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September 23, 2023

A Texas Ultra Championship Qualifier

RACE OVERVIEW

The North Texas Ultra is a 10K, 25K, 50K, 52 Miler, and 100K run held on Fort Richardson State Park's Trailway in the foothills of North Texas. Featuring an open, scenic, historical, and paved with soft fine gravel. The race follows a 15.5-mile out & back course beginning and ending at the North Park Unit. 

Course Overview

- Surface: Soft fine gravel, open trail.
- Course: Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
- Elevation: Relatively flat with gains and loss of 690ft every 15.5M loop.
- Location: Fort Richardson State Park - North Park Unit
- Weather: Historic Average 63-86 degree end of September weather. 

Texas Ultra Championship

The Top 10 Males and Top 10 Females that run the farthest distance of a Texas Ultra race will qualify for the Texas Ultra Championship for a chance to win thousands of dollars and the Texas Ultra Championship Title.

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Location and Times

The start and finish are located at the North Park Unit of Fort Richardson State Park. 
(134 trailway drive, Jacksboro, TX 76458)


Click here for the pin to the exact start and finish location.

Packet Pickup - North Park Unit of Forth Richardson State Park.
Friday - 4PM to 6PM
Saturday - 5:00AM to 7:15AM

Participants will receive their Bib and Race T-Shirt at packet pickup.


Start Times - Saturday
100K Runners - Start time 6:00 AM

50K & 52M Runners - Start time 7:00 AM
10K & 25K Runners - Start time 7:30 AM

 

Cutoff Time - Sunday
4:00 AM - 20 Hours

Race

100K Runners - Four loops
Runners will run a total of 62.14 miles. The elevation gain is around 2760ft of climbing and descending. Aid stations will be available every 3-5 miles per loop.

52M Runners - Three loops + One modified loop
Runners will run a total of 52.24 miles. The elevation gain is around 2333ft of climbing and descending. Aid stations will be available every 3-5 miles per loop.

 

50K Runners - Two loops

Runners will run a total of 31.07 miles. The elevation gain is around 1380ft of climbing and descending. Aid stations will be available every 3-5 miles per loop.

25K Runners - One loop

Runners will run a total of 15.53 miles. The elevation gain is around 690ft of climbing and descending. Aid stations will be available every 3-5 miles per loop.

10K Runners - One modified loop
Runners will run a total of 6.24 miles. The elevation gain is around 263ft of climbing and descending. The aid station will be available at the start and finish.


Every runner will get a North Texas Ultra Craft Sportswear short sleeve shirt and a collectible finisher race medal that matches with the other Texas Ultra Race medals. 100K Finishers receive a 100K North Texas Ultra belt buckle. We will also have aid station food and supplies at this event. 

 

The first-place male and first-place female of each distance will get an award. The last person to finish each distance will get a DFL award... "dead freakin last."

 

The top 10 males and top 10 females that finish the 100K distance will qualify for the Texas Ultra Championship.

Course

Loop - Click here to view the course map
10K/Modified Loop - Click here to view the 10K/Modified loop course map


Trail Markers
Since the trailway is already marked, there will be no markings on it except for the turnarounds and intersections. Signs with arrows will be used to show which way to run.

Aid Station
There will be three aid/water stations.

Main Aid Station (Start/Finish Area)
The main aid station will be manned by a few volunteers and will have water, electrolytes, pickle juice, bananas, oranges, PB&Js, and other various salty, sweet, and savory snacks. We will have our first aid located at the main tent. 

Twin Lakes Water Station (Mile 4.4/11.1)
This water station will have water. This station may not be manned.

Quarry Water Station (Mile 7.8)

This water station will have water. This station may not be manned.

Camping/Required Day Pass

Required Day Pass - Click Here

State Park Camping - Click Here

"Soldiers at Fort Richardson protected settlers along the Texas frontier. Today, you can walk in the footsteps of those soldiers. But you can also camp and explore the countryside they protected on foot, bike or horseback." - TPWD

Additional Information

Volunteer - Click Here

Event Contact - Briston Rains TexasOutlawRunning@gmail.com

Texas Outlaw Running Company

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Twitter - @RunningOutlaw

Sponsor

The Pickle Juice Company will be sponsoring their Pickle Juice for the race. You will see their juice available at main aid station.

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