Dinosaur Valley Endurance Run

at Dinosaur Valley State Park

100 Mile / 100K / 50K / Half Marathon / 5 Mile

November 3-4, 2018 (all races start Saturday, November 3rd)

Big Cedar Endurance Run (now renamed the Dinosaur Valley Endurance Run) was the first 100 mile trailrunning event in North Texas! Now join us for our fifth year! Are you ready to tackle Dino Valley?

In 2016, due to land ownership issues with our usual venue, the Big Cedar Wilderness Trail in Dallas, we moved the race to the beautiful Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas. And it was such a fantastic race course and so well-received, and the state park was so hospitable to our runners, that we have moved to Dinosaur Valley State Park permanently and renamed the race the Dinosaur Valley Endurance Run!

This course has rolling and sustained ascents and descents, although none are terribly steep. The loops take you through varied terrain, from double track trails in fields to single track in wooded areas. There is a mix of packed dirt, smaller rocks, larger rocks, slick rock, and some roots. There are also two river crossings per race loop. This course really has a little of everything, which includes its views. There are amazing overlooks on this course where you can see for miles.

(Details on how the venue change came about are here... The first two years the race took place at the highest point in the city of Dallas, Prayer Mountain, which is home to the Mountain Creek Church. The church owns the Big Cedar Wilderness Trail, which is maintained by the Dallas Off-Road Bike Association.)



There are several big changes for 2018. We continually strive to improve your race experience, so read on to learn how 2018 will be even better than past races!
5 Mile Race Added for 2018. See the map here...
GETTING HERE, GETTING SLEEP, AND GETTING AROUND: We want to be sure you get to the race, get some sleep, and are able to get around in these remote areas with limited cell service BEFORE your race starts. Read this, print this, and put it in your car now!

Dinosaur Valley is part of the 2018 The Active Joe Trail Race Series! Get an extra medal for races you were already planning to run anyway. Details here...

This race has had a really unlucky streak the last three years with terrible wet weather. Read on about why this is the 100 miler with the lowest finish rate in Texas (until we get a good weather year!) and our new plans to prevent having to cancel in the future due to significant rain or storms.
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Other Upcoming Races by The Active Joe
New Years Double - Two days of marathons, half marathons, and 5Ks - December 31, 2017 to January 1, 2018


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