The 2021 Cowtown Has been moved

from February 26th – 28th, to May 8th, 2021

The Cowtown Marathon has made the decision to move our 2021 race dates as well as adjust all race weekend activities. This change is in response to ongoing coronavirus-pandemic concerns and our commitment to the safety of all athletes, volunteers, spectators and staff. We are acting now, so runners may effectively train for their distances, and we can accommodate safety recommendations for social distancing.
The Cowtown will now take place on May 8th, 2021, shifting from the last weekend in February (26th – 28th, 2021). May 8th will include an in-person 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and the Healthy Hig Half Marathon Relay. We have canceled the in-person Kids 5K, Full, and Ultra Marathons, but virtual options to run are available.
If you have questions please check out our FAQ page HERE, we will be working on updating as we move closer to the race.


The Cowtown Marathon was voted America’s favorite Race by RaceRaves!


The Cowtown C.A.L.F. Program The Cowtown Cattle Drive Challenge

The Cowtown is a nonprofit organization promoting health and fitness in the community. By running The Cowtown, runners are supporting The C.A.L.F.®  (Children’s Activities for Life & Fitness) Program, which provides training and education to students regarding health and nutrition. A grant program is offered for children in need of funding their entries into the Kids 5K. In addition, these children are provided with training tools and quality running shoes to help them achieve their goals. The C.A.L.F. Program helps tens of thousands of North Texas area children lace up and cross countless finish lines including The Cowtown in February each year. The Cowtown has distributed over 42,000 pairs of running shoes and financial grants to children in need over the past eleven years. Your support of this program helps The Cowtown reach more children in need!

Donate to C.A.L.F.

The Cowtown Cattle Drive will bring you 800 miles (or 1600 for the Out-and-Back) as we travel across the plains, from South Texas up into Kansas as we follow the historic Chisholm Trail. Gather your posse and DRIVE through the Chisholm Trail in teams of up to 20. Divide and conquer as your team moves up the trail on their way to completion. Run, walk, bike, swim, or just exercise to complete the distance. The event will start on January 1st and last through June 30th (180 Days). If you complete 4.5 miles per day you can finish the event solo.

Join the Cattle Drive

Trailblazer’s Training Program The 2021 Cowtown Marathon

The Cowtown Trailblazer Program is an exciting training program for those interested in group or virtual training for The 2021 Cowtown Half Marathon. The program kicks off on January 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

Join the Trailblazer

The 2021 Cowtown has been moved from the original February date. The race will now be held on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 instead of February 26th – 28th. This change is in response to ongoing coronavirus-pandemic concerns and our commitment to the safety of all athletes, volunteers, spectators and staff.

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