Run The Line Marathon Sunday In Downtown Texarkana
The Lucky 7th Annual Run the Line Half Marathon is Sunday, February 16, 2014, in Texarkana, Texas and Arkansas.
This is a unique opportunity to run in one race in two states.The General Start is at 8:00 a.m. downtown at the intersection of Broad & Main Streets. We will offer several Pace Groups this year. All Pace Group leaders are well-experienced great runners. Look for the Pace Group signs at the start.
There is a 7:30 a.m. Early Start at the same location for walkers, physically challenged athletes, and slower runners who need more than 3 hours to complete the race. The course closes at 11:00 a.m.with limited support for those who finish after 11:00 a.m. The race ends downtown at 3rd Street and Wood Street at the historic Hopkins Ice House.
We are in the Arkansas Grand Prix series for the fifth year. There are only 20 races in the series. This is the fourth year of the annual RRCA Arkansas vs Texas competition. Arkansas won the first two years but Texas won in 2013.
The course is USATF certified (#AR09010DLP) and relatively flat with several long inclines. It goes through both Cities of Texarkana with a portion of the race on the Arkansas/Texas Stateline. The course is a single loop that is primarily asphalt and includes the Nix Creek Trail, the Phillip McDougal Trail in Spring Lake Park, and city streets with coning.
The half-marathon includes 2-person relay teams. Electronic timing chips are provided for runners and walkers. Multiple water stops, restrooms, volunteers, and music are stationed along the course. After the race, all runners are invited to join us at the finish line for food, drinks, and awards. The award ceremony will start about 11:15am.
We still have t-shirts available. If we run out of t-shirts, we will do our best to provide a t-shirt to those who register later. All finishers will receive a medal.
Registration and Fees
Runners must be at least 12 years old.
The entry fees for the Seventh Annual Run the Line Half Marathon are as follows:
Individual Runner - $50 (late registration $60 after January 19; late registration $70 after February 2)
2-Person Relay Team - $90 (late registration $110 after January 19; late registration $130 after February 2) Please submit both team members entry forms together. Each team member completes 6.55 miles.
How to register
Here are the available methods of registration:
Online registration services for Run the Line are provided at http://www.signmeup.com/94780. Online registration will end at 12:00 midnight on Friday, February 14.
Registration on the weekend of the race
Early registration is appreciated! However, race participants may register in person at packet pick-up on Saturday, February 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a Texarkana location to be determined or on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15.a.m. in the Bi-State Justice Building at Stateline Avenue and Main Street. Enter at the west end (Main Street end) of the building.
Bad weather such as lightening or hazardous road conditions may result in race delays or cancellation. The entry fee is non-refundable.
Partnership for the Pathway is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization working to build a safe walking, running, and bicycling trail system in the Texarkana area and is the recipient of the race proceeds. The Run the Line half marathon is the primary fundraiser for our trail projects