Cowtown Marathon Announces Detail Changes For Upcoming C.A.L.F. Run on October 6

 

FORT WORTH, TX—The Cowtown Marathon has announced several changes for this year’s seventh annual C.A.L.F. (Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness) Run, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The three-distance race, presented by Texas Capital Bank, kicks off the fall running season for adults, along with children who areparticipating in the Fort Worth-area C.A.L.F. Program. C.A.L.F. is a year-round fitness program for area children that is the charitable beneficiary of the annual February Cowtown Marathon six-race weekend.

 

First, the location for the race will be at the Coyote Drive-In, 223 NE 4th Street, Fort Worth.

Also new this year is a 10K race distance, replacing the 15K distance from the past few years. It will begin at 8 a.m., preceded by a one-mile run at 7:30 a.m. and followed by the start of the 5K run at 8:15 a.m.

 

The annual FitWorth Culinary Cookoff, held at the race in the past, will not take place, but high school culinary students will still be preparing food samplings for runners at “culinary action stations” after the race.

 

At the start of the 10K at 8 a.m., Cowtown officials will present The C.A.L.F. Program with a check for $200,000 to support the program’s efforts to instill healthy habits in children. The Program consists of year-round running and

nutrition coaching in area schools, as well as grants for race entry fees and new running shoes to qualifying children. Last year, more than 5,000 children received grants and free running shoes.

 

Registration for the C.A.L.F. Race is now open. See http://bit.ly/2018CALF.

 

ABOUT THE C.A.L.F. PROGRAM: The C.A.L.F. (Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness) Program will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2019. Since its beginning in 2009, approximately 28,000 pairs of shoes have been given to low-income

students across North Texas. C.A.L.F. promotes the importance of good health and physical fitness in our community. Staff and volunteers visit 400+ schools annually across North Texas to train students in proper running techniques,

helping them develop a life-long love of fitness. C.A.L.F. distributes more than 5,000 race entry grants to area youth to help them afford running events throughout the year, along with over 5,000 pairs of running shoes distributed to underserved youth.

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 has one of the largest youth races in the nation. The 41st annual Cowtown is scheduled for Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The proceeds from The Cowtown go directly to The C.A.L.F. Program. For more information, visit

cowtownmarathon.org