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FAQ's
The Cowtown Guidebook
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When is the last day to register for The 2024 Cowtown?
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The last day to register for The Cowtown IN-PERSON event is February 24th. There will not be any in-person registration or onsite registration past this date.

The last day to register for The Cowtown VIRTUAL event is February 25th.

Will there still be age division awards?
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Yes, there will be age divisions 5 deep for anyone 17 & under in the Kids 5K presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, no age divisions will be awarded to runners 18 and older in the Kids 5K
There will be age divisions 3 deep for anyone 18 & over in the Adults 5K, no age division awards will be awarded to runner 17 and under in the Adults 5K
5 deep for anyone 17 & under in the 10K and 3 deep for the 10K 18 & over. 3 deep age division awards will be awarded for the Half Marathon, the age limit for the Half Marathon is 14 years and up. 3 deep age division awards will be awarded for the Full Marathon, the age limit for the Full Marathon is 18 years and up. 1 deep age division awards will be awarded for the Ultra Marathon, the age limit for the Ultra Marathon is 18 years and up.

What if I can't make it or I injure myself? Can I get a refund?
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If you purchased race insurance, you will need to contact FanShield directly. They are a separate entity and you will need to file a claim with them to receive the insurance refund.

You can find their contact information here: https://www.fanshield.insure/

If race insurance was not purchased, you may transfer your race to another runner or you may change your in person run to a virtual one.

You must first login to Race Roster using the link below. Once you’re signed in, click the transfer button on the right hand side of the screen and select a new sub-event and follow their instructions.

https://raceroster.com/events/2024/72367/the-2024-cowtown-race-weekend

As we have passed our free transfer deadline, there will be a $30 race change fee for transferring distances. You can change your race online until February 23rd at midnight. If you miss the deadline, you can still complete any transfer at the Solutions Desk during the Expo so long as the race has not reached capacity.

When switching up to a longer distance you will still pay the difference between races from the time at which you registered.

How do I transfer my race to another runner?
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To transfer your race either to another person or between race events, you must first login to Race Roster using the link below. Once you’re signed in, click the transfer button on the right hand side of the screen and select a new sub-event and follow their instructions.

https://raceroster.com/events/2024/72367/the-2024-cowtown-race-weekend

Transferring before January 15th there will be no transfer fees for switching races. After January 15th, there will be a $30 race change fee for transferring distances. You can change your race online until February 24th at midnight. If you miss the deadline, you can still complete any transfer at the Solutions Desk during the Expo so long as the race has not reached capacity.

When switching up to a longer distance you will still pay the difference between races from the time at which you registered.

What if I want to change my race?
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Before January 13th, you can change your race online for no fee. From January 14th to February 25th, you can change your race online with a $30 change fee. To do this, login into RaceRoster and click “Transfer.”

If dropping down to a shorter distance, registration fees will not be refunded.

RACE CHANGE CALENDAR
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January 13th: Final day to change your race online at no charge
- January 14th – February 25th: You may change your race online ($30 fees apply).
- After February 25th: You must visit the solutions desk at The Cowtown Health and Fitness Expo to make any race changes.

https://raceroster.com/events/2024/72367/the-2024-cowtown-race-weekend

Will there be hotel shuttles?
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Shuttle Information for The 2024 Cowtown Race Weekend
The Cowtown Marathon will be providing shuttle service from several downtown hotels. Many can be found on the hotel link below.

However, some hotels listed will strictly be a pick up location.
Shuttle pick up will be found at these hotels:

• The Worthington Downtown Fort Worth
• The Hilton Downtown Fort Worth
• The Sheraton Downtown Fort Worth
• Holiday Inn Express and Suites Downtown Fort Worth
• Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Blackstone
• Embassy Suites Downtown (will share shuttle pick up with Courtyard Marriott Downtown Blackstone)
• Omni

The hotels listed below are hotels you may book and walk to a shuttle pick up location:

• Aloft Fort Worth Downtown (walks to Worthington Downtown Fort Worth)
• The Sinclair Autograph Collection (walks to the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Blackstone)
• Fairfield Inn and Suites Downtown/Convention Center (walks to the Omni)

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Will there be an expo?
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The in-person Cowtown Health & Fitness Expo will take place on Friday, February 23rd, and Saturday, February 24th. We will also be offering a virtual expo to our virtual runners or ones that cannot make it to the expo. A link to the virtual expo will be sent out race week. Please check it out and help support the merchants that are participating.

Will food and electrolytes be available on the course?
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Gatorade will be available on all courses. Gu will be provided to Half, Full, and Ultra Marathon runners at intervals on the course.

Will there be water stops?
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We will be having our normal water stops with cups available at the stops.

Refill stations will also be available to refill runners’ water bottles if you choose to use a hydration vest or belt.

Where will the start line be?
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See vvenue maps below to find the starting lines!

Can I defer to 2024?
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We are not allowing refunds or deferments from 2024 to 2025.  If after registering for the 2024 event you are unable to participate you may transfer your registration to another person for a $30 fee or transfer your registration to participate virtually.

When will runner swag be sent out to virtual runners?
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We will begin mailing out all virtual gear at the beginning of January, and will continue to mail out through March, depending on your time of registration.

Can I run the race virtually?
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Yes, you can run any distance virtually. If you have not selected the virtual option on the registration path, you may transfer your registration into a virtual by visiting this link: https://raceroster.com/events/2024/72367/the-2024-cowtown-race-weekend and selecting ‘transfer’ on the right-hand side. Virtual results can be submitted starting on January 8th and runners will be able to submit their results through March 31st.

I registered for two races separately, can I still do the Cowtown Challenge?
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You will need to email info@cowtownmarathon.org for the $25 challenge upgrade and once paid you’ll be registered for the additional Challenge Swag.
If you do not choose to upgrade to the Challenge, you will not receive the swag that is provided for Challenge participants.
All Challenge Medals and Swag will be available for pick up at the Simmons Bank Reunite Area.

What is the Cowtown Challenge?
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The Cowtown Challenge is for anyone registered to complete two races either virtually or in-person. You can be in the challenge by doing both races virtually, one virtually and one in-person, or both events in-person.

Do you allow pets on the course?
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No. Due to the large number of runners, we do not allow pets on the course, for their safety and for the safety of all our runners.

Do you have a paper form for registration?
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No, all registration must be done electronically. If you are with a school and need assistance, please email info@cowtownmarathon.org and we will be able to help.

How do I sign up with RaceSafe?
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Help the HSC Fort Worth Cowtown medical team optimize your care in case of a race-day health issue. Securely sharing your health information is quick and easy with RaceSafe. Each participant must sign up with a unique email address that matches the one used for race registration.

Where are your fluid stations along the courses?
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Does the Cowtown donate to a charity?
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The Cowtown Marathon is a nonprofit organization promoting health and fitness in the community. By running Cowtown races, runners are supporting The C.A.L.F. (Children’s Activities for Life & Fitness) Program, which provides training to help children develop a lifelong love of fitness. A grant program is offered for students in need of funding their entries into the Kid’s 5K presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. In addition, these children are provided with training tools, instruction on nutrition and running tips, and quality running shoes to help them achieve their goals.

The Cowtown has partnerships with several local charities where runners raise funds for various causes, such as Alzheimer’s Association and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Can I change which corral I start in?
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Once you have been assigned a corral, you cannot move to an earlier corral.

However, if you want to run with your friend/family, you can move back into a later corral.

Will there be pace leaders for the marathon distances?
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Yes, we will be offering Pacers for the Sunday races.  Check back in late fall for the pacer list.

Will there be gear check available?
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Gear Check, presented by Canyon Ranch, will be in the West Parking lot where the corrals are. Gear check will be available for all runners on Saturday and Sunday.

Do you allow walkers at the Cowtown?
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Yes, walkers are welcome as long as they are able to complete the course within the cutoff time. 1.5 hours after the last of the 5K corrals start,  2.5 hours after the last of the 10K corral starts, 4.5 hours after the last Half Marathon corral starts, and 7.5 hours after the last Full and Ultra Marathon corrals start. The course times only start AFTER the last runner has crossed the start line.

How long is the course open?
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Once the last corral of runners has started, the 5K will be open for 1.5 hours, the 10K will be open for 2.5 hours, the Half Marathon course will be open for 4.5 hours, and the Full Marathon & Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Lite will be open 7.5 hours.

I can't make packet pick-up. Can someone else pick it up for me?
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Yes, a family member or a friend may pick up your packet. To do so, they will need your full name, DOB, which race you’re registered for, Bib number, and confirmation number. Bib assignments will be sent out prior to race week.

Is the Cowtown Marathon a Boston qualifier?
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The Cowtown Full Marathon and Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Lite are qualifiers for the Boston Marathon.

Do you allow strollers?
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Strollers are allowed for your children, provided you indicate this during your registration. Strollers are defined as something pushed, not pulled.

In addition to indicating on your registration that you plan to push your child in a stroller, we require you to start in the last corral, regardless of your pace. In the interest of safety for you, your child(ren), and all participants. You must use caution and yield the right of way to other runners.

Do I sign up for the Adults 5K to run with my child that is registered in the Kids 5K?
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The Adult 5K is a race that begins at 7:45am.
The Kids 5K is a race that begins at 9am.  
They are two separate races.
If your child is already registered for the Kids 5k, you must register in the Kids 5K. If you are registered in the Adult 5K and want your child to run with you, register them in the Adult 5K.

I want my child to run with me in the Adults 5K, do I register him/her in the Kids 5K?
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The Adult 5K is a race that begins at 7:45am.
The Kids 5K is a race that begins at 9am.  
They are two separate races.
If your child is already registered for the Kids 5k, you must register in the Kids 5K. If you are registered in the Adult 5K and want your child to run with you, register them in the Adult 5K.

I'm registered in the Adults 5K and my child is registered in the Kids 5K and we want to run together.
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Please email info@cowtownmarathon.org to request a transfer.

How do I upgrade to become a Challenge participant?
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You can use the link below to register for the 2024 Challenge. At the bottom of the registration options there will be a Challenge Bundle Addition. Note you will need to already be registered for both events before using this link and you will need to know your confirmation numbers for both Saturday and Sunday.

https://raceroster.com/events/2024/72367/the-2024-cowtown-race-weekend/register?access_code=CHALLENGE_BUNDLE

How do I change my Virtual run to an In Person run?
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To transfer your virtual run to an in person run, you must first login to Race Roster using the link below. Once you’re signed in, click the transfer button on the right hand side of the screen and select a new sub-event and follow their instructions.

https://raceroster.com/events/2024/72367/the-2024-cowtown-race-weekend

As we have passed our free transfer deadline, there will be a $30 race change fee for transferring distances. You can change your race online until February 23rd at midnight. If you miss the deadline, you can still complete any transfer at the Solutions Desk during the Expo so long as the race has not reached capacity.

When switching up to a longer distance you will still pay the difference between races from the time at which you registered.

How do I change my In Person run to a Virtual run?
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To  transfer your in person run to a virtual one, you must first login to Race Roster using the link below. Once you’re signed in, click the transfer button on the right hand side of the screen and select a new sub-event and follow their instructions.

https://raceroster.com/events/2024/72367/the-2024-cowtown-race-weekend

As we have passed our free transfer deadline, there will be a $30 race change fee for transferring distances. You can change your race online until February 23rd at midnight. If you miss the deadline, you can still complete any transfer at the Solutions Desk during the Expo so long as the race has not reached capacity.

When switching up to a longer distance you will still pay the difference between races from the time at which you registered.

Packet Pickup & Teams
Packet Pickup & Team Info
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Packet pick-up for The 2024 Cowtown will be back in the Amon G Carter Exhibits Hall at the Will Rogers Memorial Center during the 2024 Expo. The Expo will be February 23rd (11:30 am – 7 pm) – February 24th (6 am – 5 pm).

The person picking up the packet(s) will need to have a valid ID and the confirmation number of any person that you are picking up for.

WE WILL NOT HAVE VIRTUAL 
PACKETS AT PACKET PICK-UP

Team Deadlines
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Team deadline is January 13th, 2024 at midnight – THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS

How to Create a Team
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• Click the registration link here: Register
• Select which race distance you wish to run and fill in your personal information
• You will create a team in the section labeled ‘Teams’
• Select ‘Yes create a new team and add this participant’
• Select the team category and type in your team name
• Finish the registration process

*The first person to sign up and create the team is the team captain*

How to Join a Team (Corporate, Open or Military)
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• Click the registration link above
• Select which race distance you wish to run and fill in your personal information
• You will join a team in the ‘Teams’ section towards the bottom
• Select ‘Add Participant to Team created by someone else’
• You are prompted to select a category and you can find the team name
• Finish the registration process

Team Race Categories
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• COLLEGE TEAM COMPETITION (enrolled in the same college or university)
• CORPORATE TEAM COMPETITION (work for the same employer)
• MILITARY TEAM COMPETITION (representing a base or unit, active duty or reserve
• OPEN TEAM COMPETITION (clubs, houses of worship, neighborhood organizations, friends, etc)

Team Packet Pickup Instructions
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Team Packet Pick-Up will be available for teams of 25 or more runners. It will be held the week before the race on February 14th – 17th at The Cowtown Office.

Team Captains may pick up their team bibs, shirts, and race information before anyone else. All packets must be picked up at once.

Spectators
Spectator Guide Info
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The most important aspect of our road race is the thousands of spectators who give friends, family members, neighbors, and visitors the support they need with a side of Texan hospitality. Anyone can be an essential part of race day and the excitement of thousands of runners. Choose the perfect place along the course and cheer ‘til your voice gives out.
Be sure to check traffic maps and the weather as you head to your spot!

Live Tracking
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Participants, Family & Friends can all use Live Results to share in the excitement. On race day, spectators can get status of participants in real-time using the Live Tracker & Leaderboard. Details such as time, pace, and estimated finish will be instantly available! Sign Up now to have race progress posted automatically to your Twitter feeds! Live email notifications are also available.

The 2024 Cowtown Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra, 10K, Adults 5K & Kid's 5K Live Results:

Guidelines
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Keep the energy high. Most runners train for months and need the support of a crowd to keep going. Be respectful. Please follow appropriate race, verbal, and cultural etiquette.

Give runners the right of way. If a runner appears to need medical attention, inform a course monitor or nearby volunteer. If an injury looks serious, please find a police officer.

Prepare for the weather. Wear layers to be comfortable throughout the day and have inclement weather gear handy.

Specator Spots on Sunday
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Start Line: The race begins at Will Rogers Memorial Center. This is a great spot to get the energy going, inspire runners, and be there for the big finish. Only runners with bibs are allowed in the actual start area.
Mile 1: The first mile passes Trinity Park and Duck Pond. This is a beautiful spot to cheer on runners as they begin a great race.
Mile 3: Rabbit Hole Pub, 3237 White Settlement Road. Rabbit Hole Pub watch party starting at 6:30 am. Join this fun group for drink specials and good music. Next door to The Rabbit Hole Pub check out the yummy food truck. Also check out Elvis playing a couple of doors down.
Mile 5 & 5 ½: Leo Saenz, reknowned Tejano musician, and northside native, greets runners with a lively beat as they cross Northside Drive and approach the Northside Community Center. Cheering will continue from the Northside library lawn located at 601 Park Street (corner of Circle Park Blvd. and NW 20th). Leo and the Northside Community Center have been cheering runners for years - thank you for thier continued support!
Mile 6: At this point, runners are at a comfortable pace. They are approaching the Stockyards National Historic District and will experience one of the highlights of the race along the bricks with a front row view of Fort Worth’s cowboy culture.
Mile 7: Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 1327 N Main Street will be ringing their cowbells loudly and proudly. As runners pass by the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, they will be warmly received by a “Cowtown Fiesta” Cheer Station. This cheer station will be family-friendly with fun things for the kids.
Mile 7-9: Main Street is the longest straightaway in the race. The bridge requires the most energetic cheering as most runners gear up for the challenge. Tell runners to keep their heads up, their hips under them, and move those arms. Remind each one they have come too far to let up now!
Mile 9.5: Runners are approaching Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth. This is a wonderful place to cheer from and is known for great dining and shopping, so be sure to support local businesses while you are there. The Half Marathoners only have 4 miles to finish, so help them power through!
Mile 10.5 – 11: Main Street Village. Enjoy coffee and breakfast and cheer marathon and relay course runners along this revitalized area. While in Main Street Village check out Leo’s Churro Bar, 105 S. Main and Soma Winery, 201 S. Main.
Mile 11 ½: 97w Architecture firm will be hosting the Lazer Blazer band at  901 South Main. Join them to cheer on runners with great music.
Mile 12: Magnolia Ave is a great spot to keep the runners energy going as they make their way through this beautifully restored area.
Mile 12 ½: Fairmount Historic Neighborhood will be having Waffles in the Park. For more than a decade the Fairmount Neighborhood Association has been the place to motivate runners on the marathon route. A big thanks to “Waffle House” for sponsoring and serving their yummy waffles to the neighbors and spectators. Due to road closure on Magnolia Ave and 5th Ave., the best way to get to Fairmount Park is from Allen Ave to Henderson. The address for Fairmount Park is 1500 5th Ave., Ft. Worth, TX.
Mile 13: The half-way point of the Marathon is at Park Place Village on the corner of eighth Avenue and Parkplace. This is a perfect place to cheer from. Team up with the fluid station here to encourage everyone to keep going. J&N Auto at 1600 Park Place will host the fluid station. Just around the corner from J&N Auto will be a  “DJ”playing music at Clarity Financial Group at 1622 Park Place.
Mile 16 ½: Westcliff Shopping Center is the new home of The Cowtown Marathon offices and a great place to cheer from.
Mile 19: Foster Park has ample parking and you can cheer Marathon and Ultra runners from here.
Mile 20: Most runners are now going further than they have run before during training. Bodies are low on fuel and most runners have found the infamous “wall.” Meet these runners at Overton Park and keep their spirits high!
Mile 23: The last few miles of the race cross around the Woodshed restaurant on the Trinity Trails. This is when each runner is in need of a final push to finish strong!
Mile 23 ½: Ascension Coffee, 1751 River Run Suite #151. Enjoy a cup of coffee at Ascension and cheer on the runners as they make their way to Trinity Park.
Mile 26: Almost Done! View all finishing runners during their last tenths of a mile as they turn left on Gendy and head to the finish line. Cheer them on as they push up Lancaster toward S Gendy and the finish line. Spectator Stands located close to the finish line.
Live music and food ahead. Congratulate everyone who crosses the finish line and accomplishes this momentous personal goal. We can’t wait to see you there!

Course Entertainment
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Many thanks to the performers along the route for the encouragement they provide all Cowtown participants.
● Last Band Standing
● Knice2Know
● Bryan Lucas Band
● Elvis
● Deric Merrill
● Leo Saenz
● Jeremy Celis
● Aurora Bleu
● Alpen-Musikanten Polka band
● The Inspiration Band
● Gil Loza
● Adrian Garza
● DJ Panic

Adopt-a-Mile Contributors
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MORE INFORMATION TO COME IN JANUARY 2024

Drug Policy
Drug Use and Eligibility Policy
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Section 1: Opening Statement
Cowtown Marathon, Inc. supports the USATF Zero Tolerance Action Plan to catch cheating athletes and coaches that are using or supplying performance enhancing drugs. Cowtown Marathon will work closely with and will encourage the USATF to perform drug testing annually at The Cowtown Marathon and other prize money events hosted by Cowtown Marathon, Inc. Furthermore, we are committed to assisting the USATF with their efforts to educate coaches and athletes that drug use is morally and ethically wrong, dangerous to one’s health and detrimental to the spirit of running. Additionally, The Cowtown Marathon supports the USATF SafeSport Program committed to creating a culture that clearly advocates, and provides for, a safe environment in which our athletes compete.

Section 2: Eligibility Policy
To be eligible for elite entry, prize purse or finish result an athlete must:

• Not be currently serving a suspension for use of a banned substance
• Not have ever served a ban for use of performance-enhancing drugs
• Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had two or more such suspensions by their athletes in the previous four years
• Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who ever served a ban for use of performance-enhancing drugs during their own athletic career
• Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)
• Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA, and WADA
• Not currently be serving a suspension from either USATF or the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

In special circumstances, athletes who have medical conditions that require them to take medications on WADA’s Prohibited List may compete with a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). Athletes must notify the Cowtown Marathon in writing, in advance of such circumstances. Prize money will be withheld while a TUE application is pending.

Cowtown Marathon will immediately terminate any agreement that has been made between the race and an athlete regarding race entry, food, lodging and/or travel assistance should race organizers gain knowledge of an athlete’s prior prohibited drug use, suspension, or representation by ineligible coaches and/or agents after the agreement was made.

Section 3: Athlete Affidavit
Prior to competing, it will be mandatory for each elite athlete in The Cowtown Marathon to sign an affidavit stating that he/she is not using any performance enhancing drugs, and that he/she is familiar with The Cowtown Marathon Drug Use and Eligibility Policies (sections 1 and 2 above).

Pacer Information
Pacer Names & Details
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Why should I join a Cowtown pace group?
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Running with a Cowtown pace group is a fun way to experience The Cowtown and target a specific finish time. Our Cowtown pacers are highly experienced runners who will encourage you throughout the race and help you achieve your goal.

Can Pace Group Leaders help me qualify for the Boston Marathon?
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Yes. There is a marathon pace group for most Boston Marathon qualifying time beginning at 3:05 and up. The Marathon pace groups are: 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 4:35, 4:50, 5:05, 5:20

What are the official rules regarding the use of pacers?
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According to USATF rule 144, pacers are allowed provided they are registered participants and begin at the start of the event. Runners who use unregistered pacers or pacers who join them after the start may be disqualified. All Cowtown Pacers are legal pacers.

What Half Marathon Pace Groups are Available?
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Half Marathon Pace Groups span 1:40-2:30 in 5-minute intervals: 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:25, 2:30, and 2:40.

What Ultra Marathon Pace Groups Are Available?
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Ultra Marathon (50K) Pace groups are 5:00, 5:30, 6:00

How do I join a Cowtown Pace Group?
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There is no sign-up to run with a pace group. Just find the pace group you wish to join on race day and run with them.

How can I tell which pacers belong to each distance?
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Pacers will be holding a sign with their pace time on it.  Visit the Pacer booth at the Health & Fitness Expo to get more details.

Can I run with a pace group that is different from my race distance?
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Yes. You can run with any pace group, even if the pacer is completing a different distance than you. For example, a half marathon runner is welcome to run with a marathon pace group up to the course split, which is at mile 10. In addition to the goal time, the pace is also printed on each pacer sign.

Where do I meet up with my chosen Pace Group?
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You can find the pace group you wish to run with in the starting corrals. Pace group leaders will be stationed in the corrals 20 minutes before the start of the race. Pacers will be holding signs with finish times. Pacer signs will correspond to the bib colors of each distance—Half Marathon, Marathon, and Ultra.

In which starting corrals will the Cowtown Pace Groups be placed?
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Pacers will be in the corral that matches their pace. Visit the Pacer booth at the Health & Fitness Expo for more details.

If the Cowtown Pace Group I want to run with is not offered in my start corral, what should I do?
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Corral assignments are based on the estimated finish time you provided when you registered for The Cowtown. You may freely move back to a slower starting corral but advancing to a faster starting corral is not allowed.

Which Cowtown Pace Group should I join?
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You should choose a pace that reflects your training and ability level and allows you to run at a comfortable pace throughout the event. There are a number of online tools that help predict a finish time based upon recent finishing times of other distances. We recommend you consult with one of these tools or a running coach.

Can I meet Pace Group leaders before the race?
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Many of our pace group leaders will be at the Pacer Booth at the Cowtown Health & Fitness Expo. We encourage you to stop to meet them and ask any questions you may have!

Do I have to run with the Pace Group the whole time?
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Feel free to run with our Cowtown pace group leaders as little or as much as you like. Some runners stay with a pacer only for the first few miles and others like to run with a pace group all the way to the finish line.

Do Cowtown Pace Groups go by clock time or chip time?
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Cowtown pacers will start their watches at the start line as they cross the timing mats and pace according to chip time.

What race strategy will Pace Group Leaders use?
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Generally speaking, our pacers will maintain even splits. However, we trust their experienced judgment and have given them the freedom to adjust in order to maintain even effort. This means they may bank a little time in advance of hills, water stops, or other course challenges. The faster groups will maintain the most even splits while the slower groups may employ a run/walk strategy. Ask your pace group leader when you meet them.

How will my Pace Group leader handle drinking at the Fluid Stations?
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Faster pace groups may run-and-drink while slower pace groups may take walk breaks to hydrate at Fluid Stations. Ask your group leader what they plan to do.

Fluid Stations
Fluid Station Info
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Hotels
Hotel Information
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EventConnect has contracted hotels on behalf of the Cowtown Marathon to ensure runners have accommodations at the lowest possible rate. On average, EventConnect saves teams 24% on group rates. Through the EventConnect online booking platform, groups can create a complimentary room block for families and make individual reservations at the lowest guaranteed group rate.

For assistance booking a group hotel block, or making a group reservation, please email Events@EventConnect.io.For assistance creating or modifying a reservation, please email Support@EventConnect.io

Hotel Information for The 2024 Cowtown Race Weekend
The Cowtown Marathon will be providing shuttle service from several downtown hotels. Many can be found on the hotel link below.

However, some hotels listed will strictly be a pick up location.
Shuttle pick up will be found at these hotels:

• The Worthington Downtown Fort Worth
• The Hilton Downtown Fort Worth
• The Sheraton Downtown Fort Worth
• Holiday Inn Express and Suites Downtown Fort Worth
• Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Blackstone
• Embassy Suites Downtown (will share shuttle pick up with Courtyard Marriott Downtown Blackstone)
• Omni

The hotels listed below are hotels you may book and walk to a shuttle pick up location:

• Aloft Fort Worth Downtown (walks to Worthington Downtown Fort Worth)
• The Sinclair Autograph Collection (walks to the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Blackstone)
• Fairfield Inn and Suites Downtown/Convention Center (walks to the Omni)

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Sights & Nightlife
Sights & Nightlife Info
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Welcome to Fort Worth, the 15th-largest city in the United States and one of “America’s Most Livable Communities.” Today, Fort Worth, Texas is a thriving center of culture and commerce.

Come explore a vibrant downtown marketplace! Sundance Square is 20 fabulous blocks of downtown Ft. Worth where people work, live, shop, and dine.

The Fort Worth Cultural District, home to five wonderful museums in a relaxing, park-like setting is a great place to start your tour. Throughout the city, you’ll also find museums devoted to Western heritage and Fort Worth’s colorful past.

The Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked as the No. 1 attraction in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area and No.19 among the “50 Overall Top-Rated Attractions” in the entire United States by the Zagat Survey U.S. Family Guide.

Over 25 Unique Shops – including an art gallery, clothing shops, pottery, jewelry, a wine store, a photography studio and much more. Walking Tours of the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards are available through the Stockyards Visitors Center.

The oldest botanic garden in Texas, is a lush 109-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color. A peaceful haven nestled in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Garden is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in its 21 specialty gardens.

When the sun goes down, Fort Worth really comes alive. Fort Worth nightlife also has a proud musical tradition. Across the city, you’ll find national and local acts performing in a wide variety of venues – from roadhouses to refined concert halls.

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Shuttle Information for The 2024 Cowtown Race Weekend
The Cowtown Marathon will be providing shuttle service from several downtown hotels. Many can be found on the hotel link below.

However, some hotels listed will strictly be a pick up location.
Shuttle pick up will be found at these hotels:

• The Worthington Downtown Fort Worth
• The Hilton Downtown Fort Worth
• The Sheraton Downtown Fort Worth
• Holiday Inn Express and Suites Downtown Fort Worth
• Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Blackstone
• Embassy Suites Downtown (will share shuttle pick up with Courtyard Marriott Downtown Blackstone)
• Omni

The hotels listed below are hotels you may book and walk to a shuttle pick up location:

• Aloft Fort Worth Downtown (walks to Worthington Downtown Fort Worth)
• The Sinclair Autograph Collection (walks to the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Blackstone)
• Fairfield Inn and Suites Downtown/Convention Center (walks to the Omni)

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