Barrier Island Ultra


Run on one of the longest barrier islands in Texas
on Mustang Island
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50k, 50mi
November 5, 2022

Presented by Destiny Rescue

The Race

5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50k, 50mi

Eco Region:  Coast

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!


Call for Volunteers

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!


Multiple Packages

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

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

Course Markings

Races are marked with in-ground flagging and directional signage for each distance.



View and explore the trails via park maps.


Course Difficulty 

2 = Easy to Moderate course with little to no elevation gain or loss. 100% of the course footing is on hard packed sand.


Aid Stations

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:  Water, electrolyte drinks, and various salty, sweet and savory snacks


Aid stations will be conveniently located every 3-5 miles on the out and back course.​

Cupless Race

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 >> 

Race Shirts, Medals and Awards

To guarantee a race shirt, register by October 19, 2022.


Finishers receive a beautiful, custom designed medal, based on availability.

Winner Awards


Top Male and Top Female for each race. Awards will be emailed after the race ends.

Race Photos


FRIDAY – November 4, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm       Packet Pick Up / Registration at the Beach Lodge 

SATURDAY – November 5, 2022

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 - March 31, 2022

  • Good Discount - April 30, 2022

  • Standard Pricing - Race Day



Be part of the fun and volunteer.  We promise you a great time.


All of our volunteers receive discounts toward future races and enjoy free food, beverages and parking.

There are opportunities to man aid stations, registration and help at the start and finish lines.

Contact us for more information.  Or sign up now.

Parking, Lodging and Travel 

Park Entrance and Parking

Beach Lodge
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.

Best Western

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:

Corpus Christi International Airport


Sponsorship Opportunities

There are multiple sponsorship levels available. 

Title Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Get all the Sponsorship Package Details.  

Learn more >>

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Partner Sponsors

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