Big Bend Ultra

January 17, 2021 in Big Bend Ranch State Park

Keep the Big Bend Ultra on your calendar for January 17, 2021. It’s a unique, fun experience, and an amazing place to run.

Covid-19 Status
We don’t know what’s going to be happening in January, but if we can have a safe event, we will.

See the Volunteers Page to volunteer.

Photos on Flickr

MLK Weekend, January 17th, 2021

See the event page for the details

REGISTER For 2021 (pending)
Online Registration

Sanctioned USATF Event

Event by Overland Racing

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Big Bend Ranch State Park, starting and ending at the Barton Warnok Center close to Lajitas, TX.   Travel Info

Lots of options in the region. See the lodging and camping pages.

Day Hikes While You Are Here
From Lajitas and Terlingua, there are some great trails you can get to in a few minutes, and hike for an hour or two, or make a day of it.  See our new day hike page.

On Saturday before, and Monday after the race, a guided hike by Ranger Amber Harrison will leave at 10 am from the Contrabando Trailhead for a 6 mile round trip hike. An easy hike to loosen up, it will be on the Fresno Divide Trail. Last year was a great success, so Saturday before has been added.  We need a minimum number of participants, so sign up in advance.   See our new day hike page.

Fresno Divide

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A Great Event !!!

The Big Bend Ranch State Park is a fantastic place to run, and the Big Bend 50 owes it all to the volunteers, park rangers, EMS teams, ham radio operators, hotels, campgrounds, timing team, sponsors, and our great runners for making it happen, keeping everyone safe, and having fun.

Photo by Aaron Bates

The 2021 event is again managed by race director Carroll Voss of Overland Race Management, and a motley crew of dedicated volunteers you’ve met at the Big Bend 50 events for the last decade and then some.

All share the start and finish at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center at Big Bend Ranch State Park a mile from Lajitas. Camping and lodging are readily available in the area. PreRace dinner at the Starlight Theater.

2021 at Big Bend Ranch State Park
Camping Info     Lodging Info    Register


Course Maps for the 50K and the 30K.

The Borderlands 50M is run 50K out & back to Barton Warnock start/finish line, chip will split time & back out run 30K course. Race distance totals 80K. both courses run clockwise.  The 50 Mile runners will need a head lamp.

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schematic for web

30K Elevation Map
Quicksilver 30K elevation profile

50K Course
The 50K course will also start and finish at Barton Warnock Visitors Center.


10K Elevation


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.