Hill Country TrailFest 5.5 Mile, 10 Mile, 20 Mile and 50K

February 17, 2024

7:30AM Start for 50K and 20 Mile

8:30 Start for 5.5 Mile and 10 Mile


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About The Hill Country TrailFest

The 10 Mile, 20 Mile and 50K all run the same 10 mile loop running the same direction.  The 50K will have a slightly different 3/10 mile longer finish to each loop to achieve a 31 mile final distance after 3 loops.  The route is scenic, hilly, little shade and rocky with 3 water stops on ea loop spread fairly evenly apart and a water stop at the finiish.  Food for 20 mile and 50K will be at mile 5 and the finish.  Food = items such as chips, fruit, Cola, Sprite, PBJ’s, M&Ms.   The 5.5 miler takes a short cut around mile 3 of the 10 miler and picks up on the 10 mile trail around mile 7.5.


Pre-purchase a brisket sandwich or wrap or a sausage sandwich or wrap from Old 300 BBQ who will also be on site selling anything left over.  Pre ordering food ensures you have a hot sandwich or wrap when you finish.  Comes with chips and drink.

Beer included with entry (with proper ID)

We will have craft beer on tap for anyone wishing to reward themselves with a cold one to enjoy with a finisher medal hanging around their neck.


This sign is right above where you will turn right to enter the ranch gate for runner parking.  Once you see it slow down and prepare to turn right! If you hit 281, you have gone too far.  The sign is located at 290 westbound (coming from Austin) right before it hits 281.  See map below.

The entrance will be at the intersection of HWY 290 (coming from Austin) and HWY 281.  The  entrance is on the Westbound side of 290 just before hitting 281. Look for flashing lights and Run in Texas signage.

Benefitting Team RWB of San Antonio!

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a veteran support nonprofit organization whose vision is to increase the connectivity between America’s combat veterans and people in their communities.

Course Route (clockwise)

Click here to go to map page

Packet Pick up

  • Race Day: Packet pickup will take place at the Lighthouse entrance at NE corner of 290 (from Austin) and 281 on race day from 6:30-7:45AM.  If you are heading in from Austin it would be just before you enter 281N. Or if coming from SA you would head on 290 towards Austin and find the nearest, safest way to turn around and head west on 290 and the entrance is just before you hit 281 North. Go to runintexas.com/torture to see a nice map of the entrance. Give yourself 15 minutes to walk to the start line (follow the  signage with some flashing lights to the start/finish). A drop bag area will be available for you to store items you might need during or after the run. 

What do you get for the dough?

  • A great, well supported, and challenging trail run
  • Free beer
  • A beautiful venue to hang out, with spring fed creek, waterfall and hot tub.

Awards for each distance

  • Overall Male /Female
  • Master Male / Female
  • 19 & Under
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60 & Up

Water Stops
There will be 4 water stops on the course with cold sports drink and water.

Entry Fees

  • 50K:  $110 through Jan 17, $120 through Feb 3, $130 after that and $135 race day.
  • 20 Mile: $90 through Jan 17, $100 through Feb 3, $110 after that and $115 race day.
  • 10 Mile:  $70 through Jan 17, $80 through Feb 3, $90 after that and $95 race day.
  • 5.5 Mile: $55 through Jan 17, $65 through Feb 3, $75 after that and $80 race day.
  • Military, Police, and Fire receive $5 discounts, email info@runintexas.com for code.

Event Lodging
Awesome house rentals are available at the Lighthouse and suites are available in the Arc. Contact (830) 868-7024. http://www.lighthousehillranch.com/arcdetexas.htm


Email info@runintexas.com

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