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Start training for these 14 fall races

Lace-up your shoes and take a running tour of Fort Worth with these local races.


We’ll see y’all at the starting line.

Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Marathon

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With the weather starting to cool off, it’s time to lace up your sneakers and head to these local trails to start training for upcoming races. Browse our list of marathons, half marathons, and 10K + 5K races happening this fall in Fort Worth.

Oktoberfest Run und Ride

Run a 5K or 10K along the Trinity Trails or bike 20 miles through town. Participants get a free three-day pass to the festival celebrating German culture. Bonus points if you wear lederhosen.

Rock of Ages Run

Rock your way through a 5K, 10K, or half marathon to the beat of music that will be played along the course. Plus, chow down on post-race pancakes.


Races are a great way to get some exercise while supporting a cause you care about.

Photo courtesy of @theshopsatclearfork

More Than Pink Walk

Join the Susan G. Komen Foundation in raising money for a cure for breast cancer.

Tunnel to Towers

Carry forward the legacy and courage after 9/11 and support the nation’s fallen and injured first responders, military heroes, and their families.

LifeGift 2nd Chance Run

Run or walk a mile or 5K to raise money for life-saving organ transplants across Texas.


Cheer on our local heros and remember those who have served.

Photo courtesy of @theshopsatclearfork

Mercury 5K/10K

Can you keep up with the swift Roman god Mercury? Find out with the Fort Worth Runners Club.

  • Trinity Park | Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Registration closes Saturday, Oct. 21

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Help the Alzheimer’s Association reach its $420,000 goal and get a colorful Promise Garden flower to connect with other participants and supporters.

Justice Run

Help raise money to support justice and restoration for survivors or human trafficking with a 5K, 10K, half, or full marathon.


Take in the sights of our city in various race courses.

Photo courtesy of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation/Supernova Films

John Wayne Grit Series

The 5K course starts at John Wayne: An American Experience and travels along the Trinity Trail. The race benefits the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

The 5- and 10-mile courses trail down the main runway, through a historic hanger, and past a collection of military airplanes. Proceeds benefit the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department and future programs.

  • NAS JRB Fort Worth | Saturday, Nov. 11
  • Registration closes Wed., Nov. 9

Fort Worth Marathon

Run along the Trinity River and back to Panther Island Pavilion during the full marathon, half marathon, and 5K course with food trucks, hot showers, and music. The race raises funds to fight childhood obesity in the Tarrant County area.

  • Panther Island Pavilion | Sunday, Nov. 12
  • Register

FWRC Runners In Motion 5K

Hosted by the Fort Worth Runners Club, participants will start at Pavilion 3 and run a flat 5K course around Trinity Park.

  • Trinity Park | Sunday, Nov. 12
  • Registration closes Saturday, Nov. 11

Pumpkin Spice Half Marathon, 5K, + 10K

Cruise along the Trinity River during a variety of races + enjoy Pumpkin Spice coffee, hot chocolate, beer, and music after the race. Proceeds benefit various North Texas organizations including Animal Rescue Crusaders of North Texas, Hands of Hope, and Girls on the Run DFW.


You won’t look silly. We promise.

Photo courtesy of @theshopsatclearfork

Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot

The annual Thanksgiving race runs along the Clearfork trail with 1K, 5K, and 10K courses. Proceeds support programs at The Y including childcare, water safety lessons, summer camp, and youth sports.