The Cox Running Club is organizing the 4th Annual Hell’s Half Acre 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon!
Event details and schedule
COVID-19 UPDATE: In order to keep our events as safe as possible for our runners and their friends & families, the following procedures will be in place for upcoming Cox Running Club events. VIRTUAL RACE OPTION - Available at https://hellshalfacre.athlete360.com/ - if you are already registered and want to switch to virtual, please contact us via email, Facebook Messenger, text, or phone and we will take care of the transfer. RACE DAY SAFETY & SOCIAL DISTANCING -
- Attendance caps in accordance with CDC/Fort Worth guidelines.
- Temperature check will be performed at arrival of event.
- We will issue all participants and attendees of this event wristbands to be worn to show that you are in compliance with having your tempertuare checked. Temperatue checks just shows attendees/participants are not running a fever and showing no ovious signs of fighting an infection.
- Masks MUST be worn at all times except when running with nobody within 6 feet of you. Masks MUST be worn before and after the race and also during the starting line staging and race/wave starts.
- Start line will be staggered. Our races are chip-timed so there is no need for a mass start. Pace signs are there to provide general guidance for the order of runners, but you don't have to stand between the signs. Pace groups will be called out at the start line.
- Please use social distancing and spread out in our open areas before and after the race!
- Hand sanitizer is available and self-serve bottled water is available at the aid station(s).
WHAT, WHEN, WHERE
4th Annual Cox Running Club Hell's Half Acre Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K
Saturday, July 11, 2020 (through Sunday, July 12, 2020)
3201 Riverfront Dr
Fort Worth TX 76107
10K & 5K Course is a 5K loop - one lap for the 5K, two laps for 10K
Half Marathon/Full Marathon is a 3.275 mile loop - 4 Laps for the Half Marathon, 8 Laps for the Full Marathon
- 5K (3.1 Miles) - 7:30 PM
- 10K (6.2 Miles) – 7:30 PM
- Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) – 10:00 PM
- Full Marathon (26.2 Miles) - 10:00 PM
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP BEGINS AT 6:00 PM AT RACE SITE.
Due to permits, etc. this race is limited to 500 participants total for the 5K & 10K! The cap for the Half Marathon & Full Marathon is 500 participants as well. Pricing is on a "tier" basis. The earlier you get in, the less you pay!
- Tier 1 (first 200 10K/5K runners): $35
- Tier 2 (next 200 10/K5K runners): $40
- Tier 3 (final 100 10K/5K runners): $45
All participants of the 10K/5K will receive Custom Finishers Medals.
10K & 5K Races shirts are Unisex Technical Fabric. (NOTE: Race shirt size & availability only guaranteed for pre-registered participants.)
Half Marathon/Full Marathon
- Tier 1 (first 150 Half Marathoners/Full Marathoners): $80
- Tier 2 (next 150 Half Marathoners/Full Marathoners): $90
- Tier 3 (next 150 Half Marathoners/Full Marathoners): $100
- Tier 4 (final 50 Half Marathoners/Full Marathoners): $110
Full Marathon Two-Person Relay
- Tier 1 (first 150 Half Marathoners/Full Marathoners): $90
- Tier 2 (next 150 Half Marathoners/Full Marathoners): $100
- Tier 3 (next 150 Half Marathoners/Full Marathoners): $110
- Tier 4 (final 50 Half Marathoners/Full Marathoners): $120
** New race option for 2020 - two-person Full Marathon relay - each participant runs four of the 3.275 mile laps (Half Marathon/ 13.1 Miles) and will get a shirt, finisher's medal, and a great workout. The relay partners will alternate laps (5K interval training) while carrying the chip-baton.
All participants of the Full Marathon & Half Marathon will receive Custom Finishers Medals. Register by July 5 for a personalized bib.
Full Marathon & Half Marathon Race shirts are Technical Fabric. (NOTE: Race shirt size & availability only guaranteed for pre-registered participants.)
Lukes Locker- Fort Worth
Friday, July 10, 2020: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Also on RACE DAY at the RACE SITE starting at 6:00 PM
- Overall Male & Female
- Masters Male & Female
- Top 3 in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over
Full Marathon/Half Marathon
- Overall Male & Female
- Masters Male & Female Winner
- Grand Masters Male & Female Winner
- Top 3 in the following age groups: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over
Full Marathon Two-Person Relay
- Top 5 Teams Overall
RESULTS WILL BE CHIP-TIMED
The Cox Running Club is organizing our 4th Annual Hell’s Half Acre Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K!
Come join us on July 11th to see old friends and make new ones. Runners and race walkers from all over the community are welcome to come out and participate in the Cox Running Club events. Come on out and bring your family and friends to run, walk, and enjoy our entertainment. Come to run and stay for the fun!
History of a portion of Fort Worth also known as Hell’s Half Acre: (Wikipedia) In which is now home of the Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth City Hall, Omni Fort Worth, Fort Worth Water Gardens, and Sheraton Hotel.
Texas is a place where legends are made, die, and are revived. Fort Worth, Texas, claims its own legend – Hell’s Half Acre, Hell's Half Acre was a rough and rowdy precinct of Fort Worth, Texas originating during the early to mid-1870s in the Old Wild West.
The half-acre block was originally designated from tenth street to fifteenth street while intersecting with Houston street, Main street, and Rusk street with Throckmorton and Calhoun streets established as boundaries. The Chisholm Trail and Texas and Pacific Railway were branded as the economic driving force leading to the progressive development of the rambunctious red-light district.
Hell's Half Acre consisted of boarding houses, brothels, gambling parlors, hotels, saloons, and a sparse assortment of mercantile businesses. The twenty-two thousand square foot ward caught the glimpse of such Old West personalities as Bat Masterson, Butch Cassidy, Doc Holliday, Etta Place, Luke Short, Sam Bass, Sundance Kid, and Wyatt Earp.
A 1906 newspaper headline calling the district Fort Worth's den of sin and refuge of criminals was representative of periodic efforts to clean up the district. These efforts proved unsuccessful until Army officials at Camp Bowie, established here during World War I, helped local officials shut the district down. By 1919, Fort Worth's "Third Ward" was disavowed as a den of iniquity due to the law enforcement efforts of Jim Courtright and the Protestant orations of John Franklyn Norris.
All finishers of the 10K & 5K will receive Custom Finishers Medals. All finishers in the Full Marathon & Half Marathon will receive Custom Finishers Medals. Register by July 5 for a personalized bib.
ALL Race shirts are Unisex Technical Fabric. (NOTE: Race shirt size & availability only guaranteed for pre-registered participants.)