The Cowtown Marathon

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. The C.A.L.F. Program (Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness), was created in 2009 to help tens of thousands of area children lace up and cross countless 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 26th, 2022 – Adults 5K & 10K races are run.

February 27th, 2022 – Half Marathon, Healthy Hig Relay, Full Marathon, & Ultra Marathon are run.


January 17th, 2022 – All Virtual races start in 2022.

February 27th, 2022 – Last day to submit times for The 2022 Cowtown Virtual runs.

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Trailblazer’s Training Program

The Cowtown Trailblazer Program is an exciting training program for those interested in group or virtual training for The 2022 Cowtown Half, Full, and Ultra Marathon. The program kicks off on October 2nd. The program uses current fitness levels and your previous race times to calculate your various training paces. These are used during the training period such as interval pace and easy long run pace. The Trailblazer program offers in-person group activities with social distancing as well as virtual options

No matter when you join, we can create a plan for you to run your best race. The Trailblazer’s plan offers lots of group activities: Wednesday Virtual Bootcamp hosted by Tamara, Tuesday Speedwork, and Saturday long runs with pace coaches. Perks include different routes each Saturday (specifically on the Cowtown racecourse), seminars on relevant topics, and a Trailblazer training shirt. Both beginner and advanced schedules are available. Everything can also be done virtually. We will send detailed weekly emails and schedules, as well as a private Facebook group page for communication.

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