Dec 10, 2022 at 8:00 AM

The Backland – Last Man Standing

1075 Walnut Creek Rd

Gordonville TX, 76245


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Entry Fee $75
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $95
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 7K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 40

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 70%

First Year of the Event: 2021

Men's Record: 49.5 Miles


The Backland is the biggest last man standing trail race near the Texas and Oklahoma border. This race is run on majority trail with a bit of road. The Backland was crafted to see how far you can really push yourself.

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 you’re out. The last man (or woman) standing wins a $500 cash prize, a big trophy, and a six-pack of beer (rootbeer if under 21)



Past Event Dates

Held on Dec 10, 2022

Held on Dec 11, 2021

Event Results

View 2021 Results