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Tinajas Ultras

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon - 50km

About Tinajas Ultras

This race takes place in the Colorado Bend State Park. This park is full of an incredible feature called the tinaja. A Tinaja is an incredible natural feature native to this part of the world. After water falls from above for long periods of time, stone is eroded away into shallow bowls. These areas allow water to sit in them long after the water stopped flowing from above. This water has kept wildlife and humans alive for centuries. Just like the Tinajas out in the wild, the organizers hope this event gives you something deeply needed, whatever that is for you. Perhaps a break from life’s complexities, and that reminds you to notice the simple and life-giving things in life. They created this event because they wanted another difficult long distance trail event in Texas. This area is beautiful; the trails are technical and fun; the loop is a big 50km circuit.



  • 50km


  • 100km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km



There is a lot of tent and car camping available very close to the start/finish area. You may also reserve a spot at any number of locations around the park if you don't want to be right at the start/finish area. The nearest town is Lampasas, about 30-45 min away. There are a few hotel options in this town. A little further away, San Saba has a couple nice Inns.

Aid Stations

Keep in mind, the aid stations for this event are self-supported. This means you put your supplies at the aid stations before the race starts. We provide a bit of overhead shelter, ice & water. That's all. The rest is up to you!

Award Medals

All 100km finishers receive a buckle. Top 3 male & females receive awards.

Equipment Storage

Drop Bags available at all Aid Stations. You bring it, you clean it up, you take it home.

Maximum Time

24 hrs


Parking available at the start/finish area.


Chip Timing

Tinajas Ultras Route Map

Tinajas Ultras Route Map


Colorado Bend State Park



Gorman Falls


It’s a “Lollipop”, single 50k loop with the start and end along the same line going out and coming back.

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.