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)
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
Only 36 people are allowed into the last-man-standing competition. Runners have
1 hour to complete a 4.5-mile loop, also known as a "land." Every hour the gun will go off to start the new land. If you finish the land 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 lands), will receive The Backland 100-mile belt buckle. It will be one earned buckle. Any runner who completes the feat of 153 miles (34 lands), will receive The Backland golden 150-mile belt buckle.
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 - Click Here for Lodging
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 https://www.texasoutlawrunning.com/ttrs
For more detailed information including the course map, other race info, and aid stations visit the website by clicking "website" above or visiting www.texasoutlawrunning.com
Event's current local time: 6:56 PM CT
Within a 30-day notice, runners can receive a full race credit to any race of their choosing (except qualifier-required races.) For anything less than 30 days notice, race credits can not be transferred. We do not offer full refunds.
We offer discounts for all active duty military & first responders. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an ID of your profession.