Fort Worth Marathon FAQ
All finishers receive medals (belt buckles)
Yes, you will receive a T-shirt
Yes - USATF Certification # TX18108LAB - Fort Worth, TX
NO. There are no official pacers or pace groups.
Only bikers that go out with the lead runner and a biker that follows the last runner of each group.
Packet Pickup Information:
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10 am - 5pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019, one hour before each race start
Yes, the Expo is both Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
It’ll be about 50F (possibly upper 40’s) at start, and low 70s by race finish. Dress in layers.
While the official (and faster) route is mostly on the concrete Trinity Trails, for about 80-85% of the course, there is an option to run on the crushed limestone path that runs parallel to it that is the runner’s preference (the distance is the same).
The majority of the course is unshaded (along the river) but we generally have cool weather in November.
There are 6-7 aid stations (which are each hit twice for the Full Marathon)
Yes there are several porta-potties on the course (with toilet paper).
There will be 2 cheer areas along the course (Cheer Maps) one at Tilly Bridge off of Forest Park and across the street from Hoffbrau on University Dr. You can bring portable chairs along the finish line area.
Walkers for Full course at 6 am - The water stops will not have water until after 7 am. If you start at 6 am be prepared and bring your own water.
Full Marathon 7 am
20 miler 7:30 am
Half 8 am
Yes, Parking is at the Start/Finish line. You can leave your gear in your car and check your key before the race. There is also bag drop at mile 5 marker. Your belongings will be sorted and tagged. You’ll collect them at Panther Island Pavilion after the race. We’ll have security watching over them.
Course closes at 1 PM.
Yes, they will be downloadable from the Past Events page.
Yes, G2 Gatorade
Headphones are permitted as the course is on the trail; however, we strongly recommend keeping one ear free so that you can remain alerted to cyclists and other runners as it is an open trail.
Yes at bag and key drop location at Panther Island Shack.
Yes shirts can be exchanged after all racers have registered and received their shirts. We want to make sure everyone gets the shirt size they asked for when they registered.
Yes. Movin’ Pictures will be providing photography for the race. You may visit their website http://www.movin-pictures.com.
Sorry no strollers allowed, it is for your own safety. The course is to narrow with the amount of runners we have.
Refunds, Transfers/Deferrals, and Race Changes:
Please visit fwmarathon.athlete360.com to view our Refunds, Transfers/Deferrals, and Race Changes policy and/or to request one if within the allowed time-frame.
Yes $125 cash, check or card.
How do I donate? The Run Like A Cheetah kids program. We fight Childhood Obesity. Donations can be made by check, made out to Run Like A Cheetah. Sent to the office 5358 W. Vickery Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76107.