Saturday, Oct 21, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Death by 5k Tyler

Tyler State Parks

Tyler, TX 24 Hour Challenge

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 21, 2023

Death by 5k

Death by 5k is coming to Tyler!

RunStrong Event's signature 24 hour challenge, Death by 5k requires participants to run ten 5ks starting every 2.5 hours, for 24 hours. The first 5k starts at 8 am, and subsequent 5ks start at 1030, 1, 330, 6, 830, 11, 130, 4, and 630 am. Participants need to be present at the start of each 5k, and have that 5k finished prior to the start of the subsequent 5k. This challenge is designed to test participants mentally and physically with physical fatigue, sleep deprivation, and running in the dark. (Headlamps, hand lights, or some other form of illumination will be required)

Death by 5k Tyler will take place at Tyler State Park's Blackjack camping area and will be run on the adjacent dirt trails. Prepare for rocks, roots and maybe some mud for good measure.

In between each 5k, participants will be able to sleep in their cars, or to put up tents in the Blackjack camping area which will also serve as the race HQ. Parking will be in nearby parking lots and along the main park road.

There will be hot food available after each 5k, along with plenty of snack food and drinks throughout the event. You will not go hungry or thirsty at a RunStrong Event.

Participants will receive an event shirt and some additional swag. Finishers will receive one of our coveted coffin awards and the pride that comes with surviving.

Registration will be limited to 125 participants. After that, a waitlist will be enabled and we will open spots if/when they become available only.

Participants who want to rent a campsite at the park campground will have to do so through the park reservation system or by calling the park. The race HQ area at Blackjack will be limited to tent camping only.

Each participant will also have to pay the day use fee upon entrance to the park. This can be done up to 30 days in advance online or via the self pay station near the front office.

Death by 5k takes place at various locations including:

River West Festival Park, Tulsa, OK
Oak Mountain SP in Alabama
Runstrong HQ in Brandon, MS
Shelby Farms Park in Memphis
Adventures Unlimited in Milton, FL
George Wyth SP in Waterloo, IA
and more sites coming soon!

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Event's current local time: 3:58 AM CT


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