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This is the 11th Annual Run the Line!

February 18, 2018

Looking for race details? We’ve got you covered. On this page: Online Registration, Packet Pick Up, Directions to the Starting Line, Race Host Hotels, Entertainers, Kids Run the Line Too, Current Weather Forecasts for the Texarkana area on race day. We are excited to be in the prestigious 2018 Arkansas Grand Prix Series!

Online Registration

Registration is open at:

Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, February 15. After that, late registration is available at packet pickup on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17, and on Race Day.

Starting Line

Start: 7:30 a.m. for all race participants. Race will have starting waves based on mile time and pace groups. Look for Pace Group Leaders with signs at the start.

Start is located at the intersection of Broad and Main Streets in downtown Texarkana. (GPS location: 201 W Broad Street, Texarkana, Texas). In addition to the port-a-potties near the starting line, two Ladies’ and two Men’s restrooms are available inside the Bi-State Justice Building on the 1st floor.

Participants must be at least 13 years old by race day. Strollers and dogs (other than service dogs) are not allowed on the course during the race. Everyone must finish by 11:15 a.m. when the course will close.

Packet Pick Up & Late Registration

We’re proud to announce that Racquet & Jog, located at 3435 Richmond Road in Texarkana, Texas will be the home of our packet pick up along with late registration. Racquet & Jog is located on the north side of the building.

Packet pickup and late registration are at Racquet & Jog on Friday, February 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Racquet & Jog. Registration is payable by credit card, cash or check. Bring an electronic or paper copy of your Registration Confirmation form with your Bib Number to pick up your packet.  Packet pickup stations are in Bib Number order.

Race Day packet pickup and registration are from 6:15 to 7:10 a.m. at the downtown race site inside the west end of the Bi-State Justice Building (GPS location: 201 W Broad Street, Texarkana, Texas). Race Day registration will require a tablet or smart phone. There is no paper registration. Race Day registration payment is by credit card, check, or cash.  Bring an electronic or paper copy of your Registration Confirmation with Bib Number to pick up your packet. Packet pick-up stations will be in Bib Number order. 

A friend or family member may serve as your proxy to pick-up your packet if they have a paper or electronic copy of your Registration Confirmation and your driver’s license.  The person who picks up your packet needs your Bib Number.

Directions to Start

GPS Starting Line location: 201 W Broad Street, Texarkana, Texas, in downtown Texarkana at Broad and Main Streets intersection.

From Interstate 30:  Exit Stateline Avenue and go south approximately 3 miles. Go around the Post Office and continue on Stateline Avenue for 3 blocks. The starting line is 1 block to your right on Broad Street. Park in any open parking lots, on Broad Street, or parking lots south of Broad Street.

From I-549:  Take the Texas Loop and exit South Stateline. Turn right on South Stateline. Exit 3rd Street to the right. Go to Stateline Avenue. The starting line is 1 block south on Stateline Avenue, then 1 block to your right on Broad Street. Park in any open parking areas, on Broad Street, or parking lots south of Broad Street.

Finisher Medal & Shirt

2018 RTL Medal Photo

T-shirt photo will be posted as soon as available.


Top three female and male finishers Overall, Master, Grand Master, and Senior; Top three female and male in age groups 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, and every 5 years thereafter to 80+; Top female and male Walkers; Top 3 places for 2-Person Relay Teams; Top 3 places for 4-Person Relay Team. Only one award per person.  The top three female and male Overall finishers will each receive a $100 gift certificate.

2-Person & 4-Person Relay Teams

Teams may be composed of runners and/or fast walkers.  Each member of a 2-person team completes 2.55 miles. Each member of a 4-person team completes about 3.28 miles. Team names are required for all relay teams. Finishing time will be captured for each team, not for individual team members. Everyone must complete the race by 11:15 a.m.

Registration Pricing

Runner or Walker – $55 ($65 after January 21; $75 after February 4)

2-Person Relay Team – $50 per member ($60 after January 21; $70 after February 4)

4-Person Relay Team – $45 per member ($55 after January 21; $65 after February 4)

Race Hotels

Special rates are available only by calling the hotel to make a reservation and requesting rooms reserved for the Run the Line Half Marathon. Special rates are available until February 11. Reservations at this rate may apply after February 11 based on availability. Both hotels offer a hot breakfast beginning at 6:00am. Late checkout is available until 1:00pm if you request it.

Hampton Inn and Suites, 4601 Cowhorn Creek Rd, Texarkana, TX 75503, Phone: 903-832-3499.
$65.00 one king bed standard room or $69.00 two queen beds standard room plus tax. The hotel has been recently remodeled. The hotel has a van to take small groups of runners to the race start and to pick them up after the race.

Click on link to make your reservation:

Directions for Texas Host Hotel:

Directions going east on IH-30 from Dallas: Take Exit 220B Richmond Road. Turn right onto S. Cowhorn Creek Loop. Cross Cowhorn Creek Road. Hotel is on the left.

Directions going west on IH-30 from Little Rock: Take Exit 220B Richmond Road. Merge onto St. Michael Drive. Turn right onto N. Cowhorn Creek Loop. Turn right onto Cowhorn Creek Road and cross over the interstate. Hotel is ahead on the right.

Best Western Plus Inn & Suites, 5219 Crossroads Parkway, Texarkana, AR 71854, Phone: 870-774-1534.
$65.00 one king bed standard room or $69.00 two queen beds standard room plus tax. The hotel is recently remodeled.

Directions for Arkansas Host Hotel: 

Directions going east on IH-30 from Dallas: Take Exit 1 Jefferson Street to frontage road heading east. Continue to a stop sign and turn left. Cross the Jefferson Street overpass to the north; turn left on to the frontage road. Go west on the frontage road until you see several hotels on your right. Move to the right lane and turn right on to Crossroads Parkway. The hotel is on the left.

Directions going west on IH-30 from Little Rock: Take Exit 223 Stateline Avenue to the frontage road heading west. Quickly move into the right lane. The hotel is on your right. Turn right on to Crossroads Parkway. The hotel is on the left.

Race Timer & Photographer 

The race timer is Mac’s Race Timing Service. The website is Mac is a runner and highly recommended by several Arkansas races and runners. Mac’s timing tags attach to your shoe and are to be returned. Volunteers will be in the finish line area to collect the timing tags.

The race photographer is Run Bike Swim Photos. The website is  All of their photographers are experienced athletes. Check out their first class photos on their website. Get ready to smile!


We’ll have plenty of entertainers along the course AND at the finish line this year, including: Mile 2 – Milam Albright, DJ Mile 7 – Donnie Hunt, Glad You Came DJs (More info here) Mile 10 – Mystery Spot…unless you’ve run the race, you’ll never guess what’s waiting here….. Mile 11 – Jonathan Lenaway, Spotlight Karaoke (More info here).


Weather in the Texarkana area is generally mild. Some years we’ve begun the race in the low 30’s and others in the low 50’s. (The general rule for distance running is to add twenty degrees to the forecast to know how you’ll feel once you’re warmed up).

Kids Run the Line TOO

Bringing the family? Kids 5 through 12 participate every year in the Kids Run the Line TOO event on Saturday, February 17th at 4:00 p.m. The fun run takes place on the campus of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System at the Fitness Center Parking Lot. For information go to:

2017 Race Results

RTL Overall Finish 2017

RTL Age Groups 2017

RTL Gender Finish 2017

2-Person & 4-Person Relay Teams


  1. What a great, well organized event with friendly and helpful volunteers.

  2. 2015 Run the Line was my first half marathon and I was completely impressed! The route was great, everything was very well organized and the cheerleaders were AMAZING!! The last 3.1 miles would’ve been a lot worse without the encouragement from the sidelines! I’m ready to do it all over again this year!

  3. This is an awesome race! So fun and the best post race party anywhere! Sign up…you will not regret it!

  4. Thanks for a GREAT run today! It was well organized, the volunteers were super and everything from registration to the medal at the finish was perfect. Who is Mr. Williams? He had lots of fans. I enjoyed their excitement for him. So fun!

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