Trail Racing Over Texas to Host Key Ultra Race in 2016 U.S. Skyrunner Series

Houston, Texas – Trail Racing Over Texas, the largest community-based trail racing organization in the state of Texas, today announced it’s upcoming Franklin Mountains 50k Trail Run will be featured as part of the 2016 Altra U.S. Skyrunner ULTRA Series. The race, scheduled for September 10th 2016 in El Paso, Texas, is the state’s first ultra running race to be included in the series.

“I’m excited as both a trail runner and a race director to host a U.S. Skyrunning race here in El Paso,” said Trail Racing Over Texas owner Robert Goyen. “It’s been a dream of mine to show the country the amazing southern tip of the Rocky Mountains that run through Texas. Most people assume the state is completely flat so runners will be pleasantly surprised when they get almost 8,500 feet of climbing to play with in Franklin Mountains State Park.”

The Altra U.S. Skyrunning Series supports 15 events in the continental U.S. and allows runners to accumulate championship points in each of the SKY, VERTICAL and ULTRA categories. SKY races cover 22 km to 50 km with at least 1,300 meters of positive vertical climb. Vertical races feature 1,000 meters of positive vertical climb without exceeding 5 km in distance and the series’ ULTRA races cover 50 km and over. The race series draws top athletes from across the globe and offers runners the opportunity to race the most difficult and picturesque mountain races in America.

The Franklin Mountains 50K Trail Run offers views of 3 U.S. states and 2 countries and features more than 8,500 feet of vertical gain and descent along its trails. The Franklin Mountains Trail Race runs September 9th through 11th and will also include a race to the top of the North Franklin Peak as well as a half marathon, 10 km and 5 km trail races. All races are fully supported and offer amazing views of the state.

For more information about Trail Racing over Texas or to register for the Franklin Mountain Trail Runs please contact Robert Goyen at or visit


Trail Racing Over Texas (TROT) produces the largest trail running series in Texas with over 16 races offering a variety of distances from 5k’s to ultra-marathons, kids only races and night races. TROT is a community-based company that aims to involve and benefit local communities by giving back in various ways. TROT is also devoted to bringing greater awareness to the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department by placing races in beautiful Texas State Parks.

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