When you live in a town like New Boston, Texas, getting involved is a huge part of the community. The New Boston Chamber of Commerce sponsors a variety of events every year, bringing residents together to celebrate holidays, festivals and more. Whether you're a long-time resident or just in town for the weekend, you're always welcome to join us for our local events.
Call us today for more information about the event schedule.
The New Boston Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Food Truck Expo on Friday and Saturday with Brett Shelton and his band offering live entertainment on stage from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday. If you and your significant other cannot make up your mind on where to eat on Friday or Saturday, come to downtown New Boston (10am-10pm) where you will have a variety of options to choose from at lunch and dinner. If you would like to participate as a food vendor, call the Chamber Office and let Jane Hanna know. There are only 12 slots available, and they are filling up fast. We look forward to seeing you there!!
The half marathon is run from DeKalb, Texas, to New Boston, Texas. The full marathon will run from Avery, Texas through De Kalb, Texas and into New Boston, Texas. All of our races take place on the northeast terminus of the longest (130 miles) hike/bike trail in Texas. This year we will feature two and four-person relays in addition to the traditional marathon and half marathon.
The Northeast Texas trail runs from Trailhead Pavilion in New Boston, Texas, to Farmersville, Texas. In the late 1990's, two railroads, the Union Pacific and the Chaparral, decided to cease active service and "railbanked" this stretch of rail bed making it available for non-motorized activities.
Race Day is October 9, 2021. The half marathon starts on the trail just off of Highway 82 in DeKalb, Texas, at approximately the 900 block of Grizzly Drive across from the Maranatha Christian Center. The marathon will start from the junction of CR 4310 and CR 4315 in Red River County and finish at the Three Bostons' Museum located in downtown New Boston, Texas, at #1 Trail Head Park Plaza. A post-race celebration will take place at the finish line. On the morning of the race, shuttles will carry participants from Trailhead Park in New Boston to the start line in DeKalb and Avery.
Registration Packet pick up will be under the Trailhead Pavilion (just west of the Three Bostons' Museum) on October 8, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and again on the day of the race from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.
Please keep up to date with our latest news on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/runtherailhalfmarathon.
The New Boston Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Food Truck Expo on Friday and Saturday along with a Halloween Costume Contest, Cake Walk, Trunk or Treat, and many other fun activities. If your business or organization would like to participate in any of these activities, please call the Chamber Office and let Jane Hanna know what you would like to do. Judging for the Costumes will start at 6:00 pm with the winners declared at 7:00 pm. For a fun-filled family night, come to New Boston and enjoy a night out on the town. If you have some picky eaters in your family, bring them early and let everyone choose their own restaurant! If you would like to participate as a food vendor, call the Chamber Office and let Jane Hanna know. There are only 12 slots available, and they are filling up fast. We look forward to seeing you there!!