Run the Rail - Half Marathon 2020

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This race, our fifth 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 "railbanked" this stretch of rail bed making it available for non-motorized activities.

Race Day is October 10, 2020, 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 9, 2019, 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.

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Distance:

Half-marathon

Price:

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Organized since 2017

Short review

This race, our fifth 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 "railbanked" this stretch of rail bed making it available for non-motorized activities.

Race Day is October 10, 2020, 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 9, 2019, 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.


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Run the Rail 2019 - 1/2 Marathon (2 person relay)

October 12, 2019

The race starts at 08:00

21 km

from $45

Run the Rail 2019 - 1/2 Marathon (4 person relay)

October 12, 2019

The race starts at 08:00

21 km

from $35

Run the Rail 2019 - 1/2 Marathon Student (4 person relay)

October 12, 2019

The race starts at 08:00

21 km

from $25

Run the Rail - 1/2 Marathon

October 10, 2020

The race starts at 08:00

21 km

from $55

Run the Rail - 1/2 Marathon (2 person relay)

October 10, 2020

The race starts at 08:00

21 km

from $45

Run the Rail - 1/2 Marathon (4 person relay)

October 10, 2020

The race starts at 08:00

21 km

from $35

Run the Rail - 1/2 Marathon Student (4 person relay)

October 10, 2020

The race starts at 08:00

21 km

from $25

Weather for Oct 10, 2020

61.38 °F

Wind: 5.46 m/s.

Possible drizzle throughout the day..

Very Good for running

Past weather

Oct 13, 2018

58.61 °F, wind 3.7m/s

Mostly cloudy until afternoon..

Oct 12, 2019

60.92 °F, wind 1.47m/s

Partly cloudy throughout the day..

May 25, 2020

67.36 °F, wind 5.32m/s

Clear throughout the day..

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