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1877 Ultra

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k

Presented by

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Trail Race

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k

Come experience where Texas runs deep at the 1877 Ultra in historic Mineral Wells, where healing waters have brought visitors from all around the world since the early part of the 20th century.

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Join the Fun

As a Volunteer, you are the person that gives the runner the support and motivation to continue. We know how  important each of you are to the entire day and promise you a fun and rewarding experience.

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Great Opportunity

This is a great opportunity to share your company, brand and services with a large and targeted group. As a sponsor of one or more events, you can select from the multiple sponsorship levels available.

The Race

The Course

The town of Mineral Wells is steeped in history. From its founding in 1877, to its boom after the healing properties of its water was discovered, and now to its revitalization.


Held in the rolling hills of Lake Mineral Wells State Park, you'll run on the Cross Timbers Trail System. The trail showcases expansive views of the lake. You'll encounter rocks and a small amount of sandy trail on a single track course surrounded by beautiful Texas wildflowers.

After the race, cool down in the spring fed Lake Mineral Wells. Take some time to explore the quaint downtown shops and restaurants. Just a short drive from the DFW area, come for the race, then spend a weekend in this uniquely Texas getaway town.

Start and Finish Times

Located near the Cross Timbers Trailhead parking lot

7:00 am     50k

8:00 am     5k, 10k, 25k


3:00 pm     Cutoff all distances

Race Briefing - begin at the start line, 10 minutes prior to each race start time

Late Starts - All races start at the schedule time - late starts are not accommodated


NO - this race is not a part of the Texas Trail Running Eco Series - Ultra Cup and Eco Challenge


Course Markings

The race will be marked with in ground flagging, color coordinated directional signage, hanging flags and cones for each race distance.​

Course Map

Course Difficulty 

2 = Moderate course over rolling countryside on a mix of rock and dirt trails




Registration will remain open until the start of each distance - unless otherwise noted and/or the the race is Sold Out

A runner can step up or down in race distance up until the official race start time. After race start, changes in distances result in a DNF.

Change your distance online now

Early Registration Discounts

Sign up early to get the best pricing

Last day for

  • Best Pricing - April 10, 2023

  • To Get a Discount - July 17, 2023

Swag and Awards

RACE SHIRT - Guarantee a shirt, register by September 17, 2023

MEDAL - All finishers receive a custom designed medal

AWARDS - The first place Male and Female in each race distance, receive an award

Award notifications are sent via email

Race Pictures


FRIDAY – October 6 , 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm       Registration and Packet Pick Up

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SATURDAY – October 7, 2023

5:30 - 3:00 pm       Shuttle Service

Trailway Trailhead

6:00 - 8:00 am       Packet Pick Up and Registration

Cross Timbers Trailhead

7:00 am                  50k Race Start

8:00 am                  5k, 10k, 25k Race Start

3:00 pm                  Cutoff - all distances

Aid Stations

Well stocked Aid Stations provide

  • First Aid:  Band-Aids, Vaseline, and other basic first aid supplies

  • Food/Drink:  Crazy Water, electrolytes, various salty, sweet and savory snacks


  • Every 3 - 5 miles

  • Most aid stations are manned by passionate volunteers - although some aid stations may be unmanned

Cupless Race

This is an environmentally friendly race. Please bring your refillable water bottles and we will refill them at the aid stations. It's our goal to keep the trails litter free to preserve their beauty.

Training / Coaching

At every level, proper training can help you prepare for success. Ultra Expeditions has certified coaches and offers individual and group training packages. Learn More >> 


Parking, Lodging and Travel 


100 Park Road 71
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Shuttle Service

NOTE: Ultra Expeditions is not responsible for any parking tickets, towing fees, missing or damaged property, etc.

Park Pass

The Texas State Park collects day entrance and/or camping fees that are not covered as part of race registration. Everybody entering the park needs to purchase a pass.  

Print your day pass and place it on your dash the morning of the race.

You can buy your day pass 30 days prior to the event.


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Camping is available. Contact Lake Mineral Wells for more information and to make reservations.


p 940.328.1171 or Book Online 

Directions to the Start

The race starts at the:

Cross Timbers Trailhead - Lake Mineral Wells State Park

100 Park Road 71
Mineral Wells, TX 76067


The closest hotels are in Mineral Wells, Texas.


Book online to make reservations and get a special rate of

$125/night for Double Queens and 1 Bedroom Suites

$155/night for 2 Bedroom Suites

+fees and taxes

Rates based on a two-night stay

Applicable dates are October 6 - 8, 2023

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The closest airports are:

Dallas Love Field

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

Our Amazing Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Partner Sponsors

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Multiple Sponsorship Packages available.

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