2019 Run the Line Half Marathon Expecting a Record Year

2019 run the line Texarkana

(TexarkanaUSA February 5, 2019) – In its twelfth year, the Texarkana, USA Run the Line Half Marathon is expecting a record number of racers on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

The half marathon will begin at 7:30 am at Broad and Main Street in front of the Bi-State Justice Building in downtown Texarkana, TX and finishes at 3rd and Wood Street in Texarkana, AR. Runners can still register online at txkruntheline.org until race day to run 13.1 miles or a 2 or 4-person relay. Volunteers are also needed along the race route and can contact info@txkruntheline.org to volunteer

Race registrations are currently at 550, up from 478in 2018. Run the Line has received registrations from 13 states, including a first ever registration from Connecticut. The race is a unique event because itis one of the few races run in two states. Athletesoften seek out the race with the goal of running a race in every state. Additionally, the race is partly run on paved walking trails, which not only makes the race distinctive, but makes it fit the mission of the organizing committee.  

Co-Race Directors and Partnership for the Pathway Board Members Melinda Vammen and Julie-Ray Harrison said, “Run the Line is easily our biggest fundraiser for walking and bicycling trails around Texarkana. Each year, we’re able to make our city more beautiful because so many locals and new friends from all over the nation come to run in our city.” Vammen adds, “We’re so proud of our local runners and appreciative of the Texarkana community members that support this event. I think out of town athletes talk highly about us because so many organizations and both cities come together to support a unique fundraiser for local walking trails.”

2019 Run the line has several sponsors including Farmers Bank and Trust

Platinum Sponsors for the race include: The City of Texarkana, AR; The City of Texarkana, TX; CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System; Texarkana, TX Parks and Recreation; Texarkana, Arkansas Parks Department; Racquet and Jog; Walmart; and Farmers Bank & Trust. 

2019 run the line Texarkana
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About Run the Line Half Marathon: The Run the Line Half Marathon was founded in 2006 as a fundraiser for Partnership for the Pathway, an all-volunteer non-profit organization committed to helping the cities build a safe walking and bicycling trail system throughout Texarkana. A unique race that crosses Arkansas and Texas state lines in addition being included in the Arkansas Grand Prix Series and the Natural State Running Series, Run the Line is a 13.1-mile race with relay options. To learn more, visit their website at txkruntheline.org or Facebook page at facebook.com/txkruntheline.

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