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.
THE 2023 COWTOWN IN-PERSON EVENTs
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 are run.
THE 2023 COWTOWN VIRTUAL EVENTS
January 9th, 2023 – All 2023 Virtual races begin.
February 28th, 2023 – Last day to submit times for The 2023 Cowtown Virtual runs.
Trailblazer’s Training Program
Trailblazer Advanced Speed Training:
8-week speed program geared to get your 5K and 10K race times faster.
This program includes individualized group speed workouts at the TCU track on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Spring speed also includes a 10 mile Saturday group run from the Cowtown office at 7 am. The class culminates with a 5K race the weekend of May 25th ( race TBO later ).
Spring speed registrants are invited to all 10 mile Cowtown Trailblazer Saturdays through June 26.
Registration includes a training shirt and weekly schedules.
10 mile Cowtown Trailblazer Saturdays:
Keep your Saturday mileage base up in order to be half marathon ready at any time!
The Cowtown Trailblazers offer a 10-mile route each Saturday at 7 am March 25 to June 26.
There will be different routes each Saturday that include water stops and snacks afterward.
A Cowtown Training shirt is provided.