"THE HARDEST MARATHON IN TEXAS"
Presented by Texas Outlaw Running Company
The Texas Diablo Marathon is the hardest 26.2-mile marathon in Texas. Texas Diablo Marathon runs along the trails of the LBJ National Grasslands in the humid and damping heat of late July. This race takes place in one of the hottest and humid regions in the state.
HEAT WARNING FOR THIS RACE
Marathon (26.2 Miles)
Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
- Surface: Dirt, sand, brush, and open single track trails
- Course: TADRA White and Red Trail
- Elevation: Slightly hilly climbing 764ft every 13.1-mile loop
- Location: TADRA Point Trailhead - Alvord, TX 76225
- Weather: Average 80-105 degree weather
Locations and Times
The start and finish are located at the TADRA Point Trailhead.
(Fs 904, Alvord, TX 76225)
Saturday - 7AM to 9AM at the TADRA Point Trailhead.
Participants will receive their Bib and Race T-Shirt at packet pickup.
Marathon Runners - Start time 9AM at TADRA Point Trailhead
Half Marathon Runners - Start time 10AM at TADRA Point Trailhead
5:00 PM - Race Cutoff
Marathon Runners - Two Loops
Runners will run a total of 26.2 miles. The elevation gain is over 1500ft of climbing and over 1500ft in descending. Aid stations will be available every 3-4 miles.
Half Marathon Runners - One Loop
Runners will run a total of 13.1 miles. The elevation gain is over 750ft of climbing and over 750ft in descending. Aid stations will be available every 3-4 miles.
All finishers will receive a Texas Diablo race medal upon finishing the race... one of the coolest and most earned marathon medals you'll ever get. The winner of each distance will get a bull skull first-place trophy for first place male and first place female. The last person to finish each distance will get a DFL award... "dead freakin last"
We will use pink ties and signs to mark the course. Signs with arrows will be used to show which trail to run on and ties will be used to let you know you're on the right path.
There will be four aid stations. We will need volunteers -> Click Here
Main Aid Station (Mile 0 / Mile 13 / Mile 26.2)
The main aid station will be manned by a few volunteers and will have water, gatorade, sprite, coke, ice, pickle juice, salt tablets, bananas, oranges, PB&Js, and other various salty, sweet, and savory snacks.
Cold Boy (Mile 3.9 / Mile 16)
The Cold Boy aid station will be unmanned and will have water and ice only. We will have paramedic personnel at the aid station.
Wet Dog (Mile 6.8 / Mile 18.4)
The Wet Dog aid station will be manned by a volunteer and will have water, gatorade, ice, pickle juice, salt tablets, bananas, oranges, and pretzels. We will have paramedic personnel at this aid station.
Last Hope (Mile 9.2 / Mile 23.2)
The Last Hope aid station will be unmanned and will have water and ice only. We will have paramedic personnel at the aid station.
Heat Training Advice
On Site Medical Safety
We will have 6 EMS personnel onsite (one each aid station) and at two at the start/finish area. The Medical tent will be located at the start and finish area as well. This is where IVs will be available. IVs will be available for purchase ($75-$80) following a checkup by an EMS personnel. UTVs will be strategically placed along the course and used for emergencies only. If you are in an unsafe physical condition you may be pulled from the race.