About the Fort Worth Marathon

The Fort Worth Marathon is a Full and Half Marathon annual fund raiser to benefit the Run Like a Cheetah program in Tarrant County. The Run Like a Cheetah Program is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to ending childhood obesity through lectures, physical activity and instruction from a select group of international professional athletes as well as local volunteers to enact change for the children.  These program instructors inspire and encourage a healthy lifestyle and their families. 

Mark your calendars now for November 7, 2021 The Fort Worth Marathon, 20 Mile, Half Marathon, and 5K are scheduled to begin and end at Panther Island Pavillion. See Race Information for details.

The 20 Mile race is sub split tempo and a White Rock Marathon training event.

Race Prizes - $1000 Marathon, $750 20 Miler, 2x $500 HalfMarathon

The Fort Worth Marathon, 20 Mile, and Half Marathon are scheduled to begin and end at Panther Island Pavilion. This event features a great course, world class runners and cash prizes - we’re awarding 4 finishers with prize money of $1,000, $750, and $500 (x2)! Also the top 3 finishers in each age group will receive a prize.

The Goal of the Fort Worth Marathon is to build after-school programs.

Steve Looney, race director, came up with the idea to host a marathon to help get Fort Worth kids in shape when he saw an article that included Fort Worth as one of three Texas cities on a list of the United States’ fattest cities. Looney sees targeting childhood obesity as the best preventive measure. His goal is to get the kids off the couch and teach them to run!

His vision also includes the “Run Like a Cheetah” program where Looney has world-class athletes working with him in after school running programs. With the help of these athletes, Looney hopes kids will decide to become more active.

A Fort Worth Student running after participating in the Run Like a Cheetah program