Race Director’s Report
The inaugural Possum Kingdom Trail Run took place on the award winning Hike and Bike trail system on Possum Kingdom lake on April 27, 90 miles West of the central Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Cloud cover and a moderate breeze off the lake welcomed the nearly 200 runners from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Portugal, to a mild early morning start for a 20 km, 55 km, and 52 mile adventure. By mid-day the clouds seemed to spontaneously disappear with the bright sun showing her smiling face which slowed the pace for many but didn’t stop the determination.
Laura Euckert with Jackie Smith, enjoying one of the many beautiful views along the Possum Kingdom course. (Photo: Courtesy Jackie Smith)
A few of the special features of this trail system is the majority being scenic double-wide trail with runable grade changes that include breathtaking views of Possum Kingdom Lake throughout the journey.
The free kids fun-run guided six or so youth down to the beach (they actually liked the sand) and around the start/finish area for a .4 or .8 mile scamper. We had fun! (Photos: Copyright Movin Pictures / movin-pictures.com)
On-time departure for the 20km runners! (Photo copyright Movin’ Pictures / movin-pictures.com)
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