Piney Woods TrailFest 2023


February 4, 2023, 7:30am (50K/20 Mile), 9AM (all other events)

Start the new year with a trail running adventure at the Piney Woods TrailFest at beautiful Lake Houston Wilderness Park! With a distance for everyone, it’s a golden opportunity to run the way nature intended — through the woods!

  • Whether you’re a trail running newbie or a seasoned veteran, there’s a distance for everyone, including a 5k, 10 Mile, 20 Mile and 50k.
  • Medals for ALL finishers!
  • A post-race meal from Mingo’s Latin Cusine food truck and craft beer are included with your entry.

2023 RESULTS!!! Great job runners!


Lake Houston Wilderness Park Dining Hall, 25840 Farm-To-Market Rd 1485, New Caney, TX 77357

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NOTE: Sign up before 7 a.m. Fri. Feb. 3 and your $3 park entry fee is included in your registration! After that, all runners will have to pay the $3 pay park entry fee at the gate. All guests must pay $3 park entry fee.

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Convenient Event Camping

Click here to reserve camping for Friday night.  Check in is 3PM with Sunday noon checkout.


Click here for parking map.

Enter main entrance and follow park greeter’s directions and signage to dining hall. Follow volunteers parking instructions. DO NOT PARK ON GRASS OR ANY NATURAL AREA

Start Times

50K, 20 Mile-7:30 AM,  5k & 10 Mile 9:00 AM

About This Event

5K, 10 Mile, 20 Mile and 50K

All races are chip timed.  The 10 Miler runs a mostly single track loop through shady pine forest. The surface is sandy loam soil and the course profile is relatively flat. There are 4 fully stocked aid stations along this loop with sports drink and water.  20 Miler is 2 loops and the 50K will be 3 loops at the most and may be 2 loops if the trails we plan to use are ready for use. The 5K starts at the same time as the 10 Mile event, but turns off the 10 Mile course to complete a smaller loop.

All runners receive a tech shirt, custom finisher medal and post race party with refreshments, craft beer on tap and selection from Mingo’s Latin Cuisine food truck menu (veggie option available).



Check results and make arrangements to get your award. You do not have to be a world class runner to win an award. We will mail your award for $10 shipping and handling.

Awards will be issued for 1st Overall (M/F), 1st Master (M/F) and Age Groups as follows: 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.

Packet Pickup

  • Thursday Feb. 2 from 5-7PM at Back Pew Brewing Co located at 26452 Sorters McClellan Rd, Porter, TX 77365
  • Race morn’ at Lake Houston Wilderness Park’s Pine Grove Dining Hall, 6:30-9 am.

Entry Fees


  • $80 through 1-4
  • $90 through 1-21
  • $100 after that

20 Miler

  • $70 through 1-4
  • $80 through 1-21
  • $90 after that

10 Miler

  • $65 through 1-4
  • $75 through 1-21
  • $85 after that


  • $50 through 1-4
  • $60 through 1-21
  • $70 after that

Military, Fire, and Police Discount: $5 discount available with mail-in entry only. Please provide a copy of ID. Email

There are no refunds for this event.



2022 RESULTS!!! Great job runners!

2020 RESULTS!!! Great job runners!

2019 RESULTS!!!  Great job runners!

2018 RESULTS!!!  Great job runners!

2017 RESULTS!!  Great job runners!!

2016 Results!!  Congrats to all!

2015 Results

Overall 1st-Last Results


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