2021 Race Information
Please note that much of the race content below and on our website was created prior to the spread of COVID-19. Since it is anticipated that vaccines for COVID-19 will be widely available by mid-summer of 2021, we do not expect to need to implement COVID protocols for this race. However, we will still comply with any state/local gudielines that are in efffect at the time of the race.
Just 90 minutes from both DFW and Oklahoma City, the 2nd Lake Murray Endurance Run will take place on October 23-24, 2021 at Lake Murray State Park near Ardmore, Oklahoma. Lake Murray State Park is Oklahoma’s first and Largest State Park, with over 12,500 acres of forested rolling hills surrounding Lake Murray. The park has an extensive trail system that consists of over 30 miles of trail. The trails offer a wide variety of terrain ranging from simple and flat, to moderately difficult.
Race Course: https://blazetrails.com/lake-murray-course/
All Activities below take place at Duke’s Forest Campground.
Friday, October 23
3:00 – 6:30 p.m. Packet Pick up and registration
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Drop Bag Dropoff (Drop bags will not be delivered to remote aid station(s) after 6:00 p.m. No Exceptions!)
5:00 p.m. 100 Mile/100K Race Briefing
Saturday, October 24
5:00 a.m. Packet pick up and same-day registration opens
6:00 a.m. 100-Mile/100K Start
7:15 a.m. 50K Pre-race brief
7:30 a.m. 50K Start
7:45 a.m. 25K Pre-race brief
8:00 a.m. 25K Start
Packet pick up and same day registration will be open until 8:00 a.m. However, we recommend that all participants arrive early to allow time to pick up your packet, race chip, and get ready for your race.
We award the top 3 male and female finishers, and the top Master’s finisher (40+), in all events.
Sub-24 Finisher Buckle for all participants who complete the course under 24 hours.
Finisher Buckle for all participants who complete the course in under 30 hours.
All 100-miler finishers will also earn special finisher swag with race logo, their name, and finishing time.
Finisher Buckle for all participants who complete the course under the time limit (29 hours).
Finisher award unique to their event
Finisher award unique to their event.
Our runners love our race shirts and we will do our best to order enough shirts for everyone. However, to be guaranteed a race shirt in your preferred size, register before October 10.
Camping and Lodging
A wide variety of options are available at Lake Murray State Park including a full-service lodge, cabins, RV sites, and primitive tent camping. We encourage all participants from out of town to stay at Lake Murray State Park. This is an important source of revenue for Oklahoma State Parks. The closest options are within Lake Murray State Park. Other options are available in Ardmore just a short drive from the Start/Finish at Duke’s Forest Campground.
Lake Murray Lodge and Cabins
3323 Lodge Rd, Ardmore, OK 73401
Duke’s Forest Campground
This is by far the closest option. All campsites are just minutes from the shelter where the race starts and finishes. We have reserved the entire campground and will accept reservations directly from runners. More information will be shared in the coming months. If you are interested in reserving a campsite at Duke’s Forest on race weekend, please send an email to email@example.com.
Duke’s Forest Campground has 34 Water/Electric campsites available for RV camping plus another primitive area for tent camping.
RV Sites $25/night.
Tent Sites $20/night
Please refer to the following map for details on Duke’s Forest Campground:
Duke’s Forest Campground Map
Additional campgrounds at Lake Murray State Park are also available within a short driving distance from Duke’s Forest Campground. Click here for more details.
If you prefer a hotel, search for hotels in Ardmore, OK. We've listed hotels that are nearby on our lodging webpage found here: https://blazetrails.com/lake-murray-lodging/
Blaze Trails Running depends on amazing volunteers and appreciate your support. If you're interested in volunteering, please sign up for a shift on our signup page found here:
Local time: 4:35 AM
To help care for our volunteers, we'll make sure you're fed whenever you're on your shift and all volunteers will also get an event shirt. In addition, we'll cover your camping fee at Duke's campground. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you have an RV or tent and let us know you're volunteering.