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Texas > Cox Running Club Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K
Fort Worth, TX  •  Thursday, November 28, 2013  •  Course Map

Part of a series of road races known as the Holiday 5000 Series and organized by the Fort Worth-based Cox Running Club, the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K takes runners on an out-and-back course that starts and finishes in Trinity Park, along the banks of the Trinity River that flows through the heart of this city that's famous for its "Cowtown" past.

Runners start the race at the Trinity Park pavilion number 1, and from there they head out onto the trails that wind along the river, known as the Fort Worth Branch of the Trinity Trail system, which includes more than 40 miles of biking, running, walking and horseback trails that connect 21 parks, the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, the Fort Worth Zoo and the historic Stockyards, among many other local landmarks.

Organizers say the course for the race is fast and flat, and that finishes will receive both a custom finisher's medal as well as a technical race t-shirt. Age group awards will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each five-year age bracket, and there will also be a 5K that's open to runners and walkers as well as a 1K fun run.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in northeastern Texas, about 30 miles west of downtown Dallas, Fort Worth typically sees November temperatures that average between 44°F and 67°F, while rainfall totals average just over 2.3 inches, making November its fifth-driest month of the year.

On the day of the race (Nov. 28), the average low is 39°F and the average high is 62°F.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Cox Running Club Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

Starting Time

7:30 AM - half marathon
7:45 AM - 1K fun run
8:00 AM - 5K run/walk


$45 for the half marathon, if registered by November 1, 2013
$50 between Nov. 2 - 25
$55 on the day of the race


To reserve your spot in the Thanksgiving Day 2013 running of Fort Worth's Cox Running Club Holiday 5000 Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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