The Cowtown Marathon organizers are celebrating last weekend’s event that included a record number of runners over two days (about 24,000) and several new records set in the races themselves.
“We could not be happier with the success of the 2014 Cowtown races,” said Cowtown Marathon Executive Director Heidi Swartz.
Not everyone is basking in the glow. David Berning lives in the Arlington Heights neighborhood not far away, and he said many marathon participants eschewed the free parking near the Will Rogers Memorial Center. “They come flooding our neighborhood early in the morning, and it’s flooded all afternoon,” he said. “They’ll park three blocks deep into our neighborhood from Montgomery Street.”