Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 @ 8:00 AM

The Backland

1075 Walnut Creek Rd


Registration closes: Thu, Dec 8 @ 11:59PM


The Backland is the biggest last man standing trail race near the Texas and Oklahoma border. This race is run on majority trail with a bit of road. The Backland was crafted to see how far you can really push yourself.

$500 Cash Prize

The last man (or woman) standing wins a $500 cash prize, a huge trophy, a six-pack of beer (rootbeer if under 21)

Race Cap

This year we are capping the last man standing race at 35 people. Get in early to secure your spot.

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 (race starts)

Race Rules

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 you're out. The last man (or woman) standing wins a $500 cash prize, a huge trophy, a six-pack of beer (rootbeer if under 21)

The 7K runners run one loop and have no cut off time.

What You Get

Every runner will get an unforgettable race experience and a good time with new people and stories to tell. All finishers will receive a Backland Long Sleeve. The winner of the last man standing gets a $500 cash prize, a big trophy, a six-pack of beer, root beer if under 21. 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 $1100 total 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.

Local time: 11:43 PM


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