Crazy Desert Trail Race

Race Info

Information about camping, drop bags, timing, awards, and more.
When does it start??

Race Schedule

This race has a 24-hour cutoff. All runners must be finished by 6:00AM on Sunday. Check the aid station section for more details about cutoffs.

Race Timeline:

4-7pm: Packet Pickup at Start/Finish Area
6-8pm: Spaghetti Dinner at Race Start (Free for all)
6:30pm: Race Meeting & Announcements (Not mandatory)

5:00am - 8:30am: Packet Pickup at Start/Finish Area
6:00am: Start of the 100K
7:00am: Start of 50K
7:15am: Start of Marathon
7:30am: Start of 25K
7:45am: Start of Half Marathon
8:00am: Start of 10K
8:30am: Start of 5K

All runners must be complete with their race by 6:00AM on Sunday.

Where does it start??


Starting line location:

Enter the park here:

If you need an address to type into a GPS, you can use 7164 FM 2288, San Angelo, TX 76901 and then go 0.3 miles Southwest to the Equestrian Camping Area (NOT the "North Entrance").

The sign says "Equestrian Camping Area". This is NOT the "North Entrance", (The North Entrance is about 0.1 miles Northeast of this gate.)

Due to insurance requirements, pets (other than service animals) are not allowed on the course.

Join us for the..

Pre-Race Festivities!

Join the race organizers for a cookout on Friday after the race briefing! A spaghetti dinner will be served at about 6pm and is free of charge for runners and their guests, while it lasts!

During the meal, we will have the pre-race briefing.
Free for all!

Camping at the Park

Camping will be available the night before at the starting line area (just come to the starting line on Friday and you'll see it). This is primitive camping: no RV hookups, etc. are provided and the only very close restrooms are portable toilets. There are other camping sites available near the starting line: visit for more information. For reference, our camping will take place at the "North Concho Group Camp Site".


Awards & Medals

Everyone completing a race will receive a finisher medal. Each 100K finisher will also get a belt buckle.

Winner awards will go to the Top 3 Overall Male/Female for each distance AND Top 2 Masters (50+) Male/Female for each distance. There are no other age group awards for this race.

2023 Finisher Medals and Winner Trophies
2022 & 2023 Belt Buckle
Mockup of the 2024 Buckle

100K RRCA Championship Awards:

This race has been designated as the 2024 100K RRCA State Championship. In addition to the awards above, the RRCA will provide awards for the top male and female in each of the following age categories: Open (Overall), 40+, 50+, and 60+.

What's my time?


This race is chip timed with a mass start for each distance. All awards and official times are based on gun time. Race chips are on the back of your bib. Do not bend or tear the bib, and always have it visible on the front of your body and the outer-most layer of your clothing.

Live results are available at

My special treats!

Drop Bags

All runners are welcome to place bags in the designated area at the start/finish line. You will pass by this spot after each loop.

In addition, a drop bag service to deliver bags to the Winding Snake Aid Station is provided for the 100K only. (No other distances pass by this aid station). Bags will be delivered from the start line to the Winding Snake Aid Station, which is 11.3 miles from the start line, roughly halfway through the loop. Place bags in the designated area at the start of the race. Please write your number on the bag: many bags could look the same!

Though ​bags will be in an area visible by aid station workers, we will not be checking that runners are going into the correct bags. Please do not place any valuables in drop bags.

Bags may be picked up Sunday morning at the race start (after 6am) or by driving to Winding Snake to grab them yourself. Directions will be provided in the race-week emails!

I need a friend


Pacers are welcome for the 50K and 100K distances after the first lap. There is no charge for this, and the pacers are welcome to the aid stations. However, all pacers must sign a waiver the morning of the race and wear a pacer bib while on the course. Come to either the registration or timing table and we'll get you setup!

Snack time!

Aid Stations

Aid stations are placed throughout the course, approximately every four miles. Each aid station will have a portable toilet, water, and sports drink. All aid stations will also have food, which will include:

Hammer Nutrition Gels, Mini Clif Bars, Coolers with sports drink, Cooler of Water, Salt tablets, Little Debbie type snacks, Chips, Goldfish, Candy, Bananas, Nectarines, Hot food (see below), and anything else we can find!

We will have hot food (grilled cheese, quesadillas, noodles, etc. depending on what the volunteers make) at the Start/Finish Aid Station and at the Five Points Aid Station. Distances of Half Marathon and longer will come to the Five Points Aid Station twice per loop: once about 6.5 miles in and again about 5 miles before you finish the loop.

Note that sometimes certain items are not available, or we run out. If there is something specific you need for your race, be sure to carry it on you or include it on your drop bag.

Aid Station Locations:

For a map of your course with aid stations noted, be sure to check the course information section.