Trans-Pecos Ultra - 7 Day Stage Race

Big Bend Ranch State Park , Texas

Trans-Pecos Ultra - 7 Day Stage Race
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October 22nd 08:00 AM 15,000 Ft. Elevation Gain

About the Race| Trans-Pecos Ultra is a unique and life-changing 10-day adventure featuring the only self-supported multi-stage ultra marathon in Texas. The 6-stage, 7 day foot race traverses 170 miles across the Big Bend, a remote and rugged high desert ecosystem within the Chihuahuan Desert, the second largest desert in North America.

Course Description| Stages 1-4 are each approximately 26.2 miles, Stage 5 at 56 miles, and Stage 6 at 6 miles. Race finish time is the aggregate of all stage finish times. Overall the terrain is a mix of technical single-track and deserted ranch roads. Although the average elevation hovers around 4500ft, be prepared for continuous hills, steep grades, and a total of 15,000+ elevation gain!

Eligibility| Trans-Pecos Ultra is open to novice hikers and experienced ultra runners, and everyone in between! Cut-off times are applicable at both checkpoints and finishes, and are based on a brisk walking pace, or average forward movement speed of 2.5 mph. Stages 1-4 (each 26 mi) will have a 12hr finish time. Stage 5 (56 mi) will have a 34hr finish time – this includes time spent sleeping at overnight checkpoint(s). Stage 6 (6 mi) will have a 2hr finish time.

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Map Info

Map Address: Big Bend Ranch State Park, 1900 South Saucedo, Presidio, TX 79845, United States
Marker: 170M

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