ECO SERIES CANYONS

Run the Wild Canyon Ultra at
Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque Texas
5k, 10k, 25k, 50k,100k
April 23 - 24, 2022

Wild Canyon Ultra

Presented by

Destiny Rescue

Trail Race

5k, 10k, 25k, 50k, 100k  

Eco Region:  Canyons

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.

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!

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.

The Trail 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 canyons 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

The Start and Finish is at the Lake Theo Pavilion. It is highly recommended that racers arrive by Friday evening to attend the race briefing at 6:00 pm.

  • 50K & 100k –  7:00 am start

  • 5k, 10k, and 25k – 8:00 am start

NOTE:  All races start at the scheduled time. Late starts will not be accommodated. Pacers are allowed after mile 50. Racers may meet their pacer at any aid station.

 

Cutoffs

SATURDAY – April 23, 2022

8 pm            All racers must start their last loop

9 pm            All racers must leave the Canyon Loop Aid

                     station outbound

11:30 pm    All racers must leave the Canyon Loop Aid

                     station inbound

SUNDAY – April 24, 2022

1 am            Cutoff for all distances. 

Results

Course Markings

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

 

MAPS AND GUIDES

View park maps and explore the trails via the interactive map

COURSE MAP 

Course Difficulty 

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

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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

  • Drop Bags: For distances of 50 miles and above racers are allowed to place drop bags at aid stations. Drop bags will need to have the aid station clearly marked on them and placed in the designated location at the start/finish area by the cutoff time. Drop bags will be returned to the start/ finish area as the course is picked up. Please see itinerary

LOCATIONS

  • Start and Finish Area: Lake Theo Tent Camping Area

  • Parking Lot: Canyon Loop Trail Head

  • Honey Flat Camping Area

  • Fern Cave Area

*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

Register by Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to ensure you get a race shirt.

Finishers of the 5k, 10k, 25k, 50k, and 100k 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

FRIDAY – April 22, 2022

4 - 6 pm       Packet Pick Up at Lake Theo Pavilion at Caprock Canyon State Park

SATURDAY – April 23, 2022

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 and 100k Race Start

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

8 pm            All racers must start their last lap

9 pm            All racers must leave the Canyon Loop Aid

                     station outbound

11:30 pm    All racers must leave the Canyon Loop Aid

                     station inbound

SUNDAY – April 24, 2022

1 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.

 

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!

 

Registration

RACE DAY

Registration will remain open until the start of each distance - unless the race is Sold Out.

Early Registration Discounts

Sign up early to get the best pricing. Last day for each price break is:

  • Best Discount - October 16, 2021

  • Good Discount - January 31, 2022

  • Standard Pricing - Race Day

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

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.

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.

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

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Hotel Turkey Turkey, TX 

Days Inn Plainview, TX 

Travel Lodge Memphis, TX 

Airports

The closest airports are:

Silverton Municipal Airport

Rick Husband Amarillo international Airport 

 

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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