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Piney Woods Ultra


Tyler State Park, Tyler Texas
5k, 10k, 25k, 50k
September 28, 2024


Eco Trail Race

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k

The diverse, single-track trails at Tyler State Park will take you on an adventure through dense forests of 100-foot-tall pines.  This race is an underestimated challenge.

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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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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

Tyler State Park is home to the renowned East Texas pine forest. These diverse, single-track trails will take you on an adventure through dense forests of 100-foot-tall pines. Be sure to watch your footing as you travel through rolling hills and across snaking tree roots with dense pine needle coverage.


This race is an extremely underestimated challenge with the humidity, elevation, and technicality of the trails. You’ll be rewarded with a 64-acre spring-fed lake that you can take a refreshing swim in while you rest and recover post-race.


Are you ready for the challenge? 

Start and Finish Times

The Start and Finish is at the Blackjack Group Pavilion.

7:00 am          25k, 50k

7:30 am          5k, 10k 


3:00 pm          5k, 10k, 25k

4:00 pm          50k

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


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


Course Markings

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



View park maps and explore the trails via the interactive map. 

Course Difficulty 

4 = Moderate to Strenuous course with some technical terrain over rolling countryside.



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 Pricing - March 25, 2024

  • Good Pricing - July 1, 2024

  • Standard Pricing - Race Day

Swag and Awards

RACE SHIRT - Guarantee a shirt, register by September 8, 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


FRIDAY – September 27, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm       Registration and Packet Pick Up

Blackjack Group Pavilion

SATURDAY – September 28, 2024

6:00 - 7:30 am        Registration and Packet Pick Up

Blackjack Group Pavilion

7:00 am                   25k, 50k      

7:30 am                   5k, 10k​

5:00 pm                   5k, 10k, 25k – cutoff

4:00 pm                   50k - cutoff

Race Pictures

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


  • Start and Finish Area: Blackjack Camping Area

  • Old Road Trail

  • Parking Lot: Group 3 Picnic Area Trailhead

  • Rock Dam Area

  • Old Road Trail

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

Cupless Race

This is an environmentally friendly race. Please bring your refillable water bottles and we will refill them at the aid stations. It's our goal to keep the trails litter free to preserve their beauty.

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 >> 

Giving Back

We are happy to announce our beneficiary for The Piney Woods Ultra as the East Texas Trail Advocacy group (ETXTA).

The ETXTA, a chapter of IMBA, is dedicated to the stewardship of sustainable, multiple-use, and purpose built trails within eastern Texas. ETXTA is a non-profit volunteer organization founded on principles of conservation ethics and promotes advocacy, respect and education to preserve great trail experiences.

Parking, Lodging and Travel 

Park Entrance and Parking

Tyler State Park

789 Park Rd. 16

Tyler, Texas 75706


PLEASE NOTE: The park may collect fees for entrance and/or parking that are not covered in race registration.  The park will be open for racers to arrive and leave.  Please pay at the Visitors Center if arriving after scheduled hours. Contact Tyler State Park State Park for more information.


Camping is available at Tyler State Park. For reservations or further information, please contact Tyler State Park at 903.597.5338.

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

Directions to the Trail

The Trail Race starts at the Blackjack Camping Area.


Tyler State Park

789 Park Rd. 16

Tyler, Texas 79255



The closest hotels are located in Lindale, Texas


The closest airports are:

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Our Amazing Sponsors


Partner Sponsors

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Multiple Sponsorship Packages available.

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