Over $30,000 prize purse for 2014 Cowtown Marathon - FORT WORTH, Texas — The Cowtown announced that it will be offering more than $30,000 in cash prizes for the fastest runners in the 2014 Marathon this year, introducing a new program called Cowtown Elite. All told, The Cowtown plans to give away $31,000 as part of its new program – a $25,000 purse to be split between all of the men and women bettering the existing course and event records and the remainder to the top finishers.
“As the largest multi-event race in Texas, we feel that the timing is right to join other world class distance events and offer prize money. We are thrilled to be able to offer our runners the opportunity to challenge themselves and be a part of this new award,” said Heidi Swartz, executive director of The Cowtown.
Marathon organizers teamed up with MarathonGuide.com to offer prize money to encourage elite and development athletes to participate in the marathon. The marathon organizers created the prizes to encourage elite and developmental athletes to participate in the marathon. MarathonGuide.com is partially funding the prize purses.