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February 15th, 2025

A race of the Texas Ultra Series

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. 

Race 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

- Cupless Race: Please make sure to bring your own water-carrying system! We don't serve cups.

- Pacers: Pacers are allowed on the last 2 loops of the 100K, last 2 loops of the 52M, and last loop of the 50K.

Texas Ultra Series

This series spans all across Texas. All the finisher medals from each race combine to make the State of Texas. Anyone who finishes all the races will receive a special wooden case for all the finisher medals. The Top 7 Males and Top 7 Females that run the farthest distance of a Texas Ultra race will qualify for the Big Texas Ultra 100K Championship near Austin TX for a chance to win the Big Texas Ultra Champion Title.

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2024-2025 Texas Ultra Finisher Medals

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Every runner will get a North Texas Ultra shirt and a collectible finisher race medal that matches the races in the Texas Ultra Series. Any runner who receives all five finisher medals will receive a special case for all of them. You have up to two years (till the end of 2025) to finish all 5 races and get the connecting medals. 

100K Finishers will receive a "North Texas Ultra 100K Finisher" buckle.

50K & 52M finishers will receive a special North Texas Ultra 50K or 52 Miler inscribed on the finisher medals. 

 

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."

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 (Feb 14th) - 5PM to 6PM
Saturday (Feb 15th) - 5:00AM to 7:15AM

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


Start Times - Saturday (Feb 15th)
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 (Feb 16th)
2:00 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. 100K runners will run four 15.5 mile out n' backs. 
The top 7 males and top 7 females that finish the 100K distance will qualify for the Big Texas Ultra 100K Championship.

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.
 52M runners will run three 15.5 mile out n' backs and finish with a 10K out n'back.

 

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. 100K runners will run two 15.5 mile out n' backs.

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. 100K runners will run one 15.5 mile out n' back.

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. 100K runners will run one 6.24 mile out n' back.

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 Mile 15.5)
The main aid station will be manned by a few volunteers and will have water, electrolytes, Pickle Juice, sodas, fruits, hot/cold foods, and other various salty, sweet, and savory snacks. 

Twin Lakes Hydration Station (Mile 4.4/11.1)
The main aid station will be manned by a few volunteers and will have water, electrolytes, Pickle Juice, sodas, fruits, hot/cold foods, and other various salty, sweet, and savory snacks. 

Road/Crew Access: Yes

Quarry Water Station (Mile 7.8)

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

Road/Crew Access: No

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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Sponsor & Partner

The Pickle Juice Company & Tailwind will be providing their electrolytes for the race. You will see their products available at the main aid station.

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