Thursday, February 29, 2024

Cowtown Marathon to Include Elementary Team from Carroll ISD

The annual Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m.  The event includes a Cowtown 10K or Kid’s 5K run. Last year, approximately 5,000 students from 80+ schools ran this annual run. Rockenbaugh Elementary Assistant Principal Janet Blackwell and Carroll Elementary P.E. Teacher Tracy Gentry are forming a Carroll team to participate in the Kid’s 5K and the 10K run.  All runners who cross the finish line on race day will be “winners,” having accomplished for themselves improved physical fitness, self-esteem and pride in achievement of their goal. 

Participants will receive a pedometer, a medallion for each student team finisher and a certificate of completion.  All student runners receive a special T-shirt that is appropriate for school wear, post-race refreshments and an invitation to the Cowtown Health and Fitness Expo. 

Please register by going to the following website: and clicking on your school.  Choose the race for you. All runners must register and pay online.  Runners 17 and under are $15 and/or $18 for runners 18 and over.  Adults MUST register and pay the fee for this race in order to run with their children. All participates must register online by January 17, 2014.  Please note:  ALL registrations received after January 17, 2014 will be entered as an individual at the registration price of $25.

The question always comes up:  What is the difference between the Kid’s 5K and the Adult 5K?   The Adult 5K is geared towards adults that are interested in a timed event.  This race starts at 8:30 AM.  No age division awards will be given for anyone under 18 participating in this race.  The Kid’s 5K, although it is timed, is for adults and children wishing to run together in a less competitive race.  Adults MUST register and pay the fee for this race in order to run with their children.  No age division awards will be given for anyone over 17 years of age participating in this race.  Please note the Kid’s 5K has a start time of 9:30 a.m.


  • Parents will be responsible for transportation TO & FROM the event.
  • Parents need to stay on site in case of an emergency.
  • Please wear a Dragon T-shirt or sweatshirt in order to locate our Dragon Team.
  • The race will start at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. We will meet at 8:15 a.m.  The Race starts at 9:30 a.m.

*More details about our meeting place will be coming in February.

Please contact Janet Blackwell at  or Tracy Gentry at for more information.

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