can sneak up on you, but it is a fun run! Will definitely be back to run … MORE

    This race is a great race through Fort Worth! Beware, the slight hills can sneak up on you, but it is a fun run! Will definitely be back to run it again.

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    mimch162 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Cowtown was so much fun this year. After a yr of no races due to Covid, I was glad to see we canbget back out there. Course changed, more hills, … MORE

    Cowtown was so much fun this year. After a yr of no races due to Covid, I was glad to see we canbget back out there. Course changed, more hills, new trails, didn’t see that coming! Everyone was in good spirits, race was put together better than expected.

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    javifpena REPEAT RUNNER '21

    If you want to get to see the great places of Fort Worth then Cowtown is the race for you. The support and the music along the course is great. … MORE

    If you want to get to see the great places of Fort Worth then Cowtown is the race for you. The support and the music along the course is great. You will not be disappointed.

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    camilatonello10 FIRST-TIMER '21

    It was pretty fun, all the bands, songs and the stockyards view was sooo cool but as a first Time running a marathon all the hills just killed me hahaha MORE

    It was pretty fun, all the bands, songs and the stockyards view was sooo cool but as a first Time running a marathon all the hills just killed me hahaha

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    socrrulz02 May 19, 2021 at 3:21pm

    I thought the 2021 Cowtown Marathon was virtual this year?

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    Lena FIRST-TIMER '21

    Hill Repeat training is highly recommended for all runners! Running through the Stockyards was an amazing experience, but the cobblestones were hard on the feet. The race is well organized, … MORE

    Hill Repeat training is highly recommended for all runners! Running through the Stockyards was an amazing experience, but the cobblestones were hard on the feet. The race is well organized, excellent swag and medal, and great volunteering and bands. So much fun! Thank you Fort Worth, I will be back 2022!

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    txrunnermom FIRST-TIMER '21

    I started running during COVID. The Cowton 5K was the 2nd "in-person" race I ever ran. WHAT A RACE! The "vibe" was incredible, the people (volunteers and runners) handled the … MORE

    I started running during COVID. The Cowton 5K was the 2nd “in-person” race I ever ran. WHAT A RACE! The “vibe” was incredible, the people (volunteers and runners) handled the COVID restrictions with grace. Cannot wait to run in 2022!

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    tracyorwig REPEAT RUNNER '21

    I missed running in the botanical gardens. Better signs for the start line. Packet pickup was smooth and loved the boxes and goodies. I felt safe and all the volunteers … MORE

    I missed running in the botanical gardens. Better signs for the start line. Packet pickup was smooth and loved the boxes and goodies. I felt safe and all the volunteers were wonderful as always. Thank you!

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    pgailey REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Hard to compare to what we have experienced in the past. Personally think Cowtown went a little overboard on protocol for Covid. I do understand you can't please everyone but … MORE

    Hard to compare to what we have experienced in the past. Personally think Cowtown went a little overboard on protocol for Covid. I do understand you can’t please everyone but when we gather outdoors and know what has been going on for the past 14 months, then we are aware of the consequences.

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    jkuhar FIRST-TIMER '21

    I think the concept of a continual start line is fantastic and should be kept when covid is not even a concern. Allows the runners to actually start pace at … MORE

    I think the concept of a continual start line is fantastic and should be kept when covid is not even a concern. Allows the runners to actually start pace at start instead of a mile or more in. Organization was not great, nobody seemed to know where to direct me to get my bib, but once I found it things were overall smooth sailing. The weather was beautiful, challenging course with some hills, and great views throughout. Glad I signed up and had a reason to visit Texas.

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    Tombry69 SPECTATOR '21

    Excellent run! Everything from bag pipes to jazz bands! Awesome spectators! The city is wonderful! A great benefit run to get kids to exercise by providing running shoes to school … MORE

    Excellent run! Everything from bag pipes to jazz bands! Awesome spectators! The city is wonderful! A great benefit run to get kids to exercise by providing running shoes to school age kids. Great training programs for all levels of runners. Swag is awesome!

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    dbierness FIRST-TIMER '21

    The Cowtown did their absolute best to run a large race during Covid. The course had some rolling hills (though i hear previous years were worse). Going through the Stockyards … MORE

    The Cowtown did their absolute best to run a large race during Covid. The course had some rolling hills (though i hear previous years were worse). Going through the Stockyards was great (though cobblestones do worry me), and the park towards the end was really sweet. The music and bands were good. And the bling was the best. My time sucked…but, Covid. Yeah, I’ll blame Covid.

    Now, the downside. Due to covid, there were no shuttles or non car transportation to and from the event or packet pickup. I knew that going in, but the reality of walking about 4 extra miles each day in the heat wasn’t much fun. There was no GU in my box, and I ended up salvaging that and a warmup jacket from the side of the road about mile one into the event.

    All in all, hillier-ish than I expected, but fun. Cooler would have been better.

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    ilwoods REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This race was very organized and did not disappoint! They kept the start socially distanced and organized. The course was new and had its share of hills. It wound through … MORE

    This race was very organized and did not disappoint! They kept the start socially distanced and organized. The course was new and had its share of hills. It wound through Cowtown and there were great entertainers along the way. I really enjoyed this race!

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    joliecostello REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Love the swag (medals and 2 shirts)! The new route was hillier than the usual route. The 6:30 start time was much earlier than usual which likely impacted the normally … MORE

    Love the swag (medals and 2 shirts)! The new route was hillier than the usual route. The 6:30 start time was much earlier than usual which likely impacted the normally very heavy and enthusiastic crowd support. Although there was no post-race party due to Covid this year, they distributed bags full of yummy treats. I’m looking forward to next year’s race; wouldn’t miss it for anything.

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    tmoore714 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Great tank tops , awesome course and it was very organized. The start line was way better this year than in the past . Bands along the way were great MORE

    Great tank tops , awesome course and it was very organized. The start line was way better this year than in the past . Bands along the way were great !

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    timothyback REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Water stations are awesome the music every other mile is fantastic. See some of Fort Worth’s places to go have a coffee or somewhere to eat after that you never … MORE

    Water stations are awesome the music every other mile is fantastic. See some of Fort Worth’s places to go have a coffee or somewhere to eat after that you never seen before. Just fantastic of a run.

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