The Cowtown Marathon C.A.L.F. Virtual Race and NEW Fall Fitness Challenge!


(Fort Worth, Texas) Cowtown’s annual C.A.L.F. Race is going virtual and interactive on October 3, 2020. Open from 7 am until 7 pm, registrants may choose from three different distances – 1-mile, 5K or 10K – to be completed at a location of their choice on October 3.  The chosen distance may be run or walked and will be tracked with the Cowtown mobile app.

With new interactive features, the Cowtown app will track time and distance displaying a leader board throughout the day. Participants are eligible for age division awards and will enjoy the interactive competitive nature of this virtual race.  Once in the app, athletes will hit a start button, the app will register their distance and automatically upload results.

The cost to participate is $25.

More details and registration information is available at

NEW Fall Fit Festival

As a kick-off to Fall and an addition to the Cowtown virtual repertoire, we launch a 16-week, 8-event challenge. Making a tour of Fort Worth with 8 unique routes, this fitness festival has a collectible medal series of postcards representing each area of town the routes travel through. Routes can be run or walked in any order as long as all distances are completed. There are activities along each route including local eateries and shops to make this an event to enjoy with friends.

The cost to participate is $100.

Registration is open and details are available at

ABOUT THE COWTOWN: The Cowtown Marathon, the largest multi-event road race in North Texas, has a $10.4 annual economic impact in Fort Worth, Texas, and hosts one of the largest youth races in the nation. Recently voted a fan-favorite race in Texas by RaceRaves, the 43rd annual Cowtown is scheduled for Saturday, May 8 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Proceeds from The Cowtown go directly to The C.A.L.F. Program.

The Cowtown C.A.L.F. (Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness) Program: 

As part of The Cowtown mission to promote a lifelong love of fitness, The C.A.L.F. Program was created in 2009 to help tens of thousands of area children lace up and cross countless finish lines. We visit approximately 400 schools across North Texas annually, training students in proper running technique and educating them about resting heart rate, the importance of hydration, proper nutrition and living an active lifestyle. Through our school grant program, we identify low-income children and fit them properly with a new pair of running shoes, as well as provide grants to make entry fees more affordable. We have made running a 5K race a reality for 42,000 children in the last 11 years.