Ride the Wild Canyon Classic at
Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque Texas
25k, 50k, and 100k
April 22, 2018
The Wild Canyon Classic
25k, 50k, 100k
Experience the vibrant red earth tones, desert flowers and stunning views of Caprock Canyons State Park. The trails offer adventures alongside canyons and diverse terrain.
Call for Volunteers
Join the Fun
As a Volunteer, you are the person that gives the biker 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
There's no other race in Texas like this (and not many in the US for that matter). The races take place on a loop course that range from rocky single track trail to open jeep roads. You'll experience red rock canyons and buffalo herds that roam wild. You'll ride through prairie dog towns on a course that's beautiful yet tough and rugged.
Don't miss the chance to ride with Bison as the park is home to the Texas State Bison Herd and the state’s largest herd.
Start and Finish Times
The Start and Finish is at the Lake Theo Pavilion. Race briefings will begin promptly 20 minutes before each start.
100k – 7:00 am start
50k – 7:30 am start
25k – 8:00 am start
NOTE: All races start at the scheduled time. Late starts will not be accommodated. The race will be during daylight hours. Headlamps will not be necessary.
The cutoff for all distances is 7:00 pm. The last lap must be started 5:00pm.
The race will be marked with in ground flagging and color coordinated directional signage for each race distance.
MAPS AND GUIDES
4 = Moderate to Strenuous course with some technical terrain and steep climbing
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
Start and Finish Area: Lake Theo Tent Camping Area
Parking Lot: Canyon Loop Trail Head
Little Red River Area
Mesa Spur Trail Area
*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. Contact us for more information.
Race Shirts and Awards
All registered participants receive The Wild Canyon Classic race shirt.
Top 3 Male and Female for each race
PLEASE NOTE: You must be present to win a prize. Prizes will not be mailed.
Pictures and Video
SATURDAY – APRIL 21, 2018
4 - 6 pm Packet Pick Up at Lake Theo Pavilion
SUNDAY – APRIL 22, 2018
5:30 - 6:30 am Packet Pick Up at Lake Theo Pavilion
5:30 - 6:30 am Registration at Lake Theo Pavilion
7:00 am 100k Race Start
7:30 am 50k Race Start
8:00 am 25k Race Start
5:00 pm All racers must start their last lap
7:00 pm Cutoff for all distances
Awards After top 3 male and female finish
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.
We are happy to announce our beneficiary for The Wild Canyon Ultra as the Caprock Canyons Restoration Project.
The goal of this project is to restore the park to its natural state from some 300 years ago. It includes restoration of mixed grass prairies, rolling plains and native animals, including the beloved prairie dogs and bison seen again at Caprock Canyons!
Online registration is quick and easy.
Registration is open
Sunday, April 22 - RACE DAY
5:30am - 6:30am Registration will be open at Lake Theo Pavilion
Early Registration Discounts
Sign up early to get the best pricing.
Best Discount - Before February 28, 2018
Good Discount - Before April 1, 2018
Standard Pricing - After April 1, 2018
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
850 Caprock Canyon Rd.
Quitaque, Texas 79255
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 Caprock Canyon State Park for more information.
Camping is available at Caprock Canyons. For reservations or further information, please contact Caprock Canyons State Park at 806.455.1492.
PLEASE NOTE: Ultra Expeditions is not responsible for any missing or damaged property, or any accidents.
ALSO NOTE: The park may collect fees for entrance and/or parking that are not covered in race registration. Contact Caprock Canyon State Park for more information.
Directions to the Trail
The Trail Race starts at the Lake Theo Tent Camping Area
850 Caprock Canyon Rd.
Quitaque, Texas 79255