ECO SERIES PRAIRIES
Run the historic Chaparral Trail in Farmersville Texas
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, 50k
October 8, 2022
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!
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!
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 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.
The cutoff for all distances is 3:00 pm.
Races are marked with in-ground flagging and directional signage for each distance.
1 = Flat / Fast course with little elevation gain or loss on a non-technical terrain.
Well stocked Aid Stations manned by passionate volunteers, provide
First Aid: Band-Aids, Vaseline, and other basic first aid supplies
Food/Drink: Water, electrolyte drinks, and various salty, sweet and savory snacks
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
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 September 21, 2022.
Finishers receive a beautiful, custom designed medal, based on availability.
Top Male and Top Female for each race. Awards will be emailed after the race ends.
Pictures and Video
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 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
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.
Parking, Lodging and Travel
400 Merit Street, Farmersville, TX 75442
100 S. Rike Street, Farmersville, TX 75442
Directions to the Trail
The Trail Race starts at the
154 S. Main Street, Farmersville, TX 75442
There is no cost to camp Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon on race weekend.
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.