The Cowtown Marathon

The Cowtown

Our mission is to promote a lifelong love of fitness in the hearts of our North Texas youth. All proceeds from our races go towards our charity, The C.A.L.F. Program (Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness). The C.A.L.F. Program was created in 2009 to help tens of thousands of children from area school districts and community centers lace up and start crossing finish lines. Our staff and volunteers visit schools across North Texas, training students in proper running techniques and educating them about resting heart rate, the importance of hydration, proper nutrition, and living an active lifestyle.

Through our school C.A.L.F. Grant Program, we identify low-income children and fit them properly with a new pair of running shoes, as well as provide discounted entry fees into our Kids 5K event. In 2020 alone, we awarded over 5,000 financial grants and 5,000 pairs of running shoes. In the past 11 years, we have distributed over 40,000 pairs of shoes and financial grants.


February 25th, 2023 – Kids 5K presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Adults 5K, & 10K races are run.

February 26th, 2023 – Half Marathon, Healthy Hig Relay, Full Marathon, & Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Lite are run.


January 9th, 2023 – All 2023 Virtual races begin.

February 28th, 2023 – Last day to register for The 2023 Cowtown Virtual runs.

March 31st, 2023 – Last day to submit times for The 2023 Cowtown Virtual runs.

Register for 2023

Trailblazer’s Training Program

Trailblazer – Cowtown Training

The Cowtown Trailblazer Program is a comprehensive training program for those interested in group or virtual training for The 2023 Cowtown Half, Full, and Ultra Marathons. The program kicks off on October 1st. The program will use the Cowtown CALF 5K race results from Oct 1 as a way to calculate training paces. (The Cowtown CALF 5K race is included in your training fee). Previous race times will also be used to calculate placement into a pace group. Paces are given during the training period such as speed interval paces and easy long run pace. The Trailblazer program offers in-person group activities as well as virtual options

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