Sunday, November 11, 2018 • Fort Worth, TX • Course Map
Set for its 12th 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 LaGrave Field — the home stadium of the Fort Worth Cats, and independent minor league baseball team whose roster in decades past has featured dozens of now legendary Hall of Fame players, including Stan Musial, Duke Snider, Yogi Berra and Bob Feller — runners follow the Trinity Trail out southward and westward as it snakes its way along the Trinity River to the half-way 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 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 LaGrave Field.
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 6.55-mile turnaround point.
Once runners hit that point, it’s quite literally downhill back in to the finish line at the baseball stadium.
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. 11), the average low is 45ºF and the average high is 68ºF.
- 2017 Fort Worth Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Fort Worth Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Fort Worth Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Fort Worth Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Fort Worth Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Fort Worth Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Fort Worth Half Marathon Results
- 6:00 AM – full marathon walkers
- 7:00 AM – full marathon runners
- 7:30 AM – 20-mile
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- $85 – $125 for the half marathon
- $105 – $125 for the full marathon
- $95 – $125 for the 20-miler
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of the Fort Worth Marathon, Half Marathon & 20-Miler, register online at Athlete360.com here.
Official Race Website
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