On October 21, 2017 the Palo Duro Trail run will celebrate it's 32nd edition. The race was started by Red Spicer as a road race and has morphed into a beautiful trail run, with distances of 20K, 50K, and 50 Miles. We feel like we offer a distance for everyone in the family, and it makes for a great way to see a spectacular Texas State Park. The race takes place in mid- October when temperatures can vary from freezing at the start to over 100 degrees during the afternoon. The race takes place on mostly single track red dirt trails with a variety of rolling hills throughout the course.

Upcoming Races

Oct 19 2019
50 KM
1x 6 Mile loop + 2 12.5 mile loops
Multiple Loop Course
2 Elevation Rating
Rolling, ~2500 feet in 50 miles
2 Surface Rating
Mostly groomed trail or dirt roads
Oct 19 2019
50 Miles
4 12.5 mile loops
1,915 1,915 ft.
Multiple Loop Course
2 Elevation Rating
Rolling, ~2500 feet in 50 miles
2 Surface Rating
Mostly groomed trail or dirt roads

Results

50 Miles View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
10/20/18 16 7:50:38 9:42:13
10/21/17 36 7:39:33 9:10:38
10/15/16 17 8:30:36 11:08:10
10/17/15 24 7:19:09 9:52:35
10/18/14 23 6:54:15 7:05:14
10/19/13 35 7:23:22 7:48:59
10/20/12 45 7:05:01 7:56:36
10/15/11 34 7:00:09 9:40:20
10/16/10 42 8:26:25 9:48:21
10/17/09 43 7:48:19 8:33:37
10/18/08 52 7:23:48 8:25:30
10/20/07 28 7:23:48 8:57:35
10/21/06 39 7:43:19 8:13:49
10/15/05 46 7:16:02 9:07:24
10/16/04 28 7:25:21 9:11:31
10/18/03 18 8:02:37 8:06:49
10/19/02 30 6:56:18 9:06:25
10/20/01 24 8:12:03 9:36:07
10/28/00 21 8:28:15 11:20:20
10/27/99 33 7:34:26 9:18:37
10/25/97 37 7:38:00 8:04:00
10/19/19 No Results Posted. Submit Results

50 KM View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
10/20/18 80 4:52:02 5:48:40
10/21/17 143 4:36:24 5:19:59
10/15/16 126 4:43:29 5:16:44
10/17/15 96 4:37:36 5:01:19
10/19/13 75 4:23:30 4:29:49
10/20/12 87 4:29:34 4:58:48
10/15/11 111 4:38:42 4:26:27
10/16/10 83 3:57:51 4:58:46
10/17/09 121 3:49:34 5:08:16
10/18/08 102 3:53:09 5:41:55
10/20/07 80 4:30:00 5:01:28
10/21/06 69 4:18:40 6:11:10
10/15/05 72 5:04:00 5:14:36
10/16/04 76 4:38:46 4:42:56
10/18/03 69 3:39:12 4:24:09
10/19/02 68 4:04:15 5:37:53
10/20/01 58 3:35:43 5:39:41
10/28/00 12 4:41:59 5:14:31
10/19/19 No Results Posted. Submit Results
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.
The Back 40 Trail Run
  • Dec 14, 2019
  • Bella Vista, AR
40 Miles