WHY THIS RACE
Wishes Aren't Just for Shooting Stars...
The Devils River Run for Hope is a Marathon and Half Marathon race across the beautiful, rugged West Texas wilderness to benefit Brooke’s Blossoming Hope for Childhood Cancer Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves children battling cancer worldwide. This is a one of a kind off-road destination race beginning at the banks of the pristine spring-fed turquoise ribbon of Devils River carving the desert landscape and trekking through the natural beauty of the fossilized ruddist reefs forming the hills of this vast, remote and quite untouched West Texas landscape. Be ready to experience the rich natural sights, sounds and fresh smells of desert blooms in the spring air along the trail that is a convergence of diverse ecosystems! Runners participating in this special event will be supporting the ongoing grassroots efforts of a small volunteer-led charity focused on bringing happiness and hope for children with cancer worldwide. In addition, any runners who raise $1,000+ will have the opportunity to have their registration fees waived. Race is limited to first 70 who register... GO!
Welcome to the Devils River Run for Hope! Thank you for joining our effort to bring joy and hope to children battling cancer through this rugged outdoor race supporting Brooke's Blossoming Hope for Childhood Cancer Foundation (www.BrookesBlossoms.org)
Please CAREFULLY read the instructions below for this destination race:
This is a point to point race. ALL participants will be shuttled from McKenna Ranch to their designated starting line.
Shuttle(s) for the Ultra and Marathon races will depart McKenna Ranch for the DRSNA at 6:00 am and runners will be dropped off at the DRSNA river gate at 7:00 am then walk down to the starting line (0.92 miles).
The Half Marathon race participant shuttle will depart McKenna Ranch at 9:00am and will begin at the 13.1 mile marker on Dolan Creek Road.
The runner check in will be onsite on race day at McKenna Ranch, which is the race FINISH line. All event parking will be at McKenna. The park entry fee for event participants starting at DRSNA is $7.00 per person and this has already been included in your advance registration.
There will be NO Race Day Registration.
Race day runner check-in and packet pick up is from 5:00 am - 5:45 am at the McKenna Ranch Activity Center
where runners will receive Bib#/pins, Race Swag Bags, T-Shirt, and for Race Food/Drink.
At each starting line area, a brief safety talk at the starting line area.
We will NOT have social gatherings at the race starting line by the river. If you are bringing family/friends to support you, please inform them they will need to wait for you at the finish line at McKenna Ranch as driving to and from the park during the race and along the race course is discouraged.
As our races already have a no paper or plastic policy, every participant must supply their own hydration container (Camelbak or Water Bottle), and the provided water/sports drink options will ONLY be dispensed by our volunteers. CUPS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.
Hand Sanitizer and sunscreen will be available.
We will follow ALL TPWD park rules and regulations and encourage you to follow common sense hygiene and to take personal responsibility for your own health/safety concerns.
Post race events will all be at McKenna Ranch from 10 :00am- 4:00pm with food service beginning at 12:30pm. The Half Marathon race cut off time is 2:30pm and the Marathon race cut off time is 3:00pm when race awards ceremony begins.
Awards will be presented to the 1st-3rd place male/female in each race.
Be sure to check the weather prior to and on race day. This race takes place in a remote part of West Texas and weather conditions can be unpredictable. A weather update will also be sent out to all participants the week prior to the event. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and as always, we thank you for your support.
We are doing our best to provide a safe and fun environment for you to MOVE in a positive and challenging way. Please, let’s continue to extend mutual respect to one another and our nonprofit event volunteers.
Happy Trails! :)