Saturday, Dec 9, 2023

The Backland

1075 Walnut Creek Rd


Registration closes: Thu, Dec 7 @ 11:59PM CT


The Backland is a last-man-standing trail race near the Texas and Oklahoma border. This race is run on majority trail with a bit of road. Our motto is "Run Till You Can't".

$500 Cash Prize

The last person standing wins a $500 cash prize, a huge trophy, a six-pack of beer (or root beer)

Race Information

Walnut Creek Resort & Marina
1075 Walnut Creek Rd
Gordonville, TX 76245

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM Packet Pickup
8:00 AM Gun goes off (LMS race starts)
8:05 AM 7K starts

Race Rules

Only 36 people are allowed into the last-man-standing competition. Runners have 1 hour to complete a 4.5-mile loop. Every hour the gun will go off to start the new loop. If you finish the loop in an hour, you wait for the gun to go off again before you continue. If you don't finish within 1 hour or you quit - you're out and ring the bell. The last person standing is titled The Backland Champion.

What You Get

All finishers will receive a Backland long sleeve shirt and a beer or root beer. Runners who complete 103.5 miles (23 laps), will receive The Backland 100-mile belt buckle. The winner of the last man standing gets a $500 cash prize, a big trophy, and a six-pack of beer (or root beer). Any runner who completes the feat of 153 miles (34 laps), will receive The Backland golden 150-mile belt buckle. The winner of the 7K will get a trophy. We will have aid station food and supplies at this event at the main tent.

Travel Information

If you're traveling out of town you can choose to tent camp or stay in a cabin at the Walnut Creek Resort. Here's where you can make your lodging arrangements -

Texas Trail Runner Series

This race is a part of the Texas Trail Runner Series; awarding cash and titles in the series. For more information visit

More Information

For more detailed information including the course map, race info and aid stations visit the website by clicking "website" above.

Event's current local time: 6:22 PM CT


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