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The Showdown at Sundown Ultra

SUMMER SERIES WILDCATTER RANCH

Run the Showdown at Sundown Ultra at

Wildcatter Ranch & Resort, Graham Texas

5k, 10k, 25k, and 50k

September TBA, 2021

THIS IS A LIVE RACE AND A VIRTUAL RACE

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Trail Race

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k  

Summer Series:  Wildcatter Ranch

Come celebrate the end of summer lounging by the pool and embarking on a night time trail race. Newly minted trails and hill country night skies are sure to make this race one of a kind. 

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!

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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.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES AT THE RACE

Please be sure to read this important information before attending the race.     

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The Trail Race

The Course

Spend the day socializing and grilling by Wildcatter's infinity pool before heading out to spend a summer's night under the stars on a 1,500 acre Texas ranch and resort. What a better way to say goodbye to summer.

 

Located in the North Texas Hill Country of Texas, Wildcatter Ranch will be the staging ground for the Showdown at Sundown Ultra Trail Run. Newly cut trails designed specifically for this race will wind in and around the ranch allowing racers to tour the grounds. Trails will offer a wide variety of features to include everything from rocks to roots, climbs to descents, flats to winding turns, and cedar canopy to open grassland. Just ninety minutes from DFW International Airport and right around the corner from Possum Kingdom Lake, this trail system is one of the best around...and the only way to experience it is with this race.

 

Before and after the race, guests can have a hands-on experience horseback riding with local Cowboys, experience a real showdown shooting clay pigeons on the range, ranch tours or settle back in beautiful pool overlooking a bluff next to the Brazos River. After a night on the trails, racers can enjoy a Texas sized breakfast at Wildcatter Steakhouse and relax in the upscale chic western accommodations. 

Start and Finish Times

The Start and Finish is at Wildcatter Ranch and Resort near Graham, Texas. 

  • 4:00 pm - 50k

  • 7:30 pm - 25k

  • 8:30 pm - 5k and 10k Start​

NOTE:  All races start at the scheduled time. Late starts will not be accommodated. 

 

CUTOFFS

The cutoff for all distances are as follows:

SATURDAY – Sunday 6, 2020

  • The cutoff for all distances is 12:00 am Sunday. 

Results

Course Markings

The race will be marked with in ground flagging and color coordinated directional signage for each race distance.​

COURSE MAP

Course Difficulty 

3 = Moderate course over rolling countryside with occasional steep rocky terrain

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Aid Stations

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

LOCATIONS

Aid stations will be conveniently located every 3-4 miles on the loop course.​

*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. Contact us for more information.

Race Shirts, Medals and Awards

Everyone registered will receive a Showdown at Sundown Ultra race shirt if they register by August 21, 2020.

Finishers of the 5k, 10k, 25k, and 50k will receive beautiful, custom designed medals based on availability.

Winner Awards

 

Top Male and Top Female for each race. Awards will be emailed after the race ends.

Pictures and Video

Itinerary

SATURDAY – September 5, 2020

3 - 8:30 pm        Packet Pick Up/Registration will be located

                            at the start/finish next to Wildcatter Ranch 

                            and Resort Steak House.

4:00 pm             50k

7:30 pm             25k      

8:30 pm             5k and 10k Start​

SUNDAY – September 6, 2020

12:00 am       Cutoff for all distances

NOTE:  Race briefings begin promptly, 20 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

IN 2020 - THIS IS A LIVE RACE AND A VIRTUAL RACE

Online registration is quick and easy.

 

REGISTRATION OPENS

Registration is open

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - RACE DAY

4:00 pm - Registration will remain open until the start of each race.

 

Early Registration Discounts

Sign up early to get the best pricing.

  • Best Discount - Before July 1, 2020

  • Good Discount - Before August 1, 2020

  • Standard Pricing - After August 1, 2020

 
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Volunteer

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.

Contact us for more information.  Or, sign up now.

Parking, Lodging and Travel 

Park Entrance and Parking

Parking is available at:

Wildcatter Ranch and Resort

6062 TX-16, Graham, TX 76450

(940)-549-3500

Directions to the Trail

The Trail Race starts at:

Wildcatter Ranch and Resort

6062 TX-16, Graham, TX 76450

(940)-549-3500

Camping

Camping is available near the start/finish:

Wildcatter Ranch and Resort

6062 TX-16, Graham, TX 76450

(940)-282-8588

PLEASE NOTE:  Ultra Expeditions is not responsible for any missing or damaged property, or any accidents. Camping is only available during this event.

Hotels

The closest hotel is:

Wildcatter Ranch and Resort Graham, TX

To reserve a guest room at Wildcatter Ranch & Resort during the Showdown at Sundown Ultra contact:

Tristan at tristanb@wildcatterranch.com 

or by phone at 940-282-8588.

Guest rooms are available starting at $179 per night. 

www.wildcatterranch.com

Airports

The closest airports are:

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas Love Field

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are multiple sponsorship levels available. 

Title Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Get all the Sponsorship Package Details.  

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Sponsors

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