November 10th, 2013 | txkrtl
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This is the 12th Annual Run the Line! 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 proud to be in the prestigious 2019 Arkansas Grand Prix Series. This is our 10th year to be in Series. Information about the series is available at www.arkrrca.com.
We are also excited to be the first race in the brand-new 2019 Natural State Running Series. Runners have two years to complete 8 marathons and/or half marathons in 11 different Arkansas running events. The races and registration are available at https://naturalstateruns.com/.
Registration opened on August 17 at: https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Texarkana/RuntheLineHalfMarathonTXAR.
Online registration will be available at packet pickup on Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16. Online registration will be available on Race Day from 6:15 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Four devices will be available for registration. You might facilitate the process by bringing your laptop, tablet, or smart phone to register. There is no paper registration.
Start: 7:30 a.m. for all race participants. Race will have starting waves based on mile time and pace groups. Look for 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30 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. For personal safety, everyone must finish by 11:30 a.m. when the course closes.
The Course Map and Elevation Map are posted in The Course on the home page.
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 online late registration are at on Friday, February 15 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Racquet & Jog. There is no paper registration. Four electronic devices will be available for online registration. Bring your smart phone or tablet to facilitate the process. 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 is 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 online registration is from 6:15 to 7:00 a.m. Four devices will be available for registration. Using your tablet or smart phone may facilitate the process. 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.
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. Do not park in a church parking lot.
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. Do not park in a church parking lot.
The medal has the date and RTL Half Marathon & Relays on the neck ribbon.
The t-shirt is a soft Russell Athletic shirt 47% oxford cotton & 53% poly with dri-power moisture wicking, odor protection, and UPF 30+ sun protection features.
Awards for the Top three female and male finishers Overall, Master, Grand Master, and Senior will be presented in the Hopkins Ice House on the stage at 10:30 a.m. Top three female and male Overall Finishers receive $100 gift certificates. Only one award per person.
Awards for the 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 can be picked up from volunteers manning tables to the left in the Hopkins Ice House as the results are printed and available. Only one award per person.
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. For personal safety, everyone must complete the race by 11:30 a.m.
Runner or Walker – $55 ($65 after January 20; $75 after February 3)
2-Person Relay Team – $50 per member ($60 after January 20; $70 after February 3)
4-Person Relay Team – $45 per member ($55 after January 20; $65 after February 3)
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 12. Reservations at this rate may apply after February 12 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 at this hotel http://group.hamptoninn.com/RunTheLine-Feb16
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.
Hampton Inn, 5302 Crossroads Parkway, Texarkana, AR 71854, Phone: 870-774-4267.
$69.00 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 right.
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 ahead on the right.
The race timer is Mac’s Race Timing Service. The website is http://www.macsrts.com. 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 http://www.runbikeswimphotos.com. 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).
Bringing the family? Kids 5 through 12 participate every year in the Kids Run the Line TOO event on Saturday, February 16th 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. Registration will open in January. For information go to: www.txkruntheline.org/kidstoo.