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Run the Rails
October 14, 2023
Union City, TN
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About The Run the Rails
The Run the Rails Half Marathon in Union City, Tennessee on 14 October 2023 is a great event for runners of all abilities. The course begins at the Obion County Fairgrounds and winds its way through some of the most picturesque parts of town before heading out onto the rails-to-trails path that follows along an old railroad line. This out and back route offers spectacular views of nature as well as interesting sights in town, including historic buildings and churches.
The weather during this time of year is usually mild; temperatures are generally between 50°F (10°C) to 75°F (24°C), making it comfortable enough to run without overheating or feeling chilly. The scenery along the route changes from start to finish – from rolling hills with lush green foliage, open farmland, quaint small town streets, railway crossings and wetlands teeming with wildlife – there’s something for everyone! You may even spot a few deer or wild turkeys along your journey!
As far as crowds go, you won’t find any shortage here! Union City is always bustling with excitement during race day – spectators come out in droves to cheer on runners while they make their way around town. There are also plenty of volunteers stationed throughout the course offering words of encouragement and assistance if needed – creating an extremely supportive atmosphere which makes running much more enjoyable.
Another thing that makes Run The Rails stand out from other races is that it offers special prizes for first place finishers across various age categories, such as medals and cash awards. Additionally, each runner receives a unique finisher medal once they cross the finish line – adding one more reason why participants keep coming back year after year! All things considered Run The Rails Half Marathon really has something for everyone; whether you’re looking for a challenging race or just want to take part in some fun community activities – this event has it all!