Oktoberfest Trail Run

ECO SERIES PRAIRIES

Run the historic Chaparral Trail in Farmersville Texas
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, 50k
October 8, 2022

Trail Race

5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, 50k 

Eco Region:  Prairies

Are you ready for an Oktoberfest like no other? Run along the newly reclaimed Chaparral Trail, through gorgeous prairies, on a flat, fast course. Celebrate with us afterwards enjoying complimentary food and beverages!

Volunteer

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!

Sponsor

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 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. Race this fast course over 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. 

Start and Finish Times

The Start and Finish will be near the Onion Shed

  • 7:00 am - 50k start 

  • 7:00 am - Marathon start 

  • 8:00 am - Half Marathon start 

  • 10:00 am  10k start 

  • 10:00 am 5k 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.

 

CUTOFFS

The cutoff for all distances is 3:00 pm. 

Course Markings

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

 

COURSE MAP

 

Course Difficulty 

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

Results

Aid Stations

Well stocked Aid Stations manned by passionate volunteers, 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

NOTE:  Some aid stations may 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 >> 

Swag and Awards

RACE SHIRT - Guarantee a shirt, register by September 21, 2022

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 7, 2022

4 - 6 pm      Packet Pick Up at the Farmersville Onion Shed 

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 8, 2022

6 - 10 am    Packet Pick Up at the Farmersville Onion Shed 

6 - 10 am    Registration at the Farmersville Onion Shed 

7:00   am     50k and Marathon Race Start

8:00   am     Half Marathon Race Start

10:00 am     5k and 10k Race Start

3:00   pm     Cutoff for all distances

NOTE:  Race briefings begin promptly, 10 minutes prior to race start time, at the start line. Racers may only register for each event up until that distances start time. Racers may only drop in distances prior to race start. If they choose to drop during the race they will receive a DNF.

Registration

RACE DAY

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, 2021

  • Good Discount - April 30, 2022

  • Standard Pricing - Race Day

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

Coming Soon.

 

 

Airports

The closest airports are:

Dallas Love Field

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

McKinney National Airport

Our Amazing Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Partner Sponsors

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Multiple Sponsorship Packages available.

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