2019 SKY ISLAND - September 21
A celebration of true Texas trail running at a truly unique venue.
Both races start at the historic Indian Lodge and offer challenging climbs and descents on technical terrain. The 25k course is a single loop contained entirely within Davis Mountains State Park. The 50k course runs the entirety of the Davis Mountains State Park trail system with an additional excursion into the Fort Davis National Historic Site.
Racer Check-in: 5:00 - 5:45
Race Brief: 5:45
Race Start: 6:00
Racer Check-in: 6:30 - 7:15
Race Brief: 7:15
Race Start: 7:30
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
We will host award ceremonies as all podium finishers for a given race come in.
10:30am @ Park Entrance (mile 16) (~16:46/mile pace)
Sunrise @ 7:45 am Sunset @ 7:50 pm
Davis Mountains State Park
Indian Lodge guests park at Indian Lodge.
Campsite guests park at campsites.
Race day arrivals follow parking attendants. Race day parking is in Campgrounds 62-94,
Overflow parking: follow parking attendants to the park maintenance facilities across from Indian Lodge.
Park Entrance Fees
Park entrance fees are covered for all race participants. Spectators must pay their own entry fee. You can pay for spectator entry fees on the Texas State Park's reservation system and print your park pass prior to leaving for the race. This will speed your entry into the park.
No pacers allowed
Every 50k racer MUST start with a light, as you will run in the dark for the first 90 minutes of the race.
Every racer MUST start with a water carrier. You must either have at least one water bottle or a hydration vest/hydration pack.
Although all our courses are excellently marked, you can never predict what can happen during a race. We recommend learning about the 10 essentials for backcountry safety and bringing them in your running pack. Learn more about the 10 essentials in this article by North Shore Rescue.
Aid Stations and Drop Bags
For 50k runners, drop bags can be left at the Park Entrance Aid Station (mile 16.1). Aid stations are available at the following locations and mile marks:
Aid Station Mile Marker
Sky Line Ridge - 3.5
Sky Line Ridge -6.6
Sky Line Ridge -10.7
Sky Line Ridge 13.8
Park Entrance - 16.1
Primitive Loop - 18.7
Primitive Loop - 24.3
Park Entrance - 26.8