(Fort Worth, TX)—-The Cowtown held on Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 2012 set a registration record for the 34th running of the annual Fort Worth, Texas event.
25,564 runners registered in six races topped the 2011 registration mark by 3,475 participants. Each of the individual races set a new registration record since the Cowtown has offered six events; including the Marathon, University of North Texas Health Science Center Half Marathon, 50K Ultra Marathon, 10K, Adults 5K and Cook Children’s 5K.
“The volunteers, staff and board of directors of The Cowtown are thrilled to know that so many more people are enjoying our weekend of healthy activity,” says Brian Hocker, president of the Cowtown board of directors. “All of our registrants are supporting our C.A.L.F. program, or Children’s’ Activities for Life and Fitness, which awards funding and running shoes to area school children.”
Numerous records for the courses beginning and ending at the Will Rogers Memorial Center were also broken over the weekend. New course record holders include:
The Cowtown emphasizes the importance of good physical fitness in the community by working with local schools and community centers in teaching proper running, training and nutrition to area youth in preparation for participating in The Cowtown as well as a lifetime of fitness. The Cowtown awarded funds and New Balance running shoes to over 1,400 children for this year’s The Cowtown.
Established in 1979, The Cowtown races are presented by the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Chase, HCA North Texas, MillerCoors, Star-Telegram, NBC 5, The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and RadioShack. New to The Cowtown, Cook Children’s has joined on as the title sponsor of the Kids 5K event now named The Cowtown Cook Children’s 5K.