Overall Rating
Overall Rating (648 Reviews)
4.7
(648 Ratings)(648 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.4
SCENERY
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. 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. With distances for everyone, including … MORE
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    damodarp2 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    You won’t miss this event if you run it once and keep coming back Every aspect of this event is so well thought and organized so well. Last year I … MORE

    You won’t miss this event if you run it once and keep coming back
    Every aspect of this event is so well thought and organized so well.
    Last year I moved to S FL but I still travelled last year and even this year
    I run both days sat and Sunday and get challenge swag
    I hope to be part of this event for next 5-10 years as long as I can run or walk…

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    usamhall FIRST-TIMER '19

    The day was clear and cool. Some said it was cold. But it just seemed to be a great day to run as I watched the coral fill. As watched … MORE

    The day was clear and cool. Some said it was cold. But it just seemed to be a great day to run as I watched the coral fill. As watched the corals go one by one the excitement built up in me. Soon my son and I were running through Fort Worth as we came around a corner we saw the monster they had been talking about… a bridge about one mile long continuously uphill. Instead of regret I decided that I would beat the hill… shortening my stride with a rapid cadence I attacked and was soon almost to the top. There we rounded a corner and what did I see but another small hill. I don’t know what got into me that day but I just wouldn’t be denied. I ran till I saw the Ultra runners coming back into to town. I decided that as a marathon runner they should be more tired than me… I pushed up the hill to the stockyards and dug real deep to run fast across the finish. So happy I was to receive ice cream, and beer. They also gave me a finishers shirt which was more like a warmer to start the race… but so elated with my time I don’t think anything could keep me from being thrilled with this race… I have to come back again.

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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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    sandtar79 REPEAT RUNNER '13

    I consider Cowtown to be my hometown race. I love completing the challenge of running either a 5k or 10k the day before to earn an additional medal. There are … MORE

    I consider Cowtown to be my hometown race. I love completing the challenge of running either a 5k or 10k the day before to earn an additional medal. There are a few hills on the course (one monster one around mile 9), but overall I don’t feel this course is too challenging. Good crowd support and small town feel.

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    russelds FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was my first Cowtown and it did not disappoint! I loved the course, even the hills, the post-race food, the course support and the overall experience. Great job! Read … MORE

    This was my first Cowtown and it did not disappoint! I loved the course, even the hills, the post-race food, the course support and the overall experience. Great job! Read my race report!

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    cid.charlie FIRST-TIMER '19

    Past the full marathon point, there’s a mini party/aid station specifically for ultra runners! Course felt so long but it is worth finishing. The ultra medal is absolutely gorgeous and … MORE

    Past the full marathon point, there’s a mini party/aid station specifically for ultra runners! Course felt so long but it is worth finishing. The ultra medal is absolutely gorgeous and it’s now my favorite. Aid stations are fully stocked and even neighbors on the trail have tables with food for ultra runners! There’s no shortage of supporters.

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    kuhnell REPEAT RUNNER '19

    If you want to hit up a race that is chock full of awesomeness, this is the one for you! This was the 2nd time I ran the Cowtown Challenge … MORE

    If you want to hit up a race that is chock full of awesomeness, this is the one for you! This was the 2nd time I ran the Cowtown Challenge which for me included the 10k and the Half Marathon on the Saturday and Sunday. The motivation of the volunteers and the wonderful sights of Fort Worth are truly a delight and I know I’ll be running the Cowtown every year! If you think, well what’s the point? You need to sign up asap!

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    jennaannkinz FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great organization pre and post-race, easy parking, smooth race morning, organized corrals, nice indoor waiting area before the start. Quite hilly but worth the challenge. Will be back next year! MORE

    Great organization pre and post-race, easy parking, smooth race morning, organized corrals, nice indoor waiting area before the start. Quite hilly but worth the challenge. Will be back next year!

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    blossoma19 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I really enjoyed running the 2019 Cowtown Half Marathon. It was my 18th half, first time running in Fort Worth, and I ended up with my 2nd best half time … MORE

    I really enjoyed running the 2019 Cowtown Half Marathon. It was my 18th half, first time running in Fort Worth, and I ended up with my 2nd best half time at the end! This is one of the best organized races I’ve run. There was great course support with lots of spectators and well-stocked aid stations. The course itself was rolly throughout, with more uphills toward the end (including a long one just before mile 10), but nothing too brutal. Overall, it was a really enjoyable race that I will definitely do again! I’m even considering it for the full next time!

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    mblampe REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I have run the Cowtown Half Marathon 5 times and the Cowtown Marathon 3 times. I absolutely love the routes through Fort Worth as I have lived here for a … MORE

    I have run the Cowtown Half Marathon 5 times and the Cowtown Marathon 3 times. I absolutely love the routes through Fort Worth as I have lived here for a long time. The water stops, music and crowd support are excellent. The neighborhood parties and support on the last 10 miles of the marathon are great! The chicken noodle soup, Blue Bell ice cream and fresh fruit are the best post race foods! My least favorite part of the route is the seems like forever run through the Will Rogers complex, I wish there was a was to jazz that part up.

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    mhunt REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Great medals from Cowtown. Each year it is well organized and run and has a good half course with iconic hill up main street at mile 9. The support staff … MORE

    Great medals from Cowtown. Each year it is well organized and run and has a good half course with iconic hill up main street at mile 9. The support staff is good, but I do wish there were more spectators on the course. I have had my PR here and run it as my “hometown” race each year.

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    jlebaron REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Well organized race. The race team had excellent pre-race communication through email, facebook, and other media means. The content of that communication was excellent from dealing with how/where/when to park, … MORE

    Well organized race. The race team had excellent pre-race communication through email, facebook, and other media means. The content of that communication was excellent from dealing with how/where/when to park, what to expect. Packet pickup had a methodical organization to it.

    Race day weather and organization of the corrals was easy to find. The organizers and announcers did well in moving the corrals through the start of the race.

    Race itself was well staffed both with fluids, security, and neighbors/friends cheering along the way. Nothing felt disorganized moving through the course. If I had feedback it would be to have a better fluid option than just water/electrolytes – maybe something that adds some carbs in the fluids.

    Beautiful scenery through the stockyards, but the cobble was brutal on my feet. Well worth it though snaking through that historic area.

    Finishing the race was well organized in terms of medals, finishing shirts, and food. If I had one suggestion, if you missed the entrance for the checked bag pickup, it was a bit of a puzzle to figure out how to get back into the corralled area to get your bag.

    I’ll be back to this one!

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    marieburn11 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Great support and swag. The police are by far the friendliest and supportive I've seen! Love how you get to do a new series every three years which pushes you … MORE

    Great support and swag. The police are by far the friendliest and supportive I’ve seen! Love how you get to do a new series every three years which pushes you to succeed past your last year time. The course is difficult in several areas and its such a great challenge!

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    FriscoRunner REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Overall a great marathon: Well organized, hang out indoors pre-race, well coordinated start, frequent water/nutrition stations, good police support, volunteers are cheerful. Shirts are un-bullieveable! MORE

    Overall a great marathon: Well organized, hang out indoors pre-race, well coordinated start, frequent water/nutrition stations, good police support, volunteers are cheerful. Shirts are un-bullieveable!

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    marybethtullos FIRST-TIMER '19

    The bands were awesome and the volunteers were so nice. It was a wonderful experience! I enjoyed running through the stock yards and past the cactus garden. MORE

    The bands were awesome and the volunteers were so nice. It was a wonderful experience! I enjoyed running through the stock yards and past the cactus garden.

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    kristinemharper REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Cowtown was my very first half marathon and now my first ultra. The organizers have this down to a well oiled machine and know how to take care of their … MORE

    Cowtown was my very first half marathon and now my first ultra. The organizers have this down to a well oiled machine and know how to take care of their runners. This is a must do for me every year.

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    arrahwanna REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This run has hydration area spread out along the course. They have some of the best volunteers and groups to cheer runners on. The expo is well layed out and … MORE

    This run has hydration area spread out along the course. They have some of the best volunteers and groups to cheer runners on. The expo is well layed out and has lots of vendors to visit.

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    cohenjdap1 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The Cowtown Marathon & Ultra have been my race choices, but there are race distances for everyone!!! The scenery in Ft Worth, TX is fantastic and course winds through some … MORE

    The Cowtown Marathon & Ultra have been my race choices, but there are race distances for everyone!!! The scenery in Ft Worth, TX is fantastic and course winds through some super neighborhoods. Residents have block parties and encourage all runners (even the late finishers like me)…. The organization of the entire event is very professional and well thought out right down to the parking and out of town visitors.

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    lbbrady REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is a well organized race with a fun, challenging route, and high energy. Packet pick up is easy, and the expo has great vendors and merch. Race day is … MORE

    This is a well organized race with a fun, challenging route, and high energy. Packet pick up is easy, and the expo has great vendors and merch. Race day is set up to quickly check gear, easily use the facilities, and start the race with a lot of excitement.

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    arthutch82 FIRST-TIMER '19

    People at the water stations were great. The volunteers were very enthusiastic. The problem with the 5k is there are too many turns and bottlenecks. I was always trying to … MORE

    People at the water stations were great. The volunteers were very enthusiastic. The problem with the 5k is there are too many turns and bottlenecks. I was always trying to get around other runners.

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