The Start and Finish are located at the Interpretive Trail Head. We recommend arriving an hour prior to your race starting.
South Llano River State Park
(1927 Park Rd 73, Junction, TX 76849)
40M Runners - Start time 7:00 PM at Start/Finish area.
Half Marathon & 27M Runners - Start time 7:30 PM at Start/Finish area.
Race Cutoff - 7:30 AM (12 hours total to complete race)
We will have packet pickup open from 6:00 - 7:30 PM on Saturday, July 13th (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 $5 for the day pass whether that's prior to the event online here or in cash at the drop boxes on the day of the event. (South Llano River State Park requires this)
THE 40 MILE CHALLENGE
The 40-mile distance has proven to be a tough race. In 2022, we had 32 runners start this race and ONLY 13 finish. Several runners that started this 40-mile foot race dropped down to lower distances. The 40 Miler has a 60% DNF (did not finish) rate as of 2022.
Anyone who completes the 40-mile distance will receive a special heavy-duty bronze Noche Trail Runs 40 Miler finisher medal. These unique bronze medals will be different from the other finisher medals.
40 Mile Challenge - Three Loops
40 mile runners will run a total of 41.4 miles over the course of three 13ish mile loops. The elevation gain is near 3000ft of climbing and descending. Aid stations will be available every 4-6.5 miles along the course.
27 Miler Runners - Two Loops
27 miler runners will run a total of 27.6 miles. The elevation gain is over 2000ft of climbing with over 2000ft in descending. Aid stations will be available every 4-6.5 miles along the course.
Half Marathon Runners - One Loop
Half Marathon runners will run a total of 13.7 miles. The elevation gain is over 1000ft of climbing with over 1000ft in descending. Aid stations will be available every 4-6.5 miles along the course.
COURSE MAP -
"THE HILL" ->
This course will be tougher than you expect. The course is very rocky, vast, and hilly.
Historically, the weather is 90 degrees at the start and 70 degrees at night. Regardless of the weather conditions, we will continue to race unless life-threatening weather interferes.
We will use bright orange 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. All course markings have reflective material for night time visibility.
MAIN AID STATION (MILE 0 & 13.8):
The aid station will be manned by a few volunteers and will have water, naked-flavored Tailwind, Pickle Juice, sodas, bananas, oranges, watermelon, unlimited PB&Js, and other various salty, sweet, and savory snacks.
WALTER'S WATER STATION (MILE 6.8):
This aid station will be unmanned and will only have Water, Ice & Salt Tabs. No parking - no road access.
B'S HYDRATION STATION (MILE 11.4):
This aid station may be unmanned and will have Water, naked-flavored Tailwind & Ice. Parking is allowed - has road access.
WHAT YOU GET
- Noche Trail Runs T-Shirt
- Finisher Medals for all finishers
- Unique Bronze Medal for 40 Mile finishers
- 1st Place awards for all distances M & F
- DFL "Dead Freakin' Last" awards for all distances M & F
- Aid Station Food & Hydration
- Fully Marked 13 Mile Course with Reflective Material
- International Dark Sky Park (scenic Milky Way & stars if a clear night.)
- Friendly & Encouraging Race Staff
CAMPSITES - click here
DAY PASS - click here
or pay in cash in the drop boxes at the park on the day of the event.
- Handheld Water Bottles or Hydration Vest that can carry 32oz*
- Running Shoes*
- Prepared Mind and Legs*
TEXAS SUMMER NIGHT SERIES
This race is a part of the Texas Summer Night Series. Anyone who completes all 3 races in the series will receive a Texas Summer Night Series high-quality T-Shirt & a case that holds all the race medals in the series.