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Mark your calendars now for the 14th Annual Fort Worth Marathon to be held Sunday, November 8, 2020. The Fort Worth Marathon, 20 Mile, and Half Marathon are scheduled to begin and end at The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion.

The 20 Mile race is a sub-split tempo run and Dallas Marathon training event.

Early Registration (save $10 per race) is through August 31. Regular Registration is September 1 through November 7.  Race Day Registration on November 8 ($125 - all races).

Fort Worth Marathon

Full Marathon $115.00
Available Until : Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:00 PM
Registration List / Roster

20 Mile Race $105.00
Available Until : Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:00 PM
Registration List / Roster

Half-Marathon $95.00
Available Until : Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:00 PM
Registration List / Roster

Virtual Runner $75.00
Includes shirt & medal. Please double-check your shipping address.
Available Until : Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:00 PM

Race Downgrade $10.00
Already registered for the Full or 20-Mile and want to downgrade to the 20-Mile or Half. Or convert to the Virtual Race.
Available Until : Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:00 PM

Race Upgrade (Half->20 or 20->Full) $20.00
Already registered for the Half or 20 Mile and want to upgrade to the 20 Mile or Full.
Available Until : Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:00 PM

Race Upgrade Race Upgrade (Half->Full) $30.00
Already registered for the Half and want to upgrade to the Full.
Available Until : Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:00 PM

Race Deferral $10.00
Race Deferral to next year's event is available through November 5 subject to an admin fee of $10.
Available Until : Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:59 PM

Race Refund $20.00
Refunds available subject to an admin fee of $10 through August 31 and an admin fee of $20 from September 1 through October 15. *** NO REFUNDS AFTER THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 - NO EXCEPTIONS - You may DEFER or DOWNGRADE/Switch to Virtual Race. ***
Available Until : Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:59 PM

To register - click for each person/race to be registered (you can click multiple times for multiple participants) and then "Check Out" from the shopping cart which will appear in the upper-right.

Race Day Info is here!  Including parking info, schedule, packet pickup, bibs, weather, gear/key check, route info, water stops & cheer zones, and post-race party.

See you all soon!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the CDC and the State of Texas guidelines, we have decided to cap each respective race distance to avoid overcrowding the trail. We would like to have temperature checks for all registered participants before the start of the run to reduce the risk of someone participating with an unknown fever. We will check each participant’s temperature and issue a distinct wristband to show they are not running a fever and are compliant.

We do understand a temperature check may not be necessarily required through the CDC Guidelines. However, we want to strongly encourage your cooperation for the health and safety of all participants. Please help us make this a successful TEAM EFFORT.

We will practice social distancing throughout the event by requiring each registered participant to wear a mask at the start and finish area of the races. All spectators must wear masks while on premises. This is a chip-timed event, therefore runners should distance themselves at the start accordingly to have a social distanced and safe start. We will line up according to your pace along the trails for the start. We will start in quick waves to limit the crowding at the start line.

After we reach capacity for each distance online registration will close accordingly. Therefore, we strongly recommend registering online as soon as possible.

Fort Worth Marathon Race Information

Course Description/Maps:

  • The Full Marathon course is 2 laps beginning and ending at Panther Island Pavilion heading southwest along the Trinity Trails to Acme Brick.  The 20-mile race has the same first loop and a shortened second loop with a turnaround at the Woodshed. The Half-Marathon is just the first lap of the Marathon course.
  • Course is certified by the USA Track and Field (can be used to Qualify for the Boston Marathon) - USATF Certification # TX18108LAB - Fort Worth, TX
  • Full Marathon USATF certifcation map

Race Site:

  • The Shack @ Panther Island Pavilion.
  • For directions, click on the map to the right.

Early Bird Registration Fees (Through August 31):

  • Full Marathon $105.00
  • 20 Mile Race $95.00
  • Half Marathon $85.00

Regular Pre-Registration Fees (September 1 through November 7):

  • Full Marathon $115.00
  • 20 Mile Race $105.00
  • Half Marathon $95.00

Race Day Registration Fees (Race Day - November 8):

  • ALL RACES (Full, Half, 20-Mile) - $125

Refunds, Transfers/Deferrals, and Race Changes:

  • Refunds available subject to an admin fee of $10 through August 31 and an admin fee of $20 from September 1 through October 15. Request a refund via the option above. *** NO REFUNDS AFTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 - NO EXCEPTIONS. *** (Refunds of registrations made less than 120 days ago are credited back to the original credit card and processed in about a week.  Refunds of registrations made more than 120 days ago will be via check and can take a few weeks to process.)
  • If you can't attend, you may request a Deferral to next year's event (via the option above) through November 5.  Otherwise, please consider your registration fee as a donation to the Run Like a Cheetah program.  Deferrals are subject to an admin fee of $10. 
  • Due to the availability of refundsTransfers are not necessary and not available.
  • Race distance changes are subject to an admin fee of $5 (plus the price difference, if any) through August 31 and an admin fee of $10 (plus the price difference, if any) for race distance changes from September 1 through November 7 (by 8:00 PM).
  • Race changes only (NO REFUNDS/DEFERRALS) can also made be at Packet Pickup for a fee of $10 (plus the price difference, if any) CASH.
  • No changes (and no refunds/deferrals) on Race Day!

Packet Pickup

  • Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Panther Island Pavilion
    395 Purcey Street
    Fort Worth TX 76102
  • Runners may also pick up their packets on race day starting 1 hour before their race at Panther Island Pavilion.

Race Swag:

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Unisex/Men's T-Shirt - Note: size/availability not guaranteed for registrations after Sunday, October 25


  • Overall: Male/Female & Master: Male/Female
  • Full / 20 Mi / Half
  • Age Groups (first in each age group)

  • $1000 to a "Lucky Full Marathon Finisher" [1]
  • $ 750 to a "Lucky 20 Mile Finisher" [2]
  • $ 500 to two "Lucky Half Marathon Finishers" [3]

  • $500.00 for "Best Waterstop"

[1] Must finish Full Marathon in 6 hours
[2] Must finish 20 mile in 4 1/2 hours
[3] Must finish 1/2 Marathon in 3 hours

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To register participants, simply click the Add To Cart button for each person before checking out and we'll ask for that individual's registration info during the checkout process.

When & Where
Event Date:
Sunday, November 8, 2020  
Event Location:
Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey Street
Fort Worth TX 76102

Exact Location
Location Map

Race Day Info:

Race Day Schedule:

6:00 AM Marathon Walkers (WALKERS ONLY - runners should start at 7:00 as not all aid stations will not be set up, etc.)
7:00 AM Marathon
7:30 AM 20 Mile
8:00 AM Half Marathon
11:30 PM Awards Ceremony Starts
12:30 PM Cash Drawing & Door Prizes -- You must be present to win the cash.

Location: The Shack @ Panther Island Pavilion - click on map above to get directions