Wild Canyon Ultra

ECO SERIES CANYONS

Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque Texas
5k, 10k, 25k, 50k, 75k, 100k
April 22-23, 2023

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Eco Trail Race

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k, 75k, 100k

Experience the rugged terrain, vibrant red earth tones, desert flowers and stunning views of Caprock Canyons State Park. The trails offer adventures deep into the rocky canyons and onto majestic ridges.

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Volunteer

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

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 Race

The Course

There's no other race in Texas like this - and not many in the US for that matter.  The races take place on a rocky single track trail that loops the course. You'll experience red rock canyons and buffalo herds that roam wild. You'll run through prairie dog towns on a course that's beautiful yet tough and rugged; down to the canyon's bottom and up to cliff tops with a 100 mile view.  

Don't miss the chance to run with Bison as the park is home to the Texas State Bison Herd and is the state’s largest herd.

Start and Finish Times

Located at the Lake Theo Pavilion

7:00 am     50k, 75k, 100k

8:00 am     5k, 10k, 25k

CUTOFFS - SATURDAY

3:00 pm     5k, 10k, 25k

3:30 pm     75k - must start last lap

4:00 pm     50k

8:00 pm     75k

8:00 pm     100k - must start last lap

9:00 pm     100k - must leave the

         Canyon Loop Aid Station

                    Outbound

11:30 pm   100k - must leave the

         Canyon Loop Aid Station

                    Inbound

CUTOFFS - SUNDAY

1:00 am     100k

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

PACERS - are allowed after mile 50. Racers can meet their pacer at any aid station

Results

Course Markings

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

Course Map

OTHER MAPS AND GUIDES

View park maps and explore the trails via the interactive map

Course Difficulty 

4 = Moderate to Strenuous course with some technical terrain and steep climbing

Competitions

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

Registration

RACE DAY

Registration will remain open until the start of each distance - unless 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 - October 3, 2022

  • Good Discount - January 16, 2023

  • Standard Pricing - Race Day

Swag and Awards

RACE SHIRT - Guarantee a shirt, register by April 2, 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

Race Pictures

Itinerary

FRIDAY – April 21, 2023

4 - 6 pm       Packet Pick Up at Lake Theo Pavilion

Caprock Canyon State Park

SATURDAY – April 22, 2023

6 - 8 am       Packet Pick Up at Lake Theo Pavilion

6 - 8 am       Registration at Lake Theo Pavilion

6:30 am       Drop bag cutoff at Registration

7 am            50k 75k and 100k Race Start

8 am            5k, 10k and 25k Race Start

3 pm            5k, 10k, 25k Cutoff

3:30 pm       75k must start last lap

4 pm            50k Cutoff

8 pm            75k Cutoff

8 pm            100k racers must start last lap

9 pm            100k racers must leave the Canyon Loop Aid Station 

                     outbound

11:30 pm    100k racers must leave the Canyon Loop Aid Station

                     inbound

SUNDAY – April 23, 2022

1 am            100k Cutoff

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

LOCATIONS

  • Start and Finish - Lake Theo Tent Camping Area

  • Parking Lot - Canyon Loop Trail Head

  • Honey Flat Camping Area

  • Fern Cave Area

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

Drop Bags

YES FOR - Distances of 50 miles and above

CUTOFF - Saturday at 6:30 am

 

  • Clearly mark the aid station on your bag

  • Place your bag in the designated location at the start area

  • Drop bags will be returned to the finish area as the course is picked up

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 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!

Parking, Lodging and Travel 

Park Entrance and Parking

Caprock Canyon State Park

850 Caprock Canyon Rd.

Quitaque, Texas 79255

806.455.1492

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.

Directions to the Trail

The Trail Race starts at the Lake Theo Tent Camping Area

 

Caprock Canyon State Park

850 Caprock Canyon Rd.

Quitaque, Texas 79255

806.455.1492

Camping

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.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Hotel Turkey Turkey, TX 

Days Inn Plainview, TX 

Travel Lodge Memphis, TX 

Airports

Silverton Municipal Airport

Rick Husband Amarillo international Airport 

Our Amazing Sponsors

Partner Sponsors

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Multiple Sponsorship Packages available.

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