Trans-Pecos Ultra features a challenging course that offers spectacular views by day and unparalleled starlit skies at night. The course is technical with plenty of rocky single-track and deserted ranch roads. Although the average elevation hovers around 4500ft, be prepared for continuous hills, steep grades, and a total of 14,000+ elevation gain. Remember, TPU is open to everyone: you can Hike or Run the entire course – just don’t give up!
Trans-Pecos Ultra is a self-supported, multi-stage foot race. All entrants acknowledge that the race will take place in a remote area where facilities and comforts are limited. Participants are expected to possess basic outdoor experience and all of the mandatory equipment. The race does not require any special technical skills such as navigation or rope climbing. The race is run in six, consecutive stages; the total race distance is approximately 170 miles / 273km - subject to logistical changes up to 10 miles. The Prologue Stage is 6 miles, Stages 1-4 are each approximately 26 miles and Stage 5 is 56 miles.