On October 14, 2017, West Bowie Rotary Club held their 2nd Annual "Run the Rail" Half Marathon relay.  The race was held at T & P Trail Park, HWY 82 Ellis Street, New Boston, Texas 75570

The second annual Run the Rail is in the books and is a big success in raising money that benefits West Bowie County.
We would like to give a very big thank you to all of the participants and all of our great sponsors including Farmer's Bank and Trust; the City of New Boston; Guaranty Bank and Trust; Red River Federal Credit Union; State Bank of DeKalb; Bates-Rolf Funeral Home; D&D Guns; Texarkana Tractor; and Industrial Air. Without these groups, this race would not be possible.

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This race is West Bowie Rotary Club's second annual 1/2 marathon and 1/2 marathon relay ran on the northeast terminus of the longest (130 miles) hike/bike trail in Texas.

The Northeast Texas trail runs from Trailhead Pavilion in New Boston, Texas, to Farmersville, Texas. In the late 1990's, 2 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