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The Cowtown is Coming to Town

Jan 31, 2013 12:13AM

The 35th annual Cowtown Marathon begins with the Cowtown Health and Wellness Expo, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., February 22, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, in Fort Worth. More than 30,000 runners are expected for the races, held from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 23, including a 10k at 7 a.m., adult 5k at 8:30 a.m., and Cook Childen’s 5k at 9:30 a.m. All races start and finish on Gendy Street and have a wheelchair division. A half-marathon, marathon and a 31-plus mile ultra-marathon all begin at 7a.m., February 24.

Participation benefits the Cowtown Children's Activities for Life & Fitness (C.A.L.F.) program. Cowtown emphasizes the importance of good physical fitness in the community by working with local schools and community centers in teaching proper running, training and nutrition to area youth in preparation for participating in The Cowtown and a lifetime of fitness.

Grants will be awarded to 2,100 North Texas schoolchildren, and each child will receive a pair of New Balance running shoes and financial assistance to go toward their entry into the 2013 Cowtown event.

For more information or to register, visit CowtownMarathon.org.

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