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The Southwest 100

March 27-28, 2021

5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi, 50k, 50mi

FORT DAVIS, TEXAS

ECO SERIES - MOUNTAINS

Nestled in the historic Davis Mountains, this race starts on the legendary San Antonio-El Paso Road in the heart of Fort Davis National Historic Site. This remote outpost in the 1800's was set up by the U.S. Army as a refuge for travelers making the 600 mile journey by horse or wagon train through hostile Indian country. It was also home to the famous Buffalo Soldiers.

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The Texas Trail Running Eco Series

Multi-race Competition

 

ULTRA CUP TEAM - Competitive Track

ULTRA CUP INDIVIDUAL - Competitive Track

ECO CHALLENGE - Completion Track

Texas is home to many of the world's most spectacular ecoregions. The Texas Trail Running Eco Series takes you to the ocean's sandy beaches, through canyons, dense forests, sprawling prairies and over hills and mountains. All in Texas.  Now you can take the most diverse trail running experience to the next level and compete in the Ultra Cup Team, Ultra Cup Individual and Eco Challenge. Learn more about the awards and prizes, rules, details and registration. It's an amazing adventure.

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The Wild Canyon Ultra

April 17, 2021

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k, 100k

QUITAQUE, TEXAS

ECO SERIES - CANYONS

There's no other race in Texas like this (and not many in the US for that matter). The races take place on a rocky single track trail that loops the course. You'll experience red rock canyons and buffalo herds that roam wild. You'll run through prairie dog towns on a course that's beautiful yet tough and rugged; down to the canyons bottom and up to cliff tops with a 100 mile view. Don't miss the chance to run with Bison as the park is home to the Texas State Bison Herd and is the state’s largest herd. ​

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The Tacos y Cerveza Trail Run

May 1, 2021

5k, 10k, 13.1mi

FORT WORK, TEXAS

URBAN SERIES

Trails, Free Tacos, and Beer? Sign me up! Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo by running on the beautiful and expansive Trinity Trails System in Fort Worth. The flat and fast course traverses bridges overlooking the river, parks with groves of oak trees, and double track trail on non-technical terrain consisting of both pavement and dirt.

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The Hidden Hills Ultra

May 15, 2021

5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi, 50mi

PALO PINTO MOUNTAINS STATE PARK, TEXAS

ECO SERIES - HILL COUNTRY

Run through rocky escarpments, around massive lakes, and under hill country cedars at the newest Texas state park. Not open to the public, this is your only chance to experience the Palo Pinto Mountains.

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El Fuego 50

July 17, 2021

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k

FORT WORTH, TEXAS

URBAN SERIES

Near to downtown Fort Worth, between the botanical gardens and Clear Fork Trinity River, lies beautiful Trinity Park and Trinity Trails. The location of the El Frio 50 & El Fuego 50. These no frills races are part of a two part series designed to be ran at opposite times of the year. The course showcases some of the best views of the Fort Worth skyline while winding along the river and through old growth oak trees. Participants will enjoy downtown views, music, food, a flat fast 3.1 mile loop course consisting of mostly pavement with a small portion of gravel road, and much more. If you're looking for a challenge that is hot as hell then this unique experience on a course designed for PRs or to break into the ultra scene then this is for you.

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The Piney Woods Ultra

September 18, 2021

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k, 100k

TYLER, TEXAS

ECO SERIES - FORESTS

Wind through deep green pine forests on rooty single track while chasing deer and other wildlife. Enjoy the dizzying and majestic pine canopy above as you are shaded on your adventure. This diverse, single track course, almost entirely underneath a canopy of 100-foot tall pine timber, will keep you captivated as you navigate rolling hills through rooty and pine needle conditioned trail. Enjoy a post race refreshing swim in the 64-acre spring-fed lake while you rest and recover.

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Oktoberfest Trail Run Festival

October 16, 2021

5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi, 50k

FARMERSVILLE, TEXAS

ECO SERIES - PRAIRIES

Be a part of our annual Oktoberfest. Races all run on the Chaparral Trail, previously used by the railroad. Then, celebrate at a festival with free food and a biergarten for runners and volunteers. Post Race Festival for runners, volunteers and sponsors with Music, Food, and Cold Beer.

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The Barrier Island Ultra

November 6, 2021

5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi, 50k, 50mi

PORT ARANSAS, TEXAS

ECO SERIES - COAST

Adjacent to the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world, Mustang Island gets its name from the wild horses that roamed the island for hundreds of years. This chain of barrier islands protect miles of coastline, dunes, prairies and wind tidal flats teeming with life. They are also a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle and a haven for over 380 bird species. Runners will start the race at our salty seaside bar serving as the start/finish area. Experience crashing waves, salty air, hard packed sand, ocean breezes and open beaches on this out and back course. Wind down after the race with sand between your toes and enjoy a beer, a margarita, or seafood to mark the occasion. 

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The Wildcatter Ultra

January 9, 2021

 

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k

GRAHAM, TEXAS

ECO SERIES - HILL COUNTRY

Run on newly minted trails designed specifically for this race at Wildcatter Ranch & Resort. This is the only race that blends rugged terrain with luxury to form a unique Texas experience.

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The Urban Ultra - Dallas

January 23, 2021

 

5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi, 50k

DALLAS, TEXAS

URBAN SERIES

Voted the best skyline in the world by USA Today, The Urban Ultra & Marathon will showcase some of the best views of the Dallas skyline. The only race that is run entirely on the Skyline trail, participants will enjoy electric views, music, food trucks, a flat fast loop course consisting of mostly pavement with a small portion of gravel road, and much more.

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El Frio 50

January 30, 2021

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k

FORT WORTH, TEXAS

URBAN SERIES

Near to downtown Fort Worth, between the botanical gardens and Clear Fork Trinity River, lies beautiful Trinity Park and Trinity Trails. The location of the El Frio 50 & El Fuego 50. These no frills races are part of a two part series designed to be ran at opposite times of the year. The course showcases some of the best views of the Fort Worth skyline while winding along the river and through old growth oak trees. Participants will enjoy downtown views, music, food, a flat fast 3.1 mile loop course consisting of mostly pavement with a small portion of gravel road, and much more. If you're looking for a challenge that is "literally" cool then this unique experience on a course designed for PRs or to break into the ultra scene is for you.

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The Plano Half Marathon

February 13, 2021

5k, 10k, 13.1mi

PLANO, TEXAS

URBAN SERIES

At over 800 acres, the beautiful Oak Point Nature Preserve will be host to the Plano Half Marathon. The course will showcase some of the best urban park trails in the Dallas/Fort Worth area while winding through woodland oaks, blackland prairie, along side creeks, city streets and more. The entire course will be on paved trails and city streets.

Seminole Canyon State Park

The Border to Badlands Ultra

February 27, 2021

 

5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi, 50k, 50mi

SEMINOLE CANYON STATE PARK, TEXAS

ECO SERIES - DESERT

Everything is bigger in Texas. This is more than just a race. This is an experience. Come take in the prehistoric area dating back some 10,000 years in a sprawling desert, with majestic canyons.

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