The Longview Half Marathon has become an annual tradition in March for many years. AMBUCS and The Longview Running Club have managed the race through the years and have graciously handed the reins to the East Texas Down Syndrome Group to continue this venture.
Our race purpose is to advocate for acceptance and inclusion in the community for those with Down syndrome and other disabilities. All proceeds go to the East Texas Down Syndrome Group. Down syndrome or Trisomy 21 is a chromosomal anomaly with 3 copies of chromosome 21. World Down Syndrome Day #WDSD is always held March 21st (3/21) to represent triplication of the 21st Chromosome. The timing of the race will be at the half marathon and 5K marks, but every runner will have the opportunity to finish at the 13.21 & 3.21 mile marks symbolizing individuals who rock the extra chromosome.
Come out for a good race, great time, and a fantastic cause! The race starts in downtown Longview at the corner of Tyler St. & Center St. You will run through the Cargill Long Park Trail and back up through the Borman Trail. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy the day with us.Packet Pick Up:
Packet Pickup will be held at Racket and Jog in Longview TX, 1419 W Loop 281 Longview TX
. On Thursday March 15th from 4:00 to 6:30 pm, Friday from 1:00 Pm to 6:30 pm and Saturday Morning from 6:30am to 7:30 am.Time:
Half Marathon starts at 7:30am in front of Silver Grizzly Esspresso and the 3.21 Mile Run starts at 8:00 AM at the same spot.Race Maps:
Half Marathon -http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1924687916
3.21 Mile Run - http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1924715051
To register online, please click on the image below.
THE RACE WILL PROCEED ON TIME RAIN OR SHINE. HOWEVER, THE RACE DIRECTOR RESERVES THE AUTHORITY TO DELAY OR, IN WORST CASES, CANCEL THE RACES IF IT IS DEEMED IN THE BEST INTEREST OF SAFETY DUE TO FACTORS BEYOND THE DIRECTOR’S CONTROL SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIGHTNING, TORNADOES, FLOODED ROADS, SUSTAINED WINDS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH, FIRES, OR CRIMINAL/TERRORIST ACTIVITY. IN SUCH CASES RACE ORGANIZERS WOULD BE UNABLE TO REFUND ENTRY FEES AS MONIES WOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN SPENT ON RACE PREPARATION. EFFORTS WOULD BE MADE TO AFFORD PAID ENTRANTS DISCOUNTED ENTRIES IN FUTURE AREA RACES.