OKTOBERFEST TRAIL RUN
ECO SERIES PRAIRIES
Chaparral Trail in Farmersville Texas
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50k
October 21, 2023
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 enjoying complimentary food and beverages!
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
3:00 pm Cutoff for all distances
RACE BRIEFINGS - begin 10 minutes prior to race start time, at the start line
RACES START - on the scheduled time for each distance and late starts are not accommodated
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.
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.
Change your distance online now
Early Registration Discounts
Sign up early for best pricing
Last day for
Best Discount - April 24, 2023
Good Discount - July 31, 2023
Standard Pricing - Race Day
Swag and Awards
RACE SHIRT - Guarantee a shirt, register by October 1, 2023
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
FRIDAY – OCTOBER 20, 2023
4 - 6 pm Packet Pick Up at the Farmersville Onion Shed
SATURDAY – OCTOBER 21, 2023
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
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
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
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
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.
The closest hotels are in the Farmerserville area.
The closest airports are:
Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport