May 20th 2023 - Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
A 7K, 14K, 28K, and 50K trail race located in the beautiful pines of East Texas.
2022 Participant Guide PDF
The Start and Finish are located at the Lake View Loop Trail Head near the Fishing Pier. We recommend arriving an hour prior to your race starting.
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
(341 State Park Road 2117, Pittsburg, TX 75686)
6:00 AM to 7:30 AM - Packet Pickup
7:00 AM - 50K Starts
7:10 AM - 28K Starts
7:20 AM - 14K Starts
7:30 AM - 7K Starts
5:00 PM - Race Cutoff
We will have packet pickup open from 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM on Saturday, May 20th (the day of the race.) Packet Pickup will be located near the starting area at the main tent.
When arriving in the park make sure to pay $4 for the day pass whether that's prior to the event online here or in cash in the drop boxes on the day of the event. This is required by Lake Bob Sandlin State Park.
50K Runners - Seven Loops
50k runners will run a total of 31+ miles. The elevation gain is over 2100ft of climbing with over 2100ft in descending. The main aid station will be available every 4.5 miles.
28K Runners - Four Loops
28k runners will run a total of 18+ miles. The elevation gain is over 1200ft of climbing with over 1200ft in descending. The main aid station will be available every 4.5 miles.
14K Runners - Two Loops
14k runners will run a total of 9+ miles. The elevation gain is over 600ft of climbing with over 600ft in descending. The main aid station will be available every 4.5 miles.
7K Runners - One Loop
7k runners will run a total of 4+ miles. The elevation is over 300ft of climbing with over 300ft in descending. The main aid station will be available at the start and finish.
The course is very smooth, wide, open, and a bit hilly. The weather is expected to be in the mid 60s and mid-80s with an estimate of 3-7mph winds. Regardless of the weather conditions, we will continue to race unless life-threatening circumstances occur. We will send out emails as the event gets closer on weather conditions and what to expect.
This race is a cupless race so please come with your own water carrying system whether that's a running vest, camelback, or hand-held water bottles/cups. We do not tolerate littering. One of our biggest values is being environmentally friendly. Help keep the environment maintained to its natural state without hurting the animals and plants that live there.
This race will have only one main aid station located at the start and finish area (every 4.5 miles.)
The aid station will be manned by a few volunteers and will have water, electrolytes, pickle juice, bananas, oranges, and other various salty, sweet, and savory snacks.
CAMPSITES - click here
CABINS - click here
DAY PASS - click here
or pay in cash in the drop boxes at the park on the day of the event.
WHAT YOU GET
Every runner will get a Craft Sportswear East Texas Ultra T-shirt, race photos, a very memorable race experience, and a good time with new people and stories to tell. All finishers will receive a finisher award. We will have aid station food and supplies at this event at the main tent. The winner of each distance will get a first-place trophy for both males and females. The last person to finish each distance will get a DFL award... "dead freakin last"
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The Top 10 Males and Top 10 Females of the 50K East Texas Ultra race will get the ticket to compete in the Texas Ultra Running Championship taking place on November 18th. The Texas Ultra Running Championship will host the top runners from all over the State of Texas to compete for the "Texas Ultra Running Champion" Title in addition to a $6,200 purse.