Race Across Texas Details

We have several races planned in Texas.

Run through the stark beauty of the "old west" in West Texas.

Run through the stark beauty of the “old west” in West Texas.

On the first day of running, the route for Race Across Texas will start at the New Mexico border, passing through the small communities of Plains, Brownfield, Post, Jacksboro, Springtown, before entering the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. By this point, the runners will have finished 15 back to back marathons with only one day off.  Here, at the midpoint of the journey, they will take a break and visit local schools, telling students about the journey and also inviting them to join the 100 Mile Club®.

Johnson's Creek Day Area at the Lake O' the Pines.

Johnson’s Creek Day Area at the Lake O’ the Pines.

As the runners continue, they will move from the plains to the pines.  They will pass over Lake Tawakoni, and pass through the communities of Emory and Alba, followed by Lake Fork, Quitman, Gilmer, Lake O’ the Pines and finally, Jefferson. On the last day of the state and after a total of 587 miles, the athletes will reach the exit point – the border with Louisiana! For these runners, this frontier will represent a significant accomplishment and acceptance into an exclusive club. Only the strongest runners will survive this ultimate test.

This is part of the Race Across USA marathon series. You will be running with the Core Team who are going coast to coast from California to Washington DC. Runners need to arrive the night before at 5pm to check-in.

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TX02 – The Wild West (4 Marathons)

West Texas has a vast, remote, rugged feel to it. Here you will find cattle ranches and oil rigs and not much else for miles and miles until we reach the town of Post. Post is located on the edge of the caprock escarpment of the Llano Estacado, the southeastern edge of the Great Plains. Post was originally founded in 1907 as “Post City” as a utopian venture of Charles William (C. W.) Post, the breakfast cereal manufacturer. Post devised the community as a model town. He purchased 200,000 acres of ranchland and established the Double U Company to manage the town’s construction. The company built trim houses and numerous structures, which included the Algerita Hotel and a textile plant. They planted trees along every street. Much of the town’s charm can still be found there. The main street is well maintained with several antique shops on it.

This is part of the Race Across USA marathon series. You will be running with the Core Team who are going coast to coast from California to Washington DC and the State Team who are running all the way across the state. Runners need to arrive the night before at 5pm to check-in.

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TX03 – D-Town (4 Marathons)

We call this challenge race the “D-Town”. We have selected dates that allows runners to earn four back to back marathons over a Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The route passes through the Northeast Dallas area from Watauga to Emory.

This is part of the Race Across USA marathon series. You will be running with the Core Team who are going coast to coast from California to Washington DC and the State Team who are running all the way across the state. Runners need to arrive the night before at 5pm to check-in.

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TX04 – Plains to Pines (3 Marathons)

East Texas is a delightful place as the plains give way to the pines. Here, we will pass through the communities of Lake Fork, Quitman, Gilmer, Lake O’ the Pines and finally, Jefferson before reaching the border with Louisiana.

This is part of the Race Across USA marathon series. You will be running with the Core Team who are going coast to coast from California to Washington DC and the State Team who are running all the way across the state. Runners need to arrive the night before at 5pm to check-in.

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The following is a list of suggested accommodations for state runners. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of these listings or for the quality of the establishments.


Photo Credits (in the order that they appear)

  1. Used with permission from Colon Terrell.
  2. Photo licensed under Creative Commons from Audreylski.