The Cowtown will expand race offerings for summer 2019

The Cowtown

The Cowtown will offer additional engagement opportunities to athletes of all ages and skill levels across the nation and North Texas during the summer with proceeds for all three new programs benefitting the children of The Cowtown C.A.L.F. (Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness) program.

C.A.L.F. Kids Running Camp

The Fourth Annual C.A.L.F. Running Camp will be conducted in two separate sessions, June 10-14 and June 17-21, at The Cowtown offices in Fort Worth. The camp sessions, for children entering second grade to those entering sixth grade, will take place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.

Campers learn a variety of running and health tips, participate in field day and fun run activities, have healthy snacks and receive a camp shirt, pedometer and a swag bag on closing day.

Registration fees are $95 per child per session. Grants of $20 are available.

Virtual Run Series

The Cowtown is launching its first-ever Virtual Run Series. This three-month charitable event takes place from June through August, offering runners across the nation a chance to ‘Run the Cowtown’ in their own hometown.

Each month for $30 and runners can participate in a 5K run or walk. Each entry fee is the exact amount needed to pay for a low-income child to receive a new pair of running shoes.

A virtual series allows athletes to enjoy the experience: when and where they choose, alone or with friends, and at their own pace, with their dog, stroller, treadmill, you name it.

Cowtown virtual runners can choose one, two, or all three virtual runs. Each month’s race will feature a themed, collectible medal, inspiring athletes of every age and ability to lace up and support our cause.

Trailblazer Training Program

The Cowtown Trailblazer Training Group is an exciting 21-week program for those interested in training for a half or a full marathon. Meetings will be held on May 28, June 11 and July 9 at 7:30 p.m. at The Cowtown office. The Training program runs from July 13 through December 15 and starts with a 5K time trail to establish various training paces. Both beginner and advanced schedules are available.

The Trailblazers plan offers several different group activities: Tuesday social run, Wednesday Bootcamp, Thursday Speedwork, and Saturday long runs with pace coaches. Perks include snacks after long runs, different routes each Saturday, seminars on relevant topics, and a Trailblazer training shirt. Cost is $150.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.