A Family Guide to Running Events in North Texas

A Family Guide to Running Events in North Texas

Fort Worth Moms is proud to bring you the fifth annual “Family Guide to Running Events in North Texas.” This guide features running and walking races for all ages and endurance levels, including plenty of opportunities for family fitness.

Dust off your running shoes and start training for one of these fabulous running events near you, whether it’s a marathon, half-marathon, 5K/10K, race, or fun run.

Click on each month below for a drop-down of events happening in that month. 

If your favorite running event is not included in this list, please let us know and we will add it! You can submit race info here or leave a comment.

Be sure to check out our running-related articles like “Must-Haves for New Runners,” “Motivational Tips for New and Not-So-New Runners,” and “5 Reasons Why Women Should Prioritize Exercise.” 

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January 1 – June 30 // The Cowtown Chisholm Trail // Fort Worth // This race follows the historic Chisholm trail for a total of 800 miles! The good news is, you can swim, walk, or bike; go solo or join a team. Details on the site.


January 2 // Panther City 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Marathon // Fort Worth // Start the year off with a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or full marathon at beautiful Trinity Park. Registration is open until January 1; check out the site to secure your spot.

January 17 // Einstein 10K // Fort Worth // Register now through January 16 to participate in the Einstein 10K at Trinity Park. Members of the Fort Worth Runners Club will receive discounted pricing, but the race is open to non-members as well. Runners are expected to follow CDC guidelines; please see the website for details. 

February 19 – 22 // Dalmatian Run Fest & Dizzy Dalmatian 101 // Fort Worth // Pull on your running shoes and join the Dalmation Run for President’s Day weekend! Choose from a variety of half marathons, full marathons, and ultras. Virtual runs are available as well. 

TBD // Valentine’s Day 5K // Fort Worth // Details for the 2022 event not yet released.

March 2 // Shannon Brewing Co. 5K // Keller // Runners of all ages are invited to register for the 8th annual Shannon Brewing – Saint Patrick’s 5K. Register for your choice of the timed or untimed 5K. It’s your choice to either walk or run. There will be lots of awards handed out, so take a peek at the website for full details. 

March 12 // St. Paddy’s Day Dash // Dallas // Feeling lucky? Check out the St. Paddy’s Day Dash in Dallas. You just might be one of the lucky winners who receives a cash prize! Register online for a timed, untimed, or virtual race. 

March 20 // St. Patrick’s Sprint Tri // Natatorium :: Keller // Wear your green and join the festivities for the 13th annual St. Patrick’s Sprint Tri. Swim, bike, or run the beautiful Keller trails, take home a goodie bag (and maybe a finisher’s medal), and enjoy the post race entertainment. Register by March 19.    

March 26 & 27 // Arlington Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K // River Legacy Park :: Arlington // This event is limited to 500 participants, so register now for the 5K, half, or full marathon. The early-bird discount is good through February 3. 

March 20 // Get Your Rear in Gear 5K // Trinity Park Pavilion #1 :: Fort Worth // Get the whole family together for this 5K! Kids ages 10 and under can register for the fun run. Adults and youth are invited to run the entire 5K. Virtual options are also available. Be sure to register at least three weeks in advance to secure a race T-shirt.

TBD // Luck of the Irish Triathlon // Lewisville ISD Aquatic Center :: Lewisville // Details for the 2022 event not yet released.

TBD // Grasslands Trail Run // Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands :: Decatur // Details for the 2022 event not yet released.

TBD // Chasing Leaks 5K and Free Kids 1K Fun Run // Trinity Park Pavilion #3 :: Fort Worth // Details for the 2022 event not yet released.

TBD // The TCU Rhino Run // TCU :: Fort Worth // Details for the 2022 event not yet released.

April 2 // Irving Marathon // Irving // Join the 10th annual Irving Marathon at Toyota Music Factory, conveniently located less than 10 minutes from DFW Airport. This course is nicknamed “Fast and Flat.” Walkers are welcome, too!  

April 2 // The Blast One Mile Fun Run and 5K // Fort Worth // Every dollar raised at The Blast benefits pediatric cancer treatments at Cook Children’s! Register or donate today. Details on the site.

April 2 // Zoo Run // Fort Worth Zoo // Ready for the 23rd annual Zoo Run? Registration for this even opens March 28, with the run happening on Saturday, April 2. Register online for either the 1K fun run or the 5K.  

April 6 // Denton County Dash 5K and One Mile // Toyota of Lewisville :: Lewisville // The Denton County Dash is happening again this year on April 6 at 9:00 a.m. This free event raises awareness for cardiovascular disease, and is the perfect opportunity to get out and get some exercise! Find more details and sign up on the website.

April 9 // Victory Over Violence 1K and 5K // Trinity Park :: Fort Worth // Join the 25th annual fundraising fun run and help support anti-violence awareness and initiatives in the Fort Worth area. This event is open to runners of all ages, and a special kids zone is available for kids.

April 16 // Bubble Run // Fort Worth // Runners of all ages are invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind 5K at the Texas Motor Speedway! The Bubble run features a 5K course full of (you guessed it!) bubbles. Start times are first come, first served, so arrive early on race day. Check out the site for registration details.  

April 17 // Run for Life 5K // Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge :: Dallas // Come out on April 17 and support the adoption community during this annual fun run event. Bring your pet, your kiddos, walk, run, or push a stroller! Adopted children or fostered children may participate free of charge.  

April 24 // Boot Skooten 5K // Fort Worth // Come out on Sunday, April 24, for a 5K, kicking off in beautiful Trinity Park! There will also be a FREE kids’ 1K fun run. Check the website for time and registration details.  

TBD // The Cowtown // Will Rogers Memorial Center :: Fort Worth // Details for the 2022 event not yet released.

TBD // Memorial Day 5K // Trinity Park Pavilion #1 :: Fort Worth // Details for the 2022 event not yet released.

June 26 // Three Amigos 4-Mile Run  // Trinity Park Pavilion #3 :: Fort Worth // 30th annual four mile run and FREE 1K kids’ fun run. 

July 30 – 31 // El Fuego 50 // Downtown Fort Worth // Canceled for 2022.  

TBD // Watermelon 5K and 1 Mile Relay // Trinity Park Pavilion #1 :: Fort Worth // Details for the 2022 event not yet released.

September 3 // Six-O Trail Run  // Six-O Ranch :: Cleburne // This run is held at its namesake, the Six-O Ranch, a 1,600 working cattle ranch in the Texas Hill Country. The scenic trail covers over 20 miles. You can register online for the six mile run, half marathon, marathon, or 50K.    

September 5 // Labor Day 10K/5K // Trinity Park Pavilion #1:: Fort Worth  

September 17 // Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest 5K // Fort Worth // Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest is celebrating 13 years! Come out and enjoy the shenanigans and be a part of the fun run happening in downtown Fort Worth. Registration for this event closes on September 16 at 5:00 p.m. 

September 18 // Run for Aortic Health // Trinity Park Pavilion #1 :: Fort Worth // Race day and packet pick up begins at 6:30 a.m. There will be a free kids 1K Fun Run at 7:15 a.m. Adult run/walk kicks off at 7:30 a.m. 

September 24 // Oktoberfest Run und Ride // Panther Island Pavilion :: Fort Worth // Grab your best lederhosen and come out for the annual Oktober Fest run! This event features a 20-mile urban bike ride, a 10K, and a 5K, through beautiful Trinity Park in Fort Worth. A virtual run is also available. Check the site for details. 

October 8 // Lake Joe Pool Pumpkin Run  // Lynn Creek Park :: Grand Prairie // This family friendly event includes a warm-up, pancake breakfast, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more. Proceeds raised benefit Alzheimer’s Association. 

October 16 // Monster Keller Tri // Natatorium :: Keller // Monster Triathion is celebrating 17 years and you’re invited to be a part! The course includes a 300 meter swim, a 12.8 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. This event is expected to sell out fast, so check out the site to register right away. 

October 23 // Mercury 10K // Trinity Park Pavilion #3 :: Fort Worth // For active Fort Worth Runners Club members only. Join or renew your membership here. Non-members are welcome to participate in the 5K. Details here!

November 12 // Rockledge Rumble // Grapevine // North Shore Trail
A 15K, 30K, and 50K for the hardcore among us! Plan to bring $10 in exact cash in order to expedite entrance Rockledge Park on race day. Snacks will be provided at stations throughout the run, but please bring your own hydration device. 

November 13 // Fort Worth Marathon // Fort Worth // Panther Island Pavilion
Calling all marathon and half-marathon walkers and runners! Registration remains open until race day; fees vary, so check the website. Plan for a $5 parking fee.

November 13 // Runners in Motion // Fort Worth // Trinity Park Pavilion #3
There will be 5Ks for members of the Fort Worth Runners Club and non-members. Join or renew membership here. The free 1K for kids begins at 7:45 a.m. The 5K run/race for each group begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. 

November 19 // Pumpkin Spice 5K • 10K • Half-Marathon // Fort Worth // Panther Island Pavilion
Visit the link for event details like the pumpkin pie eating contest, fall costume contest, afterparty, swag, and more.

November 24 // Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot // Fort Worth // Camp Bowie
The 41st annual Turkey Trot includes a 1K, 5K, and 10K! Check the website for registration information, course maps, FAQs, and more. 

December 18 // Santa 5K // Fort Worth // Trinity Park Pavilion #3 
There will be 5Ks for members of the Fort Worth Runners Club and non-members. Join or renew membership here. The free 1K for kids begins at 7:45 a.m. The 5K run/race for each group begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. 

Do you know another event that needs to be added to this guide? Please contact Kristy at [email protected].


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