On October 19th, 2024 the Palo Duro Trail run will celebrate it's 39th edition. The race was started by Red Spicer as a road race and has morphed into a beautiful trail run, with distances of 25K, 50K, and 50 Miles. We offer a distance for everyone and it makes for a great way to see a spectacular Texas State Park. The race takes place in mid-October when temperatures can vary from freezing at the start to over 100 degrees during the afternoon. We advise you to prepare for the extreme heat, as temperatures can be 10 degrees hotter in the canyon. The race takes place on mostly single track red dirt trails with a little bit of every thing such as fast/smooth trails, sandy areas, and rocky/technical climbs and descents. The views of the second largest canyon in the United States are stunning as the sun comes up and the canyon comes alive. The course is a loop course, so you will see people most of the day and return to the start/finish in order to meet your crew. NEW THIS YEAR- the course will run in reverse from previous years. The 2024 race will be considered an East Year.

This is a CUP-LESS RACE!

What does that mean? There will be no cups at the aid stations for your drinks. If you want water, electrolytes, coke, Pickle Juice, etc. you must carry your own hydration system, bottles, and/or cups. Bring your own cup or purchase one of ours for $3 at packet pickup or this can be added on during registration.

AWARDS are given to the top three male and female overall winners and TOP MASTERS (over 50) for each distance. We will have an award ceremony at 11:00 for the 25K winners; 50k and 50 mile awards will be given out as winners finish.

After the race we offer beef and vegetarian burgers with all the fixings. Also please be respectful, No Dogs allowed in the finish line area or on the trail.

There will be NO Refunds or Roll overs. Transfers allowed until October 15th 11:59p.m. Pacers are welcomed for 50 Milers on the 3rd lap. Each pacer will need to sign in at Packet Pickup and sign a waiver and pick up a pacer bib.


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