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Run the Rail 2018


Sat October 13, 2018
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Location: New Boston, TX US 75570 Directions
Type: Trail Race
Events
Event Time Price Details
Run the Rail 2018 - 1/2 Marathon
Time
8:00AM CDT - 11:59AM CDT
N/A
Run the Rail 2018 - 1/2 Marathon (2 person relay)
Time
8:00AM CDT - 11:59AM CDT
N/A
Run the Rail 2018 - 1/2 Marathon (4 person relay)
Time
8:00AM CDT - 11:59AM CDT
N/A
Place
#1 Trail Head Park Plaza
New Boston, TX US 75570
Description

This race, our third annual, is being run from DeKalb, Texas, to New Boston, Texas, on the northeast terminus of the longest (130 miles) hike/bike trail in Texas. This year we will feature two and four person relays in addition to the traditional half marathon.

The Northeast Texas trail runs from Trailhead Pavilion in New Boston, Texas, to Farmersville, Texas. In the late 1990's, two railroads, the Union Pacific and the Chaparral, decided to cease active service and "rail banked" this stretch of rail bed making it available for non motorized activities.

Race Day is October 13, 2018, with the race starting on the trail just off of Highway 82 in DeKalb, Texas, at approximately the 900 block of Grizzly Drive across from the Maranatha Christian Center, and finishing at the Three Bostons' Museum located downtown New Boston, Texas, at  #1 Trail Head Park Plaza.  A post-race celebration will take place at the finish line. On the morning of the race, buses will be carrying participants from Trailhead Park in New Boston to the start line in DeKalb with the last bus leaving at 7:30 a.m.

Registration Packet pick up will be under the Trailhead Pavilion (just west of the Three Bostons' Museum) on October 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and again on the day of the race from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.

***Be sure and register before September 13, 2018, to catch our discounted early bird special registration price.*** 

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