Barrier Island Ultra
2023 REGISTRATION OPEN SOON
Barrier Island Ultra
ECO SERIES COAST
Mustang Island - Port Aransas, Texas
5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi, 50k, 50mi
November 11, 2023
Eco Trail Race
5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi 50k, 50mi
Run by the Gulf of Mexico through the wind and sea spray, over hard-packed sand, while waves lap at your feet. This is a true bucket list race!
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.
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.
If you love all things “ocean” this is the race for you! Join us in Port Aransas for this destination race. The course is run entirely on sand along the Gulf of Mexico. You choose your challenge – hard-packed sand near the water or softer sand near the road. Enjoy the sun and the sound of waves as you persevere through the wind.
After your race, hang with us on the beach, have an ice-cold drink and food from The Beach Lodge, or enjoy some shopping and sight-seeing in town. Make a vacation out of your race and enjoy the time with friends, family, and the UE Team!
Start and Finish Times
Start and Finish for all distances are at The Beach Lodge in Port Aransas
6:00 am - 50 mile Start
7:00 am - Marathon and 50k Start
7:30 am - Half Marathon Start
8:00 am - 5k and 10k Start
Race briefings begin promptly, 10 minutes prior to race start time, at the start line.
NOTE: All races start at the scheduled time. Late starts will not be accommodated.
3:00 pm 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50k
7:00 pm 50 mile
Races are marked with in-ground flagging and directional signage for each distance.
MAPS AND GUIDES
View and explore the trails via park maps.
2 = Easy to Moderate course with little to no elevation gain or loss. 100% of the course footing is on hard packed sand.
Well stocked Aid Stations manned by passionate volunteers and unmanned 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
Aid stations will be conveniently located every 3-5 miles on the out and back course.
This is an environmentally friendly race and it is our goal to keep the trails litter free to preserve their beauty.
Cups won't be supplied during this racing event. Please bring your refillable water bottles and we will refill them at the aid stations.
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 >>
Swag and Awards
RACE SHIRT - Guarantee a shirt, register by October 22, 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
FRIDAY – November 10, 2023
4:00 - 6:00 pm Packet Pick Up / Registration at the Beach Lodge
SATURDAY – November 11, 2023
5:30 - 8:00 am Packet Pick Up / Registration at the Beach Lodge
6:00 am 50 mile Race Start by the Beach Lodge
7:00 am Marathon and 50k Start by the Beach Lodge
7:30 am Half Marathon Start by the Beach Lodge
8:00 am 5k and 10k Start by the Beach Lodge
3:00 pm 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50k cutoff
7:00 pm 50 mile cutoff
Beach Lodge Address
2016 On The Beach Dr, Port Aransas, TX 78373
NOTE: Race briefings begin promptly, 10 minutes prior to race start time, at the start line. If they choose to drop during the race they will receive a DNF.
Registration will remain open until the start of each distance - unless the race is Sold Out.
Early Registration Discounts
Sign up early to get the best pricing.
Last day for each price break is:
Best Discount - May 1, 2023
Good Discount - August 14, 2023
Standard Pricing - Race Day
Parking, Lodging and Travel
Park Entrance and Parking
2016 On the Beach Dr.
Port Aransas, TX 78373
PLEASE NOTE: The beach/park may collect fees for entrance and/or parking that are not covered in race registration. The beach will be open for racers to arrive and leave. Please pay for your parking pass at city hall, the chamber of commerce, local grocery stores, or at various businesses and vendors in town or on the beach. Contact the city of Port Aransas for more information.
Directions to the Start
All race distances start and finish at the Beach Lodge in Port Aransas
The closest hotels are in Port Aransas, Texas.
400 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Camping is available at Mustang Island State Park and beach camping is available on public beaches with a permit.
PLEASE NOTE: Ultra Expeditions is not responsible for any missing or damaged property, or any accidents.
ALSO NOTE: The parks/city may collect fees for entrance and/or parking that are not covered in race registration. Contact Mustang Island State Park or the City of Port Aransas for more information.
The closest airports are:
Our Amazing Sponsors
We are pleased to announce Destiny Rescue as the title sponsor for the Barrier Island Ultra.
Destiny Rescue is an internationally-recognized non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in exploitation and the sex trade. Their vision is to rescue the sexually exploited and enslaved, restore the abused, protect the vulnerable, empower the poor and be a voice for those who can’t speak up for themselves.
Currently working in seven countries around the world and they have celebrated over 4000 lives rescued from the evils of sexual exploitation. Destiny Rescue has operations in Thailand, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, India and other locations that remain undisclosed for security purposes. They also have offices in three donor nations: United States, Australia and New Zealand.
Destiny Rescue realizes that human trafficking is a global problem. Until no more children are sold, forced or coerced into the sex trade, Destiny Rescue is fully committed to fighting for their freedom, their restoration and their futures.
Please help support them by donating and raising awareness for such a noble cause.
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