The 2023 Cowtown Marathon will be held on Sunday, February 26. It is a huge weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, as there are two 5ks, a 10k, half marathon, marathon and ultra-marathon. The marathon and the ultra marathon are Boston Marathon qualifying events.
The Cowtown Marathon will start at 7 a.m. CT. If you are coming from out of town, that would be 8 a.m. ET. Competitors must finish in 7.5 hours.
How to watch
The course gets underway at Will Rogers Memorial Center. It is an out-and-back loop, so it will finish at the same place. It is a relatively flat course, and runners will only experience about 150 total feet of elevation change.
A course map can be found here.
Weather via AccuWeather
It looks like it will be a decent day for running if it can stay dry. The high for the day is 76, with a low of 50. The weather description reads “low clouds and warmer,” and there is a 25% chance of rain. The wind could play a factor as it is expected to blow at 14 mph but gust up to 39 mph.
The prize purse totals $30,000. It breaks down as follows:
Ultra Marathon 1st = $1,200; Overall Masters & Grand Masters = $200
Full Marathon 1st = $1,500; 2nd = $1,000; 3rd= $600; Overall Masters & Grand Masters = $600
Half Marathon 1st = $1,200; 2nd = $750; 3rd = $400; Overall Masters & Grand Masters = $400
10K 1st = $500; 2nd=$300; 3rd = $200; Overall Masters & Grand Masters = $200
5K 1st = $300; 2nd=$200; 3rd = $100; Overall Masters & Grand Masters = $200
1st Place in all age divisions = $50 each
Who won the last race?
The 2022 race was won by Joseph Darda, who finished in 2:27:55. Scott Preston finished in 2:48:02 to take second, and Zachary Smith was right on his heels in 2:48:05.
The fastest women’s finisher was Annifer Flores in 2:59:29. Christine Hickson (3:14:32) finished in second place, and Anna Hailey (3:18:43) took third.