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Horseshoe Trail Run

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon - 50km

About Horseshoe Trail Run

Jack Brooks Park is known to have some of the toughest trails in Houston. This makes it a perfect venue to host the annual Horse Shoe Trail Run. The trails are mostly all single-track with a lot of short steep hills. Its very winding and off-camber seems to be the design intended. Watch out for some killer roots and poison ivy. These trails can be ridden by all skill levels but the newbies will find the hills to be pretty hard. Experienced runners will find it technical enough to keep your senses tuned. There are a few steam crossings and bridges are well maintained.



Lodging available at Super 8. Camping is also available at Lady of Lourdes School.

Aid Stations

All aid stations (2) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies. Drinks-Gatorade, Water and Tailwind Nutrition (sponsor). Red Bull at all aid stations and pre/post race (sponsor), Sodas-Coke, Ginger ale and maybe some orange as well. Electrolytes- Hammer Endurolytes, Sweet- Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella Salty-Pringles, Trail Mix, PB&J PB&js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit ie bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits. Bearded Brothers Bars (sponsor). Medical including bandages, vasoline, band aids and other medical needs. ( NO NSAIDS ie ibuprofen). Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape pre/post race (sponsor). We will have everything you need at our aid stations and we usually throw in something to make it fun. We have done sheet cake, pies, special candies, pineapple etc. You never know what the surprise will be.

Award Medals

All finishers receive a custom medal and pint glass. Awards given to overall top three: male and female, and Masters (50 & over) Top 2.

Maximum Time

12 hrs


Parking available at the start/finish area.

Horseshoe Trail Run Route Map

Horseshoe Trail Run Route Map


Galveston County Fair Grounds Parking Lot



The start/finish line will be just outside the Galveston County Fair Grounds Parking Lot. Good mix of climbing, drops and windy single track in the trees. The trail consist of primarily single track with some roots and whimsical running through the made made structures for mountain biking. Expect a wild, single track and rabbit chasing adventure through the park.

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.