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The Grasslands Trail Runs

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About The Grasslands Trail Runs

The race is held in the LBJ National Grasslands, an area maintained by the USDA Forest Service and the Friends of the Grasslands, a nonprofit organization. The trail system consists of five loops in a clover like trail that begin and end at TADRA Point. The trail is flat but slightly challenging as participants will experience a few rocky sections. The soft dirt is easy on the feet and knees, and many parts of the trail are shaded by trees.


Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


  • 42.195km


  • 80.467km



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After Race Services

A post race meal will be provided to participants.

Aid Stations

Water will be available at all aid stations and endurance drink will be available at the TADRA aid station. Aid stations will also offer peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, potato chips, m&m's, fig newtons, coke, sprite, basic first aid and more.

Award Medals

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers of each race and the top male and female masters finisher of each race.

Equipment Storage

Drop bags will be located at the start finish area.


Parking at TADRA requires paying a day use fee of $4/day per car.

Race Kit Includes

Race shirt, finisher's medal


Chip Timing


LBJ National Grasslands



White-tailed deer, small mammals, coyotes, bobcats, red fox, waterfowl, bobwhite quail, turkey and songbirds thrive in the diverse habitats provided by the grasslands. Large mouth bass, blue catfish, channel catfish and perch are common catches in the many lakes. In spring, migratory neotropical birds from Central and South America make their way across the grasslands, and wildflowers blanket the gently rolling hills in color.


The national grasslands in Texas are part of the western and eastern cross-timbers vegetation type, with both hardwood forests and open grasslands. The national grasslands provide recreation areas and lakes for camping, swimming, hunting, fishing and habitat for wildlife. This makes for a fairly easy and maneuverable trail and promises to be a very exciting and slightly challenging run. The scenic views and the presence of the beautiful wildlife will make this a very memorable experience.

The Grasslands Trail Runs Trivia

The Grasslands Trail Run was started in 1999 by Suzi Cope, the first woman to complete the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

The Grasslands Trail Runs is now part of Texas Trail Running Championship Series

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.