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Longview Half Marathon and 5K rebirth, 2011

In #ThrowbackThursday

Jessica Kuhn

By Jessica Kuhn
March 12, 2015 at 1:28 p.m.
Updated March 12, 2015 at 1:29 p.m.



In 1976, the Longview Running Cub started an annual trot known as the Kilgore to Longview run. Participants would literally take off from Kilgore and run to Longview along Texas 31. However, construction on the road in 2001 caused the club to discontinue the annual event.

Now back in action, the Longview Running Club sponsors the Longview Half Marathon and 5K with proceeds benefiting the Longview Ambucs, which works to provide opportunities for people with disabilities.

Taken the first year of the run’s rebirth, this week’s #ThrowbackThursday photo was dated March 19, 2011, with description, “Runners start the first annual Longview Half Marathon Saturday at Lobo Stadium. Proceeds from the event benefit Longview Ambucs.”

Taking part in the run this weekend? Check out this week’s Taste story about foods that help long-distance runners have energy by Features Editor Christina Lane.

Enjoying our #tbt pictures? Don’t forget to check back next Thursday for another visual walk down memory lane as we take a tour through our archives and join the #ThrowbackThursday social media trend. 

If you have old photos from the region you would like to share, please send them to jkuhn@news-journal.com with the subject line “Throwback Thursday.”

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