5Ks for days

Upcoming public races in the Texarkana area


Graohic by Caden Rainwater

Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor

A local 5k can provide any sort of amenities from providing exercise to competing against local athletes. Here is a list of upcoming races that you and your friends can participate in.

Run the Line Half Marathon

The Run the Line Half Marathon is a new take on the destination of a 13.1 mile race. The race begins in Texas, progresses into Arkansas, returns to Texas and ends in Arkansas territory. The kids’ run is on Feb.15, 2020 and the half marathon is on Feb.16, 2020. The race begins in downtown Texarkana, Texas, with 13.1 miles, eight water stops, and the large Arkansas Boulevard hill.


The 6K4WATER is a 6 kilometer run/walk to raise money for watermission.org,which digs wells in third world communities. After raising over $5,000 last year, the race is returning to Texarkana, Texas on April 4, 2020. Bringing awareness to people around the world with little to no access to clean water, this race provides support and exercise.

Four States Triathlon

The Four States Triathlon is a race for someone willing to test their abilities in swimming, biking and running. Taking place on May 17, 2020, with the starting line placed on Elliot Lake, a 600-yard swim, followed by a 14 mile ride, finished with a 3 mile run can tear down any athlete. The twenty-first running of the Four States Triathlon will be accompanied by music, food and drinks, presenting a family friendly atmosphere for anyone wishing to attend.