Don't Mess With Texas Trail Runs

Jul. 11, 2017

The XTERRA Texas Trail Run Series has only two races left in the 2017 season: XTERRA Magnolia Hill in Navasota, on July 16th and XTERRA Cameron Park in Waco on August 13th.

Because each age group winner is awarded 100 points, it's not too late to boost your series standings. Maybe you can even nab the free entry into the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship – an off-road half-marathon to be held in Snowbasin, Ogden, Utah, in September. The complimentary entry is awarded to each  male and female age-group champion in the series.

Currently, the women's 25-29 age group is tied four ways, while Emma Kosciak is the clear leader in the 30-34 age group. Kristen Murr is leading the 35-39 age group, but the 40-44 age group is another tight race.

In the men's standings, it's anyone's call across most age groups. Steven Stoot has made a name for himself in the 25-29 age group, and Kelly Hatcher is the guy to beat if you are between the ages of 45 and 49.

XTERRA Magnolia Hill Ranch

Located in the piney woods in Navasota, Magnolia Hill Ranch is a private ranch with the trail system only available to experience by those who participate in the event. You don't want to miss this opportunity to see this fantastic property with an incredible lake with sparkling blue water and trails winding through the pines.

Runners can choose between the 6K, 11.5K, and 21K races. Only the 21K results will count towards the series standings.

To register for XTERRA Magnolia Hill Ranch, visit

XTERRA Cameron Park

Cameron Park is the ultimate destination when it comes to outdoor adventure in the Heart of Texas. The course will take your breath away as you go up and down, climb after climb, in and out of cedar breaks and into dark bamboo forests. The trails can be screaming fast on Vortex or they can have you gasping for air as you slowly climb Highlander and Erect. Rocks, roots, limestone ledges, tight twisty turns, short power climbs, narrow bridges, fast descents, this course has got it all.

Runners can choose between the 6K, 10.5K and 21K races. Only the 21K results will count towards the series standings.

To register for XTERRA Cameron Park, visit

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