Posted: February 8, 2018
At Museum Smiles, we support family friendly events that promote health and wellness. Many of our wonderful patients are Cowtown Marathon runners. And it is almost that time of year to have your running shoes ready and your stretches in! From February 23, 2018- February 25, 2018, Cowtown marathon is celebrating its 40th running anniversary in Fort Worth, Texas. Cowtown is the largest multi-event race in North Texas, offering distances for everyone, including both the Kids 5K and Adults 5K, 10K.
The Cowtown marathon is a non- profit program; its proceeds from every race entry goes towards helping low-income children in the North Texas area receive a free pair of running shoes and a reduced entry fee into the kid’s 5K race. The Cowtown delivers shoes through its C.A.L.F. program, which stands for "Children's Activities for Life and Fitness. During this season alone, the Cowtown will deliver shoes to 11 school districts in North Texas, totaling more than 5,000 students!
The Cowtown marathon is not only providing children with a free pair of running shoes, but they are also preparing them for a lifetime of healthy living and opening new doors for their interest in fitness to grow. Providing these children with a reduced entry fee for the races allows schools in North Texas to give their students the ability to participate in the races. Running the Cowtown marathon as a child is one of the great staples of growing up in the North Texas area and it creates childhood memories that cannot be forgotten. The Cowtown children’s 5K race was named “The Top Kids’ Running Event in The Nation” in 2011 by Running USA.
The entire family can participate in the race, from being a runner, a volunteer or just there as a spectator, supporting the runners. If you’re new to the Fort Worth area, this is a great way of involving yourself in the Fort Worth community. Come out and join your fellow Texans in one of the largest multi-event race in North Texas! For information regarding the Cowtown race or to register as a participant, visit their website http://cowtownmarathon.org/.
We encourage our patients to remain healthy by being active, eating healthy and keeping up with regular checkups with your physician and dentist. Contact us at Museum Smiles Dentistry to schedule a dental appointment. We would love to be your family dentist.