Ready To ‘Run The Line’? The Texarkana Half Marathon Is Next Month
The countdown clock is running and so should you if you're training for a half marathon that is. Runners, it's time to sign up for the "Run The Line Half Marathon," it's coming up in February of 2023.
This is year #15 year of this tremendous event, a half marathon that traverses two states. It is a USATF-certified single-loop course that starts at W. Broad Street and Texas Blvd in downtown Texarkana, Texas. The race quickly transitions to Arkansas, crosses back into Texas, and finishes in Texarkana, Arkansas. The course will include asphalt park trails and residential neighborhoods on city streets. The finish line brings you back downtown to 3rd and Wood Streets, about 5 blocks from the start.
The Run The Line Half Marathon is part of the prestigious 2023 Arkansas Grand Prix Series, and the only half Marathon in that 2023 series. The Arkansas Grand Prix Series is a series of 17 to 20 races affiliated with RRCA and Arkansas running clubs throughout the state. Information about the Grand Prix series is available at arkrrca.com.
This is also a Road Runner Club of America event. We are also a qualifying race again in the 2023 Natural State Running Series. The races and registration are available at naturalstateruns.com.
A portion of the course is on the Texas/Arkansas State Line. The 2023 course is USATF certified (AR19015WJT). The race includes chip timing, walkers, and 2-person and 4-person relay teams.
What Do You Get?
Race entry includes:
- Custom T-shirt
- Welcome bag
- Finish Line meal
T-Shirt Details: All participants receive the same shirt. Uni-Sex Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large. Only registrations before February 5th at midnight are guaranteed a shirt.
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Proceeds from the Run the Line benefit the Partnership for the Pathway. Partnership for the Pathway is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for and build a safe pedestrian and bicycle trail system in Texarkana, Texas, and Arkansas, and the surrounding area. The Run the Line course includes two of their projects - the Nix Creek Trail in Texarkana, AR, and the Phillip McDougal Trail in Spring Lake Park in Texarkana, TX. All donations are tax-deductible.
For more information head to the signup page at runsignup.com/RuntheLineHalfMarathon.