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The Game: A Last Runner Standing Race

April 13

April 13, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00am - 7:00pm


Your race fee includes your park entrance fees for The Game. Run a single lap of 4.1667 miles or commit to running until you just can’t run anymore. At 7:00 AM, everyone will line up at the start line, regardless of how many loops you plan to run. If you make it back in 60 minutes, you are eligible to line up to race again. We will continue that until there is a single racer left standing. It’s you against your competitors, and speedy legs will only get you so far.

You need strategy; you need a plan; most of all, you just need to keep running. So, come play our game…


In 2019, The Game: A Last-Man-Standing race will be added to the list of races that can earn you a Golden Ticket into Big’s Backyard Ultra. Thanks to Lazarus Lake, race director for Big’s Backyard and Barkley, for picking The Game as Texas’ only Golden Ticket Race. Want to go race with the Big Dogs? Come prove you’ve got what it takes at The Game, first. Here is a short film about his race:


Your 4.1667-mile course will be flat and fast. An exact elevation profile and Strava segment will be provided March 13th (one month before the race).


$400 Cash + Pair Of La Sportiva Shoes Awarded To The Overall Winner, Male Or Female

The single overall winner, regardless of how long you are out there, will receive $400. There is no minimum number of loops that need to be completed to be our winner. To win, you must be the single, last person who completed a 4.1667 loop in 60 minutes. If there is no single runner left standing, the house wins and Spectrum will likely use the prize money to buy more beer. Last year, the winner ran until 11:30 pm(ish), for a total of 15+ hours.

Throughout the race, we will announce certain loops as “primes”. In that specific loop, the top male and female will both be awarded with a prize from one of our sponsors. These specific loops will be kept a secret until race day. The primes will be announced moments before the start of that loop.

Three Women Running on Trail at The Game


April 13, 2019
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The Ball Farm
119 Redbird Lane
Dale, TX 78616 United States
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