Texas > Run The Line Half Marathon
Texarkana, TX • Sunday, February 17, 2013 • Course Map
As part of a joint effort by Texarkana's local nonprofit Partnership
For The Pathway and the Team Texarkana Running Club, the fifth annual
The Line Half Marathon was staged in the late winter of 2012 and
brought out nearly 500 runners and walkers for a course that takes the field on
an out-and-back loop through the city, along what organizers hope will
become a multi-use pathway for walking, running, biking and inline skating
across the city.
Because it straddles the state line between Texas and Arkansas, this is
one of those rare running events that takes participants literally
across two states over the course of the race, hence the event's title,
"Run The Line." For this race, runners start the 13.1-mile course in
Texarkana, at the corner of Pine Street and West Broad Street, and run
a counter-clockwise loop through the city. After about the first mile
along Broad, the course turns left onto the Nix Creek Trail, which
takes runners off-road and onto the trail's 10-ft.-wide paved surface.
Once on the paved trail, runners then follow Nix Creek northward for
the next two to three miles, running along the tree-lined pathway until
reaching Pinson Drive, where the field exits the pathway and runs back
onto city streets. Participants turn onto West 48th Street and then
south onto Jefferson Avenue before turning again, west onto Arkansas
Boulevard, which takes them on a straightaway toward Spring Lake Park.
At Spring Lake Park, runners follow the trail that takes them in and
around the circumference of the park, whose 75 acres feature a
six-field baseball complex, an 18-hole disc golf course and a five-acre
concert amphitheatre area. Runners follow the park's half-mile walking
trail all the way around, exiting onto South Park Road and then meeting
up with Texas Boulevard. After a couple more turns, the course then
takes runners onto Olive Street, which they follow for a long
straightaway (plus a couple of last-mile turns) toward the finish line
on West Broad.
The course is described by organizers as fast and flat throughout, with
only a few gentle hills scattered throughout the course. The race
starts at 8:00 AM and runners have a three-hour time limit to finish
Race Weather & Climate
Located right on the border with Arkansas in easternmost East Texas, the town of Texarkana tends to see mild to moderately cool and sometimes even cold conditions in the late winter months. In February, local average monthly temperatures range between 58°F and 34°F, while rainfall amounts average around 3.8 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Feb. 17), the average high is 59°F and the average low is 35°F.
View the race route map for the Run The Line Half Marathon
To reserve your spot in the late winter 2013 running of Texarkana's Run The Line Half Marathon race, visit the event website.
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