Palo Duro Trail Run- 50 Mile - 50K - 20K Fun Run/Walk

in United States at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Online registration for this event is closed. 2015 race will be held Oct 15, 2016.

  • 50 Mile

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  • 50K

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  • 20K
    SOLD OUT. Opened 8/1/16 -- 300 entrants maximum
    4-hour time limit enforced.

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50 MILE: 7:00 AM start (12 hour time limit)
50K: 7:00 AM start (10 hour time limit)
20K: 7:20 AM start (4 hour time limit)

Event Information

T shirt to all starters and post race hamburger cookout with beans, chips, and soft drinks, etc., free to all runners and guests. The 20K race will be limited to the first 300 entrants.

The weather is unpredictable. Come prepared. Temperatures can range from below freezing to mid 90's. Sunrise: 7:53 AM Sunset: 7:10 PM

NO refunds, exchanges or deferrals of race entry.


Start / finish in Juniper Picnic area approximately 6 miles in State Park from Park entrance gate. Palo Duro State Park is located approximately 25 miles South of Amarillo. From Amarillo, take I-27 south.

Exit State Hwy. 217 (exit #106) Turn East (left). Participants and guests will get in at no charge from 6am to 7:30am. The cost for the rest of the day is $3 per person - you must tell the gate that you are there for the race.

Driving time from Amarillo to start area is approximately 45 minutes. Please allow plenty of time to arrive safely.

The course is 99% dirt trails on floor of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. 50 mile - four 12.5 mile loops. 50K - one 6 mile loop and two 12.5 mile loops, 20K one 12.5 mile loop. No pets allowed on course or at start / finish area.

Five well stocked aid stations. Water, Gatorade, Coke and a wide variety of food and snacks. Water-bottle recommended. Easy crew access, but handler not needed. Ice will be available at front four aid stations.

Packet Pickup

race day info and packet pickup at Palo Duro Canyon ZipLine, located about 200 yards before the gate on the South Side of the road. 4:00pm to 5:30pm Friday Oct 14, 2016.

Earlybird pickup at Karen's Store. Get Fit, 1911 S Georgia, Amarillo 4:30pm to 5:30pm Thursday Oct 13, 2016.

Race Day Packet Pickup (only as a last resort). Juniper Campground pavilion. The start/finish line will be at the North end of the campground this year. There is a new pavilion building there that will be used for packets on race morning. It is about a 10 minute walk from the parking area so get there early if you need to pickup on race day.

Lodging and Camping

There are several camping areas within the Park which are available for overnight camping including some cabins.

For reservations call 512-389-8900 or


For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.

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