The South Texas Ultra is a 50K, 35K, 17K, and 5K scenic trail run held on the H.W. Lewis Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Featuring beautiful scenery and challenging rocky, dirt, and grass trails with over 2850 feet of elevation gain for the 50K event, the race follows a 10.8M looped course and a unique route for the 5K, beginning and ending at the H.W. Lewis Ranch. This race brings a memorable atmosphere, beautiful views, and fun on the trails.
2023 Solar Eclipse
Our race happens to be on the same day and place where there will be a solar eclipse - meaning two things. One, there will be lots of people in the tiny town of Leakey TX. There may be heavy traffic and very limited resources such as food and lodging. Two, as you're running, it will get temporarily dark while out on the course. Please do not look at the eclipse without solar eclipse sunglasses. We may have some the day of the race for participants.
- Surface: Majority rocky with dirt and grass ATV trails
- Course: H.W. Lewis Ranch Trails
- Elevation: Lots of ups and downs climbing with three big climbs showing 950ft every 10.8M loop.
- Location: H.W. Lewis Ranch - (see pin below for exact location)
- Weather: Historic Average 60-79 degree middle of October weather.
Texas Ultra Championship
The Top 10 Males and Top 10 Females that run the 50K will qualify for the Texas Ultra 100K Championship taking place on Nov 18th in Georgetown TX for a chance to win thousands of dollars and the Texas Ultra Championship Title.
Location and Times
The start and finish are located on the west side of the ranch.
(there's no specific address for start/finish, click "H.W. Lewis Ranch" above for exact location)
Packet pickup - 5:00AM to 7:15AM
50K - Start time 6:00 AM
35K & 17K - Start time 7:00 AM
5K - Start time 7:30 AM
Cutoff Time: 8:00 PM (14 Hours)
50K - Three loops
35K - Two loops
17K - One loop
5K - One modified loop
This is a cupless race. We will have water refill stations to refill your own bottles and cups.
Use trail etiquette.
What You Get
Every runner will get a South Texas Ultra Craft Sportswear short sleeve shirt and a collectible finisher race medal that matches with the other Texas Ultra Race medals. We will also have aid station food and supplies at this event.
50K finishers will receive a special South Texas Ultra 50K Finisher token. 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."
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: 6:23 AM CT