Possum’s Revenge

Saturday, May 20, 2023

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.

This year’s race results will be found here: http://edsresults.com/Possums2023/


  • 69 Mile
  • 52 Mile
  • 56K
  • 17 Mile
  • 8 Mile
  • 4 Mile
Possum's Revenge


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


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

5:30 p.m. Pre-race brief


5–9 AM       Morning packet pick up*
5:45 AM      69 Mile/52 Mile Pre-race briefing
6:00 AM      69 Mile/52 Mile Race Starts
6:45 AM      56K Pre-race briefing
7:00 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      8/4 Mile Race Starts
11:00 PM    Deadline for all runners to start their final loop


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.


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


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 are allowed in the 69 mile and 52 mile with limitations. Runners may use a 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 size of the drop bag should be brought to packet pick up and should be a size and weight for our volunteers.

Lodging and Camping


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


Registration and Refund Policy

We understand that things come up. If you can no longer run the race, if you let us know more than one month in advance, you will receive 100% race credit for another Blaze Trails Running event. If you let us know between one month 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.

Bib transfers to another runner are allowed up until the two weeks prior to the race only if the race has not sold out. 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 do not allow transfers if the event has sold out and have a wait list. In that case, we will follow the posted refund policy and allow the next person on the wait list to register. 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.

Refund and/or transfer requests must be made in writing by sending an email to info@blazetrails.com. Refunds are only processed as credit to a future event.

I further understand that I am not entitled to a refund if the race director and/or race officials are forced to cancel the race due to any participant safety issue on the course that is out of the race organizer’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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