USAT&F Half Marathon Championships

The Cowtown and Fort Worth Sports Commission Win Bid for USAT&F Half Marathon Championships in 2023.

(Fort Worth, Texas) – The Cowtown announces that the 2023 USA Track and Field Half Marathon Championships will take place at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, during The Cowtown’s annual weekend of races February 26, 2023, thanks to a partnership with Visit Fort Worth and Fort Worth Sports Commission. The Cowtown won the bid to host the national championship event in conjunction with our 45th anniversary.

Some 200 elite athletes from around the country vying for the Championship title will run the same course as The Cowtown Half Marathon on the same day. This is an exciting opportunity for our running community as well as spectators.

USAT&F Prize Purse totals $60,000 will have both men and women in the top 10 receiving a cash award. The money structure is: 1st =  $12,000; 2nd = $8,000; 3rd = $4,000; 4th = $2,000; 5th = $1,000; 6th = $900; 7th = $750; 8th = $650; 9th = $450; 10th = $250.

Cowtown’s Prize Purse will also total $30,000 and include both men and women.
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.

All Prize money is provided by Fort Worth Sports Commission, Asics Run Keeper, and Always Advacing

“The production of this additional event will include new sponsors, championship prizes, and increased media coverage,” said Cowtown Executive Director Heidi Swartz. “It will also increase our need for volunteers and community support! We are thrilled to host such an important event and we know that our City will rally behind it with its unique brand of Texan hospitality. It is an opportunity for unprecedented visibility for Cowtown, the City of Fort Worth, and the C.A.L.F program which is all about the health of our next generation.”

To volunteer for The Cowtown race weekend, see Volunteers | The Cowtown Marathon

To register to run one of 7 distances on race weekend, go to Races | The Cowtown Marathon

To donate to the C.A.L.F. Program, visit C.A.L.F. Program | The Cowtown Marathon

ABOUT THE COWTOWN: The 45th running of The Cowtown will take place on February 25 -26, 2023 at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Run annually, The Cowtown is a Fort Worth tradition with a 10.5 million economic impact on the City. In-person races include the Adult 5K, Kids 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon and the Healthy Hig Marathon Relay. Virtual options to run all distances are available. Proceeds from The Cowtown benefit the C.A.L.F. Program.  The Cowtown 2023 is presented by Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth. The USAT&F Half Marathon Championships is presented by Fort Worth Sports Commission. For more information visit

About the Fort Worth Sports Commission: The Fort Worth Sports Commission advances the city as an international sports destination. A division of Visit Fort Worth, the Sports Commission attracts youth, collegiate, and professional events that deliver economic impact and boost Fort Worth’s image. The Commission supports the development of and access to facilities that enhance the quality of life for all of Fort Worth. For more information, visit and follow on Instagram @FortWorthSports and their Twitter account @FortWorthSports.