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OKTOBERFEST TRAIL RUN

ECO SERIES PRAIRIES

Chaparral Trail in Farmersville Texas
5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi, 50k
October 19, 2024

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Eco Trail Race

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

Run along the newly reclaimed Chaparral Trail, through gorgeous prairies, on a flat, fast course. Celebrate with us afterwards and enjoy a complimentary beverage.

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Volunteer

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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Sponsor

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 Trail Race

The Course

The Chaparral Trail is a converted railroad that has quickly become a reclaimed multi-use trail spanning 35+ miles, beginning in the quaint city of Farmersville.

 

You'll run this fast course over a paved and crushed-stone trail, across bridges, and along prairies and farmland. This is an out and back course under a canopy of trees with beautiful country views. 

After the race, relax with friends and other runners and enjoy a complimentary beverage.
 

Each registrant receives one Tupps Brewery beverage with a valid bib. ID required for alcohol.

Start and Finish Times

The Start and Finish will be near the Onion Shed

7:00 am     26.2mi, 50k start 

8:00 am     13.1mi start 

9:00 am     5k, 10k start 

3:00 pm     Cutoff all distances

RACE BRIEFINGS - begin 10 minutes prior to race start time, at the start line

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RACES START - on the scheduled time for each distance and late starts are not accommodated

Competitions

YES - this race is part of the Texas Trail Running Eco Series - Eco Challenge

Results

Course Markings

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

Maps

Course Difficulty 

1 = Flat / Fast course with little elevation gain or loss on a non-technical terrain.

Registration

RACE DAY

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.

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Change your distance online now

Early Registration Discounts

Sign up early for best pricing

 

Last day for

  • Best Discount - April 8, 2024

  • Good Discount - July 15, 2024

  • Standard Pricing - Race Day

Swag and Awards

RACE SHIRT - Guarantee a shirt, register by September 29, 2024

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 Photos

Itinerary

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 18, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm      Packet Pick Up

                               Farmersville Onion Shed 

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 19, 2024

6:00 - 10:00 am    Registration and Packet Pick Up

                               Farmersville Onion Shed 

7:00 am                 26.2mi, 50k race start

8:00 am                 13.1mi race start

9:00 am                 5k, 10k 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

LOCATIONS

  • 0.0 miles -  Start/Finish/Turnaround

  • 1.5 miles -  Farmersville

  • 5.7 miles -  Merritt

  • 9.7 miles -  Merritt

  • 13.9 miles - Farmersville

  • 15.4 miles - Start/Finish/Turnaround

 

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

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 >> 

Parking, Lodging and Travel 

Parking

J.W. Spain Complex

400 Merit Street, Farmersville, TX 75442

Rike Field

100 S. Rike Street, Farmersville, TX 75442

Directions to the Trail

The Trail Race starts at the

 

Historic Onion Shed

154 S. Main Street, Farmersville, TX 75442

Camping

There is no cost to camp Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon on race weekend.

 

South Lake Park

1687 Old Josephine Road, Farmersville, TX 75442

Safety is a priority. We will have security driving by, and through the campsite, throughout the night. Please take all needed precautions and lock up all valuables. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Camping includes bathrooms, but no showers and running water. 

ALSO NOTE:  Ultra Expeditions is not responsible for any missing or damaged property, or any accidents.

Hotels

The closest hotels are in the Farmerserville area.

Airports

The closest airports are:

Dallas Love Field

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

McKinney National Airport

Our Amazing Sponsors

Race Sponsors

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Partner Sponsors

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Multiple Sponsorship Packages available.

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