Possum’s Revenge

Saturday, May 18, 2024

About The Race

Possum’s Revenge gives you a great variety of trails with great variety and amazing views of Possum Kingdom Lake. These trails will throw in everything–rocks, roots, sand, climbs, flat–and a whole lot more. Held in May, the combination of trails, terrain and weather will give you a great challenge. Each loop is approximately 1,460 feet of elevation gain.

We are a cupless race. Learn more.
Get answers to common questions on our FAQ page.

Race Results 2024 will be posted here.

Events

69 Mile | 52 Mile | 56K | 17 Mile | 8 Mile | 4 Mile

Possum's Revenge

Location

Possum Kingdom Lake Hike and Bike Trail

Bug Beach Road

Graford, TX 76449

Click here for the exact location. (Opens Google Maps in new tab.)

Race Schedule

Friday Afternoon/Saturday

Friday

2:30 – 6 p.m. Pre-race day Packet Pick up*

5:30 p.m. Pre-race brief

Saturday

5–8 AM       Morning packet pick up*
5:45 AM      69 Mile/52 Mile Pre-race briefing
6:00 AM      69 Mile/52 Mile Race Starts
6:15 AM      56K Pre-race briefing
6:30 AM      56K Race Starts
7:15 AM       17 Mile Pre-Race briefing
7:30 AM      17 Mile Race Starts
7:45 AM      8/4 Mile Pre-race briefing
8:00 AM      8 Mile Race Starts
8:10 AM      4 Mile Race Starts
11:00 PM    Deadline for runners to start their final loop

Sunday

5:00 AM     Cutoff for all distances

* All packet pickups will be held at the start/finish area at Bugg Beach. Packet pick-up stays open until all races start.

Course

All races start and finish at Bugg Beach. The main loop is 17.35 miles

69 Mile: 4 loops

52 Mile: 3 loops

17 Mile: 1 loop

Course

8 Mile: 1 modified loop, 8.2 miles

4 Mile: 1 modified loop, 4 miles

Aid Stations

IMPORTANT: All runners in all distances must carry a hydration device (i.e. Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder) to participate in the race. 

This is a cupless race. We do not provide cups to participants. However, we sell a rubber reusable collapsable cup for $5 each that can be purchased when you pick up your race packet.

Aid stations will have volunteer support. In addition to Water and Gatorade, we will stock the aid station with bananas, oranges, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, potato chips, Oreos, fig cookies, soda, Salt Stick, and more.

Aid Stations on the 17 Mile Loop (approx):

Unmanned, water-only aid station: Mile 4.25
South D&D: Mile 6.42
La Villa: Mile 10.46
South D&D: Mile 14.92
Start/Finish: 17.35

Aid Stations on the 8-Mile Loop (approx):

Runners will hit the South D&D Aid Station twice.
South D&D: Mile 2.43
South D&D: 6.22
Finish: 8.65

Runners in the 4-mile will pass the unmanned aid station

Pacers

Pacers are allowed in the 69 mile and 52 mile with limitations. Runners may use a single pacer for the last loop only, after dark.

Drop Bags

All participants can keep a drop bag at the start/finish area.

Participants in the 69M, 52M and 56K may have a drop bag for the South D & D aid station, which you will pass twice for each loop. The drop bag should be brought to packet pick up and should be reasonable in size and weight for our volunteers.

Drop bags will be returned to the start/finish at the end of the race. If you finish earlier, we recommend picking up the drop bag at the aid station after your race. We will not mail drop bags that are left behind.

Lodging and Camping

Lodging

There is some limited lodging options near Possum Kingdom Lake. Check the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce site for more details.

For other options, check for hotels in nearby Mineral Wells.

Camping

Camping is first-come, first-served at Bugg Beach, all primitive camping. View other options on the Chamber of Commerce page.

Awards/Medals/Shirts

Registration and Refund Policy

We understand that things come up. If you can no longer run the race, if you cancel more than 30 days in advance, you will receive 100% race credit for another Blaze Trails Running event. If you cancel between 30 days and two weeks prior to race day, you will receive 50% race credit towards another Blaze Trails Running event. We will not allow any refunds or transfers less than two weeks before race day. No exceptions.

To cancel, log into Ultrasignup > Registration History and select “Edit” to cancel your race. Your credit needs to be used within one year. If you need an extended time to use your credit due to medical reasons (including pregnancy) or military deployments, please reach out ahead of time.

Bib transfers to another runner are allowed up until the two weeks prior to the race only if the race has not sold out and there is no waitlist. If you are interested in transferring your bib to a friend, please contact us immediately. It is very important for the safety of all runners that we have the correct contact and medical information. If the shirt order has already been placed, your friend agrees to accept the shirt size that you ordered. A $15 administration fee (plus transaction fee) will be charged to the person who is accepting the bib transfer. We require transfers to be completed no later than two weeks prior to the race. This allows us to keep our focus on producing the event and other important race details during the race week. If you contact us in the last two weeks to ask for a transfer, we will not reply and the transfer is not allowed. No exceptions.

When you register, you acknowledge that we do not provide a refund if we are forced to cancel the race due to unforeseen circumstances that risk the safety of our participants due to conditions that are out of the race director’s control. This may include, but is not limited to flooding, lightning or any other weather condition that makes the course unsafe for participants.

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