It took a whole 10 days in 2015 before we arrive at one of the biggest trail races in the TALON (TX, AR, LA, OK, NM) region for 2015, the 13th annual Bandera Trail Run which takes place on the rugged goodness outside the cowboy town of Bandera, Texas. Where calloused hands, cowboy hats, and boots (with spurs) are commonplace. And not for the fashion but the way of life.
Bandera goes big on many levels!
Nearly 1000 runners will be ready to lace them up come Saturday between the 100km, 50km, and 25km scampers. This is not only a national event, it goes global.
If some fellow runners don’t speak English, don’t be surprised. Those are not mile 52 voices swirling in your head.
The Dominican Republic, Mexico, Japan, Germany, and Thailand will all be represented!
USATF 100km Trail Championship
The 100km dash at Bandera is once again the 100km USATF Trail Championship which brings a number of fast feet and wisdom from throughout the country with a bit of cash up for grabs.
Between nineteen year old Jared Hazen of Colorado and the wise and spunky 72 year old from New Mexico, Ian Maddieson, we got ourselves an exciting and inspiring race in the making.
Montrail Ultra Cup
Heard of it?
As part of the Montrail Ultra Cup, Bandera has two qualifying spots for both the men and women, for this year’s 100 mile journey on June 27, 2015.
A big want for a number of folks.
Texas Trail Running Championship Series
Bandera also becomes the first race of the 2015 Texas Trail Running Championship series where runners within and outside the state earn points in ultra and sub-ultra divisions that lead to age-group (heavy bling, cash, race discounts) and club awards (a big yeti cooler of stuff) at the end of the year. A community connecting focus with lots of buzz in 2014. This year’s series has 26 adventures throughout the state.
You’ve been warned!
COLLECTING BANDERA Ks
This year we have eight runners going for their 500th Bandera kilometer!
- John Powers
- Alan Peterson
- Jim Skelding
- Brian Briggs
- Sergio Madrigal
- Mike Munoz
How about the 1000th Bandera kilometer?
Kimberly Pilcher of Texas is looking to do just that at this year’s finish.
Good luck gang!
Is this your first Bandera experience?
Here are a few goodies to help get your tread dirty! Don’t even try to keep yourself clean.
- Know Before You Go: Bandera 100k
- Know Before You Go: Bandera 50k
- Know Before You Go: Bandera 25k
- Course Flyover: 50k
- Course Flyover: 25k
REWIND – THE ACTION FROM 2014
How did Bandera play out in 2014?
We have a couple fun and insightful articles you may enjoy.
- 2014 Results Summary
- Post-race bonus Q&A with Meghan Arbogast, Paul Terranova, Liza Howard, and Ford Smith
APPETIZERS: PRE-RACE FUN FOR 2015
What do we have for you to help settle the stomach before this weekend’s main course?
- Brief Interview with RD, Joe Prusaitis
- Women’s 100km Fast Tread Preview
- Men’s 100km Fast Tread Preview
- 3 Qs Pre-race Chat with Nicole Studer
- 3 Qs Pre-race Chat with Paul Terranova
LIVE RACE UPDATES
UltraSportsLive.TV will be livestreaming the Bandera race from three different positions on the course along with updates ever 20 minutes or so!
Coverage will start at 7:15 am CST.
Kyle will also have lap updates at:
Safe travels to all those heading to the race. See you all this weekend!
Be active – Feel the buzz!
David – EnduranceBuzz.com
Posted on 05 Jan 2015