Cowtown opened online registration for its February 2013 events on Saturday, May 26, 2012 and, in a salute to the running community, invites runners to a training run in honor of National Running Day –Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
Cowtown runners can register at www.cowtownmarathon.org for the 2013 event, one of the country’s largest multi-event road races including a Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon, 10K, Adults 5K and Kids 5K. In celebration of The Cowtown’s 35th anniversary a special discounted entry fee is being offered for the first 35 days of registration.
The National Running Day salute to runners takes place at 6am on Wednesday, June 6, at The Cowtown office, located at 1612 Park Place Avenue in Fort Worth, and features an informal training run at your own pace. After the run, runners can enjoy a healthy breakfast treat and enter a prize drawing for running gear. Registration is not necessary for this free event.
The 2013 Cowtown occurs the last weekend in February and begins with The Cowtown Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, February 22nd. The Adults 5K, Cook Children’s Kids 5K, and 10K take place on Saturday, February 23rd with the Ultra Marathon, Marathon and Half Marathon rounding up the weekend on Sunday, February 24th.
Runners are encouraged to register for a race both Saturday and Sunday. The Cowtown Challenge medal is awarded to those who register and complete a shorter distance on Saturday and a marathon distance on Sunday. This special medal is in addition to the medal runners receive for the individual events.
In 2012, The Cowtown boasted 25,564 registered runners, surpassing its previous registration record. The Cowtown expects 2013 to be another record setting year, so runners should register soon as the distances are expected to fill to capacity. Limited spaces are available in each race distance for 2013, with a cap of 18,000 for Saturday’s 10K and 5K events and a cap of 12,000 for Sunday’s Marathon distances.
Established in 1979, The Cowtown races are presented by Chase, HCA North Texas, MillerCoors, Star-Telegram, NBC 5, The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, RadioShack and the University of North Texas Health Science Center.