The 2021 In-Person Cowtown

The Cowtown Marathon will take place on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 shifting from the last weekend in February (26th – 28th, 2021).  The date change is in response to ongoing coronavirus-pandemic concerns and our commitment to the safety of all athletes, volunteers, spectators, and staff. Saturday, 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.

Start Times

Saturday, May 8th

  • Half Marathon, & Healthy Hig Half Marathon Relay – 6:30 AM – 7:50 AM
    • Rolling Start – 4 runners every 4-5 seconds
  • 10K – 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
    • Rolling Start – 4 runners every 4-5 seconds
  • 5K – 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
    • Rolling Start – 4 runners every 4-5 seconds

All races Start and Finish at Will Rogers Memorial Center

Kids 5K presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors

Virtual ONly (May 8th – June 30th)

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have made the decision to move the Kids 5K presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors to a virtual-only race. This decision was made due to the large number of children and parents that normally accompany the schools for the run.

If you are part of a school team, please contact us about having a school team created or having a fun run at your school. Email at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

Cowtown 5K

5K In-Person Medal

SATURDAY, May 8th, 2021

5K Course Turn-By-Turn                Saturday Map

Current Price (In-Person) – $55.00

(This race is for all ages and will take over the role of providing age division awards for all 5K age groups.)

  • Start Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Participant’s start times will be sent out the week of the race, start times will also be printed on runners bibs.
  • Distance: 3.1 miles

All races Start and Finish at Will Rogers Memorial Center on Lancaster Ave.

The Cowtown 5K

Timing and Scoring: The Cowtown uses the MyLaps timing system, supplied and administered by RunFar Timing. Participants MUST wear their MyLaps timing chip. NO chip, NO time. *Please note that all age group awards are based on chip time, NOT gun time.

Cowtown 5K – Custom designed medals will be awarded (5) five deep in each division.

  • Ages 0-8 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 9-10 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 11-12 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 13-14 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 15-17 (Male and Female)

Cowtown 5K – Custom designed medals will be awarded (3) three deep in each division.

  • Ages 18-24 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 25-29 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 30-34 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 35-39 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 40-44 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 45-49 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 50-54 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 55-59 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 60-64 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 65-69 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 70-74 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 75-79 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 80-84 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 85-89 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 90+ (Male and Female)

All awards will be mailed to recipients 6-8 weeks after the event.

 

10K


10K In-Person Medal

SATURDAY, May 8th, 2021

10K Course Turn-By-Turn                Saturday Map

Current Price (In-Person) – $65.00

  • Start Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Runner’s start time will be emailed to participants the week of the race, start times will also be printed on runners’ bibs.
  • Distance: 6.2 miles

All races Start and Finish at Will Rogers Memorial Center on Lancaster Ave.

 

The 10K Timing and Scoring: The Cowtown uses the MyLaps timing system, supplied and administered by RunFar Timing. Participants MUST wear their MyLaps timing chip. NO chip, NO time. *Please note that all age group awards are based on chip time, NOT gun time.

The 10K – Custom-designed medals will be awarded (5) five deep in each division.

  • Ages 0-8 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 9-10 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 11-12 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 13-14 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 15-17 (Male and Female)

Custom designed medals will be awarded three (3) deep in each division:

  • Ages 18-24 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 25-29 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 30-34 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 35-39 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 40-44 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 45-49 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 50-54 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 55-59 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 60-64 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 65-69 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 70-74 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 75-79 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 80-84 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 85-89 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 90+ (Male and Female)

All awards will be mailed to recipients 6-8 weeks after the event.

Half Marathon


Half Marathon In-Person Medal

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Half Marathon Course Turn-By-Turn                Saturday Map

Current Price (In-Person) – $125.00

  • Start Time: 6:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Runner’s start time will be emailed to participants the week of the race, start times will also be printed on runners bibs.
  • Distance: 13.1 miles

*Age Limit – Must be 14 years or older to participate in this distance.

Please take the 4.5 hour time frame into consideration when entering the Half Marathon. Sag vehicles trail the half marathoners and provide rides back to start/finish area for runners who cannot finish. There will be no support on the course after the 4.5 hour limit.

 

The Cowtown Half Marathon

Timing and Scoring: The Cowtown uses the MyLaps timing system, supplied and administered by RunFAR Racing Services, Inc. Participants MUST wear their MyLaps timing chip. NO chip, NO time. *Please note that all age group awards are based on chip time, NOT gun time. However, course records will be determined according to gun time.

 

Half Marathon – Custom designed medals will be awarded (3) three deep in each division:

  • Ages 14-17 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 18-24 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 25-29 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 30-34 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 35-39 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 40-44 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 45-49 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 50-54 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 55-59 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 60-64 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 65-69 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 70-74 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 75-79 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 80-84 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 85-89 (Male and Female)
  • Ages 90+ (Male and Female)

All awards will be mailed to recipients 6-8 weeks after the event.

Full Marathon

Virtual run (February 27th – June 30th, 2021)

(Due to the growing coronavirus concerns, The Cowtown has made the decision to cancel the in-person Full Marathon. You may still run the Full Marathon as a virtual participant. Participants can choose to switch to a virtual run, drop down to the in-person Half and receive a refund for the price difference, or defer to 2022 or 2023. Use this link to change your registrations.

  • Distance: 26.2 miles
Register Here

 

 

Ultra Marathon presented by MillerLite

Virtual run (February 27th – June 30th, 2021)

(Due to the growing coronavirus concerns, The Cowtown has made the decision to cancel the in-person Full Marathon. You may still run the Full Marathon as a virtual participant. Participants can choose to switch to a virtual run, drop down to the in-person Half and receive a refund for the price difference, or defer to 2022 or 2023. Changes must be made no later than April 1st.)(Use this link to change your registrations.)

 

Register Here

Healthy Hig Relay

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

  • Start Time: 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Runner’s start time will be emailed to participants the week of the race, start times will also be printed on runners bibs.
  • Distance: 13.1 (2 or 4 Legs)

(Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the dropping of the in-person Full Marathon, The Cowtown has made the decision to change the Healthy Hig Relay from a Full Marathon distance to a Half Marathon. It will still be a max of 4 people.)  

All races Start and Finish at Will Rogers Memorial Center on Lancaster Ave.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO BUSES OR SHUTTLES TO TAKE RUNNERS TO THE EXCHANGE POINTS. IT WILL BE UP TO THE PARTICIPANTS TO ARRIVE AT THEIR RELAY EXCHANGE POINTS ON TIME. FOR DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS TO YOUR RELAY POINT PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] FOR ASSISTANCE.

 *Age Limit – Must be 12 years or older to participate in this distance.

You will also receive a FREE Healthy Hig Relay Buff courtesy of Higginbotham with your entry into The Healthy Hig Relay!

 

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COVID-19 Protocols

Cowtown Policies related to COVID-19

  • The 2021 Cowtown is going to take place on one day only, Saturday, May 8, 2021. We will only be offering the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and the Healthy Hig 2- and 4-person relay. We have our permit from the city and are planning a safe in-person event, with the following precautions in place.  We do not anticipate canceling this event unless something drastically changes with the current status of the pandemic.
  • We will continue to update runners as we near race day with any change of plans.

Refund Policy

All entry fees are non-refundable. During the registration process acknowledgment of this policy is made. Once a runner registers, race items will be immediately ordered and printed for a runners’ registration.  There are NO exceptions. In case of cancellation, participants will be given the option to defer to the 2022 or 2023 Cowtown races or transfer to a virtual option.

Questions about your registration? Email [email protected] for assistance.

The Cowtown Safety Plan for Covid-19

  • There will be NO Expo for the 2021 May event.
  • Packet pickup will be a drive-thru starting on Wednesday, May 5th going through Friday, May 7th. It will take place in the Yellow Lot (see parking diagram) near Trail Drive. (3375 Trail Drive)
    • Staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks at all times.
  • No spectators will be allowed at the start or finish line of The Cowtown
  • ALL participants MUST wear a mask at the start and finish of the race.  If a participant does not have a mask on, they will be subject to disqualification and asked to leave the area.
  • Runners will be asked to keep their masks on after the start until the crowd thins out.  Once on the racecourse, runners may remove their mask and carry it around their wrist or place it in a pocket in order to have it put back on when crossing the finish line.
  • If a runner loses their mask while running their race, volunteers will have additional disposable masks to hand to runners as they near the finish line.
  • All runners are asked to carry their own water. We suggest runners carry a hydration vest or belt to ensure they have enough fluid. We will NOT have cups at our fluid refill stations. Volunteers will refill runners’ bottles at refill stations.
  • GU for the Half Marathon participants will be included in the runner packet.  If you want GU on race day, please carry the provided GU with you.  We will NOT be distributing GU along the course.
  • 10 & 3 days prior to race day runners will receive a Health Check via email
  • Start times will be pre-assigned and the time will be printed on the runner bib.  Runners are asked to start proceeding to the North Red Lot at Will Rogers Memorial Center 10 minutes prior to your printed start time. (See parking map)
  • Once a runner arrives at the North Red Lot and enters through the gate, a volunteer will take the runner’s temperature and place a sticker on the runners’ bib to signify that a runner is clear to participate.
  • Runners will then proceed to an open orange cone.
  • Runners will walk from cone to cone until arriving at the start line.  Cones will be placed 6 feet apart for the entire time a runner is waiting.  Once at the start line runners will start 4 runners across the start line every 4 seconds. All runners MUST be socially distancing by standing at a cone and wearing a mask during this time or be subject to disqualification.
  • The start line will be open from 6:30 am until 9 am. The race will not have a wave or gun start.
  • The race will be chip time, meaning race time does not start/finish until each runner crosses the start/finish line mat.
  • Police officers will be stationed throughout the courses managing traffic. Please stay inside the marked course and do not run outside of the coned area.
  • There will be refill stations and first aid stations every 1 ½ miles.  All runners are asked to carry their own hydration.  Runners may refill water bottles at the refill stations but NO CUPS will be available at refill stations.
  • As runners approach the finish line, they must put their mask back on. If they have lost their mask during the run, volunteers will have disposable masks available.
  • After crossing the finish line, volunteers will hand runners a bag that includes pre-packaged food and the finisher medals.
  • Runners will then be asked to not linger at the finish line but proceed back to their cars.  Please do not wait for family or friends at the finish line, plan on meeting them at their vehicles.
  • There will be NO after-party for the 2021 event due to Covid-19 and social distancing requirements.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue.
  • Restrooms will be sanitized frequently.
  • Photo backdrops will be set up on The Will Rogers Plaza where runners can stop and get their picture taken as they exit the finish area.
  • A virtual-only option is available for participants to run the race on their own time anywhere.
  • There will be NO gear check for the 2021 Event
  • There will be NO hotel shuttle buses for the 2021 Event
  • There will be NO Relay buses for the 2021 Event. Relay participants are responsible to get to their exchange point on their own. Email [email protected] for suggested driving routes.
  • There will be NO solutions desk on race day.
  • If runners do not feel well in days leading up to the race, no worries, runners may still run virtually when feeling up to it and we will mail them their medal.  Just send an email to [email protected]

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