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A full-service race event timing and production company based in Fort Worth. ChampionChip or Cronotrack (D-Tag) timing technology for quick and accurate results. Before choosing a timing company, please talk to us and compare our competitive pricing. Visit our web site for more information.

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Growing up in a family of runners and being involved with the Fort Worth Runners Club and local running community, we've built up quite a collection of race shirts in recent years. With that being said, at CSP, we've come to know what runners want in a shirt. With over 12 years of Screen Printing experience we are ready to implement that knowledge on your next event order. Specializing in up to 4-color screen printing, your race shirt will stand out from all of the rest. We've got all colors from white to vibrant, as well as cotton to moisture wicking. No matter if your design is simple or complex, we've got an expert artist on staff ready to work on your next design. At CSP we feel rushing orders is a recipe for disaster so we do require a 7 business day time frame to ensure your order is printed correctly. Orders start from as small as a dozen pieces to as large as 1,000. For more information or a quote, please visit www.cisnerosscreenprinting.com

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Add some spark to your running with an Advocare product. These products are formulated by an elite Scientific and Medical Advisory Board with experience in pharmacology, toxicology, nutrition, sports performance and pediatrics. Go to the website and start increasing your energy.

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Runners, visit Movin' Pictures for a picture of you in action. Race directors contact us to learn how we can help you add value to your event for your participants. www.movin-pictures.com.

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The Fort Worth Runners Club (FWRC) is a non-profit community organization that promotes running, walking and fitness activities for better health. The FWRC welcomes everyone, at all levels of athletic ability. The FWRC conducts races throughout the year where members may participate, either competitively or recreationally at a low cost. Visit www.fwrunners.org for more information.

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Book your running (or other outdoor activity) adventure and join others for fun trips while enjoying your favorite activity. We go to many of the popular destinations, including Boston, Paris, Oregon. Visit the website.

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Bill Berenson, 59, is a top rated injury attorney and fellow runner. He has run marathons in almost every state and Israel and qualified for Boston in most of them.
Bill sponsors the Cowtown C.A.L.F. Runs and Fort Worth and Dallas Walks Like MADD. Please visit berensonlaw.com for more information.

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Once again Luke's is sponsoring the weekly All-Comers Track Meets in Fort Worth and Dallas. The Fort Worth meet began May 15 at TCU's Lowden Track & Field, and started May 13 at Greenhill School in Dallas. This is the 16th season in Fort Worth and 31st in Dallas. Registration opens at 5:30 at each track. Also, the Luke's Fit For Life program for marathon and half marathon runners began May 17 in Fort Worth and June 21 in Dallas. Go here for more information.

See more information about Luke's training programs..

Luke's at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth has several ongoing training programs from marathon to 5K, including year-round nine-week sessions. Luke's also has weekly social runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For details, visit www.lukeslocker.com or call 817-877-1448.

Luke’s Locker (the original running store) is Texas’ premier running and fitness specialty retailer. Luke’s offers the best footwear, clothing and accessories for the runner, walker and fitness enthusiast (cardio, yoga, speed, strength and conditioning). Luke’s specializes in excellent customer treatment and product knowledge.

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COX RACING SERVICES provides Chip Timing, Pull Tag Electronic Timing and Complete Race Setup for all road races ranging from 1K to Ultra Marathon distances. We have more than 25 years of race managing and directing experience. We are dedicated to promoting health and fitness in communities. With our vast running and timing experience, COX RACING SERVICES is a viable option. See the website for information about the services.

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Race directors, if looking for a great rate for your event shirts and a three-day ordering window before your event, then contact The Graphix Store. We will beat any written rate from other businesses, and after agreeing to our rates, you can order three days before your event (up to 5,000 shirts); that way there's no need to worry about not ordering enough or ordering too many shirts. We've been supplying schools and businesses since 2008. We provide free delivery in the DFW area. Call Dustin at Metro 817-429-7746, toll free 800-815-3047, e-mail info@TheGraphixStore.com. Visit our website at www.thegraphixstore.com

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The Cox Running Club was announced at the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K. By joining, members will enjoy many benefits. Among them include workouts and activities, discounts at running stores and at races. A Training Tuesday is scheduled each Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the TCU track. There also are a kids series and quarterly races. Demery and Ricky Cox time and conduct several area events and have conducted the Trinity 5000 Summer Series for many years. Visit the website for more information.

Being a chiropractor and a runner, Dr. Lauren Letz recognizes the importance of maintaining optimum health in order to maximize runpath to wellness logoning performance and prevent injuries. ''No matter the amount of time or distances you run,'' noted Dr. Letz, ''continual preventative chiropractic care helps prevent injuries associated with running. For the past five years, we have worked hard to help runners in Fort Worth on their path to wellness. We want to help you. Do not wait until you are hurting; get your initial consultation today. At Path to Wellness Chiropractic, we will work to create the best personalized care for you and your spine.

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Neurological Exam; Orthopedic Exam; Spinal X-Rays; Consultation; Report of Findings. Normally $279; for Clines Running Corner visitors $40. Call For an appointment today at 817-348-8488 or visit www.pathtowellnesschiropractic.com. Located at 501 Carroll St. #612, Fort Worth (at Montgomery Plaza). Path to Wellness is the exclusive chiropractic sponsor for the Fort Worth Runners Club and Cox Racing Services. For more information about Path to Wellness, please click here.



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Help remember Jim Gilliland

Some younger participants in The Cowtown might not know that Jim Gilliland was the first race director of the event and served in that capacity until retiring in 2009. He had a wealth of friends in the running community and often ran in area events. Jim died in 2012, and Michael Polansky, who ran the first icy Cowtown in 1979 and who helps with several area events, is working with Jim's family to place a park bench at Pavilion #3 in Trinity Park. Michael said the bench costs $5,000 and any donated amount would be appreciated. Checks should be written to the City of Fort Worth. To contact Michael, e-mail him. (cx e-mail address)

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Ross family make fitness a priority

By Fiona Green

cameron and donovanThe Ross family of Waxahachie make fitness a priority in their lives. On Saturday (July 13) the entire family took part in the Race against Sexism and Misogyny in Grand Prairie. Leading the way was 12-year-old Cameron, who blazed through the course in 20:38. His father, Donovan, finished just a second behind him and claimed the Masters title while mom, Lea, bravely pushed a double stroller through the course and covered the distance in 49 minutes.

The family owns and operates Temple Health and Fitness, which has facilities in Midlothian and Waxahachie. They offer guidance in various aspects of living a healthy lifestyle, specializing in everything from group training to individual programs, weight loss and weight management to meal and healthy food planning.

As for Donovan's personal fitness schedule, he mixes things by focusing on running for part of the year and coaching martial arts. He also enjoys participating in aquathons.

The family has set various goals. While Cameron hopes to soon break 20 minutes for the 5K distance (his PR is 20:13), Donovan hopes to work on getting his times back into the 17s. Lea, meanwhile, has started training for the San Antonio marathon on December 7. She will not be pushing the stroller.

Other July 13 Notes

* It is no surprise that Elizabeth (Eder) Northern of Fort Worth was the first to finish the 25K at the El Scorcho Ocho. Elizabeth, who has many impressive showings, including winning The Cowtown female 10K on Feb. 22 and coming back the next day to win the female half marathon title, beat everyone at El Scorcho with a 1:38:58. The closest to her was Richard Garcia of Fort Worth at 1:41:05. Gono Enriquez of Ardmore, Okla. won the 50K in 3:38:53, Eloy Gonzalez of Euless was second at 3:45:13 and Todd Reynolds of Fort Worth, always a factor in long distance events, was third at 3:52:48. Of course, the feature of this event is its midnight start, which for some reason is appealing because this always sells out early.

* The Too Hot To Handle had a hot race in the 5K with four vying for the overall title. Benjamin Parva of Kingwood prevailed with a 16:24, and was followed by Joe Desantis of Frisco (16:33), Arisel Perez (16:48) and Phillip Critelli of Flower Mound (16:59).

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* The Cowtown Marathon conducted a contest with voters getting to choose among three cowtown logo 2015designs for next year's Feb. 28-March 1 event. Anyone could vote on the design they liked, and the winner among voters is the one that's pictured. Last year's design also was decided by voters, who had three choices. It's interesting to note that the event, because it has been stretched to two days beginning in 2011, ends on March 1 with the ultra, marathon and half distances. The Cowtown always is conducted on the last Saturday in February, but because it had been only one day, it never went into March. But now the 10K, and the two 5Ks (adult and student) are on Saturday with the longer distances the next day. Also, it's interesting to note that February is having one of its ''perfect'' four weeks. Every six years, because the month has a leap year (29 days) also, the month ends on Saturday....unless Jan. 31 falls on a Saturday during leap year. Then there's another five-year wait. So, there either are six years or 11 years in between the 28th falling on a Saturday. All this according to what was found on the internet.

* Congratulations to Dawn Grunnagle of Dallas for qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials for the marathon. Dawn, this website's 2012 Female Runner of the Year, ran a PR 1:14:56 at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth, Minn. on June 21. Her time was four seconds faster than she needed to qualify for the B standard. She told Debbie Fetterman of the Dallas Morning News that her goal is to qualify for the Olympic Trials in track at the 10K distance. She said she's a little uncomfortable at the marathon distance and would like to have the option of competing in either one. She joins Enoch Nadler (see below) of Dallas as an Olympic Trials qualifier.

* Enoch Nadler, this website's 2013 Male Runner of the Year in the DFW area, and his wife Angela are leaving Dallas to explore Central and South America. They're scheduled to leave on June 28 and will arrive in Ecuador. Enoch, a former standout at the University of Florida, has won several races in the area after moving to Dallas in 2012, and also qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon after running a 1:03:55 at the USA Half Marathon Championship in Houston. He was instrumental in organizing the Dallas Running Club's Elite Team. Debbie Fetterman wrote an article about Enoch and Angela in the Dallas Morning News on June 13.

* The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon issued two announcements in May. The latest is that the National Black Marathoners Association will host its 10th annual summit during the marathon weekend in 2015, and hundreds of NBMA members from across the states are planning to participate in the 45th running of the event. Read more about the NBMA. Officials also have announced that the Muscular Dystrophy Association's MDA Team Momentum will participate as the official charity group in this year's event. The MDA Team Momentum is a nationwide endurance program designed to help support MDA's mission to find treatment and cures for muscle disease. Read more.

* The City of Dallas Park & Recreation Department is to host the first Dallas 7K/4K on July 4 at Fair Park. It's believed to be the first city-owned race in Dallas' history. Read more about the event.

* The Plano Balloon Festival Board has announced several new features for the 4th annual half marathon scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at the Oak Point Park Amphitheater, including customized champions rings for the overall male and female winners. The rings are being designed by Plano resident Eric Olschwanger of Olschwanger Designs, the D Magazine 2012 Best Jewelry Designer and finalist for designing the Dallas Mavericks 2010-11 NBA Championship Ring. They will be cast in white gold and feature the race logo, year, champions name and finishing time.  A preview of the rings can be found here: http://jewelrymovie.com/olschwanger/balloon/2nd_draft/.

* Read about the DRC Elite Team Training. More.

* Rock 'n/ Roll Dallas and MetroPCS Dallas Marathon are offering a dual medal. More.


Comments and PRs

There have been a few new runners' comments about races, and a few personal bests posted the past few days. However, they have been far and few between. Please click the link above or click here to submit comments, whether good or bad, about an event or events. Comments could help other runners decide whether they want to participate at that particular event or maybe comments will help race directors solve any particular problems. Regarding Personal Records: You can submit your all-time PR and your most recent PR in your particular age division. The PR listings are for the age division you are in currently. In for example, you ran a 22-minute 5K on the day before you turned, say, 40, and then ran a 22:05 a week after you turned 40, then you have a new PR in your new age division even though you ran faster a week ago. These listed need a lot more names and times; distances are 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon. The links also are on the menu above, and the PR links are below that.

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REMINDER: Please submit your new PRs, whether 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon. Remember, too, that if you have advanced into another age division, then you will set a PR in that age division the first time you run a race. Also please submit comments about races and rate them. This might help others decide which race to enter and could offer constructive feedback to race directors. Race directors also have a chance to comment about the feedback.