Dec 07, 2024 at 8:00 AM

The Backland – Last Man Standing

1075 Walnut Creek Rd

Gordonville TX, 76245


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Entry Fee $97
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $95
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 7K
  • Last Man Standing

Series: Texas Trail Runner Series

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 36

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 60%

First Year of the Event: 2021

Men's Record: 103.5 Miles

Women's Record: 31.5


The Backland is a last-man-standing trail race near the Texas and Oklahoma border. This race is run on majority trail with a bit of road. Our motto is “Run Till You Can’t”.

Only 36 people are allowed into the last-man-standing competition. Runners have 1 hour to complete a 4.5-mile loop. Every hour the gun will go off to start the new loop. If you finish the loop in an hour, you wait for the gun to go off again before you continue. If you don’t finish within 1 hour or you quit – you’re out and ring the bell. The last person standing is titled The Backland Champion.



Past Event Dates

Held on Dec 07, 2024

Held on Dec 09, 2023

Held on Dec 10, 2022

Held on Dec 11, 2021

Event Results

View 2022 Results

View 2021 Results