The Run the Line Half Marathon is a unique opportunity to run in one half marathon in Texas and Arkansas on a USATF certified single-loop course ( AR19015WJT). The race starts at Broad Street and Texas Blvd in downtown Texarkana, TX, quickly moves into Arkansas, crosses back into Texas, and finishes in Texarkana, AR. The course includes two 10-ft park asphalt trails and residential neighborhoods on city streets. The finish line is downtown at 3rd and Wood Streets in front of the Hopkins Ice House about 4 blocks from the start.
We have applied to be in the prestigious 2020 Arkansas Grand Prix Series for the 11th year. Information about the Grand Prix series is available at www.arkrrca.com. We are also excited to be in the 2020 Natural State Running Series. Runners have two years – 2019 and 2020 – to complete 8 marathons and/or half marathons in 11 different Arkansas running events. The 11 Natural State races and series information are available at https://naturalstateruns.com/.
A portion of the course is on the Texas/Arkansas state line. The 2020 course has been improved and is in the process of being USATF certified. The race includes chip timing and 2-person and 4-person relay teams. To support youth participation in running races, 13 through 17 year old runners and walkers will receive an automatic 10% entry fee discount in all events. Enjoy our post-race celebration at the finish line with sponsored hamburgers, chicken, veggie burgers, and beverages. Sponsored food and beverages are included for all race runners and walkers.