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Purgatory Trail Run

Race Details

Purgatory Trail Run 10 Miler

Off Road
: Run 10 Miles, also a 5k option

Purgatory Trail 5K Run

Off Road
: Run 3.1 Miles
Race Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Purgatory Creek Trail Head
City/State/Zip: San Marcos, Texas 78666
Country: USA
Race Website:

A beautiful trail race through the wonderful trails of San Marcos. Both race distances will start at the lower trail head of Purgatory Creek. The trail head is at the intersection of Hunter rd. and RM12. Both courses offers a wonderful and scenic view of the ever changing vegetation of the hill country. 

Course Information:

The 10 mile course leads runners through a rather porous section of the Edwards Aquifer. Juniper groves, meadows, ephemeral wetlands, and oak mottes co-exist in Purgatory Creek Greenspace.  More experienced trail runners will enjoy some difficult technical sections of trail during the race while still runable.

The 5K course is a relatively flat course with a low technical rating and is the perfect introduction into trail running.  Walkers and hikers are encouraged to participate in the 5K  and 10 mile race.


Purgatory Creek Trail Head; near interesction of Hunter rd and RR12

  • Take I-35 north and exit #202 FM12/Wonderworld rd. exit.
  • take a left at the light after exiting off I-35
  • Follow that road till you get to Hunter road (the second light)
  • turn left at the light, and the trail head will be on your immediate right when taking the left turn
From Austin:
  • Take I-35 South
  • Exit #202 FM12/RR12/Wonderworld exit
  • take a right at the light onto FM12/Wonderworld rd.
  • Stay on that road till the 2nd light
  • At second light, take a left onto Hunter Road. Trail head will be at that intersection of Hunter road and Wonderworld rd.
Other Info:


$20 until January 31st, 2013
$25 Feb 1st - 22nd
$30 Race Day

10 miler
$30 until January 31st, 2013
$35 Feb 1st - 22nd
$40 Race Day

Packet Pickup:

Friday February 22nd, 11am - 6pm
Core Running Company, 111 E. Hopkins St
San Marcos, TX 78666

Race Day Packet Pickup:
Trail Head parking lot at Hunter Road and New RR12


Top 5 male/Female overall for each race distance

2013 Results:

  • 2013 Results at athleteguild.com: Overall / Age Group / Searchable

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