Palo Duro Trail Run- 50 Mile - 50K - 20K

Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Palo Duro Canyon, TX at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

  • 50 Mile at 7:00 AM

    » $85.00 registration (through 10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    50 Mile Registration

  • 50K at 7:00 AM

    » $85.00 registration (through 10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    50K Registration

  • 20K at 7:20 AM
    This category opens 08/01/17.
    300 entrants maximum
    4-hour time limit enforced.

    » $70.00 registration
    20K Registration

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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 Update (record high 105 Oct 15, 2017, We told you it would be hot. Sunrise: 7:58 AM Sunset: 7:04 PM but the daylight in the canyon is shorter

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. Regular fees apply after 7:30am

Driving time from Amarillo to start area is approximately 45 to 55 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

Pre-Race Briefing and packet pickup Friday Oct 14, 2016. Location to be updated. Watch our website for new details.

Earlybird pickup at Karen's Store. Get Fit, 1911 S Georgia, Amarillo 4:30pm to 5:30pm Thursday Oct 19, 2017.

Race Day Packet Pickup (only as a last resort). Juniper Campground Finish line area. The start/finish line will be at the South end of the campground.

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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