Saturday December 10, 2022 8:00 am
Walnut Creek Resort - 1075 Walnut Creek Rd
Packet Pickup - 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Gun goes off - 8:00 am
Runners have 1 hour to complete a 4.5-mile loop. Every hour the gun will go off to start the new loop. If you finish the loop in an hour, you wait for the gun to go off again before you continue. If you don't finish within 1 hour you're out. The last man (or woman) standing wins a $500 cash prize, a big trophy, and a six-pack of beer (rootbeer if under 21)
What You Get:
Every runner will get an unforgettable race experience, good times with new people, and stories to tell.
All finishers will receive a Backland Long Sleeve.
The winner of the Last Man Standing gets a $500 cash prize, a big trophy, and a six-pack of beer (Rootbeer if under 21.) The winner of the 7k will get a trophy.
Under the pavilion, we will have our aid station area with the following "menu"
Beverages - Water, Gatorade, Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Pickle Juice & Beer
Food - PB&Js & Chicken Tortilla Soup
Snacks - Pretzels, Bananas, Cookies, Trail Mix & Oreos
We will also have our first aid equipment/medical equipment in the same area. If you would like to help work the aid station click here.
Course Map: click here to Download PDF
"We didn't want this to be like anyone else's race, we wanted it to be unique. In Texas... everything is bigger - So we made the distance for the last man standing bigger. This does make it harder, but that's the point. We just wanted this race to be original, tougher, and not like anyone else's."
If you're traveling out of town you can choose to tent camp or stay in a cabin at the Walnut Creel Resort.
The Backland is the biggest last man standing trail race near the Texas and Oklahoma border. This race is run on majority trail with a bit of road. The Backland was crafted to see how far you can really push yourself.