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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.