Fort Worth Marathon, Half Marathon & 20-Miler

Sunday, November 10, 2019 • Fort Worth, TX • Course Map

Set for its 13th annual running at a time when the Fort Worth area usually experiences some of its mildest temperatures and more benign weather conditions of the year, the Fort Worth Marathon, Half Marathon & 20-Mile Run takes runners along an out-and-back course that unfolds along the city’s Trinity Trail system, a 35-mile series of paved biking, walking and running paths that connect many of its local urban parks.


From the starting line at entertainment venue Panther Island Pavilion, runners follow the Trinity Trail first northward along the Trinity River toward Rookwood Park, as the course snakes its way along the Trinity River. After reaching the first turnaround point, runners continue south along the river, continuing to the second turnaround point, which for those running the half marathon is located just past Hulen Street.

For those running the full, 26.2-mile marathon, the half-way turnaround point is located 6.5 miles further down the trail, in Benbrook at Pecan Valley Park.

Once those running the half hit the second turnaround, they then start heading northward and eastward back along the route they’ve just run, retracing their steps all the way back to the finish line at Panther Island Pavilion.

Though runners can expect some very mild inclines and declines along the paved trails that make up the course, the overall race route will feel very flat, as the elevation rises only about 70 feet between the starting line and the highest point of the half marathon, which lies at the second turnaround point.

Once runners hit that point, it’s quite literally downhill back in to the finish line at the pavilion.

The race also is certified by USA Track & Field and can be used as a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. Cash prizes and age group awards will be presented at the race awards ceremony at the finish line, though runners must be present to receive any cash prizes.

At the 2016 race, just over 970 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in all three races combined, including more than 530 finishers in the half marathon alone.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in north central Texas just west of Dallas, Fort Worth typically sees November temperatures that average between 44°F and 67°F, while rainfall totals average 2.35 inches, making November one of the drier months of the year.

On race day (Nov. 10), the average low is 45ºF and the average high is 68ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Fort Worth Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 6:00 AM – full marathon walkers
  • 7:00 AM – full marathon runners
  • 7:30 AM – 20-mile
  • 8:00 AM – half marathon

Fees

  • $85 – $125 for the half marathon
  • $105 – $125 for the full marathon
  • $95 – $125 for the 20-miler

Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of the Fort Worth Marathon, Half Marathon & 20-Miler, register online at Athlete360.com here.

Official Race Website

www.fortworthmarathon.org

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