Cowtown Marathon Training Plans

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Cowtown Marathon
Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the Cowtown Marathon course. We take into account variables that no other training plans can match because we know how important it is to achieve your specific Cowtown Marathon goals.

  • Expert Training Plans

    expert plans

    Developed by certified coaches with time-tested results.

  • Runner Specific Training Plans

    Runner Specific

    We know you’re unique. Your training plan should match.

  • Race Specific Training Plans

    race Specific

    Race profile, time of year, and altitude all factor into our plans.

  • Affordable Training Plans


    Custom plans shouldn’t cost more than the race itself.


The Cowtown Marathon is held on the last weekend of February each year in Fort Worth, Texas. Since its first running in 1978, the Cowtown Marathon has added a number of additional distances, including a half marathon, 10K race, and 5K race. The race's latest addition is a 50K ultramarathon. No matter which race you've chosen to run, it's important to follow a program that prepares you for not only the distance but also for the course itself. Custom Training Plans offers training programs that prepare you for course-specific features during workouts that are tailored to you. Each of our Cowtown Marathon training plans, Cowtown Half Marathon training plans, Cowtown 10K training plans, and Cowtown 5K training plans provide you with workouts that are geared toward your present fitness level, reducing the risk of overtraining injuries that can stop your race before it starts.

Cowtown Marathon Training Plan

The 5K and 10K races start the weekend off on Saturday morning. Both courses start and end next to the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The 5K course presents runners with very gentle inclines and descents, taking runners on a brief tour of Trinity Park and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden before looping back to Will Rogers. The 10K, on the other hand, immediately presents racers with a few rolling hills as they make their way up north to Rockwood Park. As the route heads back toward the finish, the hills flatten out, allowing runners to recover and check their pace before returning to Will Rogers. Our Cowtown 5K training plan or Cowtown 10K training plan can help you get ready for the hills.

On Sunday, the Cowtown Marathon, Half Marathon, and 50K Ultramarathon are held. Again, each of the courses starts and ends at Will Rogers Memorial Center. From there, the 50K, 26.2, and 13.1 runners start out on a downhill leading into Trinity Park before threading through the Linwood, Crestwood, and Belmont Terrace neighborhoods on the city’s north side. Near mile 6, the course arrives at the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District, home to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

After leaving the stockyards, runners pass the Tarrant County Courthouse and hit the route’s steepest hill between miles 9 and 10. There, the course for the half marathon diverges to bring runners back to the Will Rogers Center for the finish. The marathon and 50K continue south on a winding route through the neighborhoods of Fort Worth, including a trip through the campus of TCU before reaching Foster Park, where the race turns back toward the finish. The 50K splits from the marathon route at mile 25 to tack on nearly five miles through Trinity and Heritage Parks before finishing up with the rest of the field at the Main Street finish line.

Whether or not this is your first rodeo, you can take your race prep above and beyond with a program from Custom Training Plans. Each of our Cowtown Marathon training plans, Cowtown Half Marathon training plans, Cowtown 10K training plans, and Cowtown 5K training plans give you cross-training and running workouts designed to help you train safely.

Here’s what you’ll receive in your plan package:

  • Daily Plans


  • Pace Chart

    Pace chart

  • Lift Workouts

    Lift workouts

  • Coaching Letter

    Letter from your coach

  • Mobility Workouts

    Mobility workouts

  • RPE Chart

    RPE chart

  • Running Podcast


  • Motivational Emails

    Weekly motivation email

How Training Plans Work

How it works

  1. Complete our proprietary runner questionnaire so we can get to know you better.
  2. Your custom Cowtown Marathon plan is built based on advanced analytics with expert coaching oversight.
  3. Receive your custom Cowtown Marathon training plan, lifting + mobility guide, a letter from our coaches, and more within 24 hours.
  4. Finish the Cowtown Marathon with confidence.

Our method

  1. Certified Coaches

    With the expertise of USATF certified coaches and physical therapists, we built an advanced model to weigh the effects of runner-specific variables on training outcomes.

  2. Custom Race Profile

    We analyzed unique characteristics of hundreds of races across the country to build a “race profile” into our model that accounts for elevation gain, altitude, time of year, and more.

  3. Training Plan Model

    Our model generates a unique training plan for you and your race, and all plans are reviewed by a coach and hand-tweaked before they make their way to you.